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Rosetta Comet 'Pouring' More Water Into Space

There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet on which the Rosetta mission's Philae lander touched down in November 2014.
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Dawn
Gullies on Vesta Suggest Past Water-Mobilized Flows

Protoplanet Vesta, visited by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2013, was once thought to be completely dry, incapable of retaining water because of the low temperatures and pressures at its surface.
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Dawn
Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration images taken in early December.
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Deep Space Network
NASA's New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases, culminating July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto.
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Asteroids
NEOWISE: A Yearlong Look at the Sky

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft discovered and characterized 40 near-Earth objects (NEOs) in the first year after the mission was re-started in December 2013.
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Asteroids
Asteroid to Fly By Earth Safely on January 26

The January 26 flyby of asteroid 2004 BL86 will be the closest by any known space rock this large until an asteroid flies past Earth in 2027.
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Dawn
Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in March 2015.
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Dawn
Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in March 2015.
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Rosetta
Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February

The European Space Agency's orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within four miles (six kilometers) of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February of next year. The flyby will be the closest the comet explorer will come ...
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Rosetta Comet Water Different From Earth Water
Rosetta Comet Water Different From Earth Water

The composition of the water vapor on the target comet of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is significantly different from that found on Earth.
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