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Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth
Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth

Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception.
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NASA's Asteroid Photographer Beams Back Science Data
NASA's Asteroid Photographer Beams Back Science Data

The Dawn spacecraft has completed a graceful spiral into the first of four planned science orbits during the spacecraft's yearlong visit to Vesta.
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Power to Explore:  50 Years of Nuclear Space Power
Power to Explore: 50 Years of Nuclear Space Power

On June 29th, 2011 NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, held an event to commemorate both the launch of the first nuclear space power system.
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta

The Dawn team unveiled the first full-frame image of Vesta taken on 24 July.
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NASA's WISE Finds Earth's First Trojan Asteroid
NASA's WISE Finds Earth's First Trojan Asteroid

Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.
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NASA To Unveil Full-Frame Image Of Vesta At News Conference
NASA To Unveil Full-Frame Image Of Vesta At News Conference

NASA will host a news conference on Monday, 1 Aug., at 2 p.m. EDT, to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's successful orbit insertion around Vesta on 15 July and unveil the first full-frame images from Dawn's framing camera.
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Beams Back New Photo
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Beams Back New Photo

Dawn took this image during its current orbit of Vesta, traveling from the day side to the night side.
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NASA's Hubble Discovers Another Moon Around Pluto
NASA's Hubble Discovers Another Moon Around Pluto

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.
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Dawn Journal
Dawn Journal

After covering 2.8 billion km (1.7 billion miles) on its own, after traveling for nearly four years through the lonely emptiness of interplanetary space, after being bound by the gravity only of the sun, Dawn is finally in orbit around Vesta.
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NASA Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-Up Image of Vesta
NASA Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-Up Image of Vesta

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
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