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Rosetta
Rosetta Closing in on Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft is beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth. It will become the first craft to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus.
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Hubble Space Telescope
NASA's Swift Satellite Tallies Water Production of Mars-bound Comet

In late May, NASA's Swift satellite imaged comet Siding Spring, which will brush astonishingly close to Mars later this year.
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Human Spaceflight
NASA Announces Latest Progress, Upcoming Milestones in Hunt for Asteroids

NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study in the 2020s
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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).
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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
NASA Update on Asteroid Redirect Mission

On Thursday, June 19, NASA will host a televised update on recent progress and upcoming milestones in the agency's efforts to identify, capture and relocate an asteroid, and send astronauts to take samples of it in the 2020s.
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Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
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Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission Target

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
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Asteroids
Giant Telescopes Pair Up to Image Near-Earth Asteroid

NASA scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it slid silently past our planet
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NASA Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science
NASA Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science

Three NASA science instruments on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.
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WISE (NEOWISE)
Asteroid Discovered by NASA to Pass Earth Safely

A newfound asteroid will safely pass Earth on June 8 from a distance of about 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers), more than three times farther away than our moon.
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