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NASA Spacecraft Reactivated to Hunt for Asteroids
WISE will be revived next month with the goal of discovering and characterizing near-Earth objects.
Radar Images of Asteroid 2005 WK4
A collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2005 WK4 was generated by NASA scientists.
Comet ISON: Recovered!
Well this is rather exciting news: Comet ISON lives on! (we think...)
NASA Selects Launch Services Contract for OSIRIS-REx Mission
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo. to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.
Pluto Science Conference Exceeds Expectations
Compressing eight decades of discoveries into five days, more than 100 scientists met last week at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to talk everything Pluto.
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).
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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