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Asteroid Expert Receives Carl Sagan Medal for Public Communication
The manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL, Donald K. Yeomans, has received the 2013 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society.
Pluto's Smallest Moons Receive Official Names
The names of Pluto's two smallest known moons, previously referred to as "P4" and "P5," have been formally approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks
This July Fourth the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own.
Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space
The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was detected on June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope.
NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge
NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.
New Horizons Team Sticking to Original Flight Plan at Pluto
Unless significant new hazards are found, expect NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to stay on its original course past Pluto and its moons,.
Small Asteroid Between Earth and Moon Tonight
Small asteroid 2013 LR6 will safely fly past this evening at 9:42 p.m. PDT
Radar Movies Highlight Asteroid 1998 QE2 and Its Moon
Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have released a second, longer, more refined movie clip of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon.
Traveling from one alien world to another, Dawn is reliably powering its way through the main asteroid belt with its ion propulsion system.
NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon
A sequence of radar images of asteroid 1998 QE2 was obtained on the evening of May 29, 2013. The radar imagery revealed that 1998 QE2 is a binary asteroid.
28 Jul 2014
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peak
08 Aug 2014
1st Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Communication with Spacecraft Lost
12 Aug 2014
Perseids Meteor Shower Peak
21 Oct 2014
Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
17 Nov 2014
Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
20 Nov 2014
1st Anniversary, FORTIS: Launch
27 Nov 2014
1st Anniversary, SOHO: SOHO Sees Comet ISON in Coronagraphs
13 Dec 2014
Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
23 Dec 2014
15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Asteroid Eros Flyby
28 Dec 2014
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Distant Earth Flyby 2
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