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Sat May 27



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. [...]




Sat May 27



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 May 27



NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta
jpl.nasa.gov [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. [...]




Sat May 27



Earth Flyby of Space Peanut Captured in New Video
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
New NASA video shows a rotating, two-lobed asteroid that recently flew past Earth. [...]




Sat May 27



New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
A new map from NASAs Near Earth Object Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in Earths atmosphere with random distribution around the globe. [...]




Sat May 27



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 May 27



Looking Back at the Jupiter Crash 20 Years Later
jpl.nasa.gov [JUPITER]
Twenty years ago, space assets from NASA/JPL watched as the fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 made their historic plunge into the atmosphere of Jupiter. [...]




Sat May 27



Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead
Universetoday [SUPERNOVA]
While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole. The post Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead appeared first on Universe Today. [...]




Sat May 27



Hotspot for Cosmic Rays: Touring the Telescope Array Project in Utah
Space [COSMIC]
In the Utah desert, hundreds of rusty instruments scour the sky for signs of high-energy particles from space. Space.com contributor Nola Taylor Redd took a tour of the Telescope Array facility. [...]




Fri May 26



Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. [...]

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