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Some random items: Clouds on Mars, telescopes on Earth, missions to the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • March 31, 2008

Some random items: Clouds on Mars, telescopes on Earth, missions to the Moon

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Takes in Home Surroundings, Opportunity Roves to Cape Verde

A.J.S. Rayl • March 31, 2008

Brandishing the trademark resilience that has endeared them to millions of people around the world, the Mars Exploration Rovers kept their robotic noses to the grindstone through March, soldiering on into their third Martian winter with slightly more power than predictions anticipated and enough proven mettle to dodge a budgetary pothole on Earth that might have taken one of them out of action. Now, 50 months after Spirit defied the odds and bounced safely to an upright landing and Opportunity followed with the impossible scoring of a 300-million-mile hole-in-one, the twin robot field geologists are driving the MER mission into new territory once again.

Space pens

Emily Lakdawalla • March 27, 2008

Space pens

White Rock through the ages: Mars Express (2004-present)

Emily Lakdawalla • March 27, 2008

When we last visited White Rock on Mars, both Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey were mapping the planet.

Carnival of Space #47

Emily Lakdawalla • March 27, 2008

Carnival of Space #47

Cassini Finds Enceladus Tastes Like a Comet

Emily Lakdawalla • March 26, 2008

Cassini Finds Enceladus Tastes Like a Comet

Alan Stern has resigned

Emily Lakdawalla • March 26, 2008

Alan Stern has resigned

Saturn, Tethys, and Titan

Emily Lakdawalla • March 25, 2008

I thought that today's image release from the Cassini imaging team was exceptionally pretty.

Spot three spacecraft

Emily Lakdawalla • March 25, 2008

Spot three spacecraft

Mars Budget Cuts

Ryan Anderson • March 24, 2008

Exploring another planet is an expensive business. We all know this, but sometimes it hits home harder than others. Today was one of those times.

Spirit, seen from space

Emily Lakdawalla • March 24, 2008

The HiRISE instrument on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter really is a spy camera in space. Check out this sequence of nine images from the HiRISE archives, which Doug Ellison pulled together into an animation covering more than a year of Spirit's mission.

Stars Above, Earth Below and Arthur C. Clarke

Emily Lakdawalla • March 24, 2008

Stars Above, Earth Below and Arthur C. Clarke

Carnival of Space #46

Emily Lakdawalla • March 21, 2008

Carnival of Space #46

When Titan's Winds Blow, Mountains Move

Emily Lakdawalla • March 20, 2008

When Titan's Winds Blow, Mountains Move

The Enceladus flyby, in color

Emily Lakdawalla • March 20, 2008

The Enceladus flyby, in color

Deimos arts and crafts

Emily Lakdawalla • March 19, 2008

Deimos arts and crafts

Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

Emily Lakdawalla • March 19, 2008

Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

Eurotas Chasmata, Janiculum Dorsa, and Evander Crater

Emily Lakdawalla • March 18, 2008

Eurotas Chasmata, Janiculum Dorsa, and Evander Crater

LPSC, Friday: Mostly Titan

Emily Lakdawalla • March 17, 2008

LPSC, Friday: Mostly Titan

Cassini flies by Enceladus

Emily Lakdawalla • March 14, 2008

Cassini flies by Enceladus

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