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Mon Oct 20



First 2014 Asteroid Discovered: Update
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Scientists have updated information about 2014 AA, the first asteroid discovered this year. [...]




Mon Oct 20



Comet to Make Close Flyby of Red Planet in October 2014
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
New observations of comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) have allowed NASAs Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. to further refine the comets orbit. [...]




Mon Oct 20



This Week On The Space Show
Spacefellowship.com [SPACE]
The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week: 1. Monday, October 20, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT) DR. PAUL SPUDIS returns to discuss his recent blog posts at www.spudislunarresources.com/blog/ and Dr. PAUL D. SPUDIS is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.  His research focuses on impact and volcanic processes on the planets and requireme [...]




Sun Oct 19



Dawn: Vesta Got Special Delivery of Hydrated Minerals
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
Observations by NASAs Dawn mission suggest that hydrated minerals were delivered to Vesta in a radically different way than how they were deposited on the moon. [...]




Mon Oct 20



NASA records Falcon 9 rockets descent as research for Mars landings
Engadget [NASA]
NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since theyll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to record thermal camera footage of the Falcon 9 rocket as its first stage detaches and burns through the atmosphere. The first stage of a rocket is typically its largest part and whats ignited at launch -- once it runs out of propellant, it separates from the upper stages, usually as the rocket [...]




Sun Oct 19



Additional Details on the Large Feb. 15 Fireball over Russia
jpl.nasa.gov [FIREBALL]
New data fill in some gaps in the story of a fireball that entered Earths atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15. [...]




Sat Oct 18



Canadian Astronauts Hansen and Saint-Jacques Celebrate National Science and Technology Week 2014
SpacerefCanada [TECHNOLOGY]
Canadian Space Agency astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques invite you to celebrate National Science and Technology Week from October 17-26, 2014. [...]




Sat Oct 18



NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation
jpl.nasa.gov [REACTIVATION]
In its first 25 days of operations, the newly reactivated NEOWISE mission has detected 857 minor bodies in our solar system, including 22 near-Earth objects (NEOs) and four comets. [...]




Sat Oct 18



A Future Air-Traffic Control System For Drones Could Use Cellphones
Gizmodo.com [SYSTEM]
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones or quadcopters as youd prefer to call them, have certainly taken off in the last few years, which is great, if you love taking cool movies (or terrorizing your neighbours dog). But its created a headache for the FAA, who have moved to regulate the infant industry, and make low-flying aircraft controlled by amateur pilots safer. The latest proposal: an air-traffic control system based on cellular networks. [...]




Sat Oct 18



Team Attempts to Restore Communications
jpl.nasa.gov [ATTEMPTS]
Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASAs long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft. [...]

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