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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/12 04:30 CDT

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

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Space Station transit of Venus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/11 11:20 CDT

Space Station transit of Venus

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Six moons with one shot

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/09 05:46 CDT

Six moons with one shot

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DPS 2010: Friday morning at Titan's surface

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/08 06:40 CDT

DPS 2010: Friday morning at Titan's surface

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I'm part of the conspiracy, apparently

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/08 04:47 CDT

I'm part of the conspiracy, apparently

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New Hubble images and rotation movie of Vesta

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/08 04:19 CDT

New Hubble images and rotation movie of Vesta

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Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/08 11:34 CDT

Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

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Field trip to Piton

Posted by Rosaly Lopes on 2010/10/07 05:22 CDT

Rosaly Lopes relates her time at a workshop in Piton.

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/06 11:24 CDT

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

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/06 05:26 CDT

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

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I'm So Proud 2: Announcing AmateurSpaceImages.com

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/05 03:48 CDT

I'm So Proud 2: Announcing AmateurSpaceImages.com

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/05 03:46 CDT

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

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Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/04 10:35 CDT

Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

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

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/10/04 01:42 CDT

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

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

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/10/03 07:20 CDT

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.

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First view of Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Posted by Rosaly Lopes on 2010/10/03 05:40 CDT

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.

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Expedition to Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Posted by Rosaly Lopes on 2010/10/02 11:05 CDT

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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