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Sublimation as a landform-shaping process on Pluto On May 1st 2017, Icarus journal published a special issue focusing on science results of the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto system in July 2015. Several Ames-based researchers have published first-author studies within this issue. One such study is the investigation of sublimation as a landform-shaping process […]

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Geological Mapping of Sputnik Planitia on Pluto:  On May 1st 2017, Icarus journal published a special issue focusing on science results of the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto system in July 2015. Several Ames-based researchers have published first-author studies within this issue. One such study is the geological mapping of Sputnik Planitia, the giant […]

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James Webb Space Telescope arrives at NASA JSC, to be tested by Ames SSA scientists this summer The James Webb Space Telescope Optical Telescope and Integrated Science instruments (JWST OTIS) shipped from NASA GSFC and arrived at NASA JSC on Sunday May 7. JWST will undergo cryogenic vacuum testing in the historic JWSC Chamber A […]

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  SOFIA Confirms Nearby Planetary System is Similar to Our Own, May 2, 2017 NASA’s flying observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, recently completed a detailed study of a nearby planetary system. The investigations confirmed that this nearby planetary system has an architecture remarkably similar to that of our solar system. Located 10.5 […]

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