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The Planetary Society is moving on up

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/30 04:41 CDT

The Planetary Society is moving on up

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MarsSed 2010 Field Trip Day 2: Stromatolites, Gypsum and Layers

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/04/30 04:35 CDT

We started off Day 2 of the field trip by driving up onto the eroded rocks of what used to be the tidal flats of the ancient reef, between the shore and the continental shelf.

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What's up in the solar system in May 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/30 02:20 CDT

What's up in the solar system in May 2010

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Snoozes Past Viking, Opportunity Snaps Endeavour on Horizon

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/04/30 12:00 CDT

The Mars Exploration Rovers' fourth Martian winter is proving to be the harshest one yet and Spirit and Opportunity are getting colder than ever before. With temperatures on the Red Planet dropping in April and the Martian winter solstice still two weeks away, the season has turned into a shivering nail-biter.

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Naming X: A contest for kids to name small bodies

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/29 02:44 CDT

Naming X: A contest for kids to name small bodies

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How radio telescopes get "images" of asteroids

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/29 02:04 CDT

How radio telescopes get "images" of asteroids

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Arecibo saves us from another potentially hazardous asteroid

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/29 02:04 CDT

Arecibo saves us from another potentially hazardous asteroid

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Spirit: Schrödinger's Rover

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/28 12:01 CDT

Either Spirit is the longest-lived landed Mars mission ever, or she is not. We won't know for certain unless we manage to observe a radio signal from her.

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New names for Rhea

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/27 02:08 CDT

New names for Rhea

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APOLLO program pinpoints location of Lunokhod 1 retroreflector

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/26 05:37 CDT

APOLLO program pinpoints location of Lunokhod 1 retroreflector

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MarsSed 2010 Field Trip Day 1: Guadalupe Mountains and Evaporites

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/04/26 05:30 CDT

Hello everyone, I’m back from the MarsSed 2010 meeting in El Paso!

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3D Anaglyph: Weird channels of Olympica Fossae

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/26 05:05 CDT

Got some 3D glasses handy? Check out this awesome view of a very strange feature on Mars, courtesy of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera (CTX).

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Hubble turns 20

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/23 03:02 CDT

Hubble turns 20

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Anticipating the end of Hayabusa

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/23 02:08 CDT

A successful sample return for the Hayabusa mission will mean the fiery death of Mr. Hayabusa himself. The poignancy of this is not lost upon the people in Japan who are following the mission.

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Titan and Dione: The same, but different

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/22 05:29 CDT

Here's a new lovely color composition of Titan and Dione captured by Cassini. This one was taken on April 20, 2010; a set of 15 raw images taken of the two moons just showed up on the Cassini raw images website.

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More detail on the Hayabusa return timeline

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/22 04:25 CDT

JAXA has issued a notice with a little bit more detail on the timeline for Hayabusa's return to Earth.

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From the Executive Director: Space Exploration is Non-partisan

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/04/21 05:15 CDT

From the Executive Director: Space Exploration is Non-partisan

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Solar Dynamics Observatory unveils "first light" movies

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/21 02:06 CDT

Solar Dynamics Observatory unveils "first light" movies

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Discovery's penultimate mission to the Space Station

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/21 01:09 CDT

Discovery's penultimate mission to the Space Station

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Hayabusa's coming home

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/04/21 10:12 CDT

It really looks like Hayabusa is going to make it home. Hayabusa's sample return capsule will be returning to Earth on June 13, 2010, landing in the Woomera Prohibited Area, Australia at about 14:00 UTC.

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