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Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet
The Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets
NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.
First Ring System Around Asteroid: Chariklo Found to Have Two Rings
Asteroid, Chariklo, found to have two rings.
NASA Supported Research Helps Redefine Solar System's Edge
The solar system has a new most-distant family member.
Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series
NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids.
NASA's Hubble Telescope Witnesses Asteroid's Mysterious Disintegration
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces.
Small Asteroid Will Pass Earth Safely on Thursday
An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today.
Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday
As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon.
NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year.
New Horizons Reaches the Final 4 (AU)
New Horizons sailed past another milepost today when the NASA spacecraft moved to within four astronomical units (AU) of Pluto.
13 Jun 2015
5th Anniversary, Hayabusa: Sample Return to Earth
22 Jun 2015
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Earth Flyby 3
04 Jul 2015
10th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Comet Tempel 1 Impact
10 Jul 2015
5th Anniversary, Rosetta: Asteroid Lutetia Flyby
06 Aug 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta's Rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
11 Sep 2015
30th Anniversary, ISEE-3/ICE: Traversed Plasma Tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
04 Nov 2015
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Comet Hartley 2 Encounter
12 Nov 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Philae Lands on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
15 Jan 2016
10th Anniversary, Stardust: Earth Sample Return
30 Jan 2016
10th Anniversary, Stardust: Stardust Spacecraft in Hibernation Mode
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