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Dr. Jim Green Discusses NEOs
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10 April 2013
Dr. Jim Green, director of NASA Planetary Science, speaks to attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in April 2013.
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AAS Writing Award
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19 June 2012
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) presented Dr. James Green, director NASA's Solar System Exploration Division, with the distinguished 2012 Popular Writing Award on June 12 in Anchorage, Alaska. He shares the honor with Dr. Daniel Baker of LASP.
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Last Chance to View Venus Transit Our Sun!
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29 May 2012
The transit of Venus across our Sun for about 7 hours (begining 6:09 PM Eastern US on June 5th) is an astronomical event that will not occur again until 2117.
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Solar System Exploration at 50!
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15 January 2012
The NASA History Program Office, the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum, the NASA Planetary Science Division, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory invite papers relating to the history of planetary exploration.
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The Future of Planetary Science is in Your Hands
Letter C against green background  The Future of Planetary Science is in Your Hands
6 October 2011
This is the most challenging budgetary time of my entire 33 year career. At a time when discoveries in planetary science are occurring at an escalating pace, the budget profiles through the horizon are the inverse.
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Juno to Jupiter: On Its Way!
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31 August 2011
Juno, the second mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program, launched flawlessly on Friday, August 5th, on a journey to Jupiter. It will be the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter from pole to pole and peer far underneath the clouds.
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About: Dr. James Green
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Dr. Green is the Director of Planetary Science at NASA Headquarters. He views his job as the keeper of NASA's planetary program and the top advocate for that program to flourish and grow.
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