Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory (695) Highlights
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- The newest node in NASA's Mars telecommunications network -- a radio aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter -- handled 550 megabits during its first relay of real Mars data.
- Three orbiters made the first close observations of a comet flyby of Mars, gathering new data about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detecting effects on the Mars’ atmosphere.
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- NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft captured an ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring. The cloud was about a half degree across, comparable in size to Earth’s moon as seen from Earth.
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- 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.
- 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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- NASA's Juno spacecraft is shown in orbit above Jupiter's colorful clouds in this artist's rendering.