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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Slides Across Home Plate as Opportunity Digs in at Victoria Crater

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/09/30 12:00 CDT

It might not be the stuff of Broadway musicals, but the Sun and did "come out tomorrow" on Mars. Just eight weeks after dust from severe storms darkened the Martian skies and threatened their solar-powered lives, the Mars Exploration Rovers finished dusting off as much as possible and took off on their long-anticipated expeditions this month, with Spirit roving onto an old volcanic formation called Home Plate and Opportunity cruising into Victoria Crater.

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Who's got the biggest panels?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/28 05:45 CDT

Who's got the biggest panels?

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Dawn launch: Solar arrays deployed

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 06:15 CDT

Dawn launch: Solar arrays deployed

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One more cool Dawn launch photo

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 02:41 CDT

One more cool Dawn launch photo

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Dawn Launch: A Brilliant Flash and a Thunderous Roar!

Posted by Ken Kremer on 2007/09/27 09:37 CDT

At 7:34 a.m. EDT the Delta II Heavy roared off launch pad 17 B at Cape Canaveral with a brilliant flash of glowing orange light and billowing white smoke.

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Successful launch for Dawn!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 08:59 CDT

Successful launch for Dawn!

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Good luck, Dawn!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 12:11 CDT

Good luck, Dawn!

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Dawn launch: T minus 1 day: Up close at the Delta II launch pad

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/27 12:05 CDT

Dawn launch: T minus 1 day: Up close at the Delta II launch pad

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Dawn launch: Go Dawn, go Delta!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/26 11:41 CDT

Dawn launch: Go Dawn, go Delta!

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Dawn launch: One-on-one with Marc Rayman at Kennedy Space Center

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/26 03:37 CDT

Dawn launch: One-on-one with Marc Rayman at Kennedy Space Center

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New Horizons now aimed directly at Pluto

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/25 08:08 CDT

This afternoon Alan Stern posted to unmannedspaceflight.com that New Horizons has successfully completed the trajectory correction maneuver that lines the spacecraft up for its July 14, 2015 encounter with Pluto.

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Observing Dawn from Hawaii and Alaska

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/25 12:40 CDT

Observing Dawn from Hawaii and Alaska

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Update on Cassini's safing situation

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/24 06:43 CDT

Update on Cassini's safing situation

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New stuff on the website

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/24 02:39 CDT

New stuff on the website

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Dawn launch: Delayed to September 27

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/24 11:47 CDT

Dawn launch: Delayed to September 27

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Dawn launch: Go for fueling!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/22 05:49 CDT

Dawn launch: Go for fueling!

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Dawn Journal: Awaiting Launch II

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/09/21 03:46 CDT

The countdown is underway for Dawn's liftoff on September 26 at 7:25:00 am EDT. This is the second time our hero has been within a few days of launch.

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New names for some irregular Saturnian moons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/20 11:28 CDT

New names for some irregular Saturnian moons

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Iapetus' "Voyager Mountains"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/20 01:31 CDT

Iapetus' "Voyager Mountains"

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Fire fountain amid heavenly fires

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/09/20 10:56 CDT

Fire fountain amid heavenly fires

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