Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/04 10:35 CDT
Great news for asteroid surveys from WISE and Arecibo
Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/10/04 01:42 CDT
USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
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.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/02 10:39 CDT
Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Final discussion
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 11:23 CDT
Pretty picture: High-res color view of Prometheus and the F ring
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.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 04:58 CDT
Division of Planetary Sciences meeting next week; Career Panel Sunday
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 02:36 CDT
Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Engineering constraints
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.