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  • Pluto | Planetary News
    NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft Spitzer Space Telescope on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton Pluto Toolkit NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is fast approaching its close up flyby of dwarf planet Pluto 4 67 billion miles 7 5 billion kilometers from Earth Closest approach is on 14 July 2015 Use This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media spacecraft on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton New Custom Tool Lets You Experience Pluto Time Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto some three billion miles away While sunlight is much weaker than it is here on Earth it isn t as dark as you might This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach and tagged mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media on 2015 06 12 by Heather Dalton NASA s Hubble Finds Pluto s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos If you lived on one of Pluto s moons you might have a hard time determining when or from which direction the sun will rise each day Comprehensive analysis of data This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Charon Hydra mission moons NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft Styx on 2015 06 05 by Heather Dalton New Horizons Spots Pluto s Faintest Known Moons It s a complete Pluto family photo or at least a photo of the family members we ve already met For the first time NASA s New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Hydra Kerberos mission moons NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft Styx on 2015 05 15 by Heather Dalton 85 Years after Pluto s Discovery NASA s New Horizons Spots Small Moons Orbiting Pluto Exactly 85 years after Clyde Tombaugh s historic discovery of Pluto the NASA spacecraft set to encounter the icy dwarf planet this summer is providing its first views of the small This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Hydra mission NASA New Horizons Nix orbit Pluto spacecraft on 2015 02 20 by Heather Dalton The View from New Horizons A Full Day on Pluto Charon This time lapse movie of Pluto and its largest moon Charon was recently shot at record setting distances with the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager LORRI on NASA s New Horizons spacecraft The movie was This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Charon mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 02 13 by Heather Dalton NASA s New Horizons Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter NASA s New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long awaited historic encounter with Pluto The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close up This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 01 16 by Heather Dalton New Horizons Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter

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  • Rosetta | Planetary News
    Philae Rosetta on 2014 10 17 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 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 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 Surface Impressions of Rosetta s Comet Surface structures are becoming visible in new images of comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko taken by the scientific imaging system OSIRIS onboard the European Space Agency s Rosetta spacecraft The resolution of these images This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta on 2014 07 25 by Heather Dalton Rosetta Spacecraft Approaching Twofold Comet As the European Space Agency s spacecraft Rosetta is slowly approaching its destination comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko the comet is again proving to be full of surprises New images obtained by OSIRIS the This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 07 18 by Heather Dalton NASA Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency s ESA Rosetta spacecraft which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2014 06 18 by Heather Dalton 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 The first images

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  • rover | Planetary News
    Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 08 11 by Heather Dalton Aluminum Bearing Site on Mars Draws NASA Visitor With its solar panels their cleanest in years NASA s decade old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is inspecting a section of crater rim ridgeline chosen as a priority target due to evidence of This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged clay composition Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 06 27 by Heather Dalton Target on Mars Looks Good for NASA Rover Drilling NASA s Curiosity Mars rover used several tools to examine the candidate site over the weekend including a wire bristle brush the Dust Removal Tool to clear away dust from This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Curiosity Mars Mars Science Laboratory mission MSL NASA rover spacecraft on 2014 05 02 by Heather Dalton 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 NASA Rover Opportunity s Selfie Shows Clean Machine In its sixth Martian winter NASA s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet in 2005 Cleaning This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 04 18 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 Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring Late afternoon lighting produced a dramatic shadow of NASA s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity photographed by the rover s rear hazard avoidance camera on March 20 2014 The shadow falls across a slope This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged crater Mars Mars Exploration Rover mission NASA Opportunity rover spacecraft on 2014 04 04 by Heather Dalton Scientists Favor Four ExoMars Landing Sites Some 60 scientists and engineers

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  • Saturn | Planetary News
    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 AGU SESSION PS2819 IN AND OUT OF JOVE GIANT PLANET INTERIORS ATMOSPHERES AURORAE AND IONOSPHERES AGU Fall Meeting December 15 19 2014 San Francisco CA Abstract submission deadline August 6 2014 We solicit new research findings about the ionospheres atmospheres and deep interiors of Jupiter Saturn This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged atmospheres deep interiors ionospheres Jupiter Neptune Saturn Uranus on 2014 07 21 by Julie Tygielski 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 NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon NASA s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon and may also provide clues to the This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged Cassini mission moon NASA Peggy rings Saturn spacecraft on 2014 04 18 by Heather Dalton Join in the Cassini Name Game As NASA s Cassini mission approaches its 10th anniversary at Saturn its team members back here on Earth are already looking ahead to an upcoming phase Starting in late 2016 the This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News and tagged Cassini contest EPO mission NASA orbit Saturn spacecraft on 2014 04 11 by Heather Dalton NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon NASA s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn s moon Enceladus harbors

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  • small bodies | Planetary News
    Group SBAG Dear SBAG community The 12th SBAG meeting will be held January 6 7 2015 in Phoenix AZ and the website for this meeting is now available http www lpi usra edu sbag Draft Agenda Registration is free This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements Student Opportunities and tagged small bodies on 2014 11 04 by Julie Tygielski SMALL BODIES DYNAMICS 2014 SBD14 The SBD meeting intends to provide a new space for in depth and stimulating discussions and talks on all aspects of minor bodies dynamics Topics covered by this meeting will involve the dynamical evolution This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements Uncategorized and tagged small bodies on 2014 05 02 by Julie Tygielski 10th NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting January 8 9 2014 The Small Bodies Assessment Group SBAG is NASA s community based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing the exploration of small bodies throughout the Solar This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged SBAG small bodies on 2013 12 03 by Julie Tygielski International interdisciplinary workshop on Accretion and early differentiation of the terrestrial planets Nice France May 26 31 2014 This will be a small workshop with up to 120 participants including a significant number of students and young scientists The topics to be discussed include but This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged accretion giant impacts small bodies Volatile on 2013 10 25 by Julie Tygielski IN MEMORIAM FEODOR VELICHKO Feodor Velichko the Leading Researcher of Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University Ukraine died suddenly on Oct 1 2013 in the age of 56 He was an expert in This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged Feodor Velichko photometry polarimetry of asteroids small bodies on 2013 10 21 by Julie Tygielski Workshop on Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation Workshop on Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation Sunday 27 October evening reception with plenary speaker Tim McCoy Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October 29 full day sessions The workshop will be This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Planetesimal Formation and Differentiation small bodies on 2013 07 31 by Julie Tygielski Target NEO 2 Workshop July 9 2013 in Washington DC Target NEO 2 Workshop Tuesday July 9 2013 National Academy of Sciences Bldg 2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC Registration is free http targetneo jhuapl edu Key Focus Explore and address the technical This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged asteroid mission NASA NEOs retrieval small bodies on 2013 06 25 by makenzielystrup 9th NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting Upcoming Meeting The 9th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group will be held on July 10 11 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC located at 2660 This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged SBAG small bodies on 2013 06 17 by Julie Tygielski NASA SBAG Steering Committee Interest Request On behalf of Small Bodies Assessment Group SBAG Over the past couple

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  • spacecraft | Planetary News
    25 by Heather Dalton NASA s Europa Mission Team Joins Forces for the First Time They re united by a lofty goal to investigate whether Jupiter s moon Europa could harbor primitive life under its icy shell Last week a team of scientists and engineers for This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged astrobiology Europa ice icy worlds Jupiter mission NASA spacecraft on 2015 08 12 by Heather Dalton From Mountains to Moons Multiple Discoveries from NASA s New Horizons Pluto Mission Icy mountains on Pluto and a new crisp view of its largest moon Charon are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA s New Horizons team just one day after This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Charon flyby mission moon NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 24 by Heather Dalton NASA s New Horizons Phones Home Safe after Pluto Flyby The call everyone was waiting for is in NASA s New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p m EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 16 by Heather Dalton NASA s Three Billion Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto After a decade long journey through our solar system New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday about 7 750 miles above the surface This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft on 2015 07 16 by Heather Dalton NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards the edge of our solar system for a July 14 flyby of Pluto It won t be making observations alone NASA s fleet of observatories This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini flyby Kepler mission NASA New Horizons Pluto spacecraft Spitzer Space Telescope on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton Pluto Toolkit NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is fast approaching its close up flyby of dwarf planet Pluto 4 67 billion miles 7 5 billion kilometers from Earth Closest approach is on 14 July 2015 Use This entry was posted in Education and Public Outreach Mission News and tagged flyby mission NASA New Horizons Pluto social media spacecraft on 2015 07 10 by Heather Dalton NASA Instrument on Rosetta Makes Comet Atmosphere Discovery Data collected by NASA s Alice instrument aboard the European Space Agency s Rosetta spacecraft reveal that electrons close to the surface of comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko not photons from the Sun as This entry was posted in Mission News Science News and tagged 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko comet ESA mission NASA Rosetta spacecraft on 2015 06 05 by Heather Dalton Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June Due to Sun In June 2015 Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth s perspective and this

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  • SSERVI | Planetary News
    now open for the 5th Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference LunGradCon 2014 to be held on Sunday July 20 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements Student Opportunities and tagged LunGradCon SSERVI on 2014 06 01 by Julie Tygielski Student Opportunity Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater Barringer Meteorite Crater Arizona October 4 October 12 2014 The Lunar and Planetary Institute Johnson Space Center Center for Lunar Science and Exploration This entry was posted in Student Opportunities and tagged Barringer Meteorite Crater Center for Lunar Science and Exploration impact cratered terrains SSERVI on 2014 05 30 by Julie Tygielski NASA S SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION RESEARCH VIRTUAL INSTITUTE S EXPLORATION SCIENCE FORUM FORMERLY THE LUNAR SCIENCE FORUM SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT Abstracts can now be submitted at http sservi nasa gov NESF2014 The deadline for abstract submission is midnight PDT April 26 2014 Conference Details July 21 23 2014 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field CA This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Exploration Science Forum SSERVI on 2014 03 14 by Julie Tygielski Job Opportunity Exploration related Planetary Science Positions University of Central Florida The Department of Physics physics cos ucf edu at the University of Central Florida invites applications for up to two 2 tenure track positions at the assistant professor level or higher beginning in August This entry was posted in Job Opportunities and tagged Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science CLASS solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI UCF on 2014 02 18 by Julie Tygielski Schedule Change NASA SEMINAR SERIES ON NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS The first scheduled speaker Lindley Johnson is a victim of the winter storm hitting the US East Coast so he will not be giving the first lecture tomorrow in the This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged asteroid Asteroid threats NEA solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI on 2014 02 13 by Julie Tygielski ASTEROID GRAND CHALLENGE NASA SEMINAR SERIES ON NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS Curious about NASA s Grand Challenge to discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them NASA is This entry was posted in Community Announcements and tagged asteroid Asteroid threats NEA solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI on 2014 02 05 by Julie Tygielski First Announcement for Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute s Exploration Science Forum NASA s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute s Exploration Science Forum formerly the Lunar Science Forum First Announcement Dear Colleagues The Solar System Exploration Research Institute SSERVI is pleased to announce the 1st annual This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged solar system exploration research virtual institute SSERVI on 2014 01 31 by Julie Tygielski NASA Selects Research Teams for New Virtual Institute NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to

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  • Titan | Planetary News
    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 AGU SESSION THE RITE OF SPRING THE CHANGING SEASONS ON TITAN AGU 2014 Session ID 2347 Session Description Intense scrutiny by the Cassini Saturn Orbiter combined with extensive ground based observing campaigns has established Titan s seasonal weather pattern over more than This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Titan on 2014 08 04 by Julie Tygielski 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 TITAN THROUGH TIME WORKSHOP 3 A workshop on Titan s Past Present and Future 8 10 April 2014 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel MD USA We are pleased to announce a third workshop on Titan This entry was posted in Meeting Announcements and tagged Titan on 2014 01 08 by Julie Tygielski Cassini Sees Saturn and Moons in Holiday Dress This holiday season feast your eyes on images of Saturn and two of its most fascinating moons Titan and Enceladus in a care package from NASA s Cassini spacecraft All three This entry was posted in Mission News and tagged Cassini mission NASA Saturn spacecraft Titan on 2014 01 03 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 Cassini Gets New Views of Titan s Land of Lakes

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