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John Robson: Fear the asteroid, humanity's greatest threat!

If you’re in the habit of wearing a tinfoil hat, you might want to replace it with aluminum-titanium alloy in honour of Asteroid Day, which passed on Tuesday without anything hitting us. 804 more words

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Look up!

Now that Summer is here some of us may have some more opportunities for stargazing.    Just this week we witnessed Jupiter and Venus converging into a small area of our sky.   104 more words


NASA Awards Evaluations, Assessments, Studies, Services Support Contract

NASA has announced the selection of Cornell Technical Services, LLC, in Columbia, Maryland, to provide support for NASA’s Science Office for Mission Assessments at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. 9 more words

NASA Awards Contract for Consolidated Facility, Maintenance Services

NASA has awarded the Synergy-Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance (SACOM) contract to Syncom Space Service LLC of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Mysterious Spots on Pluto Intrigue Scientists

Newly released images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show an unusual streak of spots on the dwarf planet Pluto.

Scientists aren’t quite sure what to make of the spots… 132 more words

Celebrities and Scientists Want Us to Get Serious About Blowing Up Asteroids

Asteroid Day was this week, and in honor of the completely unknown holiday, campaigners issued a call to action – we must spend more time and money trying to blow up speeding space rocks 🚀 41 more words