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Mon Jul 28



Small Asteroid to Whiz Past Earth Safely
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
A small asteroid named 2012 DA14 will safely fly past Earths outer ring of satellites on February 15. [...]




Mon Jul 28



NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
NASAs NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year. [...]




Mon Jul 28



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, July 28, 2014, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT) JAY BARBREE, NBC space news reporter returns regarding his new book, "Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight." Jay Barbree is NBC’s Veteran Space Correspondent.  The NBC space unit won an Emmy for its coverage of the first Apollo moon landing.  Barbree also broke the world news exclusive on the cause of the Challenger [...]




Sun Jul 27



NASA Experts Discuss Russia Meteor in Media Teleconference Today
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASA experts will hold a teleconference for news media at 1 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST) today to discuss a meteor that streaked through the skies over Russias Urals region this morning. [...]




Mon Jul 28



Picture This: Vestas Dark Materials in Dawns View
jpl.nasa.gov [VESTA]
A new study of images from NASAs Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. [...]




Sun Jul 27



Dont Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer
Space [SUMMER]
Stargazers often overlook six minor meteor showers in the northern summer, but these celestial fireworks displays can be must-see events. Heres Space.coms guide to the minor meteor showers of Summer 2014. [...]




Sun Jul 27



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. [...]




Sun Jul 27



Cool Infographic Compares the Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres
Universetoday [ATMOSPHERES]
Here on Earth we enjoy the nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere we've all come to know and love with each of the approximately 24,000 breaths we take each day (not to mention the surprisingly comfortable 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure it exerts on our bodies every moment.) But every breath we take would be impossible (or at least quickly [...]




Sat Jul 26



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. [...]




Mon Jul 28



The Horsehead Nebula from Blue to Infrared
Spacefellowship.com [NEBULA]
One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horseheads neck casts a shadow to the left. Str [...]

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