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Stardust-NExT Mission Delivers Striking Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet Tempel 1
Stardust-NExT Mission Delivers Striking Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet Tempel 1
The spacecraft made its closest approach to Comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST (11:40 p.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 178 kilometers (111 miles). Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet.Read More...
Regional Lunar Surface Temperatures, Albedos, and Thermophysical  Properties from LRO's Diviner Instrument
Regional Lunar Surface Temperatures, Albedos, and Thermophysical Properties from LRO's Diviner Instrument
As LRO is pioneering NASA's efforts to renew exploration of the Moon, Diviner's temperature maps can be used to determine the thermal and physical properties of the Moon's surface, and therefore better characterize and assess the safety of landing sites.Read More...
Cassini Discovers Saturn to Vary its Energy Output
Cassini Discovers Saturn to Vary its Energy Output
Saturn is a changeable world that pumps out surprisingly variable amounts of heat from season to season and year to year, a new study has found.Read More...
WISE Captures Key Images that will help EPOXI Mission's Comet Encounter
WISE Captures Key Images that will help EPOXI Mission's Comet Encounter
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the NASA's EPOXI mission will visit on November 4, 2010. The WISE observation will help the EPOXI team put together a large-scale picture of the comet.Read More...
Spring Weather Forecast on Titan: Sunshine with Patchy Clouds
Spring Weather Forecast on Titan: Sunshine with Patchy Clouds
Scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have created the first long-term study of the weather on Saturn's moon Titan.Read More...
Giant Ultraviolet Rings Found in Resurrected Galaxies
Giant Ultraviolet Rings Found in Resurrected Galaxies
On August 11, 2010, astronomers using JPL's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) announced the discovery of huge ultraviolet light-emitting rings surrounding elliptical galaxies.Read More...
Propeller Gaps in Saturn's Rings Reveal Clues of Disk Formation
Propeller Gaps in Saturn's Rings Reveal Clues of Disk Formation
Scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn have stalked a new class of moons in the rings of Saturn that create distinctive propeller-shaped gaps in ring material.Read More...
Man-Made Aurora Helps Predict Space Weather
Man-Made Aurora Helps Predict Space Weather
As the ultraviolet light from the 'Lyman-Birge-Hopfield' (LBH) band emission is used by NASA, the US Department of Defense and the European Space Agency can better understand physical and chemical processes occurring in our upper atmosphere.Read More...
WISE Collection Grows
WISE Collection Grows
May 2010: NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), is building up a large collection of cosmic specimens- everything from distant galaxies to "failed" stars, called brown dwarfs, to asteroids and comets.Read More...
Venus Lives (Geologically Speaking)
Venus Lives (Geologically Speaking)
April 2010: For the first time, the European Space Agency's Venus Express mission has detected clear signs of recent lava flows on the surface of VenusRead More...
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