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Flipping Earth

Emily Lakdawalla • November 30, 2007

Flipping Earth

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Thrashes with Tartarus, Opportunity Wrestles RAT at Victoria's Ring

A.J.S. Rayl • November 30, 2007

Nail-biting drama and the inevitable signs of aging marked the month of November for the Mars Exploration Rovers, with Spirit accidentally encountering Tartarus, a dust-filled crater, on its way to its winter haven and having to thrash for its life, and Opportunity spending a lot of its time conducting tests on its RAT (rock abrasion tool), which lost another encoder.

How to buy a telescope

Emily Lakdawalla • November 29, 2007

How to buy a telescope

New Kaguya images

Emily Lakdawalla • November 28, 2007

New Kaguya images

CRISM spots Phobos and Deimos

Emily Lakdawalla • November 28, 2007

CRISM spots Phobos and Deimos

The Deep Impact extended mission is going to take a little longer

Emily Lakdawalla • November 27, 2007

The Deep Impact extended mission is going to take a little longer

Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • November 27, 2007

Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

"Return of the Falcon," a new animation of the Hayabusa mission

Emily Lakdawalla • November 26, 2007

JAXA has released a 30-minute video of the Hayabusa mission, "Return of the Falcon," combining computer animation with actual footage of the construction and launch as well as images from the spacecraft of Itokawa.

A carnival and an anniversary

Emily Lakdawalla • November 26, 2007

A carnival and an anniversary

Thanksgiving and new stuff on our website

Emily Lakdawalla • November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving and new stuff on our website

Seeing Earth rise and set from the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • November 20, 2007

Seeing Earth rise and set from the Moon

ExoMars landing site downselections

Emily Lakdawalla • November 19, 2007

It hasn't been that long since the Mars Science Laboratory landing site downselection meeting; it was quickly followed by a meeting in Europe on ExoMars, which is currently planned for a 2011 launch.

Son of Rosetta

Emily Lakdawalla • November 16, 2007

Son of Rosetta

Cosmos 2

Louis D. Friedman • November 16, 2007

A letter from the Executive Director to the members and supporters of The Planetary Society.

Carnival of Space #29

Emily Lakdawalla • November 15, 2007

Carnival of Space #29

No descent images or sounds from Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • November 15, 2007

A couple of days ago Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) issued a news notice that explains some of the horse-trading that went on behind the scenes to rescue MARDI, the descent imaging camera that they are building for the Mars Science Laboratory rover.

Dawn Journal: Halfway Through Checkout

Marc Rayman • November 14, 2007

Now more than halfway through its 80-day initial checkout phase, the Dawn spacecraft continues to please its fans in mission control and throughout much of the rest of the universe.

Rosetta's Earth flyby successful; and they got pictures too!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 14, 2007

Rosetta's Earth flyby successful; and they got pictures too!

Rosetta is closing in on Earth

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2007

Rosetta is closing in on Earth

Earthrise and Earthset from Kaguya

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2007

Earthrise and Earthset from Kaguya

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