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November 4, 2014

Site News: November 2014.

At some point we’ll actually get around to a regular posting schedule.

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September 12, 2014

Deep Space Digest – September 12

Yutu celebrates a holiday, Curiosity arrives at Mt. Sharp, Opportunity formats its memory, Rosetta explores 67P, and Cassini studies Saturn’s atmosphere.

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September 12, 2014

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.

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September 11, 2014

Does Europa Have Plate Tectonics?

A paper published in Nature Geoscience on September 7 may hold the answer to a long-standing mystery regarding Europa’s icy shell.

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September 7, 2014

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.”

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