Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/03/19 02:14 CDT
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is about to add another line to his resume when he appears on the television program, "Dancing with the Stars."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/18 04:39 CDT
Amir Alexander has just posted an update on the activities of the most recent winners of the Shoemaker NEO Grants.
Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/03/17 04:06 CDT
There's been wide-spread confusion in the media about what NASA's FY 2011 would actually mean for the space agency. Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator, addressed the misconceptions in a speech on March 16 to the Washington Space Business Roundtable's Satellite 2010 Conference.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/17 12:26 CDT
Yesterday I posted a bit of a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera image showing the tracks of the Russian Lunokhod 2 rover. Today, I can post for you an image showing the rover's final resting place
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/15 10:55 CDT
Today is the bonanza day for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: the first formal release of orbiter data happened this morning, including 10 Terabytes (that is 10 million Megabytes!) of camera data.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/12 01:27 CST
Well, it's already mid-day on the Friday a week after the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference ended and I'm STILL not done writing up my notes.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/10 02:16 CST
Despite the fact that I began my career in science doing research on Magellan images of Venus, I've often avoided Venus sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference because they've tended to be pointlessly contentious. But I decided to attend the one this year to see how things went.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/10 11:40 CST
I posted already some neat images from Cassini's flyby of Helene last week, and commented on how most of the images from that encounter missed Helene entirely or only caught the moon at one edge of the camera field of view. Here's an example of one of those images.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/09 01:53 CST
This is one of the things that came out during LPSC last week and all I could do at the time was Tweet it—so here it is in blog form: the most unbelievably spectacular 3D animation of a bit of Mars I've seen yet, produced by Adrian Lark.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/09 01:37 CST
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced yesterday that the venerable 70-meter dish at the Goldstone Deep Space Network station is being taken offline so that major surgery can be performed.