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How much data has Cassini returned to Earth?

Emily Lakdawalla • April 28, 2006

Since January 1, 2004—the beginning of the Saturn phase of the mission—Cassini has radioed almost 139 Gigabytes of science data to Earth.

The Planetary Society Optical SETI Telescope Opens

Bruce Betts • April 28, 2006

On April 11, 2006, a new era dawned in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) with the dedication and beginning of operations of The Planetary Society Optical SETI Telescope in Harvard, Massachusetts. It is the first devoted optical SETI telescope in the world. The telescope was constructed by Paul Horowitz and his group at Harvard University using funding from Planetary Society members.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Pulls up to Winter Home as Opportunity Races to Victoria

A.J.S. Rayl • April 28, 2006

Two years and 3 months after they bounced to landings at Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum, the Mars Exploration Rovers are heading into their second, long cold Martian winter.

Get used to this view

Emily Lakdawalla • April 19, 2006

Get used to this view of Home Plate and Husband Hill, because Spirit will be seeing a lot of it over the next 8 months, whenever power levels permit the rover to eke a little bit of science activity out of the day.

New Horizons passes farther from the Sun than Mars today!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 06, 2006

Today is the day that New Horizons passes Mars' orbit (not that Mars is anywhere close to New Horizons right now).

astronaut on Phobos
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