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Ride along with Cassini at Saturn!

Emily Lakdawalla • January 31, 2008

Ride along with Cassini at Saturn!

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit and Opportunity Begin Fifth Year of Exploration in Shadow of "Little Sasquatch "

A.J.S. Rayl • January 31, 2008

The Mars Exploration Rovers celebrated their fourth birthdays and began their fifth year of exploring this month -- and for the first time since the big dust storm hit the headlines last summer, Spirit and Opportunity made the news. It wasn't for the notable exploration or engineering milestone they had just achieved or the discoveries they've helped scientists make about a once very different Mars. It was because of an alleged "Bigfoot" sighting.

First science results from the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • January 30, 2008

First science results from the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Reveals a "Whole New Planet"

Emily Lakdawalla • January 30, 2008

Just two weeks after MESSENGER's first flyby of Mercury, the mission's science team presented their first impressions from the long-awaited second look at the innermost planet.

Hubble is pointing at 2007 WD5 (and Mars) tomorrow

Emily Lakdawalla • January 29, 2008

Hubble is pointing at 2007 WD5 (and Mars) tomorrow

Asteroid near misses are disconcertingly common

Emily Lakdawalla • January 28, 2008

Asteroid near misses are disconcertingly common

Back-of-the-envelope calculations on Mercury

Emily Lakdawalla • January 25, 2008

Back-of-the-envelope calculations on Mercury

Pluto is still a long, long way away

Emily Lakdawalla • January 25, 2008

Pluto is still a long, long way away

I spy Callisto

Emily Lakdawalla • January 24, 2008

I spy Callisto

Teeny little Bigfoot on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • January 23, 2008

The story of a Sasquatch-shaped rock visible in a recent panorama from Spirit is getting a lot of play in the mainstream media, but fortunately, it's not being taken very seriously. (My favorite take on this picture is the lead from the Times Online story about it: "Is it a rock? A trick of Martian light on the eye? Or Osama Bin Laden waving from his barren hideout 300 million miles from planet Earth?")

Mercury in color

Emily Lakdawalla • January 22, 2008

Mercury in color

Playing around with some New Horizons data

Emily Lakdawalla • January 21, 2008

Playing around with some New Horizons data

MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Highly Successful

Emily Lakdawalla • January 18, 2008

MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Highly Successful

MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Highly Successful

Emily Lakdawalla • January 18, 2008

On the evening of Tuesday, January 15, the MESSENGER science team crowded around a computer screen, anxiously awaiting their first view of the previously unseen hemisphere of Mercury.

Looking over Mercury's limb

Emily Lakdawalla • January 17, 2008

Looking over Mercury's limb

New MESSENGER image release: Mercury at high resolution

Emily Lakdawalla • January 16, 2008

New MESSENGER image release: Mercury at high resolution

Things I think are cool in the first MESSENGER image of Mercury

Emily Lakdawalla • January 15, 2008

Things I think are cool in the first MESSENGER image of Mercury

MESSENGER image released after all!

Emily Lakdawalla • January 15, 2008

MESSENGER image released after all!

MESSENGER update: no image until tomorrow morning

Emily Lakdawalla • January 15, 2008

MESSENGER update: no image until tomorrow morning

From SETI@home to Hominid Fossils: Citizen Cyberscience Reshapes Research Landscape

Amir Alexander • January 15, 2008

In the beginning was SETI@home, the first large-scale volunteer computing project, launched in 1999 with seed money from The Planetary Society. Within months the project had millions of volunteers around the world joining to form the most powerful computer network ever assembled.

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