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Sat Feb 6



Surface impressions of Rosettas comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Images of Rosettas target comet resolve structures as small as 330 feet (100 meters) across. [...]




Fri Feb 5



Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. [...]




Sat Feb 6



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. [...]




Sat Feb 6



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. [...]




Fri Feb 5



Bright Spot on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASAs Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. [...]




Fri Feb 5



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 Feb 5



United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GPS IIF-12 Satellite for U.S. Air Force
Spacefellowship.com [SATELLITE]
The launch marks ULA’s first launch for 2016 and the final launch of the GPS IIF block. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., – United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched its first mission of the year with an Atlas V rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-12 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m. EST. GPS IIF-12 is the final satellite in the IIF-block of satellites, which are the next-gener [...]




Fri Feb 5



Universes Dark Ages May Come to Light with Moon Orbiter
Space [MOON]
The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) mission would dodge Earths noisy, disruptive environment to shine some light on the universes early "dark ages" — with a little help from Earths moon. [...]




Fri Feb 5



Life Science Studies for Station Crew at End of Week
Spacefellowship.com [LIFE]
The Expedition 46 crew members are wrapping up their work week on different types of research including botany, bone loss and pilot testing. The crew also checked for pressure leaks, worked on life support gear and continued cleaning up after a spacewalk. Plants are being grown on the International Space Station so future crews can learn to become self-sustainable as they go farther out in space. Commander Scott Kelly took photos of the botany work today as part of the Veggie experiment. T [...]




Fri Feb 5



The Floating Hills of Pluto (Photo)
Space [HILLS]
A newly released photo captured by NASAs New Horizons spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby last July shows that the vast Sputnik Planum region within the dwarf planets "heart" is studded with chains and clusters of water-ice hills. [...]

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