Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/01/31 11:00 CST
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.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/30 11:23 CST
First science results from the MESSENGER Mercury flyby
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/30 08:00 CST
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.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/29 01:40 CST
Hubble is pointing at 2007 WD5 (and Mars) tomorrow
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?")
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/16 02:31 CST
New MESSENGER image release: Mercury at high resolution
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/15 11:22 CST
Things I think are cool in the first MESSENGER image of Mercury
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.