Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/07/31 12:00 CDT
It was to be a Martian summer to remember. Just one month ago, the Mars Exploration Rovers were set to embark on long-awaited adventures. At Meridiani Planum, Opportunity was preparing for its grand entrance into the magnificent Victoria Crater and on the other side of the planet Spirit was finally going to explore the top of Home Plate, an old, intriguing volcanic formation in the Gusev Crater area. Then a series of dust storms hit suddenly, it was a Martian summer to remember alright, but for far different, windswept reasons.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/25 12:24 CDT
A backlog of 400 emails: ESA and NASA; MGS failure; Iapetus; Saturn's D ring
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/23 05:04 CDT
Both Spirit and Opportunity are still suffering under incredibly dark skies, but, amazingly, they are both "power-positive," meaning that they are managing to produce enough power from the limited amount of sunlight to keep the batteries fully charged.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/23 11:55 CDT
Venus Express PFS fails to respond to a swift kick
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/21 12:46 CDT
The 2007 Martian Dust Storm: Crisis for Some, Opportunity for Others