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Cool Cassini animations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/31 05:43 CDT

Cool Cassini animations

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ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/31 04:42 CDT

ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Homes in on Winter Site as Opportunity Examines Victoria's Ring

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/10/31 12:00 CDT

The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) logged another major milestone in October as they completed a second Martian year of field geology and now may rove on through 2009.

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Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/30 12:53 CDT

Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

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Planetary Society's Optical SETI Telescope Offers Online View of Night sky

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2007/10/30 12:00 CDT

The Planetary Society's Optical SETI Telescope was built solely to search for possible light signals from alien civilizations. Located at Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts, it is the first dedicated Optical SETI telescope in the world. Its 72-inch primary mirror also makes it larger than any optical telescope in the U.S. east of the Mississippi river.

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MSL: Landing site downselections

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/29 02:19 CDT

After three days of presentations, voting, and extended discussions, the "Mars community," as represented by something over 100 scientists who decided to attend the second Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site selection meeting in a process that was open to all, have narrowed down to six the number of potential MSL landing sites.

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Dawn Journal: Testing, Testing, Testing

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/10/26 04:40 CDT

Dawn's checkout phase continues to go very well. The spacecraft is healthy as it and Earth travel their separate ways, separating at almost 1 light second per day.

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MSL landing site selection meeting: Day 2 site-by-site presentations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/25 04:28 CDT

Unlike the Mars Exploration Rover mission, which featured two golf-cart-sized landers, this time we have only one giant, Volkswagen beetle-size. So at the end of this process we have to pick our favorite place on Mars, not our favorite two places.

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MSL sites, comet outbursts, and other stuff

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/25 11:01 CDT

The latest on MSL landing sites, a look at comet outbursts, and links to other stuff.

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Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 04:23 CDT

Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

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CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 03:25 CDT

CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

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Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 10:41 CDT

Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

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Update on Chang'e 1 launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/23 10:02 CDT

Update on Chang'e 1 launch

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Reporting from the second Mars Science Laboratory landing site selection meeting

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/23 12:12 CDT

Reporting from the second Mars Science Laboratory landing site selection meeting

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Kaguya now in science orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/22 02:05 CDT

Kaguya now in science orbit

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Iapetus!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/22 12:24 CDT

Iapetus!

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Dawn is out there

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/19 12:13 CDT

Dawn is out there

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MESSENGER is on target for its January Mercury flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/18 04:22 CDT

MESSENGER is on target for its January Mercury flyby

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Wheel tracks

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/18 04:07 CDT

The Mars Exploration Rovers have left wheel tracks all over their landing sites, but for some reason this pair of wheel tracks, left in the sand ripple on the rim of Victoria crater and now viewed from below, tickled my fancy. Thanks to James Canvin for the lovely panorama.

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New stuff on the website

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/17 01:05 CDT

New stuff on the website

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