NASA Announces Asteroid Naming Contest for Students
The competition is open to students under age 18 from anywhere in the
world. Each contestant can submit one name, up to 16 characters long.
Entries must include a short explanation and rationale for the name.
Submissions must be made by an adult on behalf of the student. The
contest deadline is Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. . ...(more)
To review contest rules and guidelines, visit:
To see a video explanation about the contest, visit:
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Dawn has Departed the Giant Asteroid Vesta
PASADENA, Calif. -- Mission controllers received confirmation today that NASA's Dawn spacecraft has escaped from the gentle gravitational grip of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn is now officially on its way to its second destination, the dwarf planet Ceres...
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Meteoroids Change Atmospheres of Earth, Mars, Venus
Meteoroids streaking through the atmospheres of planets such as Earth,
Mars and Venus can change these worlds' air, in ways that researchers
are just now beginning to understand....
Viewing Alert: Jupiter May Have Been Impacted by a Fireball
She reports there has been a visual sighting of an apparent fireball on Jupiter earlier today (about 10 hours ago, as of this posting) so the impact site should be visible again over the next few hours. According to amateur astronomers discussing this ...
Fireball on Jupiter after new cosmic impact
Jupiter is exciting astronomers again after yet another impact produced a brilliant flare in its atmosphere yesterday. The fireball, observed by a visual observer and then confirmed on video, was probably produced by a small asteroid or comet and may ...
The Watchers - Jupiter hit by a fireball
From astronomer Heidi Hammel of the Space Science Institute comes news about a potential new impact on Jupiter. There has been a visual sighting of an ...
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