Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/17 12:04 CDT
MESSENGER is in a unique position in the solar system, orbiting the Sun well within the orbit of Venus. From there, it can gaze outward from the Sun to search for tiny objects that may possibly be traveling in the same region, called vulcanoids.
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/07/31 07:20 CDT
Well folks, I'm headed off to Big Sky Country tomorrow (aka Montana)! I'll start the week at the MSL camera team meeting, where I will get all sorts of cool news about the MastCam, MAHLI and MARDI cameras which I will not be able to share with you.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/24 10:53 CDT
Or: Emily reads you the table of contents of Icarus.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/12 02:30 CDT
A good start to my day today: The New York Times' Lens Blog featured the "Martian Moment in Time" photo that Opportunity took last week in a really nice writeup. I'm so grateful, and still a little surprised, that the folks on the Mars Exploration Rover mission took this idea and ran with it!
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/04/30 04:35 CDT
We started off Day 2 of the field trip by driving up onto the eroded rocks of what used to be the tidal flats of the ancient reef, between the shore and the continental shelf.
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/04/26 05:30 CDT
Hello everyone, I’m back from the MarsSed 2010 meeting in El Paso!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/01/01 10:37 CST
I know I already posted Earth once before. But I could not resist winding up the calendar with this view of a new Earth, for the new year.