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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/13 01:10 CST

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.

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Opportunity watches the clouds drift by

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/12 04:11 CST

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.

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Two Things to Watch Tomorrow

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/11 02:23 CST

Two Things to Watch Tomorrow

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White Rock through the ages: Mariner 9, 1972

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/08 02:31 CST

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.

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Atlantis and Columbus embark for the International Space Station

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/07 02:36 CST

Atlantis and Columbus embark for the International Space Station

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Name a telescope in 25 words or less

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/07 01:34 CST

Name a telescope in 25 words or less

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Finding images from Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/06 03:10 CST

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.

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NASA's 2009 budget

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/05 01:25 CST

NASA's 2009 budget

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Lecture by G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of ISRO

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/04 04:38 CST

Lecture by G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of ISRO

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WD5 most likely missed Mars, but we may never know

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/04 01:15 CST

WD5 most likely missed Mars, but we may never know

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Dawn Journal: Safely Cruising

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/02/01 12:21 CST

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.

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Have a happy day on Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/01 11:36 CST

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.

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/01 11:09 CST

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

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