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Thu Oct 2



NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. [...]




Thu Oct 2



Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
New observations of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) have allowed NASAs Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. to further refine the comets orbit. [...]




Thu Oct 2



How to Hunt a Space Rock
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
A team of scientists from JPL needed some space. When a large fireball turned night into day over Battle Mountain, Nev. they knew they had their chance. [...]




Thu Oct 2



NASA to Hold News Conference on Dawn Mission Results
jpl.nasa.gov [MISSION]
NASA will host a news conference on Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) to present a new analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta using data from the agencys Dawn spacecraft. [...]




Wed Oct 1



NASA Pioneer, Dark Matter, and the Errors of Science
Space [NASA]
There are many misconceptions about science, including how science advances. One half-truth is that unexpected research findings produce crises, leading to new theories that overturn previous scientific knowledge. [...]




Wed Oct 1



This Final Interstellar Trailer Is Epic and Amazing (Video)
Space [VIDEO]
Christopher Nolans space epic Interstellar is still a month away from theaters, but the third and final trailer is out now. [...]




Wed Oct 1



Dawn Gets Extra Time to Explore Vesta
jpl.nasa.gov [VESTA]
NASAs Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta. [...]




Wed Oct 1



ULA Delta IV Heavy Rocket Rolled to Cape Launch Pad and Raised for Orion’s First Flight
Universetoday [FLIGHT]
The march towards first launch of NASA’s next generation Orion crew vehicle is accelerating rapidly. The world’s most powerful rocket - the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy - was moved to its Cape Canaveral launch pad overnight and raised at the pad today, Oct. 1, thereby setting in motion the final steps to prepare [...]




Thu Oct 2



The Bubble Nebula
Spacefellowship.com [NEBULA]
Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Below and left of the Bubbles center is a hot, O star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blast [...]




Wed Oct 1



Swirling Cloud at Titans Pole is Cold and Toxic
Spacefellowship.com [CLOUD]
Scientists analyzing data from NASAs Cassini mission have discovered that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturns largest moon, Titan, after the atmosphere there cooled dramatically. The scientists found that this giant polar vortex contains frozen particles of the toxic compound hydrogen cyanide, or HCN. "The discovery suggests that the atmosphere of Titans southern hemisphere is cooling much faster than we expected," said Remco de Kok of Leiden Obse [...]

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