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Tue Feb 21



Rosettas Target Comet is Becoming Active
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The target of ESAs Rosetta mission has started to reveal its true personality as a comet, its dusty veil clearly developing over the past six weeks. [...]




Tue Feb 21



NASA to announce a discovery beyond our solar system tomorrow
Engadget [NASA]
Exoplanets, those that orbit stars beyond our own Sun are the most likely places that well discover extraterrestrial life. On Wednesday, February 22nd, NASA is planning to announce a "discovery beyond our solar system" at a press conference in Washington DC. Via: Source: NASA [...]




Tue Feb 21



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. [...]




Tue Feb 21



Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASAs proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). [...]




Tue Feb 21



Sad About Pluto? How about 110 Planets in the Solar System Instead?
Universetoday [PLANETS]
A new geophysical definition has been proposed by a team of planetary scientists, one which would result in a Solar System of 110 planets. The post <a rel="nofollow" href="Today. [...]




Mon Feb 20



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. [...]




Tue Feb 21



Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
jpl.nasa.gov [CAPTURED]
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. [...]




Tue Feb 21



Search For Alien Life - Exploring Saturns Moon Enceladus Has Major Impact Video
Space [LIFE]
NASA’s Cassini mission discovered active geysers at the south pole of Saturn’s moon and after several flybys it was determined that an ocean lies beneath its icy surface that has the potential to support life. [...]




Tue Feb 21



A Nicer View of the Sky
Stardate.org [SKY]
A new X-ray telescope thats scheduled for launch as early as April will study the crushed corpses of once-mighty stars. NICER (Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer) will attach to the International Space Station, as shown in this artists concept. The payload (box at left) consists of 56 X-ray detectors. [NASA] NICER [...]




Mon Feb 20



Family tree of stars helps reconstruct Milky Way's formation
Newscientist [STARS]
Using an array of chemical elements detected in stars as proxies for their “DNA”, stellar histories can be tracked around the galaxy, mapping a family tree [...]

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