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Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton   21 Aug 2014
Like an old film, Voyager's historic footage of Triton has been "restored" and used to construct the best-ever global color map of that strange moon. Read More
New Horizons
NASA TV to Air Events About Pluto-Bound Spacecraft   21 Aug 2014
Media and the public are invited to attend two events Monday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - noon PDT (1-3 p.m. EDT) to learn more about the agency's New Horizons mission to Pluto and its historic connection to the Voyager spacecraft's visit to Neptune in 1989. Read More
As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations   15 Aug 2014
New Rosetta image shows the diversity of surface structures on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read More
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling   15 Aug 2014
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' evaluation. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
25 Aug 2014 25th Anniversary, Voyager 2: Neptune Flyby (Closest Approach)
27 Aug 2014 45th Anniversary, Pioneer-E: Launch
28 Aug 2014 5th Anniversary, Chandrayaan-1: Contact Lost
01 Sep 2014 35th Anniversary, Pioneer 11: Saturn Flyby
03 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, LADEE Launch Science Museum of Virginia
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Launch
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, Official LADEE Launch Viewing Location: Robert Reed Park
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