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Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover   29 Aug 2014
An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. Read More
Spitzer Space Telescope
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup   28 Aug 2014
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. Read More
Solar System Ambassador Recognized for Going Above and Beyond
Solar System Ambassador Recognized for Going Above and Beyond   26 Aug 2014
As a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, Patrick Wiggins joins the likes of Carl Sagan, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read More
New Horizons
NASA Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit   25 Aug 2014
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
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
06 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, Times Square: LADEE Launch Broadcast
08 Sep 2014 10th Anniversary, Genesis: Samples Return to Earth
12 Sep 2014 55th Anniversary, Luna 2: Launch
13 Sep 2014 20th Anniversary, Ulysses: Maximum South Solar Latitude (-80.2 Degrees)
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