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NASA Selects Launch Services Contract for OSIRIS-REx Mission
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo. to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.
Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations
Compressing eight decades of discoveries into five days, more than 100 scientists met last week at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to talk everything Pluto.
NASA's WISE Finds Mysterious Centaurs May Be Comets
The true identity of centaurs: Are they asteroids or comets? A new study of observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) finds most centaurs are comets.
NASA's Spitzer Observes Gas Emission From Comet ISON
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this year.
A Timeline Of Comet ISON's Dangerous Journey
A comet's journey through the solar system is perilous and violent. Comet ISON is making that journey.
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.
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
20 Jan 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta Wakes Up
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