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NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spouting Six Comet-Like Tails
NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spouting Six Comet-Like Tails

Astronomers viewing our solar system's asteroid belt with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel.
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Asteroids
NASA and International Researchers Obtain Crucial Data from Meteoroid Impact

A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact.
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Asteroids
NASA and International Researchers Obtain Crucial Data from Meteoroid Impact

A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

Deep in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Dawn is continuing its smooth, silent flight toward dwarf planet Ceres.
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On the Path to Pluto, 5 AU and Closing
On the Path to Pluto, 5 AU and Closing

Today NASA's New Horizons spacecraft speeds to within five astronomical units (AU) of Pluto -- which is less than five times the distance between the Earth and the sun, or about 460 million miles.
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Asteroids
Asteroid 2013 TV135 - A Reality Check

Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers).
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BRRISON Suffers Science Payload Anomaly, Unable to Collect Data
BRRISON Suffers Science Payload Anomaly, Unable to Collect Data

The Balloon Rapid Response for ISON (BRRISON) payload suffered an anomaly following launch Sept. 28 from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, N.M., preventing the payload from collecting mission data.
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BRRISON Soars to Study Comet ISON
BRRISON Soars to Study Comet ISON

The Balloon Rapid Response for ISON (BRRISON) lifted off at 8:10pm EDT from Fort Sumner, N.M., on a mission that includes Comet ISON as one of its observation targets.
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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
NASA Hosts Workshop to Discuss Asteroid Initiative Ideas

NASA will host a public workshop to examine and synthesize 96 of the ideas submitted to a Request for Information (RFI) about the agency's asteroid initiative.
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NASA's Deep Impact Produced Deep Results
NASA's Deep Impact Produced Deep Results

The Deep Impact spacecraft, history's most traveled deep-space comet hunter, provided many significant results for the science community. Here are the top five, according to the mission's principal investigator, Michael A'Hearn.
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