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Educator Ben Wentworth helps two students understand how the solar wind interact with a comet

Comet Day at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
September 14, 2010 - Students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) participated in a fun-packed Comet Day where they learned about comets, NASA's upcoming Discovery Program missions: Stardust-NExT and EPOXI, along with the reasons why scientists are interested in studying comets.
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Malcolm Hartley looking through a microscope

Meet Malcolm Hartley, Discoverer of Comet Hartley 2
September 2010 - It's a big thrill knowing that the EPOXI mission will be visiting the comet I discovered. I hope that the upcoming, November 4, encounter turns out to be worthwhile for both the mission and NASA. The mission has been brilliant to date and it would be great to end it with a bang (not literally).
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Perseid Meteor Shower

What's Up for August? Perseids!
August 2010 - What's Up for August? The Perseid meteor shower. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Padadena, California. If you've never seen a meteor shower, this month's Perseids are a perfect introduction. Plan a summer getaway on Thursday night August 12. You'll begin to see meteors by about 11 p.m. But the rates increase closer to dawn.
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Rosetta's OSIRIS camera took this farewell image of Lutetia at the end of the flyby

Rosetta Discovers Haunting Beauty in Deep Space
July 14, 2010 - The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has beamed back close-up photographs of asteroid Lutetia, an ancient, cratered relic from the dawn of the solar system. Scientists are abuzz about the stunning images, which reveal a worldlet of haunting, alien beauty.
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Close up of asteroid Lutetia

Rosetta Visits Mysterious Asteroid to Unlock its Secrets
July 14, 2010 - Europe's Rosetta spacecraft flew less than 2,000 miles from asteroid Lutetia Saturday, snapping pictures of the new world and collecting bonus science on a primitive relic of the solar system. Lutetia was unknown before the flyby, and scientists hoped Rosetta would refine estimates of its size, chemical composition and origin.
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