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Tue Jul 29



NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved. [...]




Tue Jul 29



Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Scientists can now compare features first seen at a distance through a telescope to those seen up-close by an orbiting spacecraft. [...]




Mon Jul 28



Rosetta: To Chase a Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft carries three NASA instruments. [...]




Mon Jul 28



US Air Force Launches 3 Space Neighborhood Watch Satellites
Space [SPACE]
The three spacecraft — two of which are fully operational and one of which is an experimental satellite — blasted off today (July 28) from Floridas Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket. [...]




Tue Jul 29



Opportunity rover breaks record for longest distance driven off-Earth
Engadget [EARTH]
When the Opportunity rover landed on the red planet in 2004, NASA only intended to drive it for about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) within 90 Martian days. But the rover turned out to be a hardy Mars explorer, and on its 14th year on the planet, it has finally broken the record for the longest distance a vehicle has driven outside Earth. The Opportunity has recently accrued 25.01 miles of driving on another world, dethroning Soviet Unions Lunokhod 2 rover, which drove 24.2 miles on the moon in 19 [...]




Mon Jul 28



Observing Alert – Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Universetoday [METEOR]
With the southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaking tomorrow morning, the summer meteor-watching season officially begins. While not a rich shower from mid-northern latitudes, pleasant weather and a chance to see the flaming remains of a comet seem motivation enough to go out for a look. With a rate 10-15 per meteors an hour you're bound to catch a few. (...)Read [...]




Tue Jul 29



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. [...]




Mon Jul 28



Opportunity Rover Breaks Off-World Driving Record Video
Space [OPPORTUNITY]
The rover landed on the Red Planet in 2004 and has since driven a record 25.01 miles (40.02 km). The record was previously held by the Russian Lunokhod 2 which roved the lunar surface for 24.2 miles (39 km) in 1973. Full Story: [...]




Mon Jul 28



Saturns Moon Titan Sheds Light on Hazy Alien Planets
Space [ALIEN]
By peering into the haze of Saturns huge moon Titan, scientists could learn more about how the atmospheres of alien worlds behave. [...]




Tue Jul 29



ULA Marks 85th Successful Launch by Delivering Three Satellites into Orbit for the U.S. Air Force
Spacefellowship.com [LAUNCH]
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force on July 28 at 7:28 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA’s eighth launch in 2014, and the 85th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. “The ULA team is proud to have delivered the twin Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) spacecraft to orbit today,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA vic [...]

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