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Cassini saves daring maneuvers and observations for last

NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn’s rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30. Cassini crossed through the plane of Saturn’s rings on Dec. 4 at 8:09 AM EST … Continue reading

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A new pockmark on the face of Mars

NASA-JPL: Space rocks hitting Mars excavate fresh craters at a pace of more than 200 per year, but few new Mars scars pack as much visual punch as one seen in a NASA image released February 5, 2014. The image … Continue reading

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March comet comes to (low) northern skies

Comets visible to the naked eye are a rare delicacy in the celestial smorgasbord of objects in the nighttime sky.  Scientists estimate that the opportunity to see one of these icy dirtballs advertising their cosmic presence so brilliantly they can … Continue reading

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Space station spotting service announced

WASHINGTON — On the 12th anniversary of crews continuously living and working aboard the International Space Station, NASA announced a new service to help people see the orbiting laboratory when it passes overhead. “Spot the Station” will send an email … Continue reading

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Earth-sized planet discovered in Alpha Centauri system

European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. … Continue reading

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Twilight scene: Orion, Venus, and the ISS

CAA member Bruce Lane photographed a portion of the International Space Station’s (ISS’s) trail as is passed through twilight skies over Northeastern Ohio. The April 12, 2012 pass put the ISS between the constellation Orion (left) and brilliant planet Venus … Continue reading

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Mercury projects featured on stamps

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL — The Postal Service dedicated two stamps on May 4, 2011 commemorating two historic events — one that occurred a half century ago, and the second that’s making history now. The 50th anniversary of America’s first … Continue reading

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