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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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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 comment

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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Ever Plan Ahead? How About Six Years Ahead?

Posted by Alan Stern on 2009/05/19 07:05 CDT

Despite still being more than six years and just over 18 Astronomical Units from the Pluto system, the project team for New Horizons is conducting the second and final portion of our Pluto Encounter Preliminary Design Review (EPDR) tomorrow and the next day.

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