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A brief Phoenix update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/31 07:36 CDT

A brief Phoenix update

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Opportunity and Spirit updates: Both are now driving

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/31 01:26 CDT

Another day, another drive: on sols 1,693 and 1,695 the Opportunity rover conducted two more lengthy drives to the south, totaling almost 200 meters. On the other side of the planet, Spirit is FINALLY in motion again.

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Dawn Journal: A Pause in Thrusting

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/10/31 12:37 CDT

The Dawn spacecraft continues on course and on schedule for its bold campaign to unexplored worlds.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit "Bumps" a Move, Opportunity Puts the Pedal to the Metal

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/10/31 12:00 CDT

Spring is still off a ways on the horizon in the Red Planet's southern hemisphere, but the solar-powered Mars Exploration Rovers seemed to shake off their third Martian winter this month, as they roved into new phases and looked to new destinations on their overland expeditions of Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum. In the process, Spirit and Opportunity both chalked up notable achievements in October, adding to their already long list of accomplishments accrued as the world's first long-lived roving robot field geologists.

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Early science results from MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/30 05:37 CDT

Early science results from MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby

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Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/29 06:00 CDT

Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

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Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/29 02:28 CDT

Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

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Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/28 06:27 CDT

Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

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The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/28 05:33 CDT

The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

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Opportunity is really hitting the highway

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/28 01:10 CDT

Victoria crater, the site of a Mars year's worth of study, is now far over the horizon, as Opportunity has lately completed a series of very long drives. Opportunity is once again sailing the sand seas of Meridiani Planum.

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One Hubble camera ready for business

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/27 04:59 CDT

One Hubble camera ready for business

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Why is only half of Mars magnetized?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/24 09:21 CDT | 1 comment

An article in the September 26 issue of Science neatly explains why only the southern half of Mars is strongly magnetized.

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Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/23 01:49 CDT

Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

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Mimas, Prometheus, and rings in motion

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/22 05:18 CDT

Mimas, Prometheus, and rings in motion

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Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/21 08:17 CDT

Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

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LIFTOFF of Chandrayaan-1! India is on its way to the Moon!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/21 07:53 CDT

LIFTOFF of Chandrayaan-1! India is on its way to the Moon!

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Chandrayaan-1 live broadcast is underway

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/21 07:39 CDT

Chandrayaan-1 live broadcast is underway

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Watch the Chandrayaan-1 launch live on the Internet!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/20 04:03 CDT

Watch the Chandrayaan-1 launch live on the Internet!

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Carnival of Space #75

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/20 03:38 CDT

Carnival of Space #75

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Hubble update: Not returning to normal today after all

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/10/17 05:24 CDT

Hubble update: Not returning to normal today after all

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