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The Planetary Society Optical SETI Telescope Opens

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2006/04/28 12:00 CDT

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.

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Get used to this view

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/04/19 04:10 CDT

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.

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New Horizons passes farther from the Sun than Mars today!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/04/06 02:02 CDT

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

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