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Mon Aug 31



NASA Television to Provide Coverage of European Mission Comet Landing
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
NASA Television and the agencys website will provide live coverage from 6-8:30 a.m. PST (9-11:30 a.m. EST) of the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta missions scheduled landing of a probe on a comet on Wednesday, Nov. 12. [...]




Mon Aug 31



NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. [...]




Mon Aug 31



Bright Spots Shine in Newest Dawn Ceres Images
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
New images of dwarf planet Ceres, taken by NASAs Dawn spacecraft, show the cratered surface of this mysterious world in sharper detail than ever before. [...]




Mon Aug 31



Asteroid Icarus to Make Distant Pass Tuesday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Asteroid Icarus will safely pass by Earth more than 21 times the distance of Earth to the moon on June 16. [...]




Sun Aug 30



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. [...]




Sun Aug 30



Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [TELESCOPE]
Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. [...]




Sun Aug 30



Eclipse By Fire! Smoky Haze Pervades Night Sky, Darkens Moon
Universetoday [MOON]
Did you see the Moon last night? I walked outside at 10:30 p.m. and was stunned to see a dark, burnt-orange Full Moon as if September's eclipse had arrived a month early. Why? Heavy smoke from forest fires in Washington, California and Montana has now spread to cover nearly half the country in a smoky pall, soaking [...]




Mon Aug 31



Neptune at Opposition II
Stardate.org [NEPTUNE]
We’re at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season right now — more hurricanes form around the first of September than at any other time. Their winds can top out at 100 to 150 miles per hour — strong enough to cause massive damage. Yet compared to winds on the planet Neptune, the strongest hurricane ever measured is like a summer breeze. Winds on the solar system’s most-distant major planet have been clocked at up to 1300 miles per hour — fast enough to sweep from Los Angeles to New York in jus [...]




Sun Aug 30



Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12. [...]




Sun Aug 30



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. [...]

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