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Mini-SAR: Another Chandrayaan-1 instrument checks in

Emily Lakdawalla • January 16, 2009

Mini-SAR: Another Chandrayaan-1 instrument checks in

Methane on Mars varies with the seasons

Emily Lakdawalla • January 15, 2009

Methane on Mars varies with the seasons

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

Emily Lakdawalla • January 14, 2009

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.

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

Emily Lakdawalla • January 14, 2009

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

Stardust flies by Earth today

Emily Lakdawalla • January 14, 2009

Stardust flies by Earth today

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

ANSMET team • January 13, 2009

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

Where are they now?

Emily Lakdawalla • January 12, 2009

Where are they now?

On the pronunciation of "Uranus"

Emily Lakdawalla • January 12, 2009

On the pronunciation of "Uranus"

One last plea for donations

Emily Lakdawalla • January 09, 2009

One last plea for donations

The wind blows rocks on Mars?

Emily Lakdawalla • January 09, 2009

The wind blows rocks on Mars?

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

ANSMET team • January 09, 2009

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

The Santorini panorama

Emily Lakdawalla • January 08, 2009

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.

The Antarctic Deep Field Is Not for the Impatient

Emily Lakdawalla • January 08, 2009

The Antarctic Deep Field Is Not for the Impatient

Spirit moved!

Emily Lakdawalla • January 07, 2009

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.

More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

Emily Lakdawalla • January 07, 2009

More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

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

Emily Lakdawalla • January 06, 2009

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.

Astronomy Cast is broadcasting press conferences from the AAS meeting

Emily Lakdawalla • January 05, 2009

Astronomy Cast is broadcasting press conferences from the AAS meeting

Dawn Journal: Conjunction Junction

Marc Rayman • January 05, 2009

Having fulfilled all of its assignments for 2008, the Dawn spacecraft has been unusually quiescent recently.

The Antarctic search for meteorites: not for the impatient

ANSMET team • January 04, 2009

The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.

Five Years of Spirit on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • January 02, 2009

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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