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December 12, 2017

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks December 13–14 December 12, 2017 – If it’s clear Wednesday night and Thursday before dawn, keep a lookout high overhead for the “shooting stars” of the Geminid meteor shower. That’s the peak night for this annual…

December 11, 2017

NASA’s Juno Probes The Depths Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot December 11, 2017 – Data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below…

December 7, 2017

Kepler’s Gaze Shifts Toward New Targets — Supernovae, The ‘Beehive Cluster’ And Earth December 7, 2017 – The sixteenth observing campaign of the Kepler spacecraft’s K2 extended mission is now underway. The campaign has prospects for discoveries among 30,000 objects…

December 6, 2017

Clay Minerals On Mars May Have Formed In Primordial Steam Bath December 6, 2017 – Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of ancient clay minerals on Mars that, if shown to be true,…

December 5, 2017

NASA And Lockheed Martin Invite Media To Visit Colorado Companies December 5, 2017 – Two Colorado companies designing, manufacturing and testing flight hardware for NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in support of human missions near the…

December 4, 2017

United Launch Alliance Selects L3 Technologies To Design Next-Generation Avionics Systems December 4, 2017 – L3 Technologies announced today that it has entered into an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to become the exclusive provider of avionics and related…

December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 – If you tried to start a car that’s been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up…