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Fri Jul 3



Rosettas Comet Target Releases Plentiful Water
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is releasing the Earthly equivalent of two glasses of water into space every second. [...]




Fri Jul 3



NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres, scheduled for Friday, March 6. [...]




Fri Jul 3



How to Target an Asteroid
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid. [...]




Fri Jul 3



New Horizons Probes July 14 Pluto Flyby: Complete Coverage
Space [PLUTO]
NASAs New Horizons probe is about to lift the veil on Pluto. See Space.coms complete coverage of the spacecrafts epic July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet. [...]




Fri Jul 3



Stardust Discovers Potential Interstellar Space Particles
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
Seven microscopic dust particles collected during NASAs Stardust mission may be the first samples of contemporary interstellar dust. [...]




Fri Jul 3



Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later
jpl.nasa.gov [JUPITER]
Twenty years ago, space assets from NASA/JPL watched as the fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 made their historic plunge into the atmosphere of Jupiter. [...]




Fri Jul 3



Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. [...]




Fri Jul 3



ISS Resupply Mission Underway
Nasawatch [ISS]
International Space Station Resupply Mission Underway [Watch the launch], SpaceRef "Less than a week after the SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station ended in failure, the Russian Progress 60 cargo resupply mission launched on schedule to bring much needed supplies to the International Space Station. The cargo spacecraft is carrying over 2700 kilograms of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew members. The supplies will arrive on Sunday." [...]




Fri Jul 3



Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12. [...]




Fri Jul 3



Astronomers Predict Fireworks from Rare Stellar Encounter in 2018
Spacefellowship.com [STELLAR]
Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASAs Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope swings by its companion star. Scientists plan a global campaign to watch the event from radio wavelengths to the highest-energy gamma rays detectable. The pulsar, known as J2032+4127 (J2032 for short), is the crushed core of a massi [...]

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