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Rosetta
Rosetta's Comet Target 'Releases' Plentiful Water

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is releasing the Earthly equivalent of two glasses of water into space every second.
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Cassini
Titan's Building Blocks Might Pre-date Saturn

A combined NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-funded study has found firm evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace of the most ancient comets from the Oort cloud.
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Cassini
Titan's Building Blocks Might Pre-date Saturn

A combined NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)-funded study has found firm evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace of the most ancient comets from the Oort cloud.
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New Horizons
What If Voyager Had Explored Pluto?

Voyager 1 actually could have reached Pluto after its Saturn flyby, had it been targeted to do so. Mission planners chose to target Saturn's moon Titan instead.
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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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