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A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review. The mission to move forward into its preliminary design phase, known as "Phase B," is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The Europa mission spacecraft is being planned for launch in the 2020s, arriving in the Jupiter system after a journey of several years. http://ow.ly/TLoN309gbMI
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Mark your calendar for the next Cosmic Explorations lecture on Thursday, April 13. LPI postdoctoral fellow Dr. Patricia Craig will present “Mars: Are We There Yet?” This free presentation begins at 7:30 pm at the USRA-Houston building. If you can’t make it, watch it streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. If you missed previous lectures, you can watch the recordings online. http://ow.ly/BYNL309ga9l
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The American Geophysical Union's Sharing Science program helps scientists communicate about Earth and space sciences with a broad audience. It offers lots of resources and ideas to improve science communication and visibility. Find out more about how to share your science. http://ow.ly/p0qa309hQx0
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LPSC: The Highlighted Events webpage for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference has been updated. Events are listed by day Sunday through Thursday. Find out about workshops, town halls, and more. #LPSC2017 http://ow.ly/gSDo309l4dE
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TONIGHT: Join us for SkyFest this evening. The theme is "Observing the Night Sky." Explore telescope basics, build a simple telescope to take home, learn about the next big space telescope, and enjoy night sky viewing. The weather should be nice! Skyfest will take place 7:00 - 9:00 pm, all ages are welcome, and it's free! http://ow.ly/JT6P309g9rI
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Abstracts are now being accepted for Accretion: Building New Worlds, the first topical conference of LPI’s “The First Billion Years” initiative. The abstract deadline is June 1. #1st1e9 http://ow.ly/xZaB309iNNw
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DAWN: This enhanced color composite image from the Dawn spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer shows the area around Ernutet Crater on dwarf planet Ceres. The instrument has detected the evidence of organic materials in this area -- in this view, areas that appear pink with respect to the background appear to be rich in organics, and green areas are where organic material appears to be less abundant. http://ow.ly/mWPR309k1BK
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HiRISE: This color-enhanced HiRISE image shows exposed bedrock on Mars' surface. Much of the surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, the bedrock is well exposed (except where covered by sand dunes). http://ow.ly/GOnx309jZyq
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Hotel room blocks are now open for the Astrobiology Science Conference 2017 (AbSciCon 2017) that will be held April 24–28 in Mesa, Arizona. #abscicon2017 http://ow.ly/HcP2309isNI
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The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, mission recently marked its 10th anniversary in space. In 2010, after the end of THEMIS’ prime mission, two of the five mission spacecraft split off to start the Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) mission to study the Moon and its space environment. Vassilis Angelopoulos, principal investigator of THEMIS at the University of California, Los Angeles: “THEMIS is morphing each year into a new journey of exploration.” http://ow.ly/9AwI309fuaH
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