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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Hibernates Still, Opportunity Pulls into Cambridge Bay

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/08/31 12:00 CDT

With the Sun beginning to warm the landscape in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet and winds whipping up here and there forming dust devils that kick the powdery, rust-colored topsoil into the atmosphere, the Mars Exploration Rovers have been experiencing sure signs of a Martian spring this month.

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What's up in the solar system in September 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/30 05:24 CDT

What's up in the solar system in September 2010

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Successor to Mars Climate Orbiter will fly aboard ExoMars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/30 03:20 CDT

Successor to Mars Climate Orbiter will fly aboard ExoMars

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New Flickr collection of historical NASA photos

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/30 11:23 CDT

New Flickr collection of historical NASA photos

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The Potential to Destroy Civilization ? Now on YouTube

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/08/29 11:58 CDT

The Potential to Destroy Civilization ? Now on YouTube

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Bringing MOLA altimetry tracks into Google Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/27 05:02 CDT

Bringing MOLA altimetry tracks into Google Mars

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From the Ground and from Space, New Planetary Systems Unveiled

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2010/08/27 02:32 CDT

From the Ground and from Space, New Planetary Systems Unveiled

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Jupiter's swirling storms from Voyager 1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/26 05:28 CDT

Jupiter's swirling storms from Voyager 1

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Tracing the Big Picture of Mars' Atmosphere

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2010/08/26 12:00 CDT

One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere.

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Review: Phil Plait's Bad Universe, new series on Discovery

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/26 12:56 CDT | 1 comment

Review: Phil Plait's Bad Universe, new series on Discovery

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A first look at distant hills

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/25 12:36 CDT

Rover fans have been excitedly watching the hills on Opportunity's horizon grow taller and taller as Opportunity rolls toward its destination, Endeavour crater.

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The August 20, 2010 Jupiter fireball -- and the March 5, 1979 one

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/24 11:36 CDT

Following up on the story I first posted on August 22, the Jupiter impact fireball first noticed by Japanese amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa has been independently confirmed by two other Japanese astronomers.

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A space calendar in "the cloud"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/23 05:47 CDT | 3 comments

A space calendar in "the cloud"

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Yet another Jupiter impact!? August 20, seen from Japan

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/22 05:03 CDT

Yet another Jupiter impact!? August 20, seen from Japan

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Three things to watch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/20 05:38 CDT

Three things to watch

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Exposing Io's true colors

Posted by Jason Perry on 2010/08/20 05:15 CDT

Thanks to its active volcanic activity and sulfur-rich surface, Io is one of the most colorful worlds yet seen in the Solar System, save the Earth of course

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Review: "The Complete Sky & Telescope: Seven Decade Collection"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/19 05:25 CDT

Sky & Telescope has just issued a set of 10 DVDs that contain every issue of the magazine published from the premier issue in November 1941 through December 2009, chronicling seven decades of scientific discovery and, of course, the entirety of the Space Age.

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The edge of "round": Three half-megameter moons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/18 05:28 CDT

The edge of "round": Three half-megameter moons

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MESSENGER: A snapshot of home

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/17 12:04 CDT

MESSENGER: A snapshot of home

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Decoding a Titan crater

Posted by Emily Martin on 2010/08/16 01:42 CDT

In response to Emily's entry about finally getting her hands on a subscription to the planetary science journal Icarus, I thought I would report on an article from the most recent issue: Geology of the Selk crater region on Titan from Cassini VIMS observations, by Jason Soderblom and 11 other scientists.

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