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Rosetta
Rosetta's Target Comet Becoming Active

The target of ESA's Rosetta mission has started to reveal its true personality as a comet, its dusty veil clearly developing over the last six weeks.
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Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
NASA Astronauts Go Underwater to Test Tools for a Mission to an Asteroid

NASA is planning to send astronauts to an asteroid in the 2020s, and preparations are already being made.
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Mars
Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First

A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
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Mars
Asteroids as Seen From Mars; A Curiosity Rover First

A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
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OSIRIS-REx
Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft Set to Visit Asteroid in 2018

NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.
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Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth
Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth

Recent observations have removed from NASA's asteroid impact hazard list the near-Earth object (NEO) known to pose the most significant risk of Earth impact over the next 100 years.
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Dawn
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.
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Rosetta
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.
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets
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.
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