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Ride along with Cassini at Saturn!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/31 03:17 CST

Ride along with Cassini at Saturn!

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

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.

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First science results from the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/30 11:23 CST

First science results from the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

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Hubble is pointing at 2007 WD5 (and Mars) tomorrow

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/29 01:40 CST

Hubble is pointing at 2007 WD5 (and Mars) tomorrow

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Asteroid near misses are disconcertingly common

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/28 04:43 CST

Asteroid near misses are disconcertingly common

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Back-of-the-envelope calculations on Mercury

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/25 03:28 CST

Back-of-the-envelope calculations on Mercury

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Pluto is still a long, long way away

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/25 12:02 CST

Pluto is still a long, long way away

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I spy Callisto

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/24 04:46 CST

I spy Callisto

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Teeny little Bigfoot on Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/23 01:41 CST | 3 comments

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?")

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Mercury in color

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/22 11:15 CST

Mercury in color

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Playing around with some New Horizons data

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/21 04:30 CST

Playing around with some New Horizons data

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MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Highly Successful

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/18 03:59 CST

MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby Highly Successful

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Looking over Mercury's limb

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/17 12:45 CST

Looking over Mercury's limb

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New MESSENGER image release: Mercury at high resolution

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/16 02:31 CST

New MESSENGER image release: Mercury at high resolution

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/15 11:22 CST

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

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MESSENGER image released after all!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/15 06:11 CST

MESSENGER image released after all!

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MESSENGER update: no image until tomorrow morning

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/15 01:29 CST

MESSENGER update: no image until tomorrow morning

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

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2008/01/15 11:00 CST | 1 comment

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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MESSENGER's signal has been reacquired!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/14 12:45 CST

MESSENGER's signal has been reacquired!

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MESSENGER has (probably) disappeared (but it's coming back)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/01/14 11:26 CST

MESSENGER has (probably) disappeared (but it's coming back)

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