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50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy has shocked astronomers by surviving its "death plunge" into the sun. Must-see movies of the comet's passage through the sun's atmosphere are featured in today's story from Science@NASA.Read More...
NASA Plans to Visit a Near-Earth Asteroid
NASA Plans to Visit a Near-Earth Asteroid
In a few years a NASA spacecraft will seek the building blocks of life in a shovelful of asteroid dirt. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is targeted for launch in September 2016.Read More...
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.Read More...
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, and about the eta Aquarid meteor shower.Read More...
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...
The Two Faces of Tempel 1
The Two Faces of Tempel 1
Whichever part of comet Tempel 1 is facing toward Stardust when the spacecraft zips by the comet tonight should provide some great new science.Read More...
Five Things About NASA's Valentine's Day Comet
Five Things About NASA's Valentine's Day Comet
Here are five facts you should know about NASA's Stardust-NExT spacecraft as it prepares for a Valentine's "date" with comet Tempel 1. Feel free to sing along!Read More...
NASA Spacecraft Closes in on Comet Tempel 1
NASA Spacecraft Closes in on Comet Tempel 1
NASA is about to discover how solar heat devours a comet as the Stardust-NExT probe closes in for a Valentine's Day encounter with Tempel 1.Read More...
The Man Behind Comet Hartley 2
The Man Behind Comet Hartley 2
Twenty-four years ago, Malcolm Hartley discovered a comet. Recently, he watched as a NASA spacecraft visited it up close.Read More...
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