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Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/04 10:35 CDT

Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo

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USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/10/04 01:42 CDT

USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3 - Final Discussion

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/10/03 07:20 CDT

We wrapped up the landing site workshop on Wednesday afternoon by revisiting each of the four sites and discussing them in turn. Unfortunately, the way that we did this was very disappointing, and made for a frustrating afternoon.

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First view of Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Posted by Rosaly Lopes on 2010/10/03 05:40 CDT

There are about 60 volcanologists here at the meeting and we are wondering if the volcano is going to erupt and, if it does, what we will be able to see.

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Expedition to Piton volcano, Reunion Island

Posted by Rosaly Lopes on 2010/10/02 11:05 CDT

It so happens that there is a Calderas Workshop going on the same week as DPS and I was invited to talk about planetary calderas. I chose several on Venus, Mars and Io to focus on.

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Final discussion

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/02 10:39 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Final discussion

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Pretty picture: High-res color view of Prometheus and the F ring

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 11:23 CDT

Pretty picture: High-res color view of Prometheus and the F ring

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3 - Engineering and Safety

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/10/01 07:20 CDT

With the details of all four landing sites on the table, we started day 3 of the meeting by hearing from the engineers and several scientists about the properties of the ellipses, the risks for landing and the capabilities of the landing system.

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Division of Planetary Sciences meeting next week; Career Panel Sunday

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 04:58 CDT

Division of Planetary Sciences meeting next week; Career Panel Sunday

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Engineering constraints

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 02:36 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Engineering constraints

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Lou Friedman congratulates China

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 12:19 CDT

Lou Friedman congratulates China

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LightSail Update: The International Solar Sailing Symposium

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/10/01 12:00 CDT

Japan's IKAROS team stole the show at the International Solar Sailing Symposium in New York City, where they announced that their spacecraft had achieved controlled solar sail flight.

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Chang'E 2 launches to the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 11:31 CDT

Chang'E 2 launches to the Moon

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