Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/08/31 12:00 CDT
With dust from the summer's storms floating down on and all around them, the Mars Exploration Rovers returned to their exploration agendas this month, picking up right where they left off in July when winds kicked the soils up into the southern hemisphere and forced them to hunker down and conserve power.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/08/29 05:06 CDT
I haven't written an update on the dust storm at Mars recently for two reasons. For one, the rovers are out of immediate danger, so it wasn't as urgent. The other reason is that Jim Bell wanted Cornell to issue a press release with updated versions of the images and animations I've been putting together from the rovers' "tau" images.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/08/29 01:26 CDT
Although Mars' atmosphere continues to be rather dusty, the storm has abated enough that both Mars Exploration Rovers have resumed a relatively normal level of activity. For Opportunity, that means a drive to the very edge of Victoria crater.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/08/26 11:25 CDT
Two sky events Aug 27/28: One reason NOT to look up, and one reason to get up early
Posted by Doug Ellison on 2007/08/24 05:38 CDT
"What plays in Potsdam stays in Potsdam" - that's how Ralph described a problem I mentioned over at UMSF where I explained I couldn't combine the audio of my talk with the MOV of the slides because you're not allowed to record presentations. It's "law of the stag" for conferences. So, in the spirit of the law, here's an overview of Ralph's excellent overview of Titanian geology as seen by various RADAR passes.
Posted by Doug Ellison on 2007/08/23 12:42 CDT
Europlanet : Conference - First Person Perspective
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/08/22 11:50 CDT
Hayabusa update: Now three of four engines are working!
Posted by Doug Ellison on 2007/08/22 08:17 CDT
Europlanet : Great spectrometer - but you broke my laser!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/08/21 01:47 CDT
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