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Soliciting input for an idea on slides

Emily Lakdawalla • November 05, 2012

I'm directing a question at professional and amateur space scientists and educators: could I make slide sets that would help you educate the public about what's going on in planetary exploration?

Making an ugly rock beautiful

Emily Lakdawalla • November 02, 2012

Today I stumbled upon the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Lunar Sample Atlas, and was reminded of how much I love petrographic thin sections. They can make unassuming, cruddy looking rocks beautiful.

Huge self-portrait of Curiosity on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • November 01, 2012

Curiosity used MAHLI, the scientific camera at the end of the robotic arm, to shoot a huge color portrait of herself sitting on Mars, with Gale's central mountain in the background.

Volunteer Open House 2012

Casey Dreier • November 01, 2012

A great crowd came by our headquarters to learn more about volunteering in the service of planetary exploration.

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