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Wed Aug 16



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. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Totally Awesome T-Shirts to Remember the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Space [SOLAR]
Remember the Great American Solar Eclipse with these t-shirts featuring cities along the path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. [...]




Wed Aug 16



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. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Station Crew Grapples SpaceX Dragon Delivering Tons of Science After Thunderous Liftoff: Launch & Landing Gallery
Universetoday [DRAGON]
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Following a two day orbital chase and ballet of carefully choreographed thruster firings, the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule launched at lunchtime on Monday Aug. 14 with tons of science and supplies arrived in the vicinity of the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Wednesday, Aug 16. The post Station Crew Grapples SpaceX Dragon Delivering Tons of Science After Thunderous Liftoff: Launch Landing Gallery appeared first on Universe Today. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time
Newscientist [MOON]
Competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon [...]




Wed Aug 16



Mars Sample Return: Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth
Space [MARS]
With NASAs sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to Earth is a now a topic of considerable discussion and debate. [...]




Wed Aug 16



Supermassive Black Holes Feed on Cosmic Jellyfish
Spacefellowship.com [BLACK]
ESO’s MUSE instrument on the VLT discovers new way to fuel black holes. Observations of “Jellyfish galaxies” with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their nickname also makes it possible for the gas to reach the central regions of the galaxies, feeding the black hole that lurks in each of them and causing it to shine bril [...]




Wed Aug 16



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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