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Thu Aug 25



Rosetta Comet Pouring More Water into Space
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of the Rosetta missions comet. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Why Did It Take So Long to Find Proxima b?
Space [PROXIMA]
The newfound, possibly Earth-like planet Proxima b lies just 4.2 light-years away. So why did it take astronomers so long to discover it? [...]




Thu Aug 25



NASAs Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Ceres Spots Continue to Mystify in Latest Dawn Images
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
The closer we get to Ceres, the more intriguing the distant dwarf planet becomes. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Last-Quarter Moon
Stardate.org [MOON]
The Moon reaches last quarter today. Half of the side that faces Earth is bathed in sunlight, while the other half is in darkness. When the Moon is at last quarter it is leading Earth in our planet’s orbit around the Sun. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Asteroid Distant Flyby Thursday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
An asteroid, designated 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the moon on May 14. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Why Do We Send Animals to Space?
Space [SPACE]
Humans have been sending animals to space for almost 70 years, but the questions they hope to answer have evolved in that time. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Autumn Star
Stardate.org [STAR]
The best sign in the night sky that fall has arrived is the appearance of the “autumn star.” It’s the only bright star that puts in its best showing during the nights of autumn: Fomalhaut, the leading light of Piscis Austrinus, the southern fish. [...]




Thu Aug 25



Dawn Heads Toward Final Orbit
jpl.nasa.gov [ORBIT]
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. [...]




Wed Aug 24



Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by the Rosetta spacecrafts main camera as the lander approached - and then rebounded off - the comets surface. [...]

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