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LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

• June 15, 2009

LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

Gravity's Bow

Timothy Reed • June 15, 2009

Timothy Reed explains how optical telescopes are tested for gravity sag, and the methods used to counteract or compensate for it.

LRO & LCROSS Up Close Tour: Poised on Atlas V Rocket at Launch Complex 41

• June 14, 2009

LRO & LCROSS Up Close Tour: Poised on Atlas V Rocket at Launch Complex 41

Planning for Pluto

Emily Lakdawalla • June 12, 2009

Planning for Pluto

News from Mars and Capitol Hill

Louis D. Friedman • June 11, 2009

News from Mars and Capitol Hill

Mysteries, Small and Large

John Spencer • June 09, 2009

Mysteries, Small and Large

Aloha, Io

John Spencer • June 08, 2009

Taking a look at Jupiter's moon, Io, from Hawaii.

Designing the Cassini Tour

John Smith • June 07, 2009

Each Titan flyby is not a fork in the road, but rather a Los Angeles style cloverleaf in terms of the dizzying number of possible destinations. So how did our current and future plans for the path of the Cassini spacecraft come to be? That's the question Dave Seal put to me since that's my job -- I am a tour designer.

Canto IV: A Cog in the Wheel, a New Star in the Sky

David Seal • June 06, 2009

David Seal talks about his experience working with Kevin Beurle.

LRO & LCROSS Up Close Tour: Part 2, Hunting for Lunar Water

• June 06, 2009

LRO & LCROSS Up Close Tour: Part 2, Hunting for Lunar Water

The Steven J. Ostro Memorial Symposium on Planetary Radar and Near-Earth Objects

David Seal • June 05, 2009

The Steven J. Ostro Memorial Symposium on Planetary Radar and Near-Earth Objects

Canto III: Hints of Equinox

David Seal • June 04, 2009

Saturn is rapidly approaching equinox, where the Sun passes through the ring plane (south-to-north, i.e. the northern vernal equinox), and its ring system (i.e. its great now-gloomy poorly-lit circles of large blocks of water ice) is starting to show some really interesting behavior.

Kaguya impact information available to observers

Amir Alexander • June 04, 2009

Kaguya impact information available to observers

Canto II: Titan's Atmosphere and the Solar Cycle

David Seal • June 03, 2009

David Seal explains the complications for Cassini coming from Titan's atmosphere and Solar Cycle.

Star Trek designer Mike Okuda will be honored by NASA

Charlene Anderson • June 03, 2009

Star Trek designer Mike Okuda will be honored by NASA

Early Data from Ibuki

Amir Alexander • June 02, 2009

Early Data from Ibuki

Connections

David Seal • June 02, 2009

David Seal muses on his time as the mission planner for Cassini, and the history behind its name, and astronomy in Rome.

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