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Final Update from Planetary Defense Conference

Bruce Betts • April 30, 2009

Final Update from Planetary Defense Conference

Planetary Defense Conference: Interesting Tidbits

Bruce Betts • April 30, 2009

Planetary Defense Conference: Interesting Tidbits

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

A.J.S. Rayl • April 30, 2009

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.

Dawn Journal: Upgrades!

Marc Rayman • April 29, 2009

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

Planetary Defense Conference: Apophis Mission Design Competition

Bruce Betts • April 29, 2009

Planetary Defense Conference: Apophis Mission Design Competition

More from the Planetary Defense Conference: Shoemaker Grant Winners

Bruce Betts • April 27, 2009

More from the Planetary Defense Conference: Shoemaker Grant Winners

Updates from the IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Bruce Betts • April 27, 2009

Updates from the IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Pretty Dunes in Gale Crater

Ryan Anderson • April 27, 2009

This is a tiny subframe from the HiRISE image PSP_009294_1750.

Updates on the 2007 Shoemaker NEO Grant Recipients

Bruce Betts • April 27, 2009

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.

Goodbye for a while

Emily Lakdawalla • April 26, 2009

Goodbye for a while

More from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Louis D. Friedman • April 25, 2009

More from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Update from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Louis D. Friedman • April 23, 2009

Update from the Conference on NEO Law and Policy

Big Picture and other good links for today

Emily Lakdawalla • April 21, 2009

Big Picture and other good links for today

Spirit Update: Generally healthy, but "amnesiac?"

Emily Lakdawalla • April 21, 2009

Spirit Update: Generally healthy, but "amnesiac?"

A couple of space carnivals

Emily Lakdawalla • April 20, 2009

A couple of space carnivals

The Planetary Society's Solar Sail featured in The Atlantic

Susan Lendroth • April 16, 2009

The Planetary Society's Solar Sail featured in The Atlantic

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

Emily Lakdawalla • April 16, 2009

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

COLBERT is going to space!!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 14, 2009

COLBERT is going to space!!

Ted Stryk: Europa Jupiter System Mission Colloquium

Emily Lakdawalla • April 14, 2009

Ted Stryk: Europa Jupiter System Mission Colloquium

Spirit hiccup

Emily Lakdawalla • April 13, 2009

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

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