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Curiosity Brushes ‘Bonanza King’ Target Anticipating Fourth Red Planet Rock Drilling

by Ken Kremer August 19, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Eagerly eyeing her next drill site on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover laid the groundwork by brushing the chosen rock target called ‘Bonanza King’ on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Sol 722, with the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) and collecting high resolution imagery with […]

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Curiosity Celebrates Two Years on Mars Approaching Bedrock of Mountain Climbing Destination

by Ken Kremer August 8, 2014

NASA’s most scientifically powerful rover ever dispatched to the Red Planet, Curiosity, is celebrating her 2nd anniversary on Mars since the dramatic touchdown inside Gale Crater on Aug. 6, 2012, EDT (Aug. 5, 2012, PDT) while simultaneously approaching a bedrock unit that for the first time is actually part of the humongous mountain she will […]

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What’s Ahead for Rosetta – ‘Finding a Landing Strip’ on Bizarre Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

by Ken Kremer August 7, 2014

Following the flawless and history making arrival of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft at its long sought destination of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, Aug. 6, the goal of conducting ground breaking science at this utterly alien and bizarre icy wanderer that looks like a ‘Scientific Disneyland’ can actually begin. Rosetta is the first […]

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Rosetta Probe Swoops Closer to Comet Destination than ISS is to Earth and Reveals Exquisite Views

by Ken Kremer August 4, 2014

Europe’s Rosetta comet hunter achieved another milestone today, Aug 4, swooping in closer to its long sought destination than the International Space Station (ISS) is to Earth – and its revealing the most exquisitely sharp and detailed view yet of the never before visited icy wanderer soaring half a billion kilometers from the Sun. The […]

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Rosetta Orbiter less than 500 Kilometers from Comet 67P Following Penultimate Trajectory Burn

by Ken Kremer August 3, 2014

The Rosetta comet chaser is currently less than 500 kilometers (300 miles) from its target destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko following today’s (Aug. 3) successful completion of the spacecraft’s critically important penultimate trajectory burn, just three days before its history making arrival at the comet on Aug. 6. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) 1.3 Billion euro Rosetta […]

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