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NASA Supported Research Helps Redefine Solar System's Edge
NASA Supported Research Helps Redefine Solar System's Edge

The solar system has a new most-distant family member.
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Asteroids
Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA's First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series

NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids.
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NASA's Hubble Telescope Witnesses Asteroid's Mysterious Disintegration
NASA's Hubble Telescope Witnesses Asteroid's Mysterious Disintegration

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces.
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Asteroids
Small Asteroid Will Pass Earth Safely on Thursday

An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today.
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Asteroids
Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday

As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon.
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NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet
NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year.
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New Horizons
New Horizons Reaches the Final 4 (AU)

New Horizons sailed past another milepost today when the NASA spacecraft moved to within four astronomical units (AU) of Pluto.
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New Horizons
New Horizons Reaches the Final 4 (AU)

New Horizons sailed past another milepost today when the NASA spacecraft moved to within four astronomical units (AU) of Pluto.
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Deep Space Network
Radar Images of near-Earth Asteroid 2006 DP14

Radar images of peanut-shaped asteroid reveal it is no peanut-sized space rock.
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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets

NASA is now pursuing new partnerships and collaborations in an Asteroid Grand Challenge to accelerate NASA's existing planetary defense work, which will help find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them.
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