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What's Up - August 2015
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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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Dawn
Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres   25 Aug 2015
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures. Read More
OSIRIS-REx
Cameras Delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission as Launch Prep Continues   24 Aug 2015
The first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three cameras that will image and map the giant space rock. Read More
A Conversation With Dr. Christina Richey, Recipient of the Harold Masursky Award   21 Aug 2015
Dr. Christina Richey has been named the 2015 recipient of the Harold Masursky Award for outstanding service to planetary science and exploration. Read More
Asteroids
NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth   19 Aug 2015
NASA scientists provide real science to debunk wild Internet rumors about an alleged September asteroid impact. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
08 Sep 2015 15th Anniversary, Ulysses: 2nd South Polar Pass
09 Sep 2015 40th Anniversary, Viking 2: Launch
11 Sep 2015 30th Anniversary, ISEE-3/ICE: Traversed Plasma Tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner
12 Sep 2015 45th Anniversary, Luna 16: Launch
21 Sep 2015 1st Anniversary, MAVEN: Mars Orbit Insertion
23 Sep 2015 Fall Equinox
24 Sep 2015 1st Anniversary, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): Mars Orbit Insertion
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