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YouTube/VideoFromSpace: Hydra and Nix were snapped by NASA’s New Horizons’ mission from a distance of ~600,000 kilometers on July 13th and again on July 14th at a distance of 231,000 kilometer/143,000 miles (Hydra) and 165,000 kilometers/102,000 miles (Nix). The Nix … Continue reading
NASA Press Conference Following Successful Flyby of Pluto YouTube/NASA: NASA officials and team members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto participate in a news conference featuring release of close-up images of Pluto’s surface and moons, and initial reactions from … Continue reading
YouTube/VideoFromSpace: The New Horizons’ team and a room full to capacity at the mission’s control center outside of Baltimore, Maryland celebrated with the rest of the world at the exact time of the Pluto (7:49 EDT, July 14th, 2015). Best … Continue reading
As the New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto, a scientific paper by Eilliot, et al., reveals climate change is occurring on Pluto. Pluto reached perihelion (closest approach) around the sun years ago. Incredibly, between 1988 and 2002, Pluto’s atmospheric pressure doubled. … Continue reading
NASA experienced an “anomaly” with the New Horizons space probe on Sunday, temporarily losing contact with the spacecraft. Via JHUAPL.edu: NASA’s New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for … Continue reading
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy its Philae lander to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in Nov. 2014. Its expected to deliver for several weeks to several months, depending on how long it takes the solar cells to be covered in dust. … Continue reading
A malfunctioning cooling pump was removed in the first of a multiple space walk repair mission for ISS astronauts. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed Spacewalk #1 on Dec. 21, 2013. Read more here.
YouTube/NASA Goddard: These images from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory show Comet ISON growing dim as it made the journey around the sun. The comet was not visible at all in NASA’s Solar … Continue reading
(ITN)–Comet Ison is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun’s surface on November 28 and will be visible to the naked eye in December as it nears Earth. NASA scientists are not sure if … Continue reading