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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Remains Silent, Opportunity Pushes on to Endeavour

A.J.S. Rayl • October 31, 2010

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.

Arecibo images show Hartley 2 is elongated

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2010

Comet Hartley 2, the target for Deep Impact's close flyby (now just six days away!) made its closest approach to Earth on October 20, at a distance of 17.7 million kilometers.

Pretty picture: Three moons of Saturn

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2010

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.

In which I report on w00tstock and wonder how to get nerds more excited about real space exploration

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2010

(I promise that this post will get around to the subject of space exploration in a couple of paragraphs.)

What's up in the solar system in November 2010

Emily Lakdawalla • October 27, 2010

The major event of the month will be, of course, Deep Impact's flyby of small comet Hartley 2, which happens at 13:50 UTC on November 4. But there's some other things to take note of.

Timeline for the Phobos Sample Return Mission (Phobos Grunt)

Louis D. Friedman • October 27, 2010

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.

An update to the Cassini Tour Page

Emily Lakdawalla • October 27, 2010

Where's the Cassini Saturn orbiter going to be in the next week -- or hundred weeks? It's all already planned out.

Holy cow, is it really the 175th Carnival of Space already?

Emily Lakdawalla • October 26, 2010

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.

A couple of tidbits from today's Deep Impact preview briefing

Emily Lakdawalla • October 26, 2010

Today was the press briefing that previewed the upcoming Deep Impact flyby of Hartley 2.

DPS 2010: Pluto and Charon opposition surges, Nix and Hydra masses, Pluto and Eris compositions

Emily Lakdawalla • October 25, 2010

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.

A Marathon Day Two at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Susan Lendroth • October 24, 2010

Day Two of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, and it started with a game of "dodge the marathoners."

Lightsail 1 Lands on National Mall

Susan Lendroth • October 23, 2010

The Planetary Society showcased our solar sail mission, Lightsail 1, at day one of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Washington DC's National Mall.

Getting ready for the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Susan Lendroth • October 22, 2010

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.

Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!

Emily Lakdawalla • October 22, 2010

Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!

Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

Emily Lakdawalla • October 22, 2010

Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2010

LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2010

DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

Hey Federal employees! Send your CFC funds to the Planetary Society

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2010

Hey Federal employees! Send your CFC funds to the Planetary Society

A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

Emily Lakdawalla • October 20, 2010

A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

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