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Fri Sep 30



Rosetta Spacecraft Approaching Twofold Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, destination of the European Space Agencys Rosetta mission, reveals a two-part shape. [...]




Fri Sep 30



NASA Awards Audit Services Contracts
Nasa.gov [NASA]
NASA has awarded contracts to six companies to provide agencywide contract auditing support services, previously performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. [...]




Fri Sep 30



New Moon
Stardate.org [MOON]
The Moon is new today at 12:38 p.m. CDT as it crosses the line between Earth and Sun. Our satellite world is lost in the Sun’s glare, but will return to view as a thin crescent shortly after sunset tomorrow or the next day. [...]




Fri Sep 30



Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
As NASAs Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration images taken in early December. [...]




Fri Sep 30



ExoMars
Stardate.org [MARS]
Mars perches low in the south as night falls. It looks like a bright orange star to the left of teapot-shaped Sagittarius. A European spacecraft, ExoMars, is scheduled to arrive at Mars later this week. [...]




Fri Sep 30



Small Asteroid to Safely Pass Close to Earth Sunday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
A house-sized asteroid will safely fly past Earth this Sunday, Sept. 7. The asteroid, 2014 RC, is about 60 feet (20 meters) wide. [...]




Fri Sep 30



The Life and Death of the Rosetta Spacecraft: 2004 to 2016
Space [ROSETTA]
The Rosetta spacecraft will crash land into Comet 67P after more than a decade in space, concluding one of the greatest unmanned space missions. [...]




Fri Sep 30



Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 16, 2016: News Roundup!
Universetoday [SPACE]
Host: Fraser Cain (fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / MorganRehnberg) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / astroguyz) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / AstroKimCartier ) Yoav Landsman (MasaCritit) Their stories this week: Elon's Mars fantasy Hidden spiral arms in planet-forming disk First extragalactic gamma-ray binary China's new 500 metre radio scope Rosetta's last plunge We've had an abundance The post <a rel="nofollow" href="Toda [...]




Fri Sep 30



Naming Stars
Stardate.org [STAR]
At nightfall this evening, some bright stars with famous names are in good view. Arcturus is low in the west, with Antares, the heart of the scorpion, lower in the southwest. And the stars of the Summer Triangle crown the sky: Vega, Deneb, and Altair. [...]




Fri Sep 30



Dawn Heads Toward Final Orbit
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft fired up its ion engine on Friday, Oct. 23, to begin its journey toward its fourth and final science orbit at dwarf planet Ceres. [...]

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