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Methane on Mars varies with the seasons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/15 03:53 CST

Methane on Mars varies with the seasons

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Some events for the 5th anniversary of Spirit and Opportunity's landing on Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/14 05:49 CST

Tonight at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, Jim Bell and Bill Nye will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the landing of the rovers; Jim will be showing lots of pretty 3D pictures.

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2008 - the Year in Pictures - Now a wall calendar!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/14 03:53 CST

2008 - the Year in Pictures - Now a wall calendar!

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Stardust flies by Earth today

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/14 02:26 CST

Stardust flies by Earth today

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: bad days make for more blog fodder

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/13 02:10 CST

Writer's block strikes the expedition, as the group continues to collect meteorites.

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Where are they now?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/12 12:52 CST

Where are they now?

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On the pronunciation of "Uranus"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/12 12:14 CST

On the pronunciation of "Uranus"

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One last plea for donations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/09 06:14 CST

One last plea for donations

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The wind blows rocks on Mars?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/09 06:02 CST

The wind blows rocks on Mars?

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: 237 meteorites await the long drive to Houston

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/09 02:10 CST

Fifty-five meteorites are collected by the team in a single day.

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The Santorini panorama

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/08 11:48 CST

A tip of the hat to Ryan over at Martian Chronicles for posting this lovely version of the Santorini panorama, which Opportunity captured just before Mars dipped too close to the Sun in late November of last year.

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The Antarctic Deep Field Is Not for the Impatient

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/08 09:01 CST

The Antarctic Deep Field Is Not for the Impatient

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Spirit moved!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/07 12:24 CST

Hallelujah! For the first time in almost an Earth year, amateur mars mapper Eduardo Tesheiner is able to scratch a tiny little line on his map of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's peregrinations across Gusev Crater.

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More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/07 11:43 CST

More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

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I am totally hooked on Scott Maxwell's new Mars Exploration Rover blog

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/06 11:57 CST

Scott Maxwell is one of those many guys (and gals) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who rarely gets his name in the news but who is absolutely indispensable to the success of a space mission. I don't know what his official title is, but whatever it is, it's not as good as the colloquial name given to his position: Rover Driver.

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Astronomy Cast is broadcasting press conferences from the AAS meeting

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/05 11:59 CST

Astronomy Cast is broadcasting press conferences from the AAS meeting

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Dawn Journal: Conjunction junction

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/01/05 11:10 CST

Dawn Journal: Conjunction junction

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: not for the impatient

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/04 01:55 CST

The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.

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Five Years of Spirit on Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/02 10:15 CST

On January 3, 2004, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit landed on Mars, and I was with the science team at JPL when it happened! I can't believe it's been five years since the successful landing.

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