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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Sand Snared and Dusted, Opportunity Rests and Roves

A.J.S. Rayl • May 31, 2009

The Mars Exploration Rovers hit some rough patches in May as Spirit sat stuck in a sand patch all month and Opportunity had to stop again to rest its right front wheel but with a little help from Mars, the intrepid, twin robot field geologists cruised through the summer solstice with the energy and invincibility of a couple of teenage robots.

Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

Ken Edgett • May 29, 2009

Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

Monkeynauts' 50th Anniversary of Flight

Susan Lendroth • May 28, 2009

Monkeynauts' 50th Anniversary of Flight

Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

Ken Edgett • May 28, 2009

Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

Dawn Journal: Testing Flight Software 8.0

Marc Rayman • May 27, 2009

Dawn's mission continues to go very well, as the spacecraft nears the end of the longest coasting period of its astronomical journey.

MSL is a Curiosity

Ryan Anderson • May 27, 2009

Well, it looks like the next-generation rover that will be launching to Mars in 2011 (and happens to be the focal point of my PhD thesis) just got a name!

The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

Ken Edgett • May 27, 2009

The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

SERENDIP Takes a Great Leap Forward

Amir Alexander • May 26, 2009

Just when [email protected] is celebrating its 10th anniversary, its older brother, Project SERENDIP, is getting a general makeover.

Mars: "Follow the Water" Is Not Dead

Ken Edgett • May 26, 2009

Sometimes it is a bit awkward being a planetary scientist.

Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen who gave their lives exploring space

• May 25, 2009

Memorial Day: Remembering the fallen who gave their lives exploring space

Atlantis and Crew Return Safely to Earth after Rejuvenating Hubble

Ken Kremer • May 25, 2009

Space Shuttle Atlantis and her crew of 7 astronauts glided in to a smooth and triumphant touchdown today, Sunday, May 24.

Planetary Society's Irish Coordinator on "The Astronomy Show"

Susan Lendroth • May 25, 2009

Planetary Society's Irish Coordinator on "The Astronomy Show"

U.S. President Announces New NASA Leadership

Louis D. Friedman • May 23, 2009

U.S. President Announces New NASA Leadership

"My First Reaction Was to Look Away From It....It Was Too Beautiful"

Emily Lakdawalla • May 22, 2009

"My First Reaction Was to Look Away From It....It Was Too Beautiful"

Farewell to Hubble, Obama Calls, Astronauts Testify to Congress as Shuttle is Set to Land

Ken Kremer • May 22, 2009

Farewell to Hubble, Obama Calls, Astronauts Testify to Congress as Shuttle is Set to Land

Celebrate Apollo 11's 40th Anniversary with the Crew

Susan Lendroth • May 22, 2009

This summer, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. will commemorate that extraordinary moment in history with a very special Apollo 11 celebration, featuring the mission's original crew members along with former Johnson Space Center Director Chris Kraft.

Ten Things I Wish We Really Knew In Planetary Science

Alan Stern • May 21, 2009

Ten Things I Wish We Really Knew In Planetary Science

Kaguya Set to Strike the Moon

Amir Alexander • May 21, 2009

Kaguya Set to Strike the Moon

Hubble Astronauts Boldly Go Where No One has Gone Before!

• May 21, 2009

Hubble Astronauts Boldly Go Where No One has Gone Before!

LRO, LCROSS, and the Search for Lunar Ice Begins Anew Next Month

Alan Stern • May 20, 2009

LRO, LCROSS, and the Search for Lunar Ice Begins Anew Next Month

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