Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2009/01/31 11:00 CST
The Mars Exploration Rover mission crossed the finish line of another major milestone this month, marking its fifth anniversary of exploring the Red Planet. As team members celebrated and shared stories in events all around Los Angeles, Spirit and Opportunity kept on roving, bucking up under the inevitable pains of growing older. They're heading now for their next major destinations.
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/01/30 10:51 CST
Dawn continues on course for its pas de deux with Mars on February 17. The planet's gravity will gracefully assist the spacecraft on its way to rendezvous with its intended celestial partners Vesta and Ceres in the more distant asteroid belt.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/29 02:25 CST
The team returns to civilization, having completed their Antarctic mission.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/28 03:13 CST
Rather than try to interpret what's going on, I'm just going to repost in full a "rover mission status report" (always an ominous subject heading) I just received from the JPL media relations office. I'll post updates when any are available.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/26 02:25 CST
The team wraps up their collection activites.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/24 10:33 CST
Next in The Planetary Society's 365 Days of Astronomy doubleheader is Planetary Society President Jim Bell, whose show, airing today, is on "Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/23 10:17 CST
365 Days of Astronomy Podcast: Voyage Past the Sideways Planet
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/22 01:46 CST
Please send me your questions for Planetary Radio Q and A
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/01/22 12:36 CST
ANSMET blogs: So close to the 500-meteorite mark...
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/18 02:15 CST
The season total is at 489, tantalizingly close to the 500 meteorite barrier.
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