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The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien worldâ€“asteroid Itokawa.
Ayeah Games, Inc.â€™s celebrity based, free-to-play social reality game -- FanSwarmâ„¢ -- discovers a player who has earned more than 2.7 million â€œStardustâ€ points (i.e. the virtual currency within FanSwarm) since the game launched five weeks ago.
Eighty-six days out from its appointment with a comet, NASA's Stardust spacecraft fired its thrusters to help refine its flight path.
The EPOXI mission spacecraft has refined its path toward a Nov 4 flyby of comet Hartley 2, successfully performing its final maneuver Tuesday at 8 am PDT (11 a.m. EDT).
Over the last 40 years, Malcolm Hartley has done just about every possible job for Siding Spring Observatory's UK Schmidt telescope in New South Wales, Australia.
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Last year, high school science teacher Ron Dantowitz of Brookline, Mass, played a clever trick on three of his best students.
The Hayabusa capsule and bus entered the Earth's atmosphere over Woomera, Australia, on June 13 at 11:21 pm local time.
The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar.
PALMDALE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of astronomers from NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other organizations are flying to the other side of the world for a front row seat and a rare opportunity to study a spacecraft's targeted fiery descent through Earth's atmosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A Douglas DC-8 airborne laboratory departed yesterday evening from NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility at...
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...