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Final Update from Planetary Defense Conference

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/30 06:55 CDT

Final Update from Planetary Defense Conference

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Planetary Defense Conference: Interesting Tidbits

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/30 04:03 CDT

Planetary Defense Conference: Interesting Tidbits

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Endures Reboots and Amnesia, Opportunity Races Forward

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2009/04/30 12:00 CDT

The Mars Exploration Rovers challenged their ground crews with an April full of high drama, a little suspense, and a lot of energy. While Spirit lived through a kind of robot soap opera, complete with bewildering reboots and bouts of amnesia, Opportunity roved forward and back into the fast lane on a restored front wheel, slowing down for a brief visit to a series of small, intriguing craters and an unplanned close encounter with a pesky little purgatoid.

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Dawn Journal: Upgrades!

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/04/29 05:52 CDT

The upgraded Dawn spacecraft is now traveling in a new direction in its orbit around the Sun.

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Planetary Defense Conference: Apophis Mission Design Competition

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/29 05:15 CDT

Planetary Defense Conference: Apophis Mission Design Competition

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More from the Planetary Defense Conference: Shoemaker Grant Winners

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/27 06:54 CDT

More from the Planetary Defense Conference: Shoemaker Grant Winners

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Updates from the IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/27 06:27 CDT

Updates from the IAA Planetary Defense Conference

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Pretty Dunes in Gale Crater

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/04/27 05:55 CDT

This is a tiny subframe from the HiRISE image PSP_009294_1750.

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Updates on the 2007 Shoemaker NEO Grant Recipients

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2009/04/27 12:00 CDT

Our 2007 Shoemaker NEO Grant winners have been extremely busy over the past two years. Take for example Quanzhi Ye of Guangzhou, China: He was only 18 when he received the award but already the principal investigator of the sky survey at the Lulin Observatory in Taiwan.

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Goodbye for a while

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/26 09:27 CDT

Goodbye for a while

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More from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2009/04/25 01:41 CDT

More from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

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Update from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2009/04/23 11:10 CDT

Update from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

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Big Picture and other good links for today

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/21 04:28 CDT

Big Picture and other good links for today

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Spirit Update: Generally healthy, but "amnesiac?"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/21 12:26 CDT

Spirit Update: Generally healthy, but "amnesiac?"

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A couple of space carnivals

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/20 09:44 CDT

A couple of space carnivals

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The Planetary Society's Solar Sail featured in The Atlantic

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2009/04/16 05:31 CDT

The Planetary Society's Solar Sail featured in The Atlantic

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What to do if the big one is headed our way?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/16 04:55 CDT

What to do if the big one is headed our way?

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COLBERT is going to space!!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/14 11:00 CDT

COLBERT is going to space!!

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Ted Stryk: Europa Jupiter System Mission Colloquium

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/14 12:08 CDT

Ted Stryk: Europa Jupiter System Mission Colloquium

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Spirit hiccup

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/04/13 05:57 CDT

Another of those dreaded "status reports" from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory arrived in my mailbox just now.

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