Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/10/31 12:00 CDT
For the Mars Exploration Rovers, October was a lot like September, which was a lot like August: Spirit continued hibernating at Gusev Crater or so it appears since the rover didn't phone home; and Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater again, setting new driving records and marking more milestones along the way.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/29 12:08 CDT
The Cassini Raw Images Website always offers rewards to the browser. This evening I found the raw images necessary to create this color composite, showing the hazy orange moon Titan, the mid-sized icy moon Dione, and the tiny rock Prometheus all at the same time.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/28 12:19 CDT
(I promise that this post will get around to the subject of space exploration in a couple of paragraphs.)
Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/10/27 12:13 CDT
In mid-October, I attended the First Moscow Solar System Symposium. Its focus was mostly on Phobos science and plans for next year's launch of the Phobos Sample Return Mission (also known as Phobos-Grunt), on which The Planetary Society will be flying the Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 10:18 CDT
175th Carnival of Space!? That means the Carnival of Space has been going on for nearly 4 years. Or just about 2 Mars years. Pretty amazing.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 03:01 CDT
Today was the press briefing that previewed the upcoming Deep Impact flyby of Hartley 2.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/25 11:18 CDT
An awful lot of the talks in the Pluto session on Tuesday morning, October 5, at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting spent more time focusing on how bad weather conditions were during the astronomers' attempts to view Pluto as it occulted background stars than they did on any measurements or science that came out from the data.
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/24 10:41 CDT
Day Two of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and it started with a game of "dodge the marathoners."
Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/22 06:51 CDT
The Planetary Society booth is ready to go for the USA Science & Engineering Festival being held this weekend on the National Mall in Washington DC.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/22 01:33 CDT
Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 06:03 CDT
LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 11:30 CDT
Hey Federal employees! Send your CFC funds to the Planetary Society
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/20 02:02 CDT
A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color