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First images from MESSENGER's second flyby of Mercury

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/07 04:41 CDT

First images from MESSENGER's second flyby of Mercury

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No pics of the 2008 TC3 fireball have shown up on the Web yet...

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 11:04 CDT

No pics of the 2008 TC3 fireball have shown up on the Web yet...

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Round-the-world observations refine asteroid 2008 TC3's path

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 09:06 CDT

Round-the-world observations refine asteroid 2008 TC3's path

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Movie, made with real photos, of asteroid 2008 TC3 on approach to Earth

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 08:24 CDT

Movie, made with real photos, of asteroid 2008 TC3 on approach to Earth

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Simulation of the final moments of 2008 TC3

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 06:19 CDT

Simulation of the final moments of 2008 TC3

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A three-meter-diameter piece of the sky is falling

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 04:49 CDT

A three-meter-diameter piece of the sky is falling

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MESSENGER flyby: Radio signals indicate all went well

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/06 12:10 CDT

MESSENGER flyby: Radio signals indicate all went well

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MESSENGER gets closer to Mercury

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/05 01:29 CDT

MESSENGER gets closer to Mercury

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MESSENGER has Mercury in sight; more on MESSENGER's solar sailing

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/03 04:01 CDT

MESSENGER has Mercury in sight; more on MESSENGER's solar sailing

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"IT'S ALIVE!"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/03 12:05 CDT

That's the subject line of an email that Lou Friedman forwarded to me last week. He'd received it from Robert Farquhar, who has a long and distinguished career as flight director for numerous space missions. The "IT" in his email was ISEE-3/ICE.

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Carnival of Space #73

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/02 05:23 CDT

Carnival of Space #73

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Long drives at last for Opportunity (or, getting your kicks on sol 1,666)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/02 12:41 CDT

It's been way, way, way too long since the view from either rover's cameras has changed very much. So I hope you'll join me in a shout of "woo hoo!" or perhaps "yippee!" as I show you the latest view from Opportunity, from sol 1,666, as automatically composed in Mike Howard's Midnight Mars Browser software.

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Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/01 03:54 CDT

Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury

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