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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Sleeps Soundlessly, Opportunity Turns a Corner

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/07/31 12:00 CDT

Winter lingers in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, but the Sun is beginning to rise higher in the sky and temperatures are slowly rising, signs the Mars Exploration Rovers are heading into spring. While Spirit continued hibernating, Opportunity took in the warmth of the Sun, captured its first dust devil, and picked up the pace in Meridiani Planum on the long journey to Endeavour Crater. Together, the rovers marked six and a half years of exploration.

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JPL begins actively hailing Spirit -- but is trying to manage your expectations (an editorial)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/30 04:29 CDT

Spirit hasn't talked to Earth since March 22 -- so what new information could they have received that would make them pronounce Spirit's possible death? Is there some new analysis of the last bit of telemetry? Some new model indicating Spirit's survival was less likely than previously thought?

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Update on the NASA Authorization Bill

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/30 12:50 CDT

Update on the NASA Authorization Bill

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Umbra in Paradise: The July 11, 2010 Planetary Society Solar Eclipse Expedition

Posted by Jim Bell on 2010/07/30 11:04 CDT

Umbra in Paradise: The July 11, 2010 Planetary Society Solar Eclipse Expedition

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What's up in the solar system for August 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/29 04:22 CDT

What's up in the solar system for August 2010

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Dawn Journal: A Year from Vesta

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2010/07/28 12:10 CDT

Dawn is flying smoothly through the asteroid belt, now less than a year from entering orbit around Vesta, the first of its two cosmic destinations.

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New crater found in LROC image from the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/27 06:52 CDT

New crater found in LROC image from the Moon

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New Horizons images Jupiter again

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/27 06:30 CDT

New Horizons images Jupiter again

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Voyager at Saturn, one year later

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/27 02:04 CDT

Voyager at Saturn, one year later

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LightSail team learns from IKAROS successes

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/26 12:00 CDT

Last week, Bill Nye and I attended the International Solar Sail Symposium at the New York College of Technology.

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LightSail team learns from IKAROS successes

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/26 11:32 CDT

While we were in New York for the International Solar Sailing Symposium last week, we held a meeting with the Japanese IKAROS team to discuss technical results and issues in our two projects.

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A little chuckle for your Monday morning

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/26 11:07 CDT

A little chuckle for your Monday morning

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Curiosity rolls!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 03:56 CDT

Curiosity rolls!

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A spectacular new global map of Mars, which YOU can make even better

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 03:41 CDT

A spectacular new global map of Mars, which YOU can make even better

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Live camera on Curiosity in JPL clean room all day today

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 02:02 CDT

Live camera on Curiosity in JPL clean room all day today

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Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn's F ring

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/22 09:09 CDT

Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn's F ring

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Critical partnerships for the future of human space exploration

Posted by Andre Bormanis on 2010/07/21 07:05 CDT

Exploring the current debate in the context of these three partnerships might help illuminate how future human expeditions beyond LEO will be carried out.tical partnerships for the future of human space exploration

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Color portrait of asteroid 21 Lutetia

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/21 04:28 CDT

Color portrait of asteroid 21 Lutetia

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From the Solar Sail Symposium in New York

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/21 10:01 CDT

From the Solar Sail Symposium in New York

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Volcanism across the solar system: Io

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/20 05:33 CDT

Volcanism across the solar system: Io

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