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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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2001 Mars Odyssey
NASA's Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near   19 Oct 2014
The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust. Read More
2001 Mars Odyssey
All Three NASA Mars Orbiters Healthy After Comet Flyby   19 Oct 2014
All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status Sunday after each took shelter behind Mars during a period of risk from dust released by a passing comet. Read More
NASA's MAVEN Studies Passing Comet and Its Effects   19 Oct 2014
NASA's newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars today and is studying the flyby's effects on the Red Planet's atmosphere. Read More
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Comet Flyby   19 Oct 2014
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has sent home more data about Mars than all other missions combined, is also now providing data about a comet that buzzed The Red Planet today (Oct. 19). Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
21 Oct 2014 Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
22 Oct 2014 45th Anniversary, Kosmos 305: Launch
28 Oct 2014 40th Anniversary, Luna 23: Launch
01 Nov 2014 20th Anniversary, Wind: Launch
02 Nov 2014 5th Anniversary, Cassini Enceladus Flyby
05 Nov 2014 1st Anniversary, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): Launch
05 Nov 2014 50th Anniversary, Mariner 3: Launch
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