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Mon Jul 24



Comet Pan-STARRS Marches Across the Sky
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Comet Pan-STARRS poses with a spiral galaxy in new snapshots from NASAs NEOWISE mission. [...]




Mon Jul 24



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. [...]




Mon Jul 24



Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope. [...]




Sun Jul 23



NASA Briefing to Discuss First Spacecraft Arrival at a Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
JPL will host a briefing Monday, March 2, about the March 6 arrival of NASAs Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres. The event will be carried live on NASA TV and online. [...]




Mon Jul 24



Citizen scientists find a failed star in the Suns neighborhood
Engadget [STAR]
Citizen scientists may not have the time and equipment of their pro counterparts, but their dedication can sometimes lead to discoveries that would otherwise be impractical. Case in point: a NASA-backed citizen science initiative, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, has found a brown dwarf (effectively, a failed star) relatively close to the Sun at 110 light years away. Rosa Castro and three other amateur observers combed through a "flipbook" of images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Expl [...]




Sun Jul 23



Dawn Holding in Second Mapping Orbit
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft is healthy and stable, after experiencing an anomaly in the system that controls its orientation. [...]




Sat Jul 22



NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
Three proposed science investigations with JPL project management have been chosen by NASA for further investigation. [...]




Mon Jul 24



Southern Sky
Stardate.org [SKY]
Many amateur astronomers turn their telescopes toward the south on summer evenings. The region of the sky around Sagittarius and Scorpius contains some prominent star clusters, which are popular targets. [...]




Sun Jul 23



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. [...]




Sun Jul 23



Comic Con 2017 in Photos: Aliens, Mutants & More Invade San Diego
Space [INVADE]
See photos of awesome cosplayers and science fiction fans with these stunning costumes from Comic Con 2017 in San Diego. [...]

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