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SKYFEST: The Lunar and Planetary Institute presents SkyFest on Saturday, October 8, from 7 - 9 pm at the LPI. It's International Observe the Moon Night! This is a family-friendly free event open to explorers of all ages. Join us! http://ow.ly/uQMe304GxAy
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The Sustainable Trainer Engagement Program (STEP) has worked with educators in the Houston area to provide professional development in Earth and Space Science to thousands of teachers. A number of activities and resources have been assembled by topic and listed online. Feel free to use and share them! http://ow.ly/IBOz304EvG5
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The Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin issue 146 is now available online. The cover story is "OSIRIS-REx Goes Asteroid Collecting." http://ow.ly/IBPi304EUsl
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Tomorrow eBay will host the Space Memorabilia & Hollywood Auction offering space-lovers an opportunity to acquire rare space collectibles. The sale goes live on the eBay Live Auctions platform at 12 pm EDT. http://ow.ly/Nxyu304Cf3h
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DAWN: NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures part of the northern rim of Urvara Crater on Ceres in this image obtained on June 2. http://ow.ly/S58b304BUmI
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CASSINI: This view from the Cassini spacecraft looks toward the brilliant disk of Saturn, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are visible in the atmosphere. At the bottom, ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet. http://ow.ly/XKBW304BNBH
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CURIOSITY: Find out the latest about the Curiosity rover in updates from mission team members from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center. http://ow.ly/rNG9304GwuD
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ROSETTA: NASA Television and the agency’s website will air the conclusion of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission from 6:15 to 8 am EDT Friday, September 30, with NASA commentary, interviews and analysis of the successful mission. The Rosetta mission will end with the controlled decent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at around 7:20 am. http://ow.ly/2Cx1304F7Nx
NASA Television and the agency’s website will air the conclusion of ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Rosetta mission from 6:15 to 8 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 30, with NASA commentary, interviews and analysis of the successful mission. The Rosetta mission will end with the controlled decent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Geras
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The journey to Mars, with a goal of sending humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s, is already well under way. Building on the successful robotic legacy, the human exploration of Mars crosses three thresholds, each with increasing challenges as humans move farther from Earth: Earth Reliant, the Proving Ground, and Earth Independent. Can Mars be a safe home for humans, and what can it teach us about our own planet's past, present and future? http://ow.ly/cw4I304EnTn
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This image of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was captured on September 22 by the StowCam when it was 3.9 million miles (6.17 million km) away from Earth and traveling at a speed of 19 miles per second (30 km/s) around the Sun. Featured prominently in the center of the image is the Sample Return Capsule (SRC), showing that the asteroid sample’s ride back to Earth in 2023 is in perfect condition. http://ow.ly/BiW8304EgST
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MESSENGER: Images obtained by NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft reveal previously undetected small fault scarps— cliff-like landforms that resemble stair steps. These scarps are small enough that scientists believe they must be geologically young, which means Mercury is still contracting and that Earth is not the only tectonically active planet in our solar system, as previously thought. http://ow.ly/28oD304BQd3
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ROSETTA: "Once upon a time... Rosetta's grand finale" is a short animated video showing ESA's Rosetta spacecraft revisiting the exciting scientific discoveries made during its time at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The mission is scheduled to end on September 30 with a descent to the comet. http://ow.ly/TqLR304BJwm
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