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Asteroids
New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

A map released today by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.
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Asteroids
New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

A map released today by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.
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Rosetta
Rosetta's Comet Lander Landed Three Times

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission successfully landed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Descending at a speed of about 2 mph (3.2 kilometers per hour) the lander, called "Philae," first touched down ...
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New Horizons
New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft ...
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New Horizons
New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft ...
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Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing on a Comet
Rosetta's 'Philae' Makes Historic First Landing on a Comet

After more than a decade traveling through space, a robotic lander built by the European Space Agency has made the first-ever soft landing of a spacecraft on a comet.
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Rosetta
Touchdown! Rosetta's Philae Probe Lands on Comet

ESA's Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved.
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Rosetta
Rosetta's Singing Comet

We've seen early images of comet 67P, and now we're able to "hear it sing," thanks to instruments on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft.
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Rosetta
European Spacecraft Set to Harpoon a Comet Tomorrow

European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will attempt to land on a comet tomorrow, Nov. 12.
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Rosetta
NASA Television to Provide Coverage of European Mission Comet Landing

NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage from 6-8:30 a.m. PST (9-11:30 a.m. EST) of the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta mission's scheduled landing of a probe on a comet on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
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