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As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations

New Rosetta image shows the diversity of surface structures on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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LDSD's Rocket-powered Test Vehicle

LDSD's Rocket-powered Test Vehicle

This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions.

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Solar System Missions

Cassini-Huygens to Saturn
Studying Saturn and its rings and moons.
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Dawn
Dawn, the first spacecraft ever planned to orbit two different bodies after leaving Earth, will orbit Vesta and Ceres, two of the largest asteroids in the solar system.
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Epoxi
The Epoxi mission recycles the already "in flight" Deep Impact spacecraft to investigate two distinct celestial targets of opportunity.
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Juno
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.
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Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring Mars since January 2004. Clues found in some rocks indicate liquid water once covered the ground.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
This orbiter has the most powerful telescopic camera ever to another planet, plus five other scientific instruments.
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Mars Odyssey
This orbiter studies Mars' surface composition and radiation environment and has instruments to detect water and shallow buried ice.
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Microwave Instrument on Rosetta Orbiter
This JPL instrument will study gases given off by a comet as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbits the comet. Rendezvous with the comet is scheduled for 2014.
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Voyager
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
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Looking Up the Ramp Holding 'Bonanza King' on Mars Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares for Fourth Rock Drilling

Backtracking to get NASA's one-ton Mars rover away from slippery sand has brought the rover to its next candidate rock for drilling.

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35 micron-long hole produced by a 3 picogram mote Stardust Discovers Potential Interstellar Space Particles

Seven microscopic dust particles collected during NASA's Stardust mission may be the first samples of contemporary interstellar dust.

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Boulder on Mars Tall Boulder Rolls Down Martian Hill, Lands Upright

A new photo from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an oblong boulder about 20 feet (6 meters) tall standing upright on Mars after tumbling downhill, leaving a trail.

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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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Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 5, 2014): A Softer Trek to Mount Sharp Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 5, 2014): A Softer Trek to Mount Sharp

On the second anniversary of NASA Curiosity on Mars, the rover navigates a sandy valley on its way to Mount Sharp.

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What's Up - August 2014 What's Up - August 2014

Planets pair up at dawn and dusk. Perseids peak Aug 12/13, visible almost all month

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