Monthly Archives: September 2017

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ScienceCasts: Riding the Slingshot to Bennu

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Gravity’s pull is being used to help propel a small spacecraft known as OSIRIS-REx to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu.

Where Is the Edge of the Solar System?

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Where does the solar system end? It all depends on the criteria you are using.

Satellite Animation Sees Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose

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This animation of NOAA's GOES East satellite imagery from Sept. 5 at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC) to Sept. 8 ending at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC) shows Category 4 Hurricane Irma approach the Bahamas, followed by Hurricane Jose approaching the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Katia continues to spin in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Hello, Darmstadt?

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The European Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, has served as Europe’s gateway to space for half a century. In 2017, the centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, highlighting a rich history of achievement in space.