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NASA Scientists see Asteroid through the Eyes of a Robot

Retrieving an asteroid sample is no easy task. Doing the job blindfolded is even more challenging. That’s why scientists equipped the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft with a set of eyes to watch it all unfold.

November Supermoon a Spectacular Sight

The Nov. 14, 2016, supermoon is the closest the full moon will be to Earth since 1948.

Earth's Moon Hit by Surprising Number of Meteoroids

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.
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What's Eating Ozone? - The Solar System's Missing Ozone (O3) Ice [10/21/2016]

A presentation by Mark Loeffler about the missing frozen ozone of the outer Solar System. Given at the 2016 AAS-DPS meeting.
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Three-Carbon Planetary Chemistry [10/21/2016]

AAS-DPS presentation by R. L. Hudson (October 2016)
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot [03/15/2016]

ACS presentation by Reggie Hudson on Jupiter's Great Red Spot, its history, chemistry, and connections to two NASA missions
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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