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What's Up - August 2015
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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
Curiosity Rover Marks Three Years Since Touching Down in Gale Crater   4 Aug 2015
Happy anniversary! The Curiosity rover marks three years since touching down in Gale Crater. Read More
Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts
Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts   3 Aug 2015
Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope. Read More
Deep Space Network
Earth Flyby of 'Space Peanut' Captured in New Video   31 Jul 2015
NASA scientists have used two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off a passing asteroid and produce images of the peanut-shaped body as it approached close to Earth this past weekend. Read More
Unusual Red Arcs Spotted on Icy Saturn Moon   29 Jul 2015
Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks are visible on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The red arcs are narrow, curved lines on the moon's Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
06 Aug 2015 1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta's Rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
10 Aug 2015 25th Anniversary, Magellan: Venus Orbit Insertion
11 Aug 2015 50th Anniversary, Surveyor Model 1: Launch
12 Aug 2015 10th Anniversary, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Launch
17 Aug 2015 45th Anniversary, Venera 7: Launch
18 Aug 2015 30th Anniversary, Suisei: Launch
20 Aug 2015 40th Anniversary, Viking 1: Launch
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