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Comet ISON: Recovered!
Comet ISON: Recovered!

Well this is rather exciting news: Comet ISON lives on! (we think...)
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OSIRIS-REx
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.
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Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations
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.
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NASA's WISE Finds Mysterious Centaurs May Be Comets
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.
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NASA's Spitzer Observes Gas Emission From Comet ISON
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.
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SOHO
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.
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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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