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Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/14 09:26 CST

Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

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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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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Phones Home After Life-Threatening Dust Storm

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/11/13 11:00 CST

After taking a "direct hit" from one of Mars' notorious dust storms last weekend, Spirit phoned home today at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, exactly like its ground team had asked it to do and members of the rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) cheered. "She's talking!"

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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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