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What's Up - March 2015
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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta   31 Mar 2015
NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system. Read More
Earth's Moon
Total Eclipse of the Moon   30 Mar 2015
For the third time in less than a year, sky watchers in the United States can see a total eclipse of the moon. Read More
BepiColombo Launch Moved to 2017   30 Mar 2015
The launch of BepiColombo, an ESA mission to explore the planet Mercury in collaboration with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, is now planned to take place during a one month long window starting on 27 January 2017. Read More
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting   27 Mar 2015
The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting of that nonvolatile type of memory a week earlier. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
31 Mar 2015 45th Anniversary, Explorer 1: Re-entered Earth's Atmosphere
10 Apr 2015 50th Anniversary, Ye-6/8: Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo Program: Apollo 13 Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Launch
15 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Lunar Swingby
15 Apr 2015 55th Anniversary, Ye-3/1: Launch
17 Apr 2015 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Lunar Impact
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