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Dawn Journal: Quiet Cruise

Marc Rayman • July 31, 2009

Today Dawn is 220 million kilometers (137 million miles) from the star at the solar system's center.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Works as Team Tests Exit Moves, Opportunity Roves to Block Island

A.J.S. Rayl • July 31, 2009

The Mars Exploration Rovers maintained a busy schedule in July: Spirit worked day and night doing whatever it could to make use of its abundant energy; Opportunity effectively treated its “hot” right front wheel and got back to making some consecutive long drives toward the still distant Endeavour Crater.

Islands of Volcanic Paradise

Jani Radebaugh • July 30, 2009

Islands of Volcanic Paradise

Dunes in the Outback Red Center

Jani Radebaugh • July 29, 2009

Jani talks about the importance of understanding analogs we can easily visit on Earth to processes happening across the solar system.

Cassini RADAR continues to gaze at Titan

Jani Radebaugh • July 27, 2009

The Cassini spacecraft made its 59th flyby of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, on Friday, July 24, and in the last few hours we have received images from the RADAR instrument in SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) mode.

The Power of Lighting Conditions

Samuel Lawrence • July 26, 2009

For over four decades, the lunar science community has absorbed the information from the Apollo missions. Although many important questions were answered, many important new questions are waiting to be tackled -- which is the very essence of science and exploration.

The Future of NASA

Ryan Anderson • July 25, 2009

Earlier this week I mentioned that there is an ongoing evaluation of the future of human spaceflight at NASA.

Titan in 3D

Emily Lakdawalla • July 24, 2009

Titan in 3D

Join Bill Nye for an LA Times Dust-Up

Susan Lendroth • July 23, 2009

Join Bill Nye for an LA Times Dust-Up

Science enables exploration, exploration enables science

Samuel Lawrence • July 22, 2009

One primary goal of the LRO mission is to acquire the amazing bounty of scientific data necessary to enable future human lunar exploration and utilization. But why should we even bother going back?

Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mishap Report Released

Charlene Anderson • July 21, 2009

Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mishap Report Released

This is a special day...

Samuel Lawrence • July 20, 2009

It is a day where when all humans should take time to celebrate the momentous achievement that put two brave explorers on the face of another world. As Sir Arthur Clarke once famously said, the Apollo voyages will likely be the only events for which the 20th century will be remembered in the future, when humans live throughout the Solar System and beyond.

To the Moon, Alice?

Jim Bell • July 20, 2009

To the Moon, Alice?

LROC images sites of the Apollo landings!

Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle • July 17, 2009

LROC images sites of the Apollo landings!

The rest of Enceladus

Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle • July 17, 2009

The rest of Enceladus

LAX's Planet Parade -- Part 2

Kelly Beatty • July 16, 2009

LAX's Planet Parade -- Part 2

Climb Aboard Apollo 11 Time Machine

Susan Lendroth • July 16, 2009

Grab your bell bottoms and Tang, and travel back to 1969 when Apollo 11's journey to the Moon captivated the world, and Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's boot prints in the lunar dust transformed us into a multi-world species.

Why Titan is so exciting

Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle • July 15, 2009

Why Titan is so exciting

Planetary Society Opens Dialog with Augustine Committee

Susan Lendroth • July 15, 2009

Planetary Society Opens Dialog with Augustine Committee

Moonfest and MoonPies on July 19

Susan Lendroth • July 15, 2009

Moonfest and MoonPies on July 19

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