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Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed   17 Jul 2014
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes - steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations. Read More
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Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone Honored   17 Jul 2014
Ed Stone, project scientist of NASA's Voyager mission since 1972, and former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, was honored with a lifetime achievement award on Wednesday from the American Astronautical Society. Read More
Rosetta Spacecraft Approaching Twofold Comet
Rosetta Spacecraft Approaching Twofold Comet   17 Jul 2014
New images obtained by OSIRIS, the onboard scientific imaging system, confirm the body's peculiar shape hinted at in earlier pictures. Comet 67P is obviously different from other comets visited so far. Read More
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
NASA Rover's Images Show Laser Flash on Martian Rock   16 Jul 2014
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first images of sparks on a Martian rock that result from the rover's laser instrument examining the rock. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
24 Jul 2014 45th Anniversary, Apollo 11: Recovery on Earth
28 Jul 2014 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
28 Jul 2014 50th Anniversary, Ranger 7: Launch
31 Jul 2014 15th Anniversary, Lunar Prospector: Moon Impact
31 Jul 2014 45th Anniversary, Mariner 6: Mars Flyby
31 Jul 2014 50th Anniversary, Ranger 7: Lunar Impact
03 Aug 2014 10th Anniversary, MESSENGER: Launch
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