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Sat Aug 1



Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research. [...]




Sat Aug 1



First 2014 Asteroid Discovered: Update
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Scientists have updated information about 2014 AA, the first asteroid discovered this year. [...]




Sat Aug 1



NASAs Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. [...]




Fri Jul 31



Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was detected on June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope. [...]




Fri Jul 31



Curiosity Discovers Mars Rock Like None Before, Sets Drill Campaign
Universetoday [MARS]
On the eve of the 3rd anniversary since her nail biting touchdown inside Gale Crater, NASA’s car sized Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover has discovered a new type of Martian rock that’s surprisingly rich in silica - and unlike any other targets found before. Excited by this new science finding on Mars, Curiosity’s handlers [...]




Sat Aug 1



Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [PLANET]
Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. [...]




Fri Jul 31



Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
jpl.nasa.gov [ROSETTA]
The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by the Rosetta spacecrafts main camera as the lander approached - and then rebounded off - the comets surface. [...]




Fri Jul 31



Cheers! Blue Moon Beer Celebrates Lunar Sight for 20th Anniversary
Space [MOON]
In a coincidence of cosmic proportions, the second full moon of July rises tonight, making it a so-called "Blue Moon" — and Blue Moon Brewing Co. will celebrate its 20th anniversary by painting the town red. [...]




Thu Jul 30



In So Many Words: minute world with big stories to tell
Newscientist [MANY]
In so many words is where we retell our stories on space and physics using only the 1000 commonest words in English [...]




Fri Jul 31



Colorful Lagoon
Stardate.org [LAGOON]
A newly released image shows the Lagoon Nebula -- clouds of gas and dust surrounding a hot young star. The image combines visible and infrared views from Hubble Space Telescope. Infrared radiation penetrates the dust, providing views of newborn stars that otherwise would be hidden from view. Radiation from the central star, known as Herschel 36, sculpts much of the surrounding nebula, creating whorls and streamers of gas. The Lagoon Nebula is in the constellation Sagittarius. [NASA/ESA/J. Trauge [...]

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