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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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Rosetta Instrument Reignites Debate on Earth's Oceans
Rosetta Instrument Reignites Debate on Earth's Oceans

The question about the origin of oceans on Earth is one of the most important questions with respect to the formation of our planet and the origin of life.
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New Horizons
On Pluto's Doorstep, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter

After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles -the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation today for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with Pluto.
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New Horizons
On Pluto's Doorstep, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter

After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles -the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target - NASA's New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation today for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with Pluto.
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Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres

The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
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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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