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comet visit to mars
2014-10-20 06:36:17

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet on Sunday, officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion’s Laboratory (JPL) have confirmed. Each of the orbiters had performed a “duck and cover” maneuver to take shelter behind the planet and avoid a period of potential risk due to dust from...

siding spring
2014-10-19 05:44:19

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mountain-sized comet called C/2013 A1 will pass within 87,000 miles of Mars on Sunday afternoon, bringing it closer to the Red Planet than the Earth is to the moon and nearer than any comet in the past one million years. C/2013 A1, also known as Comet Siding Spring in honor of the Australian observatory where it was first discovered in January 2013, is expected to come closest to Mars at 2:27pm EDT Sunday afternoon, said ABC News...

2014-10-14 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO...

MAVEN Spectrograph
2014-10-14 13:58:49

Provided by Dwayne Brown, Nancy Jones, and Bill Steigerwald / NASA NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas. The spacecraft, which entered Mars' orbit Sept....

maven
2014-10-10 12:20:45

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, to announce early science results from its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Launched in November 2013, the spacecraft entered orbit around Mars on Sept. 21 completing an interplanetary journey of 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). MAVEN is the first spacecraft devoted...

siding spring 2
2014-10-09 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than...

NISAR mission
2014-10-01 04:14:48

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just days after their respective spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars, top officials from NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have signed an agreement vowing to work together on future exploration missions involving the Red Planet, officials at the US space agency have announced. At the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto on Tuesday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and ISRO chairman K....

2014-09-30 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO While attending the International Astronautical Congress, the two space agency...

India’s Space Program Faces Challenges, Even After Mangalyaan Success
2014-09-28 07:54:20

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When the Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan (MOM) successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet, it was a defining moment for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – but as media reports published late last week revealed, it also shed light on some of the challenges facing the country’s fledgling space program. Once Mangalyaan completed its orbital insertion maneuver on Wednesday, it made the ISRO just the fourth...

maven image
2014-09-24 15:06:04

NASA NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has obtained its first observations of the extended upper atmosphere surrounding Mars. [ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: First Light for MAVEN ] The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument obtained these false-color images eight hours after the successful completion of Mars orbit insertion by the spacecraft at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, after a 10-month journey. The image shows the planet from...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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