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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks
This July Fourth the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own.
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.
NASA Announces Asteroid Grand Challenge
NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.
New Horizons Team Sticking to Original Flight Plan at Pluto
Unless significant new hazards are found, expect NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to stay on its original course past Pluto and its moons,.
Small Asteroid Between Earth and Moon Tonight
Small asteroid 2013 LR6 will safely fly past this evening at 9:42 p.m. PDT
13 Jun 2015
5th Anniversary, Hayabusa: Sample Return to Earth
22 Jun 2015
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Earth Flyby 3
04 Jul 2015
10th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Comet Tempel 1 Impact
10 Jul 2015
5th Anniversary, Rosetta: Asteroid Lutetia Flyby
06 Aug 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta's Rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
11 Sep 2015
30th Anniversary, ISEE-3/ICE: Traversed Plasma Tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
04 Nov 2015
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Comet Hartley 2 Encounter
12 Nov 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Philae Lands on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
15 Jan 2016
10th Anniversary, Stardust: Earth Sample Return
30 Jan 2016
10th Anniversary, Stardust: Stardust Spacecraft in Hibernation Mode
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