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Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014
Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014

Based on data through April 7, 2013, the latest orbital plot places the comet's closest approach to Mars slightly closer than previous estimates, at about 68,000 miles (110,000 kilometers).
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NASA Associate Administrator Statements on the Asteroid Initiative in the FY 2014 Budget Request
NASA Associate Administrator Statements on the Asteroid Initiative in the FY 2014 Budget Request

"The ambitious mission to rendezvous, capture and redirect a small asteroid to Earth-moon space could not be accomplished without solar electric propulsion technology. ..."
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Asteroid Explorer
Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2:" Name and Message Campaign

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is scheduled to launch the asteroid explorer "Hayabusa2"*1 on the H-IIA Launch Vehicle in 2014.
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Sun
NASA's Swift Sizes Up Comet ISON

Astronomers from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) and Lowell Observatory have used NASA's Swift satellite to check out comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which may become one of the most dazzling in decades when it rounds the sun later this year.
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NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History
NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History

NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET
Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET

A sequence of radar images of asteroid 2013 ET was obtained on March 10, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, ...
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Comet PANSTARRS Rises to the Occasion Mid-March
Comet PANSTARRS Rises to the Occasion Mid-March

A beautiful comet with a bulky name is making an appearance this month for lucky sky-watchers in some parts of the world.
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