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A couple of tidbits from today's Deep Impact preview briefing

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 03:01 CDT

Today was the press briefing that previewed the upcoming Deep Impact flyby of Hartley 2.

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DPS 2010: Pluto and Charon opposition surges, Nix and Hydra masses, Pluto and Eris compositions

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/25 11:18 CDT

An awful lot of the talks in the Pluto session on Tuesday morning, October 5, at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting spent more time focusing on how bad weather conditions were during the astronomers' attempts to view Pluto as it occulted background stars than they did on any measurements or science that came out from the data.

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A Marathon Day Two at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/24 10:41 CDT

Day Two of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and it started with a game of "dodge the marathoners."

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Lightsail 1 Lands on National Mall

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/23 10:03 CDT

The Planetary Society showcased our solar sail mission, Lightsail 1, at day one of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Washington DC's National Mall.

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Getting ready for the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/22 06:51 CDT

The Planetary Society booth is ready to go for the USA Science & Engineering Festival being held this weekend on the National Mall in Washington DC.

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Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/22 01:33 CDT

Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!

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Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/22 12:49 CDT

Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

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LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 06:03 CDT

LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

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DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 11:33 CDT

DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

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Hey Federal employees! Send your CFC funds to the Planetary Society

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 11:30 CDT

Hey Federal employees! Send your CFC funds to the Planetary Society

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A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/20 02:02 CDT

A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

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Meeting the President and a Few Other Amazing People

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/19 06:51 CDT

Meeting the President and a Few Other Amazing People

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365 Days of Astronomy to Continue in 2011!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/19 12:48 CDT

365 Days of Astronomy to Continue in 2011!

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Every-other-line truncation of Cassini images

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/19 12:34 CDT

Every-other-line truncation of Cassini images

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Deep Impact Hartley 2 encounter timeline

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/18 06:27 CDT

Deep Impact Hartley 2 encounter timeline

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Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Uranus flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/15 03:45 CDT

Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Uranus flyby

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Crack the code for a message from Mars, redux

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/14 07:02 CDT

Waaaay back when Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars in January 2004, the Planetary Society helped the public participate in the missions with a number of projects, including one where we printed "secret codes" around the edges of the two names-bearing DVDs that were bolted to the Mars Exploration Rover landers.

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Update from the First Moscow Solar System Symposium

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/10/14 01:07 CDT

Update from the First Moscow Solar System Symposium

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Congratulations to the IKAROS team for their "8th Web Creation Award"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/13 05:07 CDT

This news is a little old but worth mentioning: On September 9, the Japanese solar sail mission, IKAROS, won a Web award in Japan for their work to publicize the mission via Twitter.

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