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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
Rosetta
Rosetta: Landing Site Search Narrows   25 Aug 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
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
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
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