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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander   15 Sep 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen the primary and backup cometary landing sites for its November landing attempt. Read More
Second of Four Planned Maneuvers Extends MESSENGER Orbital Operations   12 Sep 2014
MESSENGER mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., conducted the second of four maneuvers designed to raise the spacecraft's minimum altitude sufficiently to extend orbital operations and ... Read More
NASA to hold Sept. 17 Briefing on MAVEN Mars Orbit Insertion, Events Coverage   12 Sep 2014
NASA will host a televised media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 17, to outline activities around the Sunday, Sept. 21 orbital insertion at Mars of the agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. Read More
New Horizons
New Horizons Makes its First Detection of Pluto's Moon Hydra   12 Sep 2014
Using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), New Horizons made its first detection of Pluto's small, faint, outermost known moon, Hydra. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
21 Sep 2014 MAVEN: Mars Orbit Insertion
21 Sep 2014 40th Anniversary, Mariner 10: Mercury Flyby 2
23 Sep 2014 Fall Equinox
23 Sep 2014 15th Anniversary, Mars Climate Orbiter: Last Contact
23 Sep 2014 45th Anniversary, Kosmos 300: Launch
24 Sep 2014 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): Mars Orbit Insertion
28 Sep 2014 1st Anniversary, BRRISON: Launch
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