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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/31 05:31 CDT

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

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

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/03/31 12:00 CDT

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.

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Space pens

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/27 10:52 CDT

Space pens

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/27 05:28 CDT

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

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Carnival of Space #47

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/27 01:02 CDT

Carnival of Space #47

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Cassini Finds Enceladus Tastes Like a Comet

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/26 06:22 CDT

Cassini Finds Enceladus Tastes Like a Comet

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Alan Stern has resigned

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/26 11:31 CDT

Alan Stern has resigned

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Saturn, Tethys, and Titan

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/25 12:37 CDT

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

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Spot three spacecraft

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/25 11:44 CDT

Spot three spacecraft

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Spirit, seen from space

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/24 05:46 CDT

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.

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Stars Above, Earth Below and Arthur C. Clarke

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/24 03:49 CDT

Stars Above, Earth Below and Arthur C. Clarke

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Carnival of Space #46

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/21 11:17 CDT

Carnival of Space #46

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When Titan's Winds Blow, Mountains Move

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/20 06:09 CDT

When Titan's Winds Blow, Mountains Move

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The Enceladus flyby, in color

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/20 01:34 CDT

The Enceladus flyby, in color

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Deimos arts and crafts

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/19 12:28 CDT

Deimos arts and crafts

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Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/19 11:17 CDT

Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

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Eurotas Chasmata, Janiculum Dorsa, and Evander Crater

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/18 03:30 CDT

Eurotas Chasmata, Janiculum Dorsa, and Evander Crater

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LPSC, Friday: Mostly Titan

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/17 11:59 CDT

LPSC, Friday: Mostly Titan

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Cassini flies by Enceladus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/14 04:45 CDT

Cassini flies by Enceladus

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Stretching out Ulysses' life as long as possible

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/03/14 04:00 CDT

Stretching out Ulysses' life as long as possible

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