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Aug 1, 2015 07:14 PM ET // Jason Major
On July 25, 2015, the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 -- a 'contact binary -- made its closest pass of Earth in at least over a century.
Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 24, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given scientists their first hint about why Pluto has a reddish hue.
Jul 24, 2015 01:25 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
What tiny satellites could take a ride over to Europa? Here are five feasibility studies being considered to hitchhike on a NASA mission.
Science is an intellectual adventure. Sometimes it is also a physical adventure.
Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
New Horizons survived 9.5 years in space before taking pictures of Pluto. How do spacecraft engineers keep their machines going for so long?
Jul 16, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
As New Horizons speeds past Pluto, it's natural to wonder what we can look forward to now. Luckily, there's a fleet of spacecraft prepared to soar all over the solar system in the coming years.
Jul 15, 2015 05:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Little Pluto, smaller than Earth’s moon, has a least one giant mountain range, with water ice the only available building material.
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