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2011-06-21 14:06:00

TEMPE, Ariz., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA announced in May, 2011, that the Comet Hopper mission, CHopper, is one of three finalists selected for further study in a competitive process that will select the next Discovery-class mission.

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2011-05-26 06:00:00

NASA announced on Wednesday that it would launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to obtain samples to bring back to Earth.

2011-05-25 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's formation and how life began.

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2011-04-06 06:30:00

The discovery of minerals requiring liquid water for their formation challenges the paradigm of comets as “dirty snowballs” frozen in time.

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2010-10-06 14:45:00

Japan's space agency has found particles in the capsule of the Hayabusa space probe that may be extraterrestrial.

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2010-06-13 15:00:00

The Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft returned to Earth on Sunday, landing in the remote Australian outback.

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2010-05-31 09:20:00

The Hayabusa Japanese spacecraft, which is designed to return samples from an asteroid back to Earth, has completed an important step on its journey back.

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2010-03-12 08:28:52

Meet asteroid 1999 RQ36, a chunk of rock and dust about 1,900 feet in diameter that could tell us how the solar system was born, and perhaps, shed light on how life began.

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2009-12-30 06:30:00

NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system.

2009-12-29 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system.


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