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

A.J.S. Rayl • August 31, 2008

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.

Opportunity's ready for a new adventure!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 29, 2008

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.

Catching up with Phoenix, through sol 91

Emily Lakdawalla • August 29, 2008

Catching up with Phoenix, through sol 91

Dawn Journal: Some Explanations of Orbital Dynamics

Marc Rayman • August 28, 2008

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.

Pictures from the past: Viking 2 approaches Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • August 27, 2008

Pictures from the past: Viking 2 approaches Mars

GLAST has a new name: Fermi

Emily Lakdawalla • August 26, 2008

GLAST has a new name: Fermi

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 26, 2008

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

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 25, 2008

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

Three great new pages on Don Davis' website

Emily Lakdawalla • August 24, 2008

Don Davis is a space artist who takes the question of color in space very seriously.

Carnival of Space #68

Emily Lakdawalla • August 22, 2008

Carnival of Space #68

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Emily Lakdawalla • August 21, 2008

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Watching the clouds drift by

Emily Lakdawalla • August 21, 2008

Watching the clouds drift by

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 20, 2008

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

Beautiful mosaic from the Enceladus encounter

Emily Lakdawalla • August 19, 2008

Beautiful mosaic from the Enceladus encounter

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 16, 2008

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

Phoenix sol 79: TEGA oven 7 opened

Emily Lakdawalla • August 15, 2008

Phoenix sol 79: TEGA oven 7 opened

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 15, 2008

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

Carnival of Space #67

Emily Lakdawalla • August 14, 2008

Carnival of Space #67

My thoughts on the Great Planet Debate

Emily Lakdawalla • August 14, 2008

My thoughts on the Great Planet Debate

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 13, 2008

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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