Curt Michel, Scientist-Astronaut Who Left NASA After Losing the Moon, Dies at 80

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F. Curt Michel, an astrophysicist who was among NASA's first scientist-astronauts but who resigned after it became clear he would not fly to the moon, died Feb. 23, 2015. He was 80.
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20-Year-Old Military Weather Satellite Apparently Exploded in Orbit

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A 20-year-old military weather satellite apparently exploded in orbit Feb. 3 following what the U.S. Air Force described as a sudden temperature spike.
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Dwarf Planet Ceres to Be Revealed in 'Stunning Detail' by NASA Probe

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NASA's Dawn probe is scheduled to slip into orbit around Ceres — the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT) Friday, wrapping up a deep-space chase that lasted two-and-a-half years.
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Dawn Over Ceres - NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet | Images and Visualization

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Inserted into Ceres orbit on March 6th, 2015, the Dawn mission has been sending progressively better imagery to Earth since December 2014. Ceres is by far the largest body in the Main Belt of asteroids.
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Carnival of Space #395

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The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #395. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #395 (89 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Carnival of Space Feed […]
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  • On: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:13:41 +0000

Disney's 'Miles from Tomorrowland': A Space Romp for Kids with Real Science

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A new animated show from Disney is letting the imaginations of the little space fans of tomorrow run wild through the far reaches of the universe, and it's even trying to teach them a little space science along the way.
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