Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/03 04:20 CST
Time to open the third door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Where in the solar system is this wispy terrain?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/02 03:28 CST
Time to open the second door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Can you guess where this crater-scarred surface lies?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/01 11:05 CST
December really has arrived, and that means that the year is racing to a close. Continuing last year's tradition, I'm counting the days to the New Year with an advent calendar, where each "door" opens onto a global image of a different world in the solar system.
Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/11/30 11:00 CST
The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) forged on in November, their 83rd month of an expedition originally planned for three months: Spirit remained silent at Gusev Crater presumably still re-charging her batteries, as Opportunity roved through a field of craters pressing on toward Endeavour Crater, quietly claiming title along the way to being the first roving robot to drive 25 kilometers on Mars.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/29 08:38 CST
This was a fun image released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera science team. Take a look at it and see if you can figure out what the significance of the red arrow is.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/24 06:37 CST
I'm surprised no one's emailed me demanding the last batch of Voyager mission status bulletins! Well, here they are.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/23 07:41 CST
Europe is apparently of the mind that science and technology will help to carry them out of tough economic times, and has made three-year commitments to continue the in-space operations of 11 missions through 2014.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/22 04:18 CST
Two brief but significant news items today made me stop and think about how far we've come in space travel.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/22 04:09 CST
Ever since I first saw Tyler Nordgren's awe-inspiring photographs of the Milky Way arching above the natural wonders of the national parks, I knew I wanted them on my wall. Well, now I can get them, and you can too.