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What's Up - March 2015
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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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WISE (NEOWISE)
Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public   26 Mar 2015
Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft now are available online. Read More
Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in at Just Over 11 Years   24 Mar 2015
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers). Read More
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars   24 Mar 2015
A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments. Read More
Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover   23 Mar 2015
After avoiding use of the rover's flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA's 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle's flash memory banks and resumed storing some data overnight for transmitting later. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
31 Mar 2015 45th Anniversary, Explorer 1: Re-entered Earth's Atmosphere
10 Apr 2015 50th Anniversary, Ye-6/8: Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo Program: Apollo 13 Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Launch
15 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Lunar Swingby
15 Apr 2015 55th Anniversary, Ye-3/1: Launch
17 Apr 2015 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Lunar Impact
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