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

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2009/05/31 12:00 CDT

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.

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Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

Posted by Ken Edgett on 2009/05/29 12:21 CDT

Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

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Monkeynauts' 50th Anniversary of Flight

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2009/05/28 07:13 CDT

Monkeynauts' 50th Anniversary of Flight

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Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

Posted by Ken Edgett on 2009/05/28 10:09 CDT | 2 comments

Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

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Dawn Journal: Testing Flight Software 8.0

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/05/27 07:11 CDT

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

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MSL is a Curiosity

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/05/27 05:20 CDT

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!

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The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

Posted by Ken Edgett on 2009/05/27 12:41 CDT | 2 comments

The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

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SERENDIP Takes a Great Leap Forward

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2009/05/26 12:00 CDT

Just when SETI@home is celebrating its 10th anniversary, its older brother, Project SERENDIP, is getting a general makeover.

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Mars: "Follow the Water" Is Not Dead

Posted by Ken Edgett on 2009/05/26 11:53 CDT

Mars: "Follow the Water" Is Not Dead

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

Posted by on 2009/05/25 08:14 CDT | 1 comments

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

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Atlantis and Crew Return Safely to Earth after Rejuvenating Hubble

Posted by Ken Kremer on 2009/05/25 03:57 CDT

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

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

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2009/05/25 03:10 CDT

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

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U.S. President Announces New NASA Leadership

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2009/05/23 11:19 CDT

U.S. President Announces New NASA Leadership

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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/05/22 06:20 CDT

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

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

Posted by Ken Kremer on 2009/05/22 05:13 CDT

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

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Celebrate Apollo 11's 40th Anniversary with the Crew

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2009/05/22 01:08 CDT

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.

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Ten Things I Wish We Really Knew In Planetary Science

Posted by Alan Stern on 2009/05/21 06:27 CDT

Ten Things I Wish We Really Knew In Planetary Science

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Kaguya Set to Strike the Moon

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2009/05/21 03:44 CDT

Kaguya Set to Strike the Moon

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Hubble Astronauts Boldly Go Where No One has Gone Before!

Posted by on 2009/05/21 01:33 CDT

Hubble Astronauts Boldly Go Where No One has Gone Before!

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

Posted by Alan Stern on 2009/05/20 04:25 CDT

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

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