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Thu Aug 27



Rosettas Comet Scrambling Its Jets
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Rosettas comet destination is beginning to show a clearly visible increase in activity. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Asteroid Discovered by NASA to Pass Earth Safely
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
A newfound asteroid will safely pass Earth on June 8 from a distance of about 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers), more than three times farther away than our moon. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Bright Spot on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASAs Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. [...]




Thu Aug 27



The Martian: Future Neil Tyson Gets Cosmic For Film Promo Video
Space [VIDEO]
A fictional Neil deGrasse Tyson of the future, played by Neil Tyson, unveils an excerpt of an episode of Star Talk (that looks very similar to his Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey role) to talk about the Hermes spaceship, the Ares mission and Mars. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Dawn Creates Guide to Vestas Hidden Attractions
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Earth Is Probably Locked Into at Least Three Feet of Sea Level Rise
Gizmodo.com [EARTH]
Global sea levels are expected to rise at least three feet in the coming generations, displacing hundreds of millions of people, NASA said this week. And the space agency is prepared to catalog the disappearance of Earth’s coastlines in rich scientific detail. [...]




Thu Aug 27



No, Mars Wont Be As Big as the Moon in the Sky Tonight
Space [MARS]
The "Mars Hoax" has been popping up every Aug. 27 since 2003, when it was born in a widely misinterpreted email. The sender of that message was trying to get people excited about an unusually close approach of Mars to Earth in late August 2003. [...]




Thu Aug 27



Interstellar Seeds Could Create Oases of Life
Spacefellowship.com [LIFE]
We only have one example of a planet with life: Earth. But within the next generation, it should become possible to detect signs of life on planets orbiting distant stars. If we find alien life, new questions will arise. For example, did that life arise spontaneously? Or could it have spread from elsewhere? If life crossed the vast gulf of interstellar space long ago, how would we tell? New research by Harvard astrophysicists shows that if life can travel between the stars (a process called p [...]




Wed Aug 26



Gullies on Vesta Suggest Past Water-Mobilized Flows
jpl.nasa.gov [WATER]
Protoplanet Vesta, visited by NASAs Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2013, was once thought to be completely dry, incapable of retaining water because of the low temperatures and pressures at its surface. [...]

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