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Sat Apr 29



Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The European Space Agencys orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within four miles (six kilometers) of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February of next year. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Asteroid Discovered by NASA to Pass Earth Safely
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
A newfound asteroid will safely pass Earth on June 8 from a distance of about 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers), more than three times farther away than our moon. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Dawn Glimpses Ceres North Pole
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASAs Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Surveillance Sat Set for Sunday Sunrise SpaceX Blastoff and Landing Apr. 30 – Watch Live
Universetoday [SPACE]
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - A classified surveillance for the nation’s spymasters is set for blastoff shortly after sunrise on Sunday, Apr. 30 by SpaceX in a space first by the firm founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk that also features a ground landing attempt by the booster. The post Surveillance Sat Set for Sunday Sunrise SpaceX Blastoff and Landing Apr. 30 - Watch Live appeared first on Universe Today. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
The January 26 flyby of asteroid 2004 BL86 will be the closest by any known space rock this large until an asteroid flies past Earth in 2027. [...]




Fri Apr 28



May Full Moon 2017: When to See the Flower Moon in Bloom
Space [MOON]
While we cant guarantee that Aprils showers will bring May flowers, you can definitely count on a full Flower Moon to arrive in May. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Watch Astronauts Play Ping-Pong with Water in Ultra-HD
Space [WATER]
In the first live 4k video stream from the International Space Station on Wednesday (April 26), NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer wowed viewers by playing with water in zero-G. [...]




Fri Apr 28



Cassini Survived 1st Grand Finale Dive - Mission Control Celebrates Video
Space [VIDEO]
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s mission control room erupted in applause when data from the Saturn probe was received. Cassini flew between the innermost rings and the planet itself. [...]




Sat Apr 29



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. [...]




Sat Apr 29



Braille Guide Gives Users a Feel for 2017 Solar Eclipse
Space [ECLIPSE]
A new tactile guide lets everyone learn more about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse — even people who wont be able see it. [...]

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