Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/04/30 12:00 CDT
With winter settling in on the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, the Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) spent April working on their respective science campaigns and hunkering down in brutally chilly nights that are seeing temperatures drop to around -95 degree Celsius. As the month comes to an end at Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum, there is good news and there is bad news.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/28 09:56 CDT
I thought it would be fun to start the week by taking stock of what's going on with all the active planetary missions out there.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/24 11:24 CDT
Opportunity's arthritic shoulder is flaring up again
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/04/23 01:07 CDT
Dawn continues its powered flight, having accumulated more than 100 days of ion thrusting since its launch nearly seven months ago. All systems are healthy as the probe patiently and persistently propels itself through the solar system.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/17 09:59 CDT
Preliminary thermal modeling accounts for some (but not all) of the Pioneer Anomaly
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/15 05:24 CDT
At last: Some bits of Kaguya video online in reasonable detail
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/15 11:24 CDT
Cassini's mission extension has (finally!) been formally approved
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/11 03:26 CDT
Beautiful new Earthrise and Earthset movies from Kaguya
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/04/10 05:27 CDT
It's so crazy it just might work: Send Cassini between the rings and the planet