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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
LADEE
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
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NASA Voyager Statement About Solar Wind Models   23 Jul 2014
NASA's Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone responds to an alternate model for the interaction between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium. Read More
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts, Reveal Details of How 'Man in the Moon' Formed   17 Jul 2014
While the moon's surface is battered by millions of craters, it also has over 200 holes - steep-walled pits that in some cases might lead to caves that future astronauts could explore and use for shelter, according to new observations. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
24 Jul 2014 45th Anniversary, Apollo 11: Recovery on Earth
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
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