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Rosetta
Rosetta Comet Landing in 'Thud' and 3D

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.
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Rosetta
Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce

The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by the Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached - and then rebounded off - the comet's surface.
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OSIRIS-REx
New Animation Follows Long, Strange Trip of Bennu - Target of NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission

"Bennu's Journey," a new animation created at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, shows what's known and what remains mysterious about the life of Bennu and the origin of the solar system.
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Dawn
Geologic Maps of Vesta from NASA's Dawn Mission Published

Images from NASA's Dawn Mission have been used to create a series of high-resolution geological maps of the large asteroid Vesta, revealing the variety of surface features in unprecedented detail.
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Asteroids
New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

A map released today by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.
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Asteroids
New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

A map released today by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.
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Rosetta
Rosetta's Comet Lander Landed Three Times

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission successfully landed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Descending at a speed of about 2 mph (3.2 kilometers per hour) the lander, called "Philae," first touched down ...
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New Horizons
New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft ...
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New Horizons
New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft ...
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Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing on a Comet
Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing on a Comet

After more than a decade traveling through space, a robotic lander built by the European Space Agency has made the first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a comet.
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