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NASA Holds Briefing to Discuss Comet Flyby of Mars Observations
NASA Holds Briefing to Discuss Comet Flyby of Mars Observations

NASA will host a briefing at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 9, to outline the space and Earth-based assets that will have extraordinary opportunities to image and study a comet from relatively close range to Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19.
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Comets
A 'Comet' Lands in Pasadena

JPL is participating in AxS 2014, an arts and sciences celebration in Pasadena, California, which includes an interactive comet sculpture on display through Oct. 5.
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Rosetta
Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12.
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Dawn
Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned communication with NASA's Deep Space Network that ...
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Rosetta
'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has chosen the primary and backup cometary landing sites for its November landing attempt.
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New Horizons
New Horizons Makes its First Detection of Pluto's Moon Hydra

Using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), New Horizons made its first detection of Pluto's small, faint, outermost known moon, Hydra.
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First Map of Rosetta's Comet
First Map of Rosetta's Comet

Scientists on the Rosetta mission have mapped several distinctive regions on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Rosetta
JPL to Host NASA Social Highlighting Comets

NASA will hold a one-day NASA Social for up to 50 of its social media followers on Oct. 13, 2014, at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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Rosetta
NASA Instrument aboard European Spacecraft Returns First Science Results

A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Small Asteroid to Safely Pass Close to Earth Sunday
Small Asteroid to Safely Pass Close to Earth Sunday

A house-sized asteroid will safely fly past Earth this Sunday, Sept. 7. The asteroid, 2014 RC, is about 60 feet (20 meters) wide.
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