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

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.

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Arecibo images show Hartley 2 is elongated

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/29 11:33 CDT

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.

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Pretty picture: Three moons of Saturn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/29 12:08 CDT

Pretty picture: Three moons of Saturn

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/28 12:19 CDT

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

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What's up in the solar system in November 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/27 02:37 CDT

What's up in the solar system in November 2010

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Timeline for the Phobos Sample Return Mission (Phobos Grunt)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/27 12:13 CDT

Timeline for the Phobos Sample Return Mission (Phobos Grunt)

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An update to the Cassini Tour Page

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/27 11:24 CDT

An update to the Cassini Tour Page

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 10:18 CDT

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

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/26 03:01 CDT

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

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

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.

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A Marathon Day Two at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

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."

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Lightsail-1 Lands on National Mall

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/10/23 10:03 CDT

Lightsail-1 Lands on National Mall

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Getting ready for the USA Science & Engineering Festival

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.

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/22 01:33 CDT

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

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Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/22 12:49 CDT

Tyler Nordgren's awesome "Planetary Park" posters

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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 06:03 CDT

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

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DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 11:33 CDT

DPS 2010: Triton's craters, a friendly dispute

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/21 11:30 CDT

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

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A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/20 02:02 CDT

A Rhea flyby and a cloudy Titan with Tethys in color

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