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  1. Space News Update - August 8, 2014 - In the News Story 1: Rosetta Arrives at Target Comet Story 2: Still Hot Inside the Moon - Tidal Heating in Deep Mantle Story 3: Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star Departments The Night Sky ISS Sighting OpportunitiesSpace Calendar NASA-TV Highlights Food for Thought Space Image of the Week

  2. Rosetta Arrives at Target Comet

  3. Still Hot Inside the Moon - Tidal Heating in Deep Mantle National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

  4. Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star

  5. The Night Sky Friday, August 8 Already you may see an occasional Perseid meteor if you keep an eye on the night sky. The shower's peak night is predicted for next Tuesday (August 12–13), but moonlight will compromise the view all week. Look northeast as the stars come out for W-shaped Cassiopeia. It's still not quite as high as the Big Dipper is in the northwest, but the two are on their way to their dusk balance point week by week. Get a preview of this by checking on them around 11 p.m. (depending on your location). Saturday, August 9 If you're in the Earth's mid-northern latitudes, bright Vega passes close by your zenith around 10 or 11 p.m. (depending on where you live east-west in your time zone). Wherever you are, Deneb always passes the zenith two hours after Vega. Sunday, August 10 Largest full Moon of the year, but not by much. Can you really detect any difference? See our article, The Not Very SuperMoon. Monday, August 11 Mars is pulling a little closer to Saturn every day. Spot them in the southwest at dusk; Mars is the one on the lower right. Tonight they're still 8° apart. Look farther to the lower right of Mars for twinkly Spica. Tuesday, August 12 Peak Perseid meteor night late tonight. But the Moon, just two days after full, compromises the view. See our article, Perseids vs. Moonlight: Which Will Prevail? Sky & Telescope

  6. ISS Sighting Opportunities ISS For Denver: Sighting information for other cities can be found at NASA’s Satellite Sighting Information

  7. NASA-TV Highlights (all times Eastern Daylight Time) Monday, August 11 9:10 a.m., ISS Expedition 40 In-Flight Event with WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C. and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman (all channels) Tuesday, August 12 8 a.m., Docking of the European Space Agency’s “Georges Lemaitre” Automated Transfer Vehicle to the ISS (all channels) Watch NASA TV online by going to the NASA website

  8. Space Calendar Aug 08 - Comet 289P/BlanpainClosest Approach To Earth (1.512 AU) Aug 08 - Comet 174P/EcheclusAt Opposition (4.934 AU) Aug 08 - 25th Anniversary (1989), STS-28 Launch (Space Shuttle Columbia, DOD Mission) Aug 08 - 45th Anniversary (1969), Zond 7 Launch (Soviet Moon Mission) Aug 09 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #387 (OTM-387) Aug 09 - Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)At Opposition (1.773 AU) Aug 09 - Asteroid 4 Vesta Occults TYC 5555-00069-1 (11.9 Magnitude Star) Aug 09 - Asteroid 246913 Slocum Closest Approach To Earth (1.226 AU) Aug 09 - Asteroid 8734 Warner Closest Approach To Earth (1.801 AU) Aug 09 - Asteroid 11548 Jerrylewis Closest Approach To Earth (2.024 AU) Aug 10 - ISEE-3, Earth Flyby Aug 10 - Comet P/2013 G1 (Kowalski)At Opposition (2.707 AU) Aug 10 - Comet 174P/EcheclusClosest Approach To Earth (4.933 AU) Aug 10 - Asteroid 2000 PN8Near-Earth Flyby (0.080 AU) Aug 10 - Asteroid 1776 Kuiper Closest Approach To Earth (2.138 AU) Aug 10 - Asteroid 65675 Mohr-Gruber Closest Approach To Earth (2.482 AU) Aug 11 - Comet P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)Closest Approach To Earth (1.599 AU) Aug 11 - Comet P/2007 S1 (Zhao)At Opposition (1.977 AU) Aug 11 - Asteroid 8088 Australia Closest Approach To Earth (1.091 AU) Aug 11 - Asteroid 5011 PtahClosest Approach To Earth (1.362 AU) Aug 11 - Asteroid 3623 Chaplin Closest Approach To Earth (1.631 AU) JPL Space Calendar

  9. Food for Thought China Is Taking Lunar Mining Seriously

  10. Space Image of the Week Saturn's Swirling Cloudscape