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

A.J.S. Rayl • February 28, 2009

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.

Mapping Mars, now and in history

Emily Lakdawalla • February 26, 2009

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.

Summary of Cassini's flybys of Saturn's moons

Emily Lakdawalla • February 25, 2009

Summary of Cassini's flybys of Saturn's moons

Cassini's Proposed Extended-Extended Mission Tour

John Spencer • February 24, 2009

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.

Quick Dawn update: Gravity assist indeed went well

Emily Lakdawalla • February 24, 2009

Quick Dawn update: Gravity assist indeed went well

Got binoculars? Spot a comet near Saturn tonight

Emily Lakdawalla • February 23, 2009

Got binoculars? Spot a comet near Saturn tonight

Carnival of Space #91

Emily Lakdawalla • February 23, 2009

Carnival of Space #91

Looks like the Dawn flyby of Mars went well

Emily Lakdawalla • February 21, 2009

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.

What do we know about Uranus' moons? Part 2

Emily Lakdawalla • February 19, 2009

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

Planetary Society Statement on Europa Mission Selection

Emily Lakdawalla • February 18, 2009

Planetary Society Statement on Europa Mission Selection

Diamond Ring Earthrise

Emily Lakdawalla • February 18, 2009

Diamond Ring Earthrise

News flash: Jupiter flagship mission selected to launch first

Emily Lakdawalla • February 18, 2009

News flash: Jupiter flagship mission selected to launch first

LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

Emily Lakdawalla • February 17, 2009

LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

Now THAT's meteorology

Emily Lakdawalla • February 16, 2009

Now THAT's meteorology

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

Emily Lakdawalla • February 16, 2009

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

Dawn Journal: Mars Encounter

Marc Rayman • February 13, 2009

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.

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

Emily Lakdawalla • February 13, 2009

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

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

Emily Lakdawalla • February 12, 2009

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

Diagram of on-orbit satellite collision

Emily Lakdawalla • February 12, 2009

Diagram of on-orbit satellite collision

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