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4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 1

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/28 07:20 CDT

Today was the first of a three day workshop in which the Mars science community gathers together and hashes out what we know and what we don't know about the four finalist MSL landing sites.

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 1 notes: Introduction, biosignatures, and mineralogy

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/28 05:57 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 1 notes: Introduction, biosignatures, and mineralogy

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China to launch Chang'E 2 on Friday, October 1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/28 12:14 CDT

China to launch Chang'E 2 on Friday, October 1

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Dawn Journal: Third Anniversary in Space, and How to Map Vesta

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2010/09/28 11:48 CDT

On the third anniversary of traveling through the solar system on its own since dispatching Dawn on a separate journey, Earth continues to orbit the sun in much the same way it has been.

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: A review

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/27 05:59 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: A review

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/24 07:20 CDT

Well folks, I'm off to Pasadena to help the Mars community decide where to send its next rover.

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Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: Jupiter and Saturn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/24 01:27 CDT

Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: Jupiter and Saturn

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Review: Recess Monkey: The Final Funktier

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/24 12:13 CDT

Review: Recess Monkey: The Final Funktier

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Venus: Not so neat and tidy as we thought

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/23 12:12 CDT

Pioneer Venus discovered a stable "dipole" near Venus' north pole, and Venus Express found the same thing near Venus' south pole. Except now Venus Express has found it's not as stable as once thought.

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Opportunity rolls up to Oileán Ruaidh

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/22 05:17 CDT

Opportunity is continuing to make tracks toward Endeavour crater, but just because she's got a goal for her road trip doesn't mean she won't stop and smell the flowers from time to time. Er, did I say "flowers?" I meant "meteorites."

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Deep Impact approaching Hartley 2

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/22 04:23 CDT

Deep Impact approaching Hartley 2

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Pretty picture: Europa and Jupiter

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/21 05:29 CDT

Pretty picture: Europa and Jupiter

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Seeing Curiosity

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/20 04:32 CDT

Seeing Curiosity

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It's International Observe the Moon Night

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/18 05:06 CDT

It's International Observe the Moon Night

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An unusual Hubble photo of Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/17 05:20 CDT

Amateur image magician Ted Stryk dug up this lovely view of Mars, captured on May 9, 2003 by the Hubble Space Telescope. This photo is unusual for its relatively high phase.

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Beyond Earth T-shirt features 23 space missions

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/17 11:19 CDT | 4 comments

Beyond Earth T-shirt features 23 space missions

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Gale Crater Geomorphology Paper - Published!

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/16 07:20 CDT

Big news folks! The huge paper that I've been working on for the last couple years is finally, unbelievably, published!

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter press briefing: silicic volcanoes on the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/16 01:56 CDT

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter press briefing: silicic volcanoes on the Moon

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Update from the Ozma@50 Workshop

Posted by Jon Lomberg on 2010/09/16 01:07 CDT

Update from the Ozma@50 Workshop

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Opportunity's rocky road ahead, good news for an aging rover

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/15 04:38 CDT

What a difference a couple of months of driving make. Here's the sort of view of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's road ahead that I'm accustomed to, taken two months ago.

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