Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/07/17 08:41 CDT
I was delighted to receive an email from Morten Bo Madsen, who I knew from the Mars Exploration Rover mission as "that Danish magnet guy," the fellow responsible for the magnet experiments on nearly every American Mars mission. The magnets were originally designed to study the properties of airborne Martian dust, which would help determine its composition.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/07/16 10:45 CDT
Last chances to send your name to the Moon on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/07/14 10:59 CDT
What's up in the solar system for the week of July 14
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/07/10 02:09 CDT
I have posted several times about the amazing photo captured by HiRISE of Phoenix under its parachute as it descended. There have been two common questions I've received about the photo: was there any color data taken, and what more can I tell you about how hard it was to take the photo? I've got answers to both questions for you today.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/07/09 09:46 CDT
Phoenix sol 43 update: Lots of imaging, hacking at Snow White, first touch for TECP, and more