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"17.01.2017 23:45:34" Timeline Photos Find out the latest on the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond in a Facebook Live session this week!
"09.01.2017 23:56:33" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - January 2017 The moon, Venus, Mars and the Quadrantid Meteor shower ring in the new year! Findn out What's Up in the night sky this month. Go out and look for asteroid Vesta -- imagine where all the beautiful sites captured by the Dawn spacecraft are located.
"04.01.2017 19:53:25" youtube.com NASA's New Discovery Missions On Jan. 4, NASA announced the selection of two missions to explore previously unexplored asteroids. The first mission, called Lucy, will study asteroids, kno... NASA just announced the selection of TWO new Discovery missions - one to explore Jupiter's mysterious Trojan asteroids and one to a rare metal asteroid. Exciting news!
"16.12.2016 17:31:59" youtube.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft: Flight Over Occator Crater on Dwarf Planet Ceres This video shows the intriguing Occator Crater on Ceres, home to the dwarf planet's brightest area. It may have been produced by upwelling of salt-rich liqui... Here's a very cool video showing the brightest areas in Occator Crater on dwarf planet Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
"15.12.2016 18:41:58" nasa.gov Space Poop Challenge Space Poop Challenge And now for something completely different...
"15.12.2016 17:18:16" jpl.nasa.gov Juno String of Pearls A new image from NASA's Juno spacecraft highlights the seventh of Jupiter's eight 'string of pearls' -- huge counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals. Check out this new image of Jupiter, taken by the JunoCam imager on Juno, featuring one of the 'string of pearls' in Jupiter's southern hemisphere.
"08.12.2016 21:54:17" nasa.gov Who Is John Glenn? On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. Learn more about this space pioneer. We are saddened to learn of the passing of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. A true pioneer, a man of courage and vision and a true inspiration to many generations of explorers.
"07.12.2016 22:33:53" youtube.com OSIRIS-REx Tech – Taking Pictures of an Asteroid NASA is sending the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to explore near-Earth asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich body that may contain clues to the origins of life. When OSIRIS... Here's how our asteroid sample return mission will take pictures of asteroid Bennu.
"01.11.2016 17:40:23" jpl.nasa.gov When Computers Were Human - Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu In The NewsThis week, we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL was founded long before it became NASA's premier center for robotic exploration of the solar system – and even before the agency existed. In fact, JPL started as Celebrating JPL's 80th Anniversary - Early rocket experiments and later missions to the moon and beyond wouldn't have been possible without JPL's human “computers,” women who performed hundreds of thousands of mathematical calculations and eventually
"27.10.2016 22:28:25" Timeline Photos If you're thinking of dressing up for Halloween as your favorite planet, here are some masks to get you started, from NASA's Space Place. http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/planet-masks/en/
"15.10.2016 22:18:41" KUAM News The Guam Department of Education hopes to teach students to build rovers that can travel to different worlds throughout the universe in an effort to spark their interest in STEM fields. It's what many students dream about: traveling through space to Our fabulous collaborator brought Discovery/New Frontiers missions and activities to educators in Guam. Great work, Whitney Cobb!
"13.09.2016 21:40:07" youtube.com OSIRIS-REx Launch Highlights Reel from ULA From rocket roll-out to spacecraft separation: United Launch Alliance produced a beautiful highlights reel of the OSIRIS-REx launch from Cape Canaveral Air F... Here's a great short video showing highlights of the OSIRIS-REx launch. Thanks to United Launch Alliance.
"09.09.2016 18:54:34" nasa.gov Evening Launch Catapults OSIRIS-REx Toward Asteroid Encounter The OSIRIS-REx mission began with a blazing liftoff from Florida Thursday, Sept. 8, to begin a 7-year mission to survey and sample asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx blasted off Thursday with a picture perfect launch, all systems go! I was fortunate to be there and see it in person.
"01.09.2016 22:22:35" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our statement on today's SpaceX incident:
We remain confident in our commercial partners and firmly stand behind the successful 21st century launch complex that NASA, other federal agencies, and U.S. commercial companies are building on Florida's Space
"01.09.2016 18:26:35" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - September 2016 This month: African eclipse, minor meteor showers, moon near Neptune Check out What's Up in the night sky this month.
"01.09.2016 16:17:09" Timeline Photos
"30.08.2016 20:54:40" nasa.gov NASA's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today. Juno has returned its first close-up view of Jupiter. First of many amazing images to come!
"01.08.2016 20:05:25" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - August 2016 How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the and the annual Perseid meteor shower. If it's August, it must be time for the annual Perseid meteor shower! Check out what else you can see in the night sky this month.
"15.07.2016 15:27:42" nasa.gov New Horizons' Top 10 Pluto Pics One year ago, NASA's New Horizons mission made history by exploring Pluto and its moons – giving humankind our first real look at this fascinating world on the frontier of our solar system. It's been one year since New Horizons flew past Pluto and began returning amazing images of that distant world. Check out the team's Top Ten favorite pics.
"14.07.2016 17:09:16" ustream.tv NASA JPL Live NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA's TONIGHT - Marc Rayman Live!
Dawn's chief engineer will share the latest from the only mission ever to orbit 2 planetary bodies. Streamed live from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Marc is humorous and engaging as he translates awesome, mission-related
"06.07.2016 21:43:35" Timeline Photos A look at the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres -- showing some of its impressive achievements. Dawn's advanced ion propulsion system made it possible for the spacecraft to orbit two targets in the main asteroid belt. http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov
"05.07.2016 22:52:05" itunes.apple.com Watch “Visions of Harmony” posted by Apple Music Electronic on Apple Music. What's out there??? NASA's Juno mission arrives at Jupiter soon. Watch a hypnotic film about the link between exploring space and making music. Here is the first collaboration between Juno and Apple.
"05.07.2016 16:08:50" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, our Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 11:53 p.m. EDT Monday, July Congratulations to the Juno team - the second New Frontiers mission is now orbiting Jupiter! Stay tuned for amazing images soon!
"01.07.2016 21:07:15" NASA and Apple are collaborating with "Destination: Juno" to bring popular music and interplanetary exploration together. Kind of like our “Space School Musical.” Watch the entire musical at http://discovery.nasa.gov/musical.
"29.06.2016 20:53:37" youtube.com Crazy Engineering: Flying Solar to Jupiter NASA's Juno spacecraft has traveled 1.7 billion miles to reach its destination, Jupiter. Find out how engineers made humanity's most distant solar-powered sp... After a 5 year journey, NASA's Juno spacecraft will go into orbit around Jupiter on the 4th of July. Find out how solar power is powering this spacecraft so far from the Sun.
"27.06.2016 20:12:57" nasa.gov A 'Super Grand Canyon' on Pluto's Moon Charon Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is home to an unusual canyon system that's far longer and deeper than the Grand Canyon. Pluto's biggest moon Charon has some very interesting features, such as a canyon that is longer and deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
"21.06.2016 20:38:49" Timeline Photos Pluto's rugged good looks continue to entice us as the New Horizons team combines images to beautifully display Pluto's fascinating features.
"16.06.2016 17:09:28" mars.nasa.gov Mars Explorers Wanted Posters Download a free Mars poster that speaks to you. Eight posters are available for download and printing. Each poster represents a different type of explorer NASA is seeking. Download at go.nasa.gov/235vhAR Here's something cool from NASA - download and print your own Mars Explorers Wanted posters!
"16.06.2016 17:05:10" jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission Honored With Collier Trophy NASA's Dawn mission, the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets, has been honored with the National Aeronautic Association's 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Congratulations to the Dawn mission, chosen to receive the National Aeronautic Association Robert J. Collier Trophy to recognize their extraordinary achievements in orbiting both Vesta and Ceres and advancing the nation's technological capabilities in
"14.06.2016 21:45:09" jpl.nasa.gov NASA's Juno Mission 26 Days from Jupiter NASA's Juno mission is now 26 days and 11.1 million miles (17.8 million kilometers) away from the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system -- Jupiter. On July 4th, the Juno spacecraft will go into orbit around Jupiter. Nearly 5 years since launch, the mission team is examining every part of the process to assure success. Juno will spend 20 months circling the gas giant to learn more about how our solar
"03.06.2016 16:54:30" youtube.com New Horizons' Extreme Close-Up of Pluto's Surface (no audio) This is the most detailed view of Pluto's terrain you'll see for a very long time. This mosaic strip – extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Hor... Awesome detailed view of Pluto's terrain, with a resolution of about 260 feet per pixel. This includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by New Horizons on July 14, 2015.
"01.06.2016 16:07:26" nasa.gov New Pluto and Planetary Stamps Wow at World Stamp Show Breathtaking images of Pluto and the planets are getting a stamp of approval from the U.S. Postal Service, which unveiled striking new Forever stamps at the World Stamp Show NY-2016 on Tuesday. The power of a postage stamp! In 1991 the U.S. Postal Service issued a series of planet stamps with spacecraft that explored them. Pluto's said "Not Yet Explored." The stamp provided additional motivation to get to Pluto. We now have a stamp with Pluto
"17.05.2016 17:54:44" Timeline Photos The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury has updated their website. Learn about this historic mission's Top 10 Science Results and Technology Innovations. http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/index.html
"06.05.2016 18:05:55" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - May 2016 What's Up for May. Two huge solar system highlights: Mercury transits the sun and Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years. Speaking of the planet closest to the Sun, check out the transit of Mercury across the Sun happening on May 9. What else is in the night sky this month?
"06.05.2016 16:32:36" messenger.jhuapl.edu MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging The MESSENGER mission has released the first global digital elevation model (DEM) of Mercury, revealing in stunning detail the topography across the entire innermost planet and paving the way for scientists to characterize fully the planet's geologic The MESSENGER spacecraft spent 4 years in orbit around Mercury, impacting into the surface last year when the fuel finally ran out. Check out this new global digital elevation model created from images captured by the spacecraft.
"04.05.2016 21:46:51" youtube.com Learning Space 110: Art & the Cosmic Connection This week Pamela & Georgia are joined by Whitney Cobb from McCrel to talk about an exciting NASA STEAM program, Art & the Cosmic Connection (http://discovery... Today at 3:30 pm PT (6:30 pm ET, 22:30 UT), CosmoQuest will have a Hangout on Art & the Cosmic Connection, our fun STEAM activity that uses the elements of art to help everyone understand and interpret NASA images from space.
"25.04.2016 17:48:09" nasa.gov New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission. Beautiful image of Haulani Crater on dwarf planet Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft.
"22.04.2016 21:34:02" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Within Pluto's informally named Vega Terra region is a field of eye-catching craters that looks like a cluster of bright halos scattered across a dark landscape. Bright crater rims and walls made of methane ice on Pluto, while the dark surface is water ice. Fascinating!
"22.03.2016 16:49:19" Timeline Photos Read about the latest findings at Pluto from New Horizons. http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20160317
"16.03.2016 20:27:06" jpl.nasa.gov www.jpl.nasa.gov If you took the Pi Day challenge, here are the answers.
"14.03.2016 16:32:22" jpl.nasa.gov Pi Day the NASA Way - Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu Pi Day, the informal holiday beloved by math enthusiasts – and even by the math averse – is almost here! March 14 marks the yearly celebration of the mathematical constant (pi), which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. More Are you up for NASA's Pi Day challenge? Hint: it doesn't involve eating coconut cream. But if you solve one of the problems, maybe pie would be a nice treat. :)
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"01.03.2016 19:32:46" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - March 2016 Jupiter, its moons and moon shadows. It's a good time to see Jupiter in the night sky. Our Juno spacecraft will arrive there on July 4 - find out how you can get involved with JunoCam.
"23.02.2016 00:52:04" nasa.gov NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork to an Asteroid NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S. mission to collect Space buffs - channel your inner artist with this cool opportunity from the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.
"18.02.2016 22:02:59" nasa.gov Putting Pluto’s Geology on the Map To help understand the diversity of terrain and to piece together how Pluto’s surface has formed and evolved over time, mission scientists construct geological maps. Pluto's surface geology is incredibly diverse. To help make sense of this complexity, mission scientists construct geological maps like the cool one found here.
"01.02.2016 22:14:50" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - February 2016 Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris, and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day. What's Up in the night sky this month? Lots of hints about how to see the lineup of 5 planets.
"29.01.2016 23:27:33" NASA Dawn Mission New Animation Takes Colorful Flight Over Ceres!
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"22.01.2016 06:10:13" jpl.nasa.gov A Planetary Quintet is Dancing Across the Skies For the next month, early risers will have a chance to feast their eyes on a rare lineup of five planets. Get up early and go outside to see a rare view of 5 planets.
"16.01.2016 00:29:59" nasa.gov Pluto’s Haze in Bands of Blue This processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere. Blue Haze on Pluto! Scientists believe it's photochemical smog from the action of sunlight on methane and other molecules in the atmosphere. The haze layers extend to altitudes of more than 120 miles!
"15.01.2016 22:16:26" jpl.nasa.gov NASA's Juno Spacecraft Breaks Solar Power Distance Record NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered emissary. The Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered spacecraft. The milestone occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when Juno was about 493 million miles from the Sun.
"04.01.2016 19:52:07" nasa.gov Looking Back at the ‘Year of Pluto’ NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will mark the New Year some 125 million miles (200 million kilometers) beyond Pluto, far removed from the excitement and activity that accompanied its historic flight through the Pluto system just five months ago. Looking back at the Year of Pluto. Stay tuned - there are lots more images to come in 2016!
"23.12.2015 00:54:13" NASA InSight A tough decision but the right decision. Why we've suspended our March 2016 launch to Mars: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-suspends-2016-launch-of-insight-mission-to-mars-media-teleconference-today
"17.12.2015 20:38:37" Photos from NASA Discovery & New Frontiers's post Did you submit your name to fly on the InSight mission to Mars? This dime-size microchip carries 826,923 names! An electron beam wrote tiny letters with lines smaller than one one-thousandth the width of a human hair. Here it’s being attached to the
"10.12.2015 18:24:14" saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Peering Through Titan's Haze This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015. Looks a bit Earth-like, doesn't it? It's Titan, Saturn's largest moon!
"04.12.2015 22:19:53" nasa.gov New Horizons Returns First, Best Images of Pluto NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades. Stunning new images of Pluto released today - the video is breathtaking!!
"04.12.2015 21:38:34" nasa.gov To Jupiter with JunoCam! Scientists on NASA's Juno mission are preparing to receive some stunning images of Jupiter, and they need your help. Get ready for a cool new citizen science opportunity with the Juno mission to Jupiter - it's JunoCam!
"01.12.2015 19:38:52" dawnblog.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Blog Dawn has completed another outstandingly successful campaign to acquire a wealth of pictures and other data in its exploration of dwarf planet Ceres. Exultant residents of distant Earth now have the clearest and most complete view ever of this former Learn the latest about the Dawn mission as the spacecraft approaches its lowest mapping orbit at dwarf planet Ceres.
"13.11.2015 18:20:21" nasa.gov Psychedelic Pluto New Horizons scientists made this false color image of Pluto using a technique called principal component analysis to highlight the many subtle color differences between Pluto's distinct regions. Isn't this spectacular!
"10.11.2015 00:40:30" pluto.jhuapl.edu Possible ice volcanoes on Pluto!
"05.11.2015 20:17:43" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tune in Thursday for a live talk about NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, currently in cruise to the giant planet. http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2
"05.11.2015 19:23:28" youtube.com Astronaut Recruitment NASA is on a Journey to Mars and we are on the lookout for a new generation of space pioneers. Do you think you have what it takes to join NASA’s next astron... Want to be an astronaut? (Yes, I do!) You can dream about what that would be like and if you have the right stuff. NASA is looking for the next class of astronauts!
"04.11.2015 00:07:42" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - November 2015 See all the phases of the moon this month -- by day and by night! What's Up in the night sky this month? Find out why the same side of the moon always faces the Earth, and look for the areas where all six of the Apollo missions landed.
"21.10.2015 18:03:32" Timeline Photos Did you send NASA a photo of Pluto time where you live? High noon on Pluto looks like a moonlit night on Earth. Here's a compilation of thousands of pictures received from all over the world.
"18.10.2015 23:19:03" Timeline Photos If you don't know the name Bob Farquhar, you probably know his work. He was the orbital mechanics genius behind many NASA missions, including some of the great Discovery missions. He had fun with math, designing clever trajectories to get spacecraft
"09.10.2015 21:09:38" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons In a surprise, the first color images of Pluto’s atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue. Blue skies and water ice revealed on Pluto!
"29.09.2015 16:50:27" jpl.nasa.gov NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today's Mars New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Intriguing announcement from NASA - liquid water exists on Mars!
"25.09.2015 19:55:36" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons are both dazzling and mystifying, revealing a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details. More weird and wonderful images of Pluto from the New Horizons team today. “It looks more like tree bark or dragon scales than geology."
"11.09.2015 00:25:42" nasa.gov New Pluto Images from NASA’s New Horizons: It’s Complicated New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that have scientists reeling because of their range and complexity. New views of Pluto today! Remarkable and surprising diversity revealed - dark, ancient heavily cratered terrain; bright, smooth geologically young terrain; masses of mountains; dark, aligned ridges that resemble dunes. Fabulous images, New Horizons!
"02.09.2015 18:40:40" jpl.nasa.gov What's Up - September 2015 A total eclipse of the Harvest moon, plus planets and the late summer milky way. Get ready to observe a total eclipse of the harvest moon this month....and more!
"19.08.2015 15:47:03" jpl.nasa.gov Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Next Red Planet Mission Mars enthusiasts can participate in NASA's journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to Mars aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year. Join NASA's next journey to Mars by sending your name aboard the InSight spacecraft, planned to launch next spring for the Red Planet.
"14.08.2015 18:30:17" nasajunocam.tumblr.com NASA JunoCam A showcase of images from amateur astronomers and public-processed images from JunoCam on board... NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrives at Jupiter in July 2016. JunoCam, an onboard color camera, will capture fabulous images of Jupiter. The public will help in planning and processing of images, carrying out steps ordinarily reserved for professional scie
"05.08.2015 20:05:11" nasa.gov From a Million Miles: The Moon Crossing the Face of Earth A camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon passing in front of the Earth last month. Check out this cool video of Earth and the far side of the Moon crossing it.
"28.07.2015 14:34:50" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission | News | Detail We all love Pluto but don't forget about Ceres. The Dawn mission has released colorful new maps of Ceres that show a diverse topography, with height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks as great as 9 miles.
"25.07.2015 16:00:42" nasa.gov NASA’s New Horizons Finds Second Mountain Range in Pluto’s ‘Heart’ Pluto’s icy mountains have company. NASA’s New Horizons mission has discovered a new, apparently less lofty mountain range on the lower-left edge of Pluto’s best known feature.
"15.07.2015 22:31:27" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons This movie zooms into the base of the heart-shaped feature on Pluto to highlight a new image captured by NASA's New Horizons. The new image, seen in black and white against a previously released color image of Pluto, shows a mountain range with peaks Icy mountains on Pluto, up to 11,000 ft high. Amazing detail in this close-up.
"15.07.2015 17:56:19" nasa.gov Updated Television Coverage, Media Activities for Pluto Flyby NASA is inviting media to cover the New Horizons spacecraft’s closest approach and July 14 Pluto flyby from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center. In about one hour from now - 3 pm ET - the first close-up images of Pluto from New Horizons will be revealed. Watch the media briefing on NASA TV. Get ready for awesome! :)
"15.07.2015 02:35:59" twitter.com NASA New Horizons on Twitter “LOCKED! We have confirmation of a successful #PlutoFlyby.” Success at Pluto confirmed! First close up images tomorrow - wow! Job amazingly well done, New Horizons team!
"14.07.2015 18:55:08" nasa.gov Pluto and Charon Shine in False Color New Horizons has obtained impressive new images of Pluto and its large moon Charon that highlight their compositional diversity. New Horizons has released these colorized images that show Pluto and its largest moon Charon are very different.
"14.07.2015 15:41:02" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. This is the last a The excitement is building as we wait for New Horizons to phone home in about 9 hours. The image below is from 476,000 miles. Today's views will be from less than 8,000 miles. Awesome adventures at this distant world!
"14.07.2015 12:08:12" Congratulations to the New Horizons team! History is made at Pluto!
"13.07.2015 18:26:29" nasa.gov How Big Is Pluto? New Horizons Settles Decades-Long Debate NASA’s New Horizons mission has answered one of the most basic questions about Pluto—its size. New Horizons has found that Pluto is larger than all other known solar system objects beyond the orbit of Neptune, 1,473 miles (2,370 kilometers) in diameter - smaller than our moon. Stay tuned for amazing images this week!
"09.07.2015 20:59:44" Follow New Horizons' historic encounter with Pluto online. Find links for special NASA coverage here. We Pluto! http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Participate/community/Workshops-and-Events.php
"07.07.2015 16:53:25" New Horizons Just a week to Pluto now, can't believe it! SO COOL! After 9-1/2 years - almost there!
"02.07.2015 16:30:10" nasa.gov Struggle Between Birds and Pigs Moves to Deep Space In the largest update in the game’s history, Angry Birds Space moves the ongoing clash between birds and pigs deeper into our solar system. It’s a battle that has a lot to teach us, especially with the new levels of the game. Angy Birds Space updated in collaboration with NASA. Just in time for the Pluto encounter on July 14. Fun stuff! #NASABeyond
"24.06.2015 17:35:37" Getting closer to Pluto each day. Alan Stern says, "Every terrain type we see on the planet—including both the brightest and darkest surface areas —are represented there, it’s a wonderland!"
"18.06.2015 17:05:54" twitter.com NASA Marshall News on Twitter “Join in & learn what we'll see as @NASANewHorizons spacecraft gets closer to #PlutoFlyBy: http://t.co/n8snxImqDa” Another chance to hangout with the New Horizons folks tomorrow to find out what they've seen so far of Pluto and its moons, and what they will be observing in the final month leading up to the closest approach on July 14th, 2015.
"16.06.2015 18:45:27" youtube.com New Horizons On July 14th, NASA’s New Horizons mission will make its closest approach to the Pluto system, completing the first reconnaissance of the solar system’s major... Nice short video tribute to our space exploration history, as a major dream is about to become reality when New Horizons reaches Pluto.
"15.06.2015 22:57:05" Rosetta Mission Very exciting that the Philae lander has been awakened by the Sun from her seven-month hibernation on a comet. Hello Sleeping Beauty...
"15.06.2015 22:54:37" New Horizons New Horizons by the numbers--Enjoy, and share! More numbers on Pluto and New Horizons - less than one month from the flyby!!
"09.06.2015 16:21:14" youtube.com PolyCam Space Odyssey The PolyCam camera is the largest and most versatile camera in the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) instrument. PolyCam makes up one of the most mission criti... While New Horizons nears its destination, OSIRIS-REx is still being built. Go into the clean room for a glimpse.
"09.06.2015 16:13:49" New Horizons New Horizons is Fast-- Enjoy this! It doesn't take 9-1/2 years to get to Pluto because New Horizons is dragging its instruments. How fast is it? Look and compare.
"05.06.2015 17:39:53" nasa.gov NASA Lets You Experience “Pluto Time” with New Custom Tool It’s always Pluto Time somewhere, and NASA wants to see your view, using a new interactive widget that provides the approximate time, based on your location. When is Pluto time where you live?
"28.05.2015 21:56:54" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons What a difference 20 million miles makes! Images of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are growing in scale as the spacecraft approaches its mysterious target. The new images, taken May 8-12 using a powerful telescopic camera and downlinked la New Horizons is less than 50 million miles from Pluto this week, covering about 750,000 miles per day. July 14 is getting close - so exciting!
"12.05.2015 22:04:51" youtube.com Space Shorts: What is a Dwarf Planet? Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets. What’s the big difference? Find out in 60 seconds. It's the year of dwarf planets - Dawn is now orbiting Ceres and New Horizons will soon zoom past Pluto. Why are they called that? Are there more of them?
"01.05.2015 18:13:04" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The robotic spacecraft MESSENGER has run out of fuel. With no way to make major adjustments to its orbit around the planet Mercury, the probe will add a new crater to the planet's scarred face. The end is likely to come at about 3:30 p.m. EDT on Apri Beautiful video showing animations of the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury along with many of the fantastic images it captured during 4 years in orbit.
"30.04.2015 23:36:40" nasa.gov NASA's MESSENGER Mission Ends with Planetary Impact A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface. After 4 years and 4,105 orbits, the MESSENGER mission has gone out with a bang. I was fortunate to watch the launch in 2004, when the first orbit of Mercury in 2011 was so far away. It's been quite a ride!
"24.04.2015 20:01:07" The Dawn spacecraft began orbiting dwarf planet Ceres in March. It captured 2 mysterious bright spots on the surface. What might they be? Submit your guess here. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dawn/world_ceres/
"24.04.2015 20:01:07" Timeline Photos The Dawn spacecraft began orbiting dwarf planet Ceres in March. It captured 2 mysterious bright spots on the surface. What might they be? Submit your guess here. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/dawn/world_ceres/
"13.04.2015 23:35:55" nasa.gov NASA Hosts Briefings on Historic Mission to Pluto NASA Television will air media briefings at 1 p.m. EDT and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, to discuss plans and related upcoming activities about the agency’s historic New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto this summer. Another opportunity to learn all about the mission to Pluto from the people who are making it happen!
"08.04.2015 20:14:47" Sweet little video about the Rosetta mission's Philae lander which touched down on comet 67P in November.
"07.04.2015 15:50:36" nasa.gov Our Solar System and Beyond: NASA’s Search for Water and Habitable Planets NASA Television will air an event from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighbor Find out about NASA's search for water and habitable planets in our solar system and beyond. Watch today's live event at 1 pm ET.
"07.04.2015 15:36:29" nasa.gov NASA Extends Campaign for Public to Name Features on Pluto The public has until Friday, April 24 to help name new features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites as they are discovered by NASA’s New Horizons mission. You can help name new features on Pluto and its moons as they are discovered by NASA’s New Horizons mission. Deadline is Friday, April 24.
"02.04.2015 20:21:04" twitter.com NASA New Horizons on Twitter “Google+ Hangout: What do we know about #Pluto and what more can we learn? Find out April 3: http://t.co/Pdqd5BxuMR” Another opportunity to find out more about Pluto - what we know now and how much more we can learn.
"01.04.2015 22:01:26" youtube.com What Color are Asteroids? Join the 321Science! team as we explore how scientists determine asteroid color. OSIRIS-REx is on the web at AsteroidMission.org Facebook: https://www.facebo... What color is your asteroid?
"20.03.2015 15:35:16" OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission Join us tomorrow on Twitter for a live Q&A session! We'll be answering questions that include the #askNASA hashtag starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. If you're not on Twitter, not to worry! You can go to https://twitter.com/OSIRISREx to view the conversa Today - find out how this amazing spacecraft will grab some asteroid dirt to return to Earth without landing! Live Q&A on Twitter, 1:30 pm PT, 4:30 pm ET.
"18.03.2015 21:40:21" NASA Dawn Mission Impatiently. Dawn's trajectory to #Ceres swoops away from the dwarf planet before it spirals in. At 48,000 miles away and on the shadowed side of the dwarf planet, we have to wait until April for the science orbits to begin--and new images to come. Dawn is now in orbit around dwarf planet Ceres, but hang on - she's on the shadowed side. Need to wait a little longer for bright, closeup images. Be patient!
"12.03.2015 18:13:09" jpl.nasa.gov JPL | Pi in the Sky 2 share this page: uploaded by Kim Orr The mathematical constant pi is back in our skies, helping mathematical sleuths like yourself solve stellar problems. Are you up for the Pi Day Challenge (hint - it doesn't involve eating coconut cream!)
"11.03.2015 18:51:50" New Horizons Today's engine burn by New Horizons set an ALL TIME record for the most distant by ANY spacecraft in history! Amazing views of Pluto are getting closer every day!
"10.03.2015 23:10:23" jpl.nasa.gov Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt. The Dawn spacecraft began orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday - cool move, Dawn! Watch this fun video to learn more about the ion propelled spacecraft that is the first EVER to orbit 2 extraterrestrial destinations!
"02.03.2015 01:37:42" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission: News & Events Dawn Fills out its Ceres Dance Card February 24, 2014- PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will host a briefing at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, March 2, to discuss the March 6 arrival of the agency's Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres. The news briefing, held a The Dawn spacecraft is closing in on dwarf planet Ceres. Learn the latest in a press briefing from JPL on Monday, March 2, at 9 am PT, 12 noon ET, 1700 UTC.
"01.03.2015 17:45:40" NASA Dawn Mission Proud to have had Leonard Nimoy narrate our first big Dawn mission video. We will miss your sonorous voice and dynamic presence. #withaffectionandrespect
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Leonard Nimoy narrated a great video about the Dawn mission. You might want to watch it as a tribute to Mr. Spock and to Dawn, which is boldly going to begin orbiting a dwarf planet tomorrow! Live Long and Prosper
"27.02.2015 22:47:14" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission: News & Events Bright Spot on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion These images of dwarf planet Ceres, processed to enhance clarity, were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of about 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers), by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn observed Ceres completing one full rotation, which lasted about The Dawn spacecraft is getting closer to dwarf planet Ceres every day - and revealing new mysteries just waiting to be solved.
"18.02.2015 20:44:58" NASA Solar System Exploration #Pluto Discovered: Feb. 18 marks the 85th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto - found by Clyde Tombaugh in these 1930 images.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, launched in 2006, is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet and its We will be soon seeing amazing details on this tiny spec first recognized as a planet by Clyde Tombaugh 85 years ago today.
"12.02.2015 18:39:09" What is Albedo? Join the 321Science team as we learn about how scientists measure the light reflected from different objects! What do sea ice and asteroids have in common? They both have albedo! Learn what albedo is and how it helps scientists learn about an asteroid’s likely composition in the newest 321Science!
"11.02.2015 19:07:25" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission: About Imagine Ceres Dwarf Planet Ceres was discovered in 1801 by astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi “as a faint smudge of light that wandered slowly among the stars.”1 In September, 2007, NASA's Dawn mission embarked on its journey to investigate in detail two of the largest pr IMAGINE CERES! What do you imagine the surface of dwarf planet Ceres will look like as the Dawn spacecraft closes in on it? Send your creations in the form of art, music, poetry or video. View the cool gallery of pictures sent so far.
"05.02.2015 18:52:44" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh could only dream of a spacecraft flying past the small planet he spotted on the edges of the solar system in 1930. Yet the newest views of Pluto from NASA's approaching New Horizons probe – released today, on the late The New Horizons spacecraft is in the approach phase to Pluto - after 9 long years of soaring through the solar system! Check out this photo, released on the birthday Clyde Tombaugh who discovered the tiny planet. Photos will get better and better on
"05.02.2015 16:53:19" The microchips are in! These chips carry the names you all submitted to fly on board the spacecraft to Bennu and back to Earth. Is *your* name on the chips?? Timeline Photos If you submitted your name to fly on OSIRIS-REx, to asteroid Bennu and back to Earth, these are the chips with your names. Very nice!
"04.02.2015 22:36:53" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov A Design of Discovery Educator Workshops - NASA Discovery and New Frontiers Programs Artist's depiction of New Horizons at Pluto with its moon Charon in silhouette. Credit: Dan Durda ....... ...... Artist depiction of Dawn approaching Ceres ...... ...... Artist's depiction of the Mars Lander InSight studying the interior of Mars .... Registration is open for our 5th annual educator workshop on March 7. The Design of Discovery will focus on the engineering solutions associated with space exploration. If you can't attend in person, watch the presentations as they are streamed live.
"28.01.2015 21:10:30" plus.google.com Pluto and the Solar System: A hangout with NASA and PBS LearningMedia - Google+ TONIGHT! Teachers and other interested Plutophiles - join the Google+ Hangout at 8 pm ET (1:00 am UT) as NASA’s New Horizons mission offers an inside look at what lies ahead for solar system science.
"22.01.2015 23:53:01" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission: News & Events Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres December 29, 2014—NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered an approach phase in which it will continue to close in on Ceres, a Texas-sized dwarf planet never before visited by a spacecraft. Dawn launched in 2007 and is scheduled to enter Ceres orbit in Mar What is ION PROPULSION and why does it allow the Dawn spacecraft to be the first ever to orbit 2 objects in the solar system? Find out in JPL's Crazy Engineering!
"05.01.2015 17:21:08" time.com Humanity's Visit to Pluto is About to Begin A remarkable spacecraft approaches the solar system's last known planet (and yes, it's a planet) 2015 is the Year of Pluto! "Nothing like the exploration that New Horizons is about to undertake has happened in a generation, and nothing like it is planned to happen again. It is likely the last time in our lifetimes that a new planet will be explo
"20.12.2014 01:08:31" discovery.nasa.gov DISCOVERY ::: Newsletter Archive The Discovery office provides education opportunities for the science and teaching community to provide a resource for Solar System Exploration, space station, science, scientist, stars, sun, astronaut, mars, moon, asteroids, comets, free teaching re The latest Discovery and New Frontiers News is now online. Read the newsletter to find out what's happening with the missions and how to find them on social media.
"17.12.2014 18:36:13" dslauretta.com Integration of the OSIRIS-REx Main Propellant Tank The assembly of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues to make excellent progress. Most notably, this month Lockheed Martin installed the main propellant tank on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at their Spa... OSIRIS-REx is NASA's asteroid sample return mission, being built right now for launch in 2016.
"16.12.2014 20:37:11" namecraters.carnegiescience.edu Name A Crater on Mercury Here's a challenge for you -- name a crater on Mercury, brought to you by the amazing MESSENGER mission!
"07.12.2014 18:04:24" www.nasa.gov On Pluto’s Doorstep, NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Awakens for Encounter NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation today for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system. New Horizons is awake and ready for its closeup view of Pluto, just months away!
"04.12.2014 17:55:30" www.planetary.org Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation | The Planetary Society After nearly nine years in space, with most of that time spent in hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is about to awaken for its historic flyby of Pluto and Charon. Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for a special conversation originating at P Here's a chance to hear from some New Horizons team members in a live webcast by the Planetary Society on Dec. 6, the day the spacecraft will come out of hibernation after 9 years of Pluto dreaming.
"01.12.2014 23:50:45" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Web Site It’s hard for me to believe, but after almost nine years of flight, we are literally on Pluto’s doorstep, on schedule, in good health, and on course. After nearly 9 years of flight, the New Horizons spacecraft is on Pluto's doorstep. It will be awakened from its final hibernation this Saturday, Dec. 6. NASA plans a special wake-up call. Read more and vote on your favorite version of the graphic.
"21.11.2014 17:42:56" NASA | Asteroid Bennu's Journey Bennu's Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, Asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system. Born from the rubble of ... Landing on a comet was exciting - how about bringing back material from an asteroid? Watch this beautiful new video about asteroid Bennu, formed from the rubble of a violent collision billions of years ago. The OSIRIS-REx mission will grab a sample f
"19.11.2014 18:39:31" InSight is the 12th Discovery Program mission and the next NASA mission to Mars! Assembly of the lander recently began at Lockheed Martin in Denver. http://discovery.nasa.gov/news/index.cfml?ID=1123
"19.11.2014 18:39:31" Timeline Photos InSight is the 12th Discovery Program mission and the next NASA mission to Mars! Assembly of the lander recently began at Lockheed Martin in Denver. http://discovery.nasa.gov/news/index.cfml?ID=1123
"18.11.2014 18:28:28" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Web Site My connection to Pluto and Charon is quite different from that of other scientists who write for the New Horizons website. Certainly I’m excited about the chance to visit and study objects in the outermost of our solar system’s three major regions. W New Horizons scientists are preparing to find a strange new world at Pluto: a surface dominated by solid nitrogen, carbon compounds, and radiation - chemical products unlike any planet yet visited.
"13.11.2014 21:33:07" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Web Site NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way to prepare the spacecraft for a six- Only 3 weeks until New Horizons is awakened from hibernation for the last time - with a special a wake-up song, of course! Getting closer and closer to exciting first views of Pluto!
"12.11.2014 21:36:34" www.esa.int Touchdown! Rosetta’s Philae probe lands on comet ESA’s Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved. Another exciting first in space exploration today - ESA's Rosetta spacecraft landed on a comet, adding enormously to our understanding of comets, just as NASA's Stardust and Deep Impact missions did.
"03.11.2014 19:35:24" What are Near-Earth Objects? What are NEOs? OSIRIS-REx presents a video which looks at near-Earth objects (NEOs) – how they are formed, where they come from, and where they are going. OS... What are Near Earth Objects? Learn about them from the OSIRIS-REx mission which will travel to one, asteroid Bennu, and grab a sample of it to return to Earth.
"29.10.2014 21:43:08" Ambition the film Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on l... The Rosetta mission will send a lander to the surface of a comet on Nov. 12. Watch this mesmerizing short video to learn more. You are in for a treat!
"28.10.2014 20:14:09" www.nasa.gov One Giant Sunspot, 6 Substantial Flares As of Oct. 26, AR 12192, the largest active region on the sun in 24 years, has produced six substantial solar flares since Oct. 19. The Sun has been very active in the solar flare department lately. Check out some great images from NASA spacecraft.
"15.10.2014 18:13:40" www.jhuapl.edu NASA's Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015. Exciting news on the Pluto front - the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects that the New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.
"07.10.2014 20:16:27" www.nsta.org Browse NSTA Journals Resources for science teachers Very happy that the current National Science Teachers Association journal for elementary school teachers, Science and Children, lead article is about our Art & the Cosmic Connection activity. The theme is “patterns,” a cross-cutting concept. Downloa
"06.10.2014 14:45:40" Today on reddit: Ask New Horizons Anything
Get your questions ready and join mission Principal Investigator Alan Stern and members of the New Horizons science team for a reddit “Ask Me Anything” session today at 1 p.m. EDT. Watch for the link to th
"02.10.2014 21:03:38" www.jpl.nasa.gov Video: What's Up - October 2014 - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What's Up for October? A lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse and Mars has a close encounter with a comet. It's October already - what's up in the night sky this month?
"30.09.2014 21:00:42" www.pbs.org NOVA Next | PBS Mae Jemison Astronaut/Dancer “I didn’t even think about whether I’d be the first African-American woman in space… I just wanted to go into space.” NEW VIDEO 8/11: Starship Heard an interesting talk today from Maria Klawe - mathematician, artist, college president and a Forbes 50 world's greatest leader. Gain insight into Maria and many other fascinating people at The Secret Life of Scientists.
"29.09.2014 19:23:33" www.asteroidmission.org Messages to Bennu - OSIRIS-REx Submit your name for a round-trip ride to asteroid Bennu Tomorrow is the last day to submit your name for a fabulous round-trip journey to an asteroid onboard a NASA spacecraft. You gotta go!
"26.09.2014 17:09:11" discovery.nasa.gov DISCOVERY ::: Image Impact The Discovery office provides education opportunities for the science and teaching community to provide a resource for Solar System Exploration, space station, science, scientist, stars, sun, astronaut, mars, moon, asteroids, comets, free teaching re NASA's space investigations bring us amazing images. Listen to some of the stories behind the incredible photos from the scientists who made them happen.
"16.09.2014 21:38:59" pluto.jhuapl.edu New Horizons Web Site What is Pluto made of? With our telescopes on Earth, we have been able to discover that Pluto’s surface is covered by several kinds of ice – not frozen water, but frozen methane (“natural gas”), frozen carbon monoxide, frozen nitrogen, and a frozen h Telescopes on Earth have revealed that Pluto’s surface is covered by several kinds of ice – frozen methane (“natural gas”), frozen carbon monoxide, frozen nitrogen, and a frozen hydrocarbon known as ethane. We'll learn so much more when New Horizons
"12.09.2014 17:13:08" Great photo! The Rosetta spacecraft snapped a ‘selfie’ at comet 67P/G-C. The European space probe will fly alongside the comet as it heads toward the inner solar system, orbit the comet, and send a lander to its surface.
"12.09.2014 17:13:08" Timeline Photos Great photo! The Rosetta spacecraft snapped a 'selfie' at comet 67P/G-C. The European space probe will fly alongside the comet as it heads toward the inner solar system, orbit the comet, and send a lander to its surface.
"03.09.2014 20:14:51" www.planetary.org Submit Predictions to Fly in an Asteroid Time Capsule | The Planetary Society You have four weeks left (until September 30, 2014) to submit names to send to an asteroid, and now you can also separately submit space exploration predictions or images to send in a time capsule to and from that same asteroid. Both sets of informat Where will space exploration will be in 2023? The OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu wants to know what you think. Tweet your prediction or Instagram your concept with hashtag #AsteroidMission. Top picks fly in the time capsule!
"28.08.2014 18:37:23" Most NASA spacecraft use solar arrays to power their onboard systems. But spacecraft that are going very far from the Sun, like New Horizons, need something more.
"28.08.2014 18:37:23" Timeline Photos Most NASA spacecraft use solar arrays to power their onboard systems. But spacecraft that are going very far from the Sun, like New Horizons, need something more.
"14.08.2014 21:39:05" The Scale of the Universe OSIRIS-REx presents a video which looks at the scale of everything in the Universe, from our target asteroid, Bennu, all the way up to the Universe itself. O... Have you thought about the scale of the Universe and all its parts? Pretty mind boggling! This video from the OSIRIS-REx mission shows great size comparisons to help unboggle just a little!
"13.08.2014 20:59:23" Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system with dozens of moons and an enormous magnetic field. It's almost like a miniature solar system. The Juno spacecraft will go into orbit around this gas giant in 2 years to reveal many of its myste
"13.08.2014 20:59:23" Timeline Photos Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system with dozens of moons and an enormous magnetic field. It's almost like a miniature solar system. The Juno spacecraft will go into orbit around this gas giant in 2 years to reveal many of its mysteries.
"01.08.2014 17:45:54" messenger.jhuapl.edu MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging MESSENGER is one amazing spacecraft. Ten years since launch, watch this great video of the surface of Mercury!
"29.07.2014 21:30:34" discovery.nasa.gov DISCOVERY ::: Newsletter Archive The Discovery office provides education opportunities for the science and teaching community to provide a resource for Solar System Exploration, space station, science, scientist, stars, sun, astronaut, mars, moon, asteroids, comets, free teaching re Find out the latest on all our cool missions exploring the solar system, check out our July 2014 Discovery and New Frontiers Newsletter.
"28.07.2014 17:16:12" The New Horizons mission to Pluto and principal investigator Alan Stern were in Sunday's Prickly City cartoon. This time the artist drew Alan instead of the cartoon dog Pluto. Nice!
"28.07.2014 17:16:12" Timeline Photos The New Horizons mission to Pluto and principal investigator Alan Stern were in Sunday's Prickly City cartoon. This time the artist drew Alan instead of the cartoon dog Pluto. Nice!
"24.07.2014 19:03:00" www.planetary.org OSIRIS-REx | The Planetary Society NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invite people worldwide to submit their names for a round-trip ride to the target of the OSIRIS-REx mission, the asteroid Bennu.. OSIRIS-REx is a robotic mission, but our names can hitch a ride to t Is your name going to asteroid Bennu on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft when it launches in 2016? And returning to Earth in the sample return capsule in 2023? Go on the longest journey of your life, sign up now!
"16.07.2014 15:56:52" airandspace.si.edu Exploring Pluto and its Satellites at the Solar System’s Frontier | National Air and Space Museum Meet the New Horizons science team and hear about the program’s goals for exploring the Pluto system next year. If you're not in Washington DC to attend this cool event, you can watch it online wherever you are. One year from Pluto!
"14.07.2014 20:37:13" www.npr.org Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto It takes a long time to travel 3 billion miles. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will finally get a flyby glimpse of the dwarf planet, as part of a mission launched in 2006. Even NPR is getting excited that we are just one year away from our closest look ever at Pluto.
"10.07.2014 22:14:03" discovery.larc.nasa.gov NASA SOMA: Discovery 2014 AO This website is designed to answer your questions about current and upcoming Announcements of Opportunity (AO) to propose a Discovery Mission and/or Mission of Opportunity. It will be updated regularly. Questions may also be addressed to the Discover NASA will soon be issuing a call for proposals for a future Discovery mission. We've returned samples of solar wind and comet dust and discovered the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone, plus flown amazing missions to asteroids and comets,
"02.07.2014 19:04:04" What's Up in the night sky this month? You might be able to spot Vesta and Ceres in the main asteroid belt or even Pluto!
"01.07.2014 20:58:12" hubblesite.org HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble to Proceed with Full Search for New Horizons Targets... NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been given the go-ahead to conduct an intensive search for a suitable outer solar system object that the New Horizons (NH) spacecraft could visit after the probe streaks though the Pluto system in July 2015. The Hubble Space Telescope is going to search for a suitable Kuiper Belt object that the New Horizons spacecraft can fly past after its historic, first ever flyby of Pluto and its moons next year. We're talking about icy bodies 4 billion miles from E
"30.06.2014 22:18:19" www.nasa.gov Five Things about OCO-2 What makes NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 unique? Here are five things, for starters. NASA is getting ready to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, to study carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. This is a big deal - carbon is the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in our climate.
"26.06.2014 21:26:07" www.jpl.nasa.gov NASA's Curiosity Rover Team Today Features Women - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Today (Thursday) is Women's Curiosity Day for the diverse team running NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, with female engineers and scientists doing most of mission's 90-plus roles. The faces of NASA are changing - have you noticed?
"23.06.2014 23:39:41" Why go to Bennu? Published on June 16, 2014 Why go to Bennu? OSIRIS-REx presents a new 321Science video about choosing a target asteroid for this sample return mission. This ... Asteroid Bennu is one out of 600,000 - learn why it is the target of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission
"16.06.2014 16:10:11" hubblesite.org HubbleSite - NewsCenter - NASA's Hubble to Begin Search Beyond Pluto for a New Horizons Mission... After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015. The Hubble Space Telescope is going to search for a Kuiper belt object that could be a viable flyby target for the New Horizons spacecraft after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015. Great news!
"03.06.2014 17:46:35" www.jpl.nasa.gov Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory A planet thought to be rocky and 17 times as massive as Earth has theorists scratching their heads. Surprising new finding from the Kepler telescope - astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size.
"03.06.2014 16:45:25" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Connect Event Catalog NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA Education Specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom. NASA offers free online professional development for educators o many fun topics. Check here for more information and to register.