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NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby   24 Jul 2014
NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. Read More
Surface Impressions of Rosetta's Comet   24 Jul 2014
Images of Rosetta's target comet resolve structures as small as 330 feet (100 meters) across. Read More
NEOWISE Spots a Comet That Looked Like an Asteroid   23 Jul 2014
Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) was originally thought to be an asteroid, but observations by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft indicate that it's a comet. Read More
NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites   23 Jul 2014
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
28 Jul 2014 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
28 Jul 2014 50th Anniversary, Ranger 7: Launch
31 Jul 2014 15th Anniversary, Lunar Prospector: Moon Impact
31 Jul 2014 45th Anniversary, Mariner 6: Mars Flyby
31 Jul 2014 50th Anniversary, Ranger 7: Lunar Impact
03 Aug 2014 10th Anniversary, MESSENGER: Launch
05 Aug 2014 45th Anniversary, Mariner 7: Mars Flyby
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