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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Exits Victoria Crater, Spirit Picks Up Pace on Panorama

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/08/31 12:00 CDT

Clear skies and a warming Sun brightened winter in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, giving the Mars Exploration Rovers, appropriately enough, an august month. Opportunity packed up, left Cape Verde in the dust, and made headlines when it roved out of Victoria Crater last Thursday. On the other side of the planet, Spirit picked up the pace of photographing its surroundings for its next big, 360-degree, full color panorama.

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Opportunity's ready for a new adventure!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/29 03:43 CDT

It's official: Opportunity is out of Victoria. A news release from JPL stated today that Opportunity has, as of late yesterday (sol 1,634), exited Victoria crater.

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Catching up with Phoenix, through sol 91

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/29 03:27 CDT

Catching up with Phoenix, through sol 91

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Dawn Journal: Some Explanations of Orbital Dynamics

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/08/28 01:14 CDT

The Dawn spacecraft continues to make good progress on its adventure to unlock scientific secrets hidden deep in the main asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter.

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Pictures from the past: Viking 2 approaches Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/27 12:56 CDT

Pictures from the past: Viking 2 approaches Mars

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GLAST has a new name: Fermi

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/26 06:51 CDT

GLAST has a new name: Fermi

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Asteroids and comets to scale, as a single image for printing or Powerpoint

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/26 11:06 CDT

Asteroids and comets to scale, as a single image for printing or Powerpoint

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What's up in the solar system for the week of August 25

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/25 04:12 CDT

What's up in the solar system for the week of August 25

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Three great new pages on Don Davis' website

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/24 09:40 CDT

Three great new pages on Don Davis' website

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Carnival of Space #68

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/22 03:12 CDT

Carnival of Space #68

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Tweet Tweet Tweet

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/21 04:17 CDT

Tweet Tweet Tweet

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Watching the clouds drift by

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/21 10:21 CDT

Watching the clouds drift by

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Things that probably won't ever be called planets, but maybe they should

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/20 06:39 CDT

Things that probably won't ever be called planets, but maybe they should

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Beautiful mosaic from the Enceladus encounter

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/19 10:06 CDT

Beautiful mosaic from the Enceladus encounter

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What's up in the solar system for the week of August 18

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/16 05:12 CDT

What's up in the solar system for the week of August 18

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Phoenix sol 79: TEGA oven 7 opened

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/15 11:42 CDT

Phoenix sol 79: TEGA oven 7 opened

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First image of a speck of Mars dust from the Atomic Force Microscope

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/15 11:04 CDT

First image of a speck of Mars dust from the Atomic Force Microscope

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Carnival of Space #67

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/14 10:42 CDT

Carnival of Space #67

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My thoughts on the Great Planet Debate

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/14 03:36 CDT

My thoughts on the Great Planet Debate

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Phoenix sol 76 update: Digging at Neverland, Cupboard, Stone Soup, Snow White, Burn Alive; samples for microscope and TEGA 5; and more

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/08/13 06:07 CDT

Phoenix sol 76 update: Digging at Neverland, Cupboard, Stone Soup, Snow White, Burn Alive; samples for microscope and TEGA 5; and more

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