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comet 209P LINEAR
2014-05-29 23:03:03

Researchers from the Universities Space Research Association observed the comet 209P/LINEAR which was responsible for the recent Camelopardalids meteor shower of May 2014. Comets rarely come this close to Earth, making it an extraordinary opportunity to get images of the surface. Arecibo, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Arecibo Observatory planetary radar system observed periodic comet 209P/LINEAR from May 23 through May 27, 2014, finding it to be about 2.4 by 3 km kilometers (1.5 x...

2014-03-12 16:21:34

HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New perspectives of the moon, initial results from the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission and a geophysical perspective on the structure and evolution of planetary bodies will highlight the 45(th) Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 17 to 21 near Houston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The conference will include presentations on these topics and a special session on...

2014-02-03 23:04:28

The Universities Space Research Association announced today that Dr. Nicholas E. White has been selected to serve as Senior Vice President for Science. White joins USRA from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. where he had a distinguished career for more than 20 years. Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 The Universities Space Research Association announced today that Dr. Nicholas E. White has been selected to serve as Senior Vice President for Science. White...

2013-10-05 23:00:07

USRA’s scholarship selection committee has chosen an outstanding group of students in physical science and engineering disciplines from universities across the United States. Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) October 06, 2013 The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the 2013 winners of the annual USRA Scholarship Awards. USRA’s scholarship selection committee has chosen an outstanding group of students in physical science and engineering disciplines from...

2013-08-22 10:41:37

NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Md., to support research and technology efforts at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. This cost-plus-fixed fee indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum value of $65 million during a 4 1/2-year performance period beginning Oct. 1. USRA will support applied research in Glenn’s core competencies and enabling technologies, including understanding the effects of the space...

2013-04-17 12:11:02

NASA's Office of Education has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to support the agency's education internship programs. The award's value is estimated at $3 million and $10 million per year, depending on options. The period of performance will not exceed five years. The agreement covers NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) and the Space Grant Program, which provide internship opportunities to qualified STEM...

2012-01-26 06:43:08

Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner equipped with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter telescope. The observatory enables the analysis of infrared light to...


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