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After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options
After Chelyabinsk: European Experts Assess Asteroid Options

In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia's Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar -- or even bigger -- strike in the future?
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OSIRIS-REx
NASA Spacecraft Will Visit Asteroid with New Name

An asteroid that will be explored by a NASA spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

Nearly three times as far from Earth as the sun is, the Dawn spacecraft is making very good progress on its ambitious trek from Vesta to Ceres.
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Cassini
NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding With Saturn's Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.
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Hershel Links Jupiter's Water to Comet Impact
Hershel Links Jupiter's Water to Comet Impact

ESA's Herschel space observatory has solved a long-standing mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, finding conclusive evidence that it was delivered by the dramatic impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
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Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List
Three From JPL On Time Magazine 'Most Influential' List

On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth.
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How to Target an Asteroid
How to Target an Asteroid

The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid.
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NASA-Funded Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test
NASA-Funded Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test

An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
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Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014
Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014

Based on data through April 7, 2013, the latest orbital plot places the comet's closest approach to Mars slightly closer than previous estimates, at about 68,000 miles (110,000 kilometers).
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NASA Associate Administrator Statements on the Asteroid Initiative in the FY 2014 Budget Request
NASA Associate Administrator Statements on the Asteroid Initiative in the FY 2014 Budget Request

"The ambitious mission to rendezvous, capture and redirect a small asteroid to Earth-moon space could not be accomplished without solar electric propulsion technology. ..."
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