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HiRISE: The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captured this image of chaotic deposits in a wide range of colors in Melas Chasma. http://ow.ly/QtTHQ
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CURIOSITY: After three action-packed years on Mars, the Curiosity rover is ready to take on higher slopes of Mount Sharp. Check out this latest video about the mission. http://ow.ly/QtyDO
Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity exploring the planet mars - facts, information, videos and pictures
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A new study conducted by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used the agency's orbiting Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope to look at some unusual asteroids to learn more about Near Earth Objects, or NEOs, and their potential threat to Earth. http://ow.ly/Qtwzc
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This short video produced by ESA shows a flight over the Atlantis Chaos region of Mars located in the southern hemisphere. This animation is based on data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard the Mars Express. http://ow.ly/QqrgT
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The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transited the moon at roughly five miles per second yesterday, August 2. Onboard are NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, Russian Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, Oleg Kononenko, and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui. http://ow.ly/Qq5r3
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Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 21 - 25, 2016 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. The abstract deadline is January 12, 2016. #LPSC2016 http://ow.ly/Qhr31
On March 21-25, 2016, the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
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Are we alone? The Breakthrough Initiatives program, announced on July 20, is an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe and possibly transmit messages into space. Founded by Yuri and Julia Milner and supported by prominent scientists, the Initiative's "Breakthrough Listen" and "Breakthrough Message" are generating interest in intensifying the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. http://ow.ly/Qeom6
“Where is everybody?” So wondered the great physicist Enrico Fermi. The Universe is vast and ancient. Life, he reasoned, has had plenty of time to get started – and get smart. But we see no evidence of life or intelligence beyond Earth. In the last five years, we have discovered that planets in ...
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The August 2015 Edition of the Mars Exploration Science Monthly Newsletter is now available online. http://ow.ly/QtJ5A
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CASSINI: Thanks to the illumination angle, Mimas (right) and Dione (left) appear to be staring up at a giant Saturn looming in the background. Although certainly large enough to be noticeable, moons like Mimas (246 miles across) and Dione (698 miles across) are tiny compared to Saturn (75,400 miles across). Even the enormous moon Titan (3,200 miles across) is dwarfed by the giant planet. http://ow.ly/QrA1B
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LROC: This LROC anaglyph image shows hills, depressions, and fresh craters outside of the Moon's Gerasimovich crater. http://ow.ly/Qq6zu
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Getting ready for next month's International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)? A selection of InOMN event materials including Moon maps, statistics and other lunar resources have been compiled and are available online. InOMN is Saturday, September 19. #moonnight http://ow.ly/Qht4D
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) invites proposals for the name of the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JU3, the target of Hayabusa2, the mission to return samples from the asteroid. Rules and guidelines can be found online. The deadline to suggest a name is August 31, 2015 at 10:00 am JST (Japan Standard Time). http://ow.ly/QbIja
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