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Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2:" Name and Message Campaign

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is scheduled to launch the asteroid explorer "Hayabusa2"*1 on the H-IIA Launch Vehicle in 2014.
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Sun
NASA's Swift Sizes Up Comet ISON

Astronomers from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) and Lowell Observatory have used NASA's Swift satellite to check out comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which may become one of the most dazzling in decades when it rounds the sun later this year.
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NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History
NASA Scientists Find Moon, Asteroids Share History

NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Asteroids
Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia

New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earth's atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15.
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Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET
Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET

A sequence of radar images of asteroid 2013 ET was obtained on March 10, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, ...
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Comet PANSTARRS Rises to the Occasion Mid-March
Comet PANSTARRS Rises to the Occasion Mid-March

A beautiful comet with a bulky name is making an appearance this month for lucky sky-watchers in some parts of the world.
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Dawn
Dawn Journal

The indefatigable Dawn spacecraft is continuing to forge through the main asteroid belt, gently thrusting with its ion propulsion system. As it gradually changes its orbit around the sun, the distance to dwarf planet Ceres slowly shrinks.
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NASA Releases Goldstone Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14
NASA Releases Goldstone Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14

An initial sequence of radar images of asteroid 2012 DA14 was obtained on the night of Feb. 15/16, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif.
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