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EPOXI:  Deep Impact Flyby Spacecraft Extended Mission
EPOXI: Deep Impact Flyby Spacecraft Extended Mission
The EPOXI mission may help define how the Solar System originated and how it is evolving.Read More...
Laboratory & Modeling Studies to Quantify Electron Penetration into and Charging of Icy Surfaces of Moons of Giant Planets
Laboratory & Modeling Studies to Quantify Electron Penetration into and Charging of Icy Surfaces of Moons of Giant Planets
Potential future outer planet missions need a comprehensive understanding of radiation processing of icy surfaces in order to define instrument needs.Read More...
Venus Flagship Mission Study:  Exploring a World of Contrasts
Venus Flagship Mission Study: Exploring a World of Contrasts
Over the past year NASA has funded a mission concept study to better understand the science goals and technology requirements for a future Venus Flagship-class mission.Read More...
Simulation of Chemistry Induced by Hypervelocity Impacts on Icy Moons Surfaces
Simulation of Chemistry Induced by Hypervelocity Impacts on Icy Moons Surfaces
For some icy satellites, scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center propose that meteorite impacts could be a source for organic synthesis in ices.Read More...
The Mini Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) on the Chandraayan-1 Mission to the Moon
The Mini Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) on the Chandraayan-1 Mission to the Moon
The Mini Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) is a lightweight radar imaging instrument currently studying the Moon. Mini-SAR uses a different analytical approach to look for ice.Read More...
Innovative Approaches to Future Outer Planet Exploration -- Destination: Ganymede
Innovative Approaches to Future Outer Planet Exploration -- Destination: Ganymede
Gaining insight into the composition and volatile inventory of Jupiter and its moons will shed light on how planets and satellites accrete and evolve.Read More...
Titan's Winter Polar Vortex Structure Revealed By Chemical Tracers
Titan's Winter Polar Vortex Structure Revealed By Chemical Tracers
Scientists analyzed two years of observations from Cassini's Composite Infrared Spectrometer to determine cross sections of five independent chemical tracers.Read More...
Spectroscopic Confirmation of an Extreme Starburst at Redshift 4.547
Spectroscopic Confirmation of an Extreme Starburst at Redshift 4.547
The Origin of Stars and Galaxies: Baby Boomer Galaxy Found. Nicknamed "Baby Boom," the galaxy is churning out an average of up to 4,000 stars per year, more than 100 times the number produced in our own Milky Way galaxy.Read More...
Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 Begins Mapping Oceans
Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 Begins Mapping Oceans
Less than a month after launch, the NASA-French space agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps of global ocean surface topography, surface wave height and wind speed.Read More...
Overview of Observations Made During the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) Spacecraft's Flyby of Mercury
Overview of Observations Made During the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) Spacecraft's Flyby of Mercury
Launched in August 2004, MESSENGER is midway through a complex interplanetary cruise phase that involves six planetary flybys.Read More...
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