06.25.10 - NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will fly past Earth this Sunday, June 27.
05.28.10 - NASA's Deep Impact/Epoxi spacecraft successfully performed a maneuver to refine its orbit prior to an upcoming Earth flyby June 27.
01.05.10 - Bright flashes of light off of bodies of water, known as sun glints, give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar system (extrasolar planets) likely to have expanses of liquid water, and a better chance of supporting life.
05.26.09 - A 'pale blue dot' is the best picture we will get of an Earth-like extrasolar world using even the most advanced telescopes planned for the next couple decades. If we can determine that the planet has oceans of liquid water, it greatly increases the likelihood that it supports life.
12.11.08 - The NASA/JPL Epoxi spacecraft fired its engines today to prepare for a Dec. 29 Earth flyby. The Epoxi mission is scheduled to fly past comet Hartley 2 in 2010.› Mission home page
07.17.08 - Scientists are using a video of Earth and the Moon taken from 31 million miles away to develop techniques to study alien worlds.
06.19.08 - The Epoxi flight team fired their spacecraft's engine today to refine its trajectory. This trajectory sets the stage for an encounter with comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010.
02.22.08 - NASA's EPOXI spacecraft has temporarily halted EPOCH (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization) observations starting this past Sunday, Feb. 17.
02.07.08 - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft is aiming its largest telescope at five stars in a search for alien (exosolar) planets as it enters its extended mission, called Epoxi.
12.13.07 - NASA has approved the retargeting of the Epoxi mission for a flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Oct. 11, 2010.