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Dawn Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy
The team in charge of NASA's Dawn mission received the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's highest group honor.
Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet
The Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets
NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.
First Ring System Around Asteroid: Chariklo Found to Have Two Rings
Asteroid, Chariklo, found to have two rings.
NASA Supported Research Helps Redefine Solar System's Edge
The solar system has a new most-distant family member.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year.
21 Oct 2014
Orionids Meteor Shower Peak
17 Nov 2014
Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
20 Nov 2014
1st Anniversary, FORTIS: Launch
27 Nov 2014
1st Anniversary, SOHO: SOHO Sees Comet ISON in Coronagraphs
13 Dec 2014
Geminids Meteor Shower Peak
23 Dec 2014
15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Asteroid Eros Flyby
28 Dec 2014
5th Anniversary, Deep Impact (EPOXI): Distant Earth Flyby 2
20 Jan 2015
1st Anniversary, Rosetta: Rosetta Wakes Up
14 Feb 2015
15th Anniversary, NEAR Shoemaker: Eros Rendezvous
13 Jun 2015
5th Anniversary, Hayabusa: Sample Return to Earth
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