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NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development
NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
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Asteroids
Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship

Asteroid 1998 QE2 will get no closer than about 3.6 million miles at time of closest approach on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. Pacific (4:59 p.m. Eastern).
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After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options
After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options

In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia's Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar -- or even bigger -- strike in the future?
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OSIRIS-REx
NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name

An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

Nearly three times as far from Earth as the sun is, the Dawn spacecraft is making very good progress on its ambitious trek from Vesta to Ceres.
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Cassini
NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding With Saturn's Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.
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Hershel Links Jupiter's Water to Comet Impact
Hershel Links Jupiter's Water to Comet Impact

ESA's Herschel space observatory has solved a long-standing mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, finding conclusive evidence that it was delivered by the dramatic impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
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Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List
Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth.
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How to Target an Asteroid
How to Target an Asteroid

The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid.
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NASA-Funded Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test
NASA-Funded Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test

An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
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