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Asteroid Expert Receives Carl Sagan Medal for Public Communication
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.
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New Horizons
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).
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Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks

This July Fourth the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own.
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Asteroids
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.
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NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge
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.
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New Horizons
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,.
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Small Asteroid Between Earth and Moon Tonight
Small Asteroid Between Earth and Moon Tonight

Small asteroid 2013 LR6 will safely fly past this evening at 9:42 p.m. PDT
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Deep Space Network
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.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

Traveling from one alien world to another, Dawn is reliably powering its way through the main asteroid belt with its ion propulsion system.
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Deep Space Network
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.
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