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White Rock through the ages: Viking (1976-1980)

Emily Lakdawalla • February 13, 2008

This is the second installment in my look at one enigmatic feature on Mars as seen by all its orbiters through the more than thirty years of spacecraft observations.

Opportunity watches the clouds drift by

Emily Lakdawalla • February 12, 2008

Opportunity is now following a rather leisurely autumn schedule, according to the latest update on the mission website. Some of the work Opportunity is doing involves staring skyward, looking for patterns in the clouds that pass overhead at this time of year. One of the guys at unmannedspaceflight.com has put together some nifty animations of the wispy cloud patterns.

Two Things to Watch Tomorrow

Emily Lakdawalla • February 11, 2008

Two Things to Watch Tomorrow

White Rock through the ages: Mariner 9, 1972

Emily Lakdawalla • February 08, 2008

While conversing with Ken Edgett about the smiley face on Mars he remarked to me how different Mars looks at different pixel scales, and in particular that there is a transition somewhere in the neighborhood of six to seven meters per pixel.

Atlantis and Columbus embark for the International Space Station

Emily Lakdawalla • February 07, 2008

Atlantis and Columbus embark for the International Space Station

Name a telescope in 25 words or less

Emily Lakdawalla • February 07, 2008

Name a telescope in 25 words or less

Finding images from Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • February 06, 2008

There have been so many missions to Mars, which have sent back so much data, that figuring out how to find images of places on Mars can be really overwhelming.

NASA's 2009 budget

Emily Lakdawalla • February 05, 2008

NASA's 2009 budget

Lecture by G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of ISRO

Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2008

Lecture by G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of ISRO

WD5 most likely missed Mars, but we may never know

Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2008

WD5 most likely missed Mars, but we may never know

Dawn Journal: Safely Cruising

Marc Rayman • February 01, 2008

Now in interplanetary cruise, the Dawn spacecraft is following a much more leisurely pace than the one it maintained during the initial checkout phase of the mission.

Have a happy day on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2008

I thought this was a fun image to kick off the weekend. This isn't the first happy-looking crater to be photographed from Mars, but I really like this one; it's more goofy.

Target Earth, asking candidates about science, SETI, and the rovers

Emily Lakdawalla • February 01, 2008

Target Earth, asking candidates about science, SETI, and the rovers

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