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.
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?
Posted by Jim Bell on 2010/07/30 11:04 CDT
Umbra in Paradise: The July 11, 2010 Planetary Society Solar Eclipse Expedition
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 03:41 CDT
A spectacular new global map of Mars, which YOU can make even better
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 02:02 CDT
Live camera on Curiosity in JPL clean room all day today
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/22 09:09 CDT
Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn's F ring
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