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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Shudders Through Solstice, Opportunity Shoots Cape Verde Base

A.J.S. Rayl • June 30, 2008

The Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) celebrated a landmark milestone in June as they "trudged" through the very depths of their third Martian winter.

Dawn Journal: Cruising Past Mars' Orbit

Marc Rayman • June 30, 2008

Now using an ion thruster that had been powered off since October, Dawn continues to make steady progress on its journey deeper into space.

Strange things under Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • June 27, 2008

Strange things under Phoenix

Carnival of Space number 60

Emily Lakdawalla • June 27, 2008

Carnival of Space number 60

Phoenix sol 30 update: Alkaline soil, not very salty, "nothing extreme" about it!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 26, 2008

Phoenix sol 30 update: Alkaline soil, not very salty, "nothing extreme" about it!

Cassini camera data has been released through September 30, 2007

Emily Lakdawalla • June 26, 2008

Cassini camera data has been released through September 30, 2007

A milestone for the Phoenix mission success panorama

Emily Lakdawalla • June 24, 2008

A milestone for the Phoenix mission success panorama

Phoenix sol 29 update: Anomalies here and there, but minimum mission success is on the horizon

Emily Lakdawalla • June 24, 2008

Phoenix sol 29 update: Anomalies here and there, but minimum mission success is on the horizon

What's new with Cosmos 2?

Emily Lakdawalla • June 24, 2008

What's new with Cosmos 2?

What's up in the solar system for the week of June 23

Emily Lakdawalla • June 23, 2008

What's up in the solar system for the week of June 23

New Developments on the Road to Cosmos 2

Louis D. Friedman • June 23, 2008

The Planetary Society and Cosmos Studios remain committed to flying the first flight with light. Our spacecraft, Cosmos 2, is a maneuverable solar sail that may be the precursor to a new mode of interplanetary travel, and could one day take us to the stars.

Yep, it's ice!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 20, 2008

The Phoenix mission confirmed it this morning: the disappearing act pulled by those chunks of bright material in the Dodo trench pretty much nails the identification of the bright material as ice, which is great news for the mission. Ice is what Phoenix went all the way to Mars to study; it's what the team has been aiming for all these years.

Carnival of Space #59

Emily Lakdawalla • June 20, 2008

Carnival of Space #59

Phoenix sol 24: A disappearance from Dodo?

Emily Lakdawalla • June 19, 2008

Phoenix sol 24: A disappearance from Dodo?

Women's names in the solar system

Emily Lakdawalla • June 19, 2008

Women's names in the solar system

An anomaly on Phoenix Sol 22, but the spacecraft is in no danger

Emily Lakdawalla • June 18, 2008

An anomaly on Phoenix Sol 22, but the spacecraft is in no danger

Some Phoenix questions and answers

Emily Lakdawalla • June 18, 2008

Some Phoenix questions and answers

Getting back up to speed on Phoenix: up to sol 22, first dig at Wonderland

Emily Lakdawalla • June 17, 2008

Getting back up to speed on Phoenix: up to sol 22, first dig at Wonderland

What's up in the solar system for the week of June 16

Emily Lakdawalla • June 16, 2008

What's up in the solar system for the week of June 16

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