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  • NASA to Provide Update on Agency’s First Asteroid Sample Collection Attempt
    on 22 September 2020 at 14:39

    NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to provide an update on the agency’s first attempt to contact the surface of asteroid Bennu and collect a sample next month. […]

  • NASA, US Space Force Establish Foundation for Broad Collaboration
    on 22 September 2020 at 13:30

    While advancing plans for unprecedented lunar exploration under the Artemis program, NASA also is building on a longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense with a new memorandum of understanding announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Space Force (USSF) Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond. […]

  • Comets Have (Ultraviolet) Aurora, Too
    by Monica Young on 22 September 2020 at 13:00

    Observations from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft show that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own aurora. The post Comets Have (Ultraviolet) Aurora, Too appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • Giant Planet Found Around a White Dwarf
    by Arwen Rimmer on 21 September 2020 at 19:16

    Astronomers have found a Jupiter-size planet orbiting a much smaller white dwarf. The discovery shows what a system might look like after its star’s death. The post Giant Planet Found Around a White Dwarf appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • NASA Highlights Science, Business on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station
    on 21 September 2020 at 19:01

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss science investigations, technology demonstrations, and commercial products launching on Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station. […]