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  • astrobiology | Planetary News
    NASA planetary sciences undergraduate research conference YSS on 2014 01 21 by Julie Tygielski Hubble Space Telescope Sees Evidence of Water Vapor Venting off Jupiter Moon NASA s Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor above the frigid south polar region of Jupiter s moon Europa providing the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting off the moon s This entry was posted in Science News and tagged astrobiology Europa Hubble ice JETS Jupiter ocean water on 2013 12 18 by Heather Dalton Life Special Issue Planetary Exploration Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs LIFE journal Special issue Planetary Exploration Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs Planetary exploration is moving at a fast pace as we learn about environmental conditions on various planetary bodies in This entry was posted in Community Announcements Uncategorized and tagged analog environment astrobiology exploration habitat moons planets on 2013 12 11 by agfairen Job Opportunity Research Scientist Position Mars Science The Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL a Federally Funded Research and Development Center operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA has an opening for a Scientist to participate in future Mars exploration missions This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged astrobiology geologic processes Geology inorganic geochemistry isotope geochemistry mars atmospheric science Mars science on 2013 12 08 by Julie Tygielski NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS The NASA Postdoctoral Program NPP provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to conduct research largely of their own choosing yet compatible with the research opportunities posted on the NPP Web site Selected by This entry was posted in Job Opportunities Student Opportunities and tagged aeronautics astrobiology astrophysics Earth science engineering heliophysics human exploration NPP Fellows planetary science space bioscience space operations on 2013 11 24 by Julie Tygielski NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Deadline Extended Next Application Deadline Extended to Friday November 15 2013 The NASA Postdoctoral Program NPP provides opportunities for scientists and engineers to conduct research largely of their own choosing yet compatible This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged aeronautics astrobiology astrophysics Earth science engineering heliophysics human exploration NPP planetary science space biosciene space operations on 2013 11 11 by Julie Tygielski NASA Astrobiology Institute Cycle 7 Cooperative Agreement Notice Release General Information CAN Release Date September 23 2013 Preproposal Conference September 30 2013 Step 1 Proposal Due Date November 4 2013 Step 2 Proposals Due Date January 31 2014 The National Aeronautics This entry was posted in Funding Opportunities and tagged astrobiology NAI NASA on 2013 09 26 by Julie Tygielski Astrobiology Strategic Plan Update The 2014 Astrobiology Strategic Plan is now under construction To ensure that the 2014 Plan is aspirational inspirational and inclusive of the diversity of the astrobiology community the Astrobiology Program This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged astrobiology NASA strategic plan on 2013 08 15 by Julie Tygielski If We Landed on Europa What Would We Want to Know Most of what scientists know of Jupiter s moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA

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  • atmosphere | Planetary News
    entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini composition mission NASA Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2014 06 27 by Heather Dalton NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish orange atmosphere around Saturn s largest moon Titan The recipe is used for lab experiments designed to simulate This entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini composition mission NASA Saturn Spectroscopy Titan on 2014 06 18 by Heather Dalton NASA Spacecraft Get a 360 Degree View of Saturn s Auroras NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles While NASA s Hubble Space Telescope orbiting around Earth was able This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged atmosphere aurora Cassini Hubble NASA planetary atmospheres Saturn spacecraft on 2014 02 18 by Heather Dalton EGU 2014 SESSION PS2 4 MARS SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION 27 April 02 May 2014 EGU Vienna The Mars Science and Exploration Session will address the latest results on the interior surface atmosphere and ionosphere of Mars from recent and ongoing This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged atmosphere EGU interior ionosphere Mars science and exploration surface on 2013 12 30 by Julie Tygielski NASA s Cassini Spacecraft Obtains Best Views of Saturn Hexagon NASA s Cassini spacecraft has obtained the highest resolution movie yet of a unique six sided jet stream known as the hexagon around Saturn s north pole This is the first hexagon movie of This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini hexagon mission NASA Saturn storm on 2013 12 06 by Heather Dalton Here Comes the Sun Ionizing Titan s Atmosphere A detailed analysis of data from NASA s Cassini spacecraft has directly linked the density of the ionosphere a region in the upper atmosphere that is dominated by electrically charged This entry was posted in Science News Uncategorized and tagged atmosphere Cassini mission moon NASA Saturn Titan on 2013 11 06 by Heather Dalton NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites Examination of the Martian atmosphere by NASA s Curiosity Mars rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped to Earth really are from the Red Planet A key new measurement of This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged atmosphere Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory meteorite mission MSL NASA on 2013 10 18 by Heather Dalton NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays Back in the 60s and 70s Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset pale luminous streamers This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged atmosphere dust LADEE mission moon NASA spacecraft on 2013 09 04 by Heather Dalton Cassini Sees Saturn Storm s Explosive Power A monster storm that erupted on Saturn in late 2010 as large as any

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  • Cassini | Planetary News
    Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2015 01 16 by Heather Dalton Jupiter s Red Spot is Likely a Sunburn Not a Blush The ruddy color of Jupiter s Great Red Spot is likely a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet s upper atmosphere according to a new analysis This entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmospheres Cassini Great Red Spot Jupiter mission NASA planetary atmospheres spacecraft storm on 2014 12 05 by Heather Dalton NASA Finds Methane Ice Cloud in Titan s Stratosphere NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn s moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth s poles This lofty cloud imaged by This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini mission NASA planetary atmospheres Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2014 11 03 by Heather Dalton Swirling Cloud at Titan s Pole is Cold and Toxic Scientists analyzing data from NASA s Cassini mission have discovered that a giant toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturn s largest moon Titan after the atmosphere there cooled This entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini mission NASA Saturn Spectroscopy Titan Titan s atmosphere on 2014 10 06 by Heather Dalton Cassini Prepares For Its Biggest Remaining Burn NASA s Cassini spacecraft will execute the largest planned maneuver of the spacecraft s remaining mission on Saturday Aug 9 The maneuver will target Cassini toward an Aug 21 encounter with Saturn s This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini mission NASA orbiter Saturn spacecraft on 2014 08 11 by Heather Dalton Titan s Building Blocks Might Pre date Saturn A combined NASA and European Space Agency ESA funded study has found firm evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn s moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace This entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini composition mission NASA Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2014 06 27 by Heather Dalton NASA Experiments Recreate Aromatic Flavors of Titan NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish orange atmosphere around Saturn s largest moon Titan The recipe is used for lab experiments designed to simulate This entry was posted in Science News and tagged atmosphere Cassini composition mission NASA Saturn Spectroscopy Titan on 2014 06 18 by Heather Dalton Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets Scientists working with data from NASA s Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn s smog enshrouded moon Titan as a stand in The new This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged atmospheres Cassini composition exoplanet mission NASA Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2014 05 30 by Heather Dalton JPL Funding Opportunity to Study Europa Plumes JPL Request for Proposal to Model Europa Plumes URL https acquisition jpl nasa gov bizops Recent

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  • Ceres | Planetary News
    and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA spacecraft on 2015 02 26 by Heather Dalton Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA s Dawn spacecraft These images taken Feb 12 at a distance of 52 000 This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres craters Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA spacecraft on 2015 02 20 by Heather Dalton Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres NASA s Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres a Texas sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft Dawn launched This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 09 by Heather Dalton Dawn Snaps Its Best Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres the largest body in the main asteroid belt in a new image taken 740 000 miles 1 2 million kilometers from the dwarf This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA spacecraft on 2014 12 05 by Heather Dalton Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11 That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned communication This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet ion propulsion mission NASA spacecraft on 2014 09 19 by Heather Dalton AGU SESSION PS2464 ICY WORLD ERUPTIONS AND THEIR ANALOGUES AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco CA December 15 19 2014 The potential existence of large plumes of water emitted from Europa s surface has exciting implications for assessing the habitability of this icy This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Ceres Earth Enceladus Europa Io Triton Venus on 2014 07 07 by Julie Tygielski 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 These two This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Asteroids Ceres Curiosity Dawn Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft Vesta on 2014 04 25 by Heather Dalton Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt Ceres Plumes of water vapor This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet ESA Herschel ice mission NASA spacecraft water on 2014 01 25 by Heather Dalton NASA s Dawn Fills out its Ceres Dance Card It s going to be a ball when NASA s Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres and

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  • comet | Planetary News
    Science Fleet for Oct 19 Mars Comet Encounter NASA s extensive fleet of science assets particularly those orbiting and roving Mars have front row seats to image and study a once in a lifetime comet flyby on Sunday Oct 19 Comet C 2013 This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged comet Comet Siding Spring Mars mission NASA Oort Cloud orbiter spacecraft on 2014 10 10 by Heather Dalton J Marks the Spot for Rosetta s Lander The European Space Agency s Rosetta s lander Philae will target Site J an intriguing region on comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential with hints of activity nearby and minimum risk This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA landing site mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 09 19 by Heather Dalton NASA Instrument aboard European Spacecraft Returns First Science Results A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency s ESA s Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko The instrument named Alice began mapping the This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 09 05 by Heather Dalton Next Virtual Meeting about Comet Siding Spring CSS Observations James Green NASA Planetary Science On October 19 2014 comet C 2013 A1 Siding Spring will flyby Mars within 130 000 km A coordination workshop was held on August 11 2014 The workshop was designed to review This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged comet Comet Siding Spring Mars NASA Planetary Science on 2014 09 03 by Julie Tygielski Rosetta Landing Site Search Narrows The European Space Agency s Rosetta mission has chosen five candidate landing sites on comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko for its Philae lander Philae s descent to the comet s nucleus scheduled for this November will This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA lander mission NASA orbiter Philae Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 08 28 by Heather Dalton Orbiter Completes Maneuver to Prepare for Comet Flyby NASA s Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted the timing of its orbit around Mars as a defensive precaution for a comet s close flyby of Mars on Oct 19 2014 The This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged comet Mars Mars Odyssey mission NASA orbiter Siding Spring on 2014 08 11 by Heather Dalton Rosetta Arrives at Target Comet After a decade long journey chasing its target the European Space Agency s Rosetta carrying three NASA instruments became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet The last of a series This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spcecraft on 2014 08 11 by Heather Dalton NASA s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to

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  • Curiosity | Planetary News
    tagged Asteroids Ceres Curiosity Dawn Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft Vesta on 2014 04 25 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte Scientists using NASA s Curiosity Mars rover are eyeing a rock layer surrounding the base of a small butte called Mount Remarkable as a target for investigating with tools on the This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity HiRISE Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 04 18 by Heather Dalton Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots Images taken by NASA s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots which might be due to the Sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rocks rover spacecraft on 2014 04 11 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area On Wednesday NASA s Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet feet 30 meters needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA outcrop rover spacecraft on 2014 04 04 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover s Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA s Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission s next science This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA Budget outcrop rover on 2014 03 27 by Heather Dalton Curiosity Adds Reverse Driving for Wheel Protection Terrain that NASA s Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit On Tuesday Feb 18 the rover covered This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 02 24 by Heather Dalton NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees Evening Star Earth New images from NASA s Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky The rover s view of its original home planet even includes our This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Earth Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 02 07 by Heather Dalton Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route The team operating NASA s Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations A favorable route would skirt some This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 01 30 by Heather Dalton Mars Orbiter Images Rover and Tracks in Gale Crater NASA s Curiosity Mars rover and its

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  • Dawn | Planetary News
    and tagged asteroid Dawn mission NASA planetary surfaces spacecraft surface Vesta water on 2015 01 23 by Heather Dalton Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres NASA s Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres a Texas sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft Dawn launched This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA orbiter spacecraft on 2015 01 09 by Heather Dalton Dawn Snaps Its Best Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres the largest body in the main asteroid belt in a new image taken 740 000 miles 1 2 million kilometers from the dwarf This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet mission NASA spacecraft on 2014 12 05 by Heather Dalton Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11 That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned communication This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet ion propulsion mission NASA spacecraft on 2014 09 19 by Heather Dalton ROSES 14 DAWN AT CERES GIP The goals of the Dawn at Ceres Guest Investigator Program are to a enhance the scientific return from the Dawn mission by broadening participation in the mission b augment the This entry was posted in Funding Opportunities and tagged Ceres GIP Dawn on 2014 07 14 by Julie Tygielski ROSES 14 Amendment 21 DFRAP cancelation Dawn added to DDAP ROSES 14 Amendment 21 Cancelation of the Dawn Focused Research and Analysis Program and the addition of Dawn data to the Discovery Data Analysis Program On release of ROSES 14 in February This entry was posted in Funding Opportunities and tagged Dawn Discovery Data Analysis Program on 2014 05 21 by Julie Tygielski 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 These two This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Asteroids Ceres Curiosity Dawn Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft Vesta on 2014 04 25 by Heather Dalton Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt Ceres Plumes of water vapor This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Ceres Dawn dwarf planet ESA Herschel ice mission NASA spacecraft water on 2014 01 25 by Heather Dalton ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF DAWN DATA OVER THE WEB The Dawn project is pleased to announce that it has created a website where the public can freely access and download data and documentation http dawndata igpp

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  • DPS | Planetary News
    CO 6 11 October 2013 A fantastic program of planetary science http aas org meetings 45th meeting division planetary sciences From the LOC Colorado is getting back to it s usually dry and sunny weather Come enjoy the science and This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS NASA on 2013 09 30 by Julie Tygielski Agency Night At DPS Tuesday 7 30pm 9 00pm The following people are anticipated to attend John Grunsfeld NASA HQ Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate Jim Green NASA HQ Director of Planetary Science This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS NASA on 2013 09 30 by Julie Tygielski 45th Meeting of the Division For Planetary Sciences Reminders Denver CO 6 11 October 2013 a fantastic program of planetary science http aas org meetings 45th meeting division planetary sciences From the LOC Yes Colorado has had a soaking The Boulder Front Range had bad This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS planetary science on 2013 09 17 by Julie Tygielski DPS 2013 PRO AM WORKSHOP Thurs Oct 10th at 6 00pm DPS is experimenting with a professional amateur workshop where professionals present what opportunities are out there for collaborations with NASA missions and amateurs show samples This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS on 2013 09 16 by Julie Tygielski DPS 2013 STUDENT POST DOC RECEPTION Sun 6 Oct 2013 4 30 6 00pm DPS meetings are great places for students to network among other scientists to learn about how other scientists encounter scientific problems and get new ideas This entry was posted in Student Opportunities and tagged DPS on 2013 09 16 by Julie Tygielski 45th Meeting Of The Division For Planetary Sciences Reminders And Grants Denver CO 6 11 October 2013 Website http aas org meetings 45th meeting division planetary sciences 1 Registration last chance for regular Regular Registration 24 July 5 September 2013 Late Registration 6 September 19 September 2013 This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS planetary sciences on 2013 09 04 by Julie Tygielski JWST TOWNHALL AT THE DPS 2013 MEETING OBSERVATIONS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM When Thursday October 10 2013 12 1pm Where Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Plaza ABC How Email stefanie n milam at nasa gov to register NOTE Northrop Grumman will sponsor a free lunch for pre registered This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged DPS James Webb Space Telescope Observations in the Solar System Townhall on 2013 09 02 by Julie Tygielski LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN THE DPS ELECTIONS LAST CHANCE TO VOTE WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO 5 AUGUST BUT THAT S ONLY A FEW OF DAYS AWAY The 2013 election for DPS Vice Chair and Committee This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged DPS elections on 2013 07 30 by Julie Tygielski HARTMANN TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS DEADLINE APPROACHING Starting with a generous contribution from William K Hartmann followed by member contributions and

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