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Mon May 30

First Map of Rosettas Comet [COMET]
Scientists on the Rosetta mission have mapped several distinctive regions on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. [...]

Mon May 30

NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta [NASA]
NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system. [...]

Mon May 30

Ceres Animation Showcases Bright Spots [CERES]
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of images taken by NASAs Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4, 2015. [...]

Mon May 30

Moon and Companions [MOON]
The Moon has some bright companions this evening. The brighest is orange Mars, to the right of the Moon at nightfall. Saturn stands farther to the lower left of the Moon, with the star Antares farthest from the Moon, almost directly below it. [...]

Mon May 30

Small Asteroid to Safely Pass Close to Earth Sunday [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. [...]

Mon May 30

See Mars Memorial Day Close-Up: Watch Live on Slooh Webcast
Space [MARS]
As Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade, you can watch the event live online through the Slooh Community Observatory. [...]

Mon May 30

Dawn Heads Toward Final Orbit [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. [...]

Tue May 31

Saturn Opposition II [SATURN]
Saturn is putting on its best showing of the year. It rises at sunset, remains in view all night, and is brightest for the year. It looks like a bright golden star low in the southeast at nightfall. It stands to the lower left of brighter Mars. [...]

Sun May 29

Yearlong-Mission Astronaut Scott Kelly Honored at NYCs Fleet Week
Former astronaut Scott Kelly, who set the record for the longest sojourn in space for any American after his nearly yearlong mission ended in March, was honored at the Intrepid Museums 25th annual Salute to Freedom gala yesterday (May 26). [...]

Mon May 30

Can Warcraft break the curse of the video game movie?
Engadget [VIDEO]
Theres a special place in cinema hell for video game movies. From 1993s cringeworthy Super Mario Bros. -- a high-profile abomination that even Nintendo wants to forget -- to the basic-cable-worthy schlock that was Mortal Kombat and even the underwhelming Jake Gyllenhaal-vehicle Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, games have failed to make the big screen translation. But thats precisely why director -- and son of the late, great David Bowie -- Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) agreed to tackle [...]

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