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Capturing an Asteroid
April 18, 2013 | NASA

“NASA’s FY2014 budget proposal includes a plan to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable lunar orbit where astronauts can visit and explore it. The proposed mission would combine the efforts of three NASA mission directorates: Human Exploration and Operations, Science and Space Technology.” Quoted from the NASA press release.


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Curiosity Rover – Mission to Mars Project
February 12, 2013 | PBS
This nine-minute video from PBS provides a nice summary of the Mars Curiosity Rover project and Adam Steltzner, the lead landing engineer. Watch New Discoveries From NASA's 'Curiosity' Rover's Mars Mission on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Very Young Stars
March 19, 2013 | NASA
"Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions." Quoted from the NASA press release.

Missing-Mantle Mystery
July 21, 2013 | MIT
"But there remains one lingering mystery: If the Earth arose from the collision of asteroids, its composition should resemble that of meteoroids, the small particles that break off from asteroids. But to date, scientists have found that, quite literally, something doesn’t add up: Namely, the Earth’s mantle — the layer between the planet’s crust and core — is missing an amount of lead found in meteorites whose composition has been analyzed following impact with the Earth." Quoted from the MIT press release. Related: What is the Moho?


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