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Welcome to the Adler's Blogs! Adler Transmissions provides you with the latest news and views from Adler's astronomers, curators, partners, and programming staff. From Earth to distant planets and beyond, This Week in Space discusses the latest discoveries and accomplisments in science, space, and technology.

NASA's Hubble Sees Comet ISON Intact

A new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of comet ISON suggests that it is intact despite some predictions that the fragile icy nucleus might disintegrate as the Sun warms it.

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NASA at 55

As NASA begins its 56th year of operations, they're expanding commercial access to the International Space Station and developing a new rocket and spacecraft to send astronauts farther than ever.

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Comet ISON to Sweep Closely Past Mars on October 1

Comet ISON will sweep closely past Mars on October 1, 2013. NASA spacecraft will be turned in its direction, in hopes of capturing some great photos and new information.

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Over 750 Reports of 2 Large Fireballs Over U.S. Midwest

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 750 reports of large fireballs (bright meteors) over the U.S. Midwest on Thursday and Friday night.

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BRRISON Payload Ready for Launch

The BRRISON payload was rolled out of its processing bay Thursday morning at Ft. Sumner, N.M., for electronics and communications testing. It is expected to launch during the early morning on September 29, weather permitting.

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New Expedition 37 Crew Arrives at Space Station

New Expedition 37 crew members were welcomed aboard the International Space Station early this morning at 12:34 a.m. EDT.

 

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NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. 

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Antares Launches Demo Flight to Space Station

NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58am EDT today from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

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NASA Celebrates National Aerospace Week

This week NASA  joins the rest of the aerospace industry in marking National Aerospace Week, an annual observance that recognizes the enormous contribution the aerospace industry makes to America’s economy, global competitiveness and national security.

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Voyager Embarks on Journey into Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is officially the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space.

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LADEE Launches, Heads for the Moon

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is headed toward the moon after launching on a Minataur V rocket last night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Kepler Can Still Hunt For Earth-Sized Exoplanets, Researchers Suggest

NASA's Kepler spacecraft may not be finished with its planet-hunting yet. Even though two of its four reaction wheels are no longer working, it may still be able to search for potentially-habitable exoplanets around smaller stars.

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NASA Ends Attempts to Fully Recover Kepler Spacecraft

After months of experimentation, the Kepler Space Telescope team is ending its efforts to restore the spacecraft to full working order. The team will conduct a study to identify possible science opportunities for the spacecraft in its current condition.

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Space Station Boosting Biological Research in Orbit

Analyzing the science of biology in microgravity opens a world of possibilities! Research ranges from plant growth to cell growth and from bacterial virulence to strength in human bones

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GRB Lights Up Ancient Hidden Galaxy

More than 12.7 billion years ago, a star exploded, sending its remains in twin jets which traveled through space at nearly the speed of light. During the star's death, it shined a million times more brightly than its entire galaxy.

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Astronomers Image Lowest-mass Exoplanet Around a Sun-like Star

Astronomers have observed an enormous planet which is several times the mass of Jupiter and similar in size around the bright star GJ 504 using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii. 

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NASA's Curiosity Nearing First Anniversary on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover will have it's one year anniversary of landing on Mars next week and has already accomplished its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life.

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Astronomers See Snow...in Space

Astronomers have discovered a “snow line” in a baby solar system about 175 light-years away from Earth. 

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NASA's IRIS Telescope Offers First Glimpse of Sun's Mysterious Atmosphere

On July 17, 2013, NASA's IRIS telescope orbited around Earth and opened its door to view the lowest layers of the Sun's atmosphere for the first time. 

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Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

NASA just released color and black-and-white images of Earth and our Moon which were taken from millions of miles away by NASA's Cassini and MESSENGER spacecrafts.

  

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