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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
satellite has released data from the first 57% of the sky surveyed during the
mission. The satellite went into hibernation in early February 2011, but
its discoveries include 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids between Mars and
Jupiter, and 133 near-Earth objects.
The shuttle Atlantis released the
Hubble Space Telescope
at 08:57 EDT on 19 May 2009 after a successful servicing mission.
NASA's launch of the
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
spacecraft took place at 7:27 p.m. on 27 June 2013
(02:27 UT, 28 June) about 100 miles from Vandenberg AFB.
Voyager 1 has encountered
a region of spacecraft at the edge of our solar system that scientists believe
is the last region the spacecraft will have to cross prior to entering
NASA has officially renamed the recently launched
Radiation Belt Storm Probes
the Van Allen Probes in honor of the late Dr. James Van Allen.
Lunar and Planetary Science
The lunar lander
is scheduled to land in the Sinus Iridum region of the Moon on
Saturday, December 14 at 13:40 UT (9:40 p.m. BJST, 8:40 a.m. EST).
This will be the first soft-landing on the Moon since Luna 24 in August, 1976.
spacecraft entered its planned science orbit around the Moon on 20 November and will
now start collecting data on the tenuous lunar atmosphere over the next 100 days.
mission to Mars launched successfully on Monday, 18 November at 18:28 UT (1:28 p.m. EST)
from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft will reach Mars and go into orbit
to study the martian atmosphere on 22 September 2014.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the Mars Orbiter
Mission (MOM) or
on November 5 at 9:08 UTC (4:08 a.m. EST). The spacecraft
is scheduled to reach Mars and go into orbit on 24 September 2014, where it will study
the martian surface and atmosphere, particularly methane.