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LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

Posted by on 2009/06/15 07:44 CDT

LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

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Gravity's Bow

Posted by Timothy Reed on 2009/06/15 03:56 CDT

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

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

Posted by on 2009/06/14 01:19 CDT

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

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Planning for Pluto

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/06/12 01:39 CDT

Planning for Pluto

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News from Mars and Capitol Hill

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2009/06/11 05:44 CDT

News from Mars and Capitol Hill

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Mysteries, Small and Large

Posted by John Spencer on 2009/06/09 11:03 CDT

Mysteries, Small and Large

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Aloha, Io

Posted by John Spencer on 2009/06/08 01:49 CDT

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

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Designing the Cassini Tour

Posted by John Smith on 2009/06/07 12:01 CDT

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.

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

Posted by David Seal on 2009/06/06 01:02 CDT

David Seal talks about his experience working with Kevin Beurle.

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

Posted by on 2009/06/06 01:06 CDT

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

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

Posted by David Seal on 2009/06/05 08:05 CDT

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

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Canto III: Hints of Equinox

Posted by David Seal on 2009/06/04 06:31 CDT

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.

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Kaguya impact information available to observers

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2009/06/04 05:45 CDT

Kaguya impact information available to observers

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Canto II: Titan's Atmosphere and the Solar Cycle

Posted by David Seal on 2009/06/03 04:44 CDT

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

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Star Trek designer Mike Okuda will be honored by NASA

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2009/06/03 01:19 CDT

Star Trek designer Mike Okuda will be honored by NASA

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Early Data from Ibuki

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2009/06/02 04:15 CDT

Early Data from Ibuki

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Connections

Posted by David Seal on 2009/06/02 01:58 CDT

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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