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Dunes on Tatooine

Posted by Ralph Lorenz on 2013/07/17 01:13 CDT

The fictional world Tatooine, scene of action in the Star Wars movies, is named after a town in Tunisia, where parts of the movies were filmed. The desert backdrops against which the movies were filmed are real terrestrial landscapes, which prove to be perhaps unexpectedly dynamic.

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No Place Like Home

Posted by Bill Dunford on 2013/04/21 03:07 CDT | 6 comments

Mars and Earth share a truly striking family resemblance, but there's no mistaking which one is home.

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Guest Post: Tyler Nordgren: Mars Above, Mars Below

Posted by Tyler Nordgren on 2012/03/02 06:55 CST

With Mars at opposition once again, astronomers around the world will soon be looking up for our best telescopic views of the Red Planet. But next weekend, I and a group of scientists will be turning our gaze downward for views of that alien planet.

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Guest Post: Patrick Donohue: Six days in the crater (day one)

Posted by Pat Donohue on 2012/02/03 10:02 CST

Guest Post: Patrick Donohue: Six days in the crater (day one)

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Reports from the 2009 arctic Mars analogue Svalbard expedition

Posted by Adrienne Kish on 2009/10/06 06:35 CDT | 1 comments

The expedition's goals were to integrate and test two new instruments for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover and four for ESA's ExoMars rover.

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Reports from the 2009 arctic Mars analogue Svalbard expedition

Posted by Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco on 2009/10/06 12:10 CDT

The expedition's goals were to integrate and test two new instruments for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover and four for ESA's ExoMars rover.

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Exploring Mars on Earth: The Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/08/31 06:10 CDT

High in the Arctic, just below Earth's north polar ice cap, biologists, geologists, and engineers come together in Svalbard every August to practice and prepare for an expedition to Mars.

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Dunes in the Outback Red Center

Posted by Jani Radebaugh on 2009/07/29 12:12 CDT

Jani talks about the importance of understanding analogs we can easily visit on Earth to processes happening across the solar system.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: return to civilization

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/29 02:25 CST

The team returns to civilization, having completed their Antarctic mission.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: snow ends the season

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/26 02:25 CST

The team wraps up their collection activites.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: tantalizingly close to the 500-meteorite mark

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/18 02:15 CST

The season total is at 489, tantalizingly close to the 500 meteorite barrier.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: bad days make for more blog fodder

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/13 02:10 CST

Writer's block strikes the expedition, as the group continues to collect meteorites.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: 237 meteorites await the long drive to Houston

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/09 02:10 CST

Fifty-five meteorites are collected by the team in a single day.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: not for the impatient

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/04 01:55 CST

The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: put-in at last; week of productive searches

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/29 01:50 CST

A week of productive searching near the Davis Nunataks.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: more waiting; runway's ready; ralph goes home

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/22 01:50 CST

As the team waits, the runway is finished, and Ralph makes an exit.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: waiting

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/17 01:40 CST

The team is delayed for a week in McMurdo.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: preparations

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/10 01:35 CST

The team arrives in Antarctica to prepare for the expedition.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: in Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/02 01:30 CST

The rest of ANSMET's team are in Christchurch after a long, long session of travel.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: introduction

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/25 01:10 CST

ANSMET will post blog entires on their research during their 33rd field season.

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