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Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

Emily Lakdawalla • November 14, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

Spirit's still there

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

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.

Actual images of planets around other stars

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

Actual images of planets around other stars

Piecing together MSL

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

Piecing together MSL

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

A.J.S. Rayl • November 13, 2008

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!"

A Roadmap to Space

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

A Roadmap to Space

The end of Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

The end of Phoenix

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

High dust levels are making life tough for Spirit

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

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.

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

Emily Lakdawalla • November 10, 2008

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

Phoenix falls silent

Emily Lakdawalla • November 10, 2008

Phoenix falls silent

India has reached the Moon!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 08, 2008

India has reached the Moon!

A launch to Neptune in 2019?

Emily Lakdawalla • November 07, 2008

A launch to Neptune in 2019?

Carnival of space #78

Emily Lakdawalla • November 07, 2008

Carnival of space #78

Enceladus!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 06, 2008

Enceladus!

Our members are flying on Glory

Emily Lakdawalla • November 05, 2008

Our members are flying on Glory

Chandrayaan-1 to enter lunar orbit on November 8

Emily Lakdawalla • November 05, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 to enter lunar orbit on November 8

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

Emily Lakdawalla • November 04, 2008

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

More on "backwards" space images

Emily Lakdawalla • November 03, 2008

More on "backwards" space images

Carnival of Space #76

Emily Lakdawalla • November 03, 2008

Carnival of Space #76

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