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Spirit's still there

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/13 05:14 CST

I am greatly relieved to report that Spirit did talk to Earth as ordered today, indicating that the rover's power situation did not get so bad that a "low power fault" was triggered. The rover's still following instructions, and is still with us, though the power situation is still critical.

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Actual images of planets around other stars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/13 01:49 CST

Actual images of planets around other stars

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Piecing together MSL

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/13 11:19 CST

Piecing together MSL

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A Roadmap to Space

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/13 10:33 CST

A Roadmap to Space

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The end of Phoenix

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/11 04:46 CST

The end of Phoenix

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Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/11 11:11 CST

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

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High dust levels are making life tough for Spirit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/11 09:02 CST

There was a worrying update posted on the JPL website for Spirit today: an early-season dust storm has darkened its skies enough that its solar panels produced only 89 watt-hours of power yesterday, sol 1,725. Neither rover has ever, ever seen power production levels that low, not even during last year's massive dust storm.

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What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/10 05:27 CST

What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

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Phoenix falls silent

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/10 03:08 CST

Phoenix falls silent

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India has reached the Moon!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/08 08:56 CST

India has reached the Moon!

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A launch to Neptune in 2019?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/07 02:01 CST

A launch to Neptune in 2019?

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Carnival of space #78

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/07 11:03 CST

Carnival of space #78

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Enceladus!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/06 03:44 CST

Enceladus!

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Our members are flying on Glory

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/05 10:27 CST

Our members are flying on Glory

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Chandrayaan-1 to enter lunar orbit on November 8

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/05 09:58 CST

Chandrayaan-1 to enter lunar orbit on November 8

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Phoenix update: Not dead yet; still in "Lazarus mode;" one attempt at microphone use did not work

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/04 03:24 CST

Phoenix update: Not dead yet; still in "Lazarus mode;" one attempt at microphone use did not work

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More on "backwards" space images

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/03 03:36 CST

More on "backwards" space images

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Carnival of Space #76

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/03 03:04 CST

Carnival of Space #76

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: who's going, and where we are going

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/01 02:40 CDT

A summary of the 2008-2009 expedition team, and where they will go to hunt meteorites.

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On its way to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1 photographs Earth, but flips the photo

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/01 02:23 CDT

On its way to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1 photographs Earth, but flips the photo

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