Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/11/30 11:00 CST
The Mars Exploration Rovers are nearing the end of their fifth year of exploring the Red Planet in dramatically different ways.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/30 10:36 CST
Attention: South American and southern African observers needed for observations of a stellar occultation by Varuna
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/11/30 10:12 CST
The Dawn spacecraft is healthy and on course for its flyby of Mars early next year. The planet's gravity will help boost the probe on its way to rendezvous with Vesta.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/27 02:27 CST
More science data from Chandrayaan-1, and some thermal issues on the spacecraft
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/25 07:58 CST
What are those bright things in the sky right now?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/24 04:43 CST
Enjoy your 10 minutes of fame by contributing to 365 Days of Astronomy
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/21 01:09 CST
The period of Mars solar conjunction has just begun, which means that a host of scientists and engineers whose day jobs entail interaction with the five active Mars spacecraft are getting a five-week break from the daily grind of operations.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/19 10:53 CST
A correction on the number of Chandrayaan-1 probe pictures
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/11/17 01:11 CST
Chandrayaan-1 Terrain Mapping Camera images and movie from science orbit
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.