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Rosetta's Comet: Imaging the Coma   31 Jul 2014
A distinct coma surrounds Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen from Rosetta. Read More
Mars 2020 Rover's PIXL to Focus X-Rays on Tiny Targets
Mars 2020 Rover's PIXL to Focus X-Rays on Tiny Targets   31 Jul 2014
An X-ray instrument for NASA's next Mars rover combines a sharpshooting spectrometer and a camera, to identify and map chemical elements in targets at microscopic scale. Read More
SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings
SHERLOC to Micro-Map Mars Minerals and Carbon Rings   31 Jul 2014
One of the seven instruments chosen for the payload of NASA's next Mars rover would detect key minerals and carbon chemicals and show where they are, at microscopic scale. Read More
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before   31 Jul 2014
The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
03 Aug 2014 10th Anniversary, MESSENGER: Launch
05 Aug 2014 45th Anniversary, Mariner 7: Mars Flyby
07 Aug 2014 45th Anniversary, Zond 7: Launch
08 Aug 2014 1st Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Communication with Spacecraft Lost
12 Aug 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
14 Aug 2014 45th Anniversary, Zond 7: Returned and Landed on Earth
18 Aug 2014 15th Anniversary, Cassini: Earth-Moon Flyby
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