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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Gains A little Power, Opportunity Loses a Little Steam

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2009/02/28 11:00 CST

Despite some struggles with terrain and technology, the Mars Exploration Rovers moved their missions forward in February, as Spirit and Opportunity pressed on toward their next major Martian attractions.

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Mapping Mars, now and in history

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/26 04:23 CST

Planetary cartographer Phil Stooke has been working on a cool project to compose and compare maps of Mars that show how we saw the planet throughout the Space Age.

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Summary of Cassini's flybys of Saturn's moons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/25 11:31 CST

Summary of Cassini's flybys of Saturn's moons

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John Spencer: Cassini's proposed extended-extended mission tour

Posted by John Spencer on 2009/02/24 02:58 CST

It seems like no time since we selected Cassini's extended mission tour of the Saturn system, in early 2007. Now we're flying that tour, which extends Cassini's original four years in Saturn orbit for another 27 months, until September 2010. So now we're looking into the future- far into the future.

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Quick Dawn update: Gravity assist indeed went well

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/24 02:39 CST

Quick Dawn update: Gravity assist indeed went well

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Got binoculars? Spot a comet near Saturn tonight

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/23 06:32 CST

Got binoculars? Spot a comet near Saturn tonight

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Carnival of Space #91

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/23 06:31 CST

Carnival of Space #91

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Looks like the Dawn flyby of Mars went well

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/21 11:10 CST

Looks like the Dawn flyby of Mars went well: here' a photo of Mars taken by Dawn near its closest approach to Mars during its February 17 flyby.

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What do we know about Uranus' moons? Part 2

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/19 06:07 CST

Here is every single image of the last two moons discovered prior to the Voyager 2 encounter, Titania and Umbriel.

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Planetary Society Statement on Europa Mission Selection

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/18 12:58 CST

Planetary Society Statement on Europa Mission Selection

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Diamond Ring Earthrise

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/18 12:46 CST

Diamond Ring Earthrise

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News flash: Jupiter flagship mission selected to launch first

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/18 10:29 CST

News flash: Jupiter flagship mission selected to launch first

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LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/17 07:57 CST

LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

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Now THAT's meteorology

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/16 01:32 CST

Now THAT's meteorology

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LOTS of analysis of the flagship mission options - Europa or Titan?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/16 09:02 CST

LOTS of analysis of the flagship mission options - Europa or Titan?

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Dawn Journal: Mars Encounter

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/02/13 10:34 CST

Dawn continues to close in on Mars, ready for the gravitational slingshot that will help it on its expedition to the asteroid belt and its quest to gain insights into the evolution of the solar system.

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Lunar missions: the start of an ending for one, the start of a beginning for another

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/13 09:34 CST

Lunar missions: the start of an ending for one, the start of a beginning for another

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Jupiter may have a "super-Earth" at its center

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/12 03:52 CST

Jupiter may have a "super-Earth" at its center

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Diagram of on-orbit satellite collision

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/02/12 08:17 CST

Diagram of on-orbit satellite collision

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