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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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Apollo 15
Young Volcanoes on the Moon   24 Nov 2014
Back in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts orbiting the Moon photographed something very odd. Researchers called it "Ina," and it looked like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. Read More
JPL and Caltech to Host 2018 COSPAR Conference   24 Nov 2014
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), an international scientific organization, will have its 2018 meeting in Pasadena, California, hosted by the California Institute of Technology and supported by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read More
Rosetta
Rosetta Comet Landing in 'Thud' and 3D   21 Nov 2014
The initial descent of the Rosetta mission's comet lander Philae was captured in a 3D image and in sound by instruments aboard the spacecraft. Read More
Europa
Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life   21 Nov 2014
At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
27 Nov 2014 1st Anniversary, SOHO: SOHO Sees Comet ISON in Coronagraphs
28 Nov 2014 50th Anniversary, Mariner 4: Launch
30 Nov 2014 Hayabusa 2: Launch
30 Nov 2014 50th Anniversary, Zond 2: Launch
02 Dec 2014 1st Anniversary, Chang'e 3 / Yutu: Launch
03 Dec 2014 15th Anniversary, Mars Polar Lander: Contact Lost
03 Dec 2014 40th Anniversary, Pioneer 11: Jupiter Flyby
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Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014