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Spacecraft Set For Close Encounter With a Comet

May 16th, 2012 § in Universe

Spacecraft Set For Close Encounter With a Comet A spacecraft is on track to fly through the tail of a comet Friday, collecting hundreds of specks of the primitive material from which the sun, the planets and all living creatures are made, NASA said yesterday.[...]

NASA Expands Search To Include Small Asteroids

May 2nd, 2012 § in Universe

A panel of experts working at NASA’s request has recommended a bold new search for potentially dangerous asteroids, including smaller objects that could cause regional damage in an Earth impact. The price tag: At least $236 million. The recommendation for a search effort fa[...]

Pluto Mission Jeopardized by Possible Funding Cuts

April 25th, 2012 § in Universe

Pluto Mission Jeopardized by Possible Funding Cuts A NASA mission to Pluto that was set for a 2006 launch is now in jeopardy in the face of a surprising proposal to slash funding. The House on Friday voted to cut $55 million from NASA’s New Frontiers program for 2004 as par[...]