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Planetary Radio: Ten Years A Roving: The Mars Exploration Rovers

Mat Kaplan • December 24, 2013

This week's show looks back over ten years of exploration by Spirit and Opportunity. Writer A.J.S. Rayl recounts the challenges encountered early in the mission, and how an outstanding team triumphed.

Results of ten Venus years of cloud tracking by Venus Express

Emily Lakdawalla • August 29, 2013 • 5

What Venus Express' Visual Monitoring Camera images of Venus have taught us about the motions of Venus' atmosphere.

"Water on Mars" in Sky & Telescope

Emily Lakdawalla • August 08, 2013 • 7

A shameless plug for my article on "Water on Mars," the cover story in the September issue of Sky & Telescope.

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent?

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2013 • 15

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent? I was caught aback by that assertion, made by a recent graduate in the latest issue of the Brown University alumni magazine.

Report from the Starship Century Conference: Monday

Jon Lomberg • May 21, 2013 • 11

This week Jon Lomberg is attending the Starship Century conference, which brings together scientists, writers, and futurists to imagine the future of interstellar travel. The organizers are Greg and Jim Benford, and among the attendees are: David Brin, Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge, Joe Haldeman, Alan Steele, Geoffrey Landis, Freeman Dyson, Jill Tarter, Paul Davies, Nalaka Gunawardene, and Daniel Richter.

Better conference talks

Emily Lakdawalla • April 04, 2013 • 29

I've been to a lot of conferences and seen a lot of talks and it's amazing to me how a bad presentation can get in the way of really exciting science. Here are my recommendations for how to approach a talk, and tips and tricks to make your talk better.

An editorial on the LPSC 2013 oral sessions

Emily Lakdawalla • March 28, 2013 • 6

In which I complain just a little bit about talks at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Scientists: Register to be a Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Microblogger!

Emily Lakdawalla • January 30, 2013

Hey planetary scientists! Many of you know that the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) is a great meeting in a venue that is perfect except for one thing: Internet access is positively lousy. So I'm really excited that a solution that I advocated to conference organizers is being adopted.

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