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CSI - Comet/Asteroid Scene Investigation

CSI - Comet/Asteroid Scene Investigation


JPL scientists use advanced technologies to track asteroids and comets that have the potential to one day come close to Earth.


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The Rosetta Mission Asks: What Can We Learn From Comets?

The Rosetta Mission Asks: What Can We Learn From Comets?


The Rosetta mission will give us an unprecedented look inside a comet, watching the icy traveler become active as it nears the sun.


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The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet?

The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet?


Scientists attempt to answer questions and more as the Rosetta Mission's Orbiter arrives and escorts comet 67/p Churyumov Gerasimenko into our inner solar system.


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NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop

NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop


NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of infrared images of comet C/2012 K1 -- also referred to as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014.


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Radar Observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124

Radar Observations of Asteroid 2014 HQ124


Radar data of asteroid 2014 HQ124 taken over four hours on June 8, 2014.


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Radar Movie Highlights Asteroid 2006 DP14

Radar Movie Highlights Asteroid 2006 DP14


Radar data of asteroid 2006 DP14 were obtained on Feb. 11, 2014. The asteroid is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) long, 660 feet (200 meters) wide.


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Radar Movies Hightlight

Radar Movies Highlight


Radar data depicting the asteroid's primary body. Its moon, or secondary body, is the bright dot ascending just to the left of image center.


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Asteroid 1998 QE2

Asteroid 1998 QE2


Radar data of asteroid 1998 QE2 obtained on May 29, 2013.


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Revealing Asteroids with Radar

Revealing Asteroids with Radar


When Asteroid 1998 QE2 makes its closest approach to Earth on May 31, 2013, it promises to be a bonanza for radar science.


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Early Radar Observations of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Early Radar Observations of Asteroid 2012 DA14


This 73-frame movie of asteroid 2012 DA14 was generated from data obtained by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on the night of Feb. 15 to 16, 2013.


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Asteroid 2012 DA14

Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 from Samford Valley Observatory


This movie from the Samford Valley Observatory in Brisbane, Australia, shows asteroid 2012 DA14 during its close —but safe— flyby of Earth around 12:59 UTC on Feb. 15 (7:59 a.m. EST, or 4:59 a.m. PST)


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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flight Path

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flight Path


A narrated animation depicting the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 as it travels within the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013.


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Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 as Seen by Murrumbateman Observatory

Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 as Seen by Murrumbateman Observatory


Movie from the Murrumbateman Observatory in Australia of asteroid 2012 DA14 during its close, but safe, flyby of Earth. Images were taken around 12:18 p.m. EST on Feb. 15, 2013.


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Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid at Closest Approach

Asteroid Spotted at Closest Approach


Movie showing asteroid 2012 DA14 flying safely by Earth, as seen by the Gingin Observatory in Australia around the time of its closest approach.


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Outbound Near-Earth Asteroid, as Seen from Spain

Outbound Near-Earth Asteroid, as Seen from Spain


Images from the La Sagra Sky Survey, operated by the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in Spain, showing asteroid 2012 DA14 around 12:59 p.m. PST (3:59 p.m. EST, or 20:59 UTC) on Feb. 15, 2013.


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NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON

NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON


This series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.


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Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Safely Pass Earth

Asteroid 2012 DA14 to Safely Pass Earth


The flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 on Feb. 15, 2013, will be the closest known approach to Earth for an object its size.


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Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flight Path

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flight Path


An animation depicting the trajectory of asteroid 2012 DA14 as it travels within the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013.


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This 64-frame movie of asteroid Toutatis was generated from data by Goldstone's Solar System Radar on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012.

NASA Radar Images Asteroid Toutatis


This 64-frame movie of asteroid Toutatis was generated from data by Goldstone's Solar System Radar on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012.


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Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta

Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta


This video highlights Dawn's top accomplishments during its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.


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These infrared and visible light images have been combined and represented in colors that highlight the nature of the minerals on Vesta's surface

Vesta's Coat of Many Colors


This animation of Vesta is made from images taken with Dawn's framing camera. Many of the images were taken at different viewing angles to provide stereo for use in determining the topography.


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Dawn's Virtual Flight over Vesta

Dawn's Virtual Flight over Vesta


This movie uses data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft to simulate the view from the spacecraft flying over the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.


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Touring Vesta's Craters

Touring Vesta's Craters


This video takes viewers on a virtual tour of Vesta's south polar basin, the 'snowman' set of craters and a crater called Oppia.


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12-21-2012 Just Another Day

12-21-2012 Just Another Day


NASA scientist explains why the world won't end in 2012. For more information, visit:


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Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D

Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D


Soar over the giant asteroid Vesta in 3-D. Put on your 3-D glasses for this ride over asteroid Vesta.


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Updated Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

Updated Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55


This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained on Nov. 7, 2011, at 11:45 a.m. PST (2:45 p.m. EST/1945 UTC).


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First Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

First Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55


This six-frame movie of asteroid 2005 YU55 was generated from data obtained by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on Nov. 7, 2011.


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Asteroid 2005 YU55

Asteroid 2005 YU55


An aircraft carrier-sized asteroid makes a safe, close flyby of Earth on Nov. 8, 2011.


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Sounds of a Comet Encounter

Sounds of a Comet Encounter


During its Feb. 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks.


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Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1

Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1


This movie shows what it was like for NASA's Stardust spacecraft to fly by comet Tempel 1.


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WISE

Space Rock Census


NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer describes the ongoing tally of space rocks and comets amassed by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


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Meteors Over Huntsville


Video of an outbust of bright meteors above Hunstville, Alabama observed on Sept. 9, 2008.


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Artist concept of Dawn spacecraft

Advanced Propulsion for JPL Deep Space Missions


JPL's Dawn mission is en route to rendezvous with the main-belt asteroids Vesta and Ceres, and is using ion propulsion to get there.


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asteroid 2007 TU24

Asteroid 2007 TU24 Close Approach


JPL scientist Don Yeomans explains how the asteroid will make its swing past Earth around 12:30 a.m., Jan. 29. There is no possibility of an impact with Earth in the foreseeable future.


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Deep Impact: Rehearsing the Encounter

Deep Impact: Rehearsing the Encounter


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Toutatis Asteroid Movie

Toutatis Asteroid Movie


Overview of asteroid Toutatis, passing near Earth in Sept. 2004


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Contour Media Briefing

Contour Media Briefing


A NASA/JPL panel discusses upcoming Contour mission designed to provide the most up-close images of a comet nucleus ever taken.


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Galileo

Galileo Detects First Asteroid Moon


The Galileo spacecraft discovers the first satellite orbiting an asteroid.


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Farewell to Deep Space 1

Farewell to Deep Space 1


After successfully testing 12 advanced technologies important for future space science missions and passing by two comets, the Deep Space 1 mission is bid farewell.


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JPL scientist Don Yeomans explains how the asteroid will make its swing past Earth on Jan. 29. There is no possibility of an impact with Earth in the foreseeable future.

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