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Dawn beams back asteroid science data

( -- The Dawn spacecraft has completed a graceful spiral into the first of four planned science orbits during the spacecraft's yearlong visit to Vesta. The spacecraft started taking detailed observations on Aug. ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Phobos slips past Jupiter (w/ video)

( -- Earlier this month, ESA's Mars Express performed a special manoeuvre to observe an unusual alignment of Jupiter and the martian moon Phobos. The impressive images have now been processed into a movie of this ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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STEREO sees complete far side of the Sun

( -- The far side unveiled! This is the first complete image of the solar far side, the half of the sun invisible from Earth. Captured on June 1, 2011, the composite image was assembled from NASA's two Solar TErrestrial ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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STEREO turns its steady gaze on variable stars

( -- Researchers have discovered 122 new eclipsing binary stars and observed hundreds more variable stars in an innovative survey using NASA's two STEREO solar satellites. The survey has been carried out by team ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Global eruption rocks the sun

On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space. Astronomers knew they ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Sneak Attacks from the Sun

( -- Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation towards the Earth. Astronomers keenly watch the Sun to learn more about what powers these solar eruptions, in hopes of being able ...

dateDec 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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