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Crack the code for a message from Mars, redux

Emily Lakdawalla • October 14, 2010

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.

Update from the First Moscow Solar System Symposium

Louis D. Friedman • October 14, 2010

Update from the First Moscow Solar System Symposium

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

Emily Lakdawalla • October 13, 2010

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.

"A very sad story": No rings for Rhea after all

Emily Lakdawalla • October 12, 2010

"A very sad story": No rings for Rhea after all

Space Station transit of Venus

Emily Lakdawalla • October 11, 2010

Space Station transit of Venus

Six moons with one shot

Emily Lakdawalla • October 09, 2010

Six moons with one shot

DPS 2010: Friday morning at Titan's surface

Emily Lakdawalla • October 08, 2010

DPS 2010: Friday morning at Titan's surface

I'm part of the conspiracy, apparently

Emily Lakdawalla • October 08, 2010

I'm part of the conspiracy, apparently

New Hubble images and rotation movie of Vesta

Emily Lakdawalla • October 08, 2010

New Hubble images and rotation movie of Vesta

Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

Emily Lakdawalla • October 08, 2010

Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

Field trip to Piton

Rosaly Lopes • October 07, 2010

Rosaly Lopes relates her time at a workshop in Piton.

Little notes from Monday at DPS 2010: Iapetus, Kiviuq, LHB, Steins, Cherry Gary, and more

Emily Lakdawalla • October 06, 2010

Little notes from Monday at DPS 2010: Iapetus, Kiviuq, LHB, Steins, Cherry Gary, and more

DPS 2010: Making Saturn's rings and moons all at once

Emily Lakdawalla • October 06, 2010

DPS 2010: Making Saturn's rings and moons all at once

I'm So Proud 2: Announcing AmateurSpaceImages.com

Emily Lakdawalla • October 05, 2010

I'm So Proud 2: Announcing AmateurSpaceImages.com

I'm so proud 1: UnmannedSpaceflight.com now partnered with the Planetary Society

Emily Lakdawalla • October 05, 2010

I'm so proud 1: UnmannedSpaceflight.com now partnered with the Planetary Society

Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

Emily Lakdawalla • October 04, 2010

Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Charlene Anderson • October 04, 2010

USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3 - Final Discussion

Ryan Anderson • October 03, 2010

We wrapped up the landing site workshop on Wednesday afternoon by revisiting each of the four sites and discussing them in turn. Unfortunately, the way that we did this was very disappointing, and made for a frustrating afternoon.

First view of Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Rosaly Lopes • October 03, 2010

There are about 60 volcanologists here at the meeting and we are wondering if the volcano is going to erupt and, if it does, what we will be able to see.

Expedition to Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Rosaly Lopes • October 02, 2010

It so happens that there is a Calderas Workshop going on the same week as DPS and I was invited to talk about planetary calderas. I chose several on Venus, Mars and Io to focus on.

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