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2011-02-14 13:25:00

As of today, NASA's Stardust-NExT mission spacecraft is within a quarter-million miles of its quarry, comet Tempel 1, which it will fly by tonight.

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2011-02-11 11:17:33

Here are five facts you should know about NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft as it prepares for a Valentine's "date" with comet Tempel 1.

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2011-02-13 14:45:00

Stardust NExT must love comets - on Valentine's Day the spacecraft will get up close and personal with its second.

2011-02-08 16:35:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host several live media activities for the Stardust-NExT mission's close encounter with comet Tempel 1. The closest approach is expected at approximately 8:37 p.m. PST, with confirmation received on Earth at about 8:56 p.m.

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2011-02-08 18:50:52

NASA's Stardust spacecraft marked its 12th anniversary in space on Monday with a rocket burn to further refine its path toward a date with a comet.

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2011-01-27 08:35:00

NASA's Stardust spacecraft has downlinked its first images of comet Tempel 1, the target of a flyby planned for Valentine's Day, Feb 14.

2011-01-19 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft is nearing a celestial date with comet Tempel 1 at approximately 11:37 p.m. EST, on Feb. 14.

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2011-01-19 14:35:00

NASA announced on Wednesday that its Stardust-NExT spacecraft will rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 on Valentine's Day.

2011-01-13 06:15:54

NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 pm EST on Wednesday, Jan 19, to discuss the Feb 14 Stardust-NExT mission flyby of comet Tempel 1.

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2010-12-30 12:50:00

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien world–asteroid Itokawa.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Comet -- A comet is a small body from the outer reaches of the solar system similar to an asteroid but composed of ice. Often described as "dirty snowballs," they are composed largely of carbon dioxide ice, methane ice, and water ice with a mixture of dust and small stony aggregates mixed in. Comets are thought to be small pieces of debris left over from the formation of the solar system, representing a sample of the original composition of the nebula that condensed to form the Sun and all...

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Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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