Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2006/05/31 12:00 CDT
The Mars Exploration Rovers are now well into their second Martian winter and, all things considered, both Spirit and Opportunity are faring pretty well for being, essentially, aging Baby Boomers on bitter cold, dusty alien planet some 50 million miles away from home.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/24 08:21 CDT
This item is a little bit old -- I missed it when it was announced last Monday. ESA issued a press release stating that "European ministers approve the Aurora Exploration Programme and give green light for the ExoMars mission."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/07 08:10 CDT
After the political discussions of the morning, Mike Brown stood up to give the "highly subjective view of one ground-based astronomer," he said.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/07 08:09 CDT
During the first day of OPAG, the chair of the group, Fran Bagenal, was not present because she was participating in some rather important discussions taking place in Maryland.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/06 03:08 CDT
Following the mission- and science-focused presentations of the morning, there came two rather alarming presentations.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/04 08:51 CDT
Before I get to my notes from OPAG I want to minimally acknowledge today's news, which I'll have to get to in more detail later.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/05/01 06:54 CDT
I just wanted to point out a couple of new items on the website.