2014 RC Flyby Science
The asteroid 2014 RC swooped by Earth at a distance of only 34,000 km (21,000 miles) on Sunday, September 7. The close approach allowed scientists to make some observations of the small asteroid.
NASA Panel: Curiosity Planning Lacks Scientific Focus
A NASA senior panel took Curiosity’s mission management to task, finding that their extended mission plan was “a poor science return for such a large investment” and “lacked scientific focus and detail.” (more…)