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Mon Jun 27



Rosetta Comet Water Different From Earth Water
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The composition of the water vapor on the target comet of the European Space Agencys Rosetta mission is significantly different from that found on Earth. [...]




Mon Jun 27



NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past
Spacefellowship.com [NASA]
Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASAs Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover. This hint of more oxygen in Mars early atmosphere adds to other Curiosity findings -- such as evidence about ancient lakes -- revealing how Earth-like our neighboring planet once was. This research also adds important context to other clues about [...]




Mon Jun 27



Ceres Bright Spots Come Back Into View
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASAs Dawn spacecraft. [...]




Mon Jun 27



Giant Telescopes Pair Up to Image Near-Earth Asteroid
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
NASA scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it slid silently past our planet. [...]




Mon Jun 27



Black Hole Outline
Stardate.org [BLACK]
The constellation that marks the center of the Milky Way galaxy scoots low across the south on summer nights. Its brightest stars form the outline of a teapot, with the glowing band of the Milky Way rising from the spout like steam. The galaxy’s heart is inside the steam. A supermassive black hole sits at the center of this region. It’s known as Sagittarius A-star, after the constellation. It weighs as much as four million Suns. Astronomers determined that mass by measuring the orbits of nearby [...]




Mon Jun 27



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. [...]




Mon Jun 27



Enormous Stars Forming in the Little Fox Captured in Stunning Photo
Space [STARS]
The raw material to create stars for millions of years is captured in this stunning, newly retrieved photo from the European Space Agencys Herschel Space Observatory. [...]




Mon Jun 27



Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
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. [...]




Mon Jun 27



One-Week Countdown Begins for Juno Missions Daring Arrival at Jupiter
Space [JUPITER]
NASAs Juno probe is only one week away from its arrival at Jupiter, where it will execute a daring maneuver in order to get closer to the giant planet than any spacecraft has ever done in history. [...]




Mon Jun 27



Dawn Brooke Owens
Nasawatch [DAWN]
Keiths note: Brooke Owens has left the planet. Ad Astra. A memorial service for Brooke Owens will be held at Clear Creek Community Church, in League City, TX, at 10:00am on Saturday July 9th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Brookes name to one of the three following organizations: Friends Thru The Fight (FTTF), a local non-profit which supports breast cancer patients through their treatment and were present in loving on Brooke and her family over the past few months, [...]

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