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Hubble sees both of Saturn's aurorae

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/12 01:01 CST

Hubble sees both of Saturn's aurorae

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Find pics and track the rovers in Google Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/11 05:28 CST

I think a goodly proportion of you readers have already figured this out for yourselves since it was launched last March, but I didn't download and install it until last weekend, so this is new to me: Google Mars is awesome.

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Dawn Journal: Thruster Two's Time to Shine

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2010/02/10 01:14 CST

Dawn is outfitted with three ion thrusters, assigned the heartwarming names thruster #1, thruster #2, and thruster #3.

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Endeavour Launch Ignites Night Sky

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/09 12:03 CST

Endeavour Launch Ignites Night Sky

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A Space Carnival (#140) and some new names for Enceladus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/09 10:39 CST

A Space Carnival (#140) and some new names for Enceladus

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Pretty picture: Opportunity around Concepcion

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/09 10:32 CST

Here's a neat picture from Opportunity, a panorama composed of its wide-angle, mast-mounted Navcam cameras, showing the crater Concepcion.

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WISE has found its first comet, P/2010 B2 (WISE)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/08 04:50 CST

WISE has found its first comet, P/2010 B2 (WISE)

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Manic Monday: Chocolate Hills, Io, and NASA's budget

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/08 02:21 CST

Manic Monday: Chocolate Hills, Io, and NASA's budget

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That's a lot of motion for a "stuck" rover!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/06 08:14 CST

That's a lot of motion for a "stuck" rover!

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New maps of Pluto show pretty amazing amounts of surface change

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/04 02:17 CST

I just posted my writeup of today's press briefing on a new map of Pluto produced from Hubble images. The main conclusion was that Pluto has shown an astonishing amount of changes across its surface between 1994 and 2002 -- more, in fact, than any other solid surface in the solar system.

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Way-cool Martian flyovers by Doug Ellison

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/04 09:16 CST

Way-cool Martian flyovers by Doug Ellison

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Endeavour Crew Arrives at KSC

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/03 04:42 CST

Endeavour Crew Arrives at KSC

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Hooray! Cassini's tour has been extended for SEVEN MORE YEARS!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/03 01:12 CST

Hooray! Cassini's tour has been extended for SEVEN MORE YEARS!

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Spectacular Hubble view of the aftermath of an asteroid collision

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/02 01:25 CST

Spectacular Hubble view of the aftermath of an asteroid collision

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Mars Express animation of Phobos' shadow transiting Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/02 12:08 CST

For the first time ever, Mars Express' Visual Monitoring Camera has imaged the shadow of Mars' moon Phobos crossing the surface of Mars.

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Planetary Society Urges Congress to Endorse NASA Budget

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/02/01 02:29 CST

Planetary Society Urges Congress to Endorse NASA Budget

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What's up in the solar system in February 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/01 01:56 CST

What's up in the solar system in February 2010

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This blog now has comments!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/01 11:07 CST

This blog now has comments!

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A pretty picture of Concepcion crater

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/02/01 10:37 CST

It looks like the rover team thinks Concepcion is pretty enough (in both aesthetic and a scientific senses) to be worthy of the full-color Pancam panorama treatment; color frames started arriving on Earth over the weekend.

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