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Columnist: Dr. James  Green
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2010
Reflections - Personal and Planetary
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7 December 2010
On December 7, 2010, Japan's Akatsuki, the Venus Climate Orbiter, will enter orbit around the "morning star" -- planet Venus. We at NASA are assisting with navigation and entry into orbit.
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Dr. James Green at VASC
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December 2010
As 2010 comes to an end, Dr. Green shares insight into what's currently going on in planetary science in a speech at the Virginia Air and Space Center. "It's really an unbelievable time. There's a revolution going on."
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Planetary Scientists: Do You Have the Mettle?
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December 2010
Those of you following the latest planetary science news on the JAXA Venus Climate Orbiter (VCO) may believe that the VCO mission failed, but I'd like to offer a different perspective.
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Meet Comet Hartley 2!
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6 November 2010
On Thursday, our EPOXI spacecraft sent us breathtaking close up images of Comet Hartley 2. The images reveal a little world that's fascinatingly different from any of the other comets we have seen.
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Planetary Science: Birth of New Worlds
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1 November 2010
NASA's Year of the Solar System is underway -- the start of a tremendous revolution in planetary science. Whole new worlds are opening to us!
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October 2010 Column
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19 October 2010
In September, NASA transferred management of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from the Agency's Exploration Systems Management Directorate to the Science Mission Directorate's Planetary Science Division.
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Planetary Science: New Worlds, New Discoveries
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September 2010
On September 10, 2010, at the Newseum in Washington D.C., NASA hosted a fabulous event commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Nation's first comet encounter.
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About: Dr. James Green
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Dr. Green is the Director of Planetary Science at NASA Headquarters. He views his job as the keeper of NASA's planetary program and the top advocate for that program to flourish and grow.
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