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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/30 12:49 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Kaguya update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/30 12:46 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Kaguya update

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Dawn Journal: One Year Since Launch

Posted by Marc Rayman on 2008/09/30 12:13 CDT

On the first anniversary of its departure from Earth, Dawn continues with what it has been doing for most of its time in space. With the greatest patience, it is gently reshaping its orbit around the Sun with its ion propulsion system.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Embarks on New Endeavour, Spirit Gets Back To Normal Schedule

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2008/09/30 12:00 CDT

It's been a September to remember for the Mars Exploration Rovers with Spirit producing enough power to return to its science assignments on a daily basis and Opportunity commanding the spotlight once again as it embarked on a long journey toward a new, humongous crater and one of the most ambitious adventures undertaken on the mission.

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Third Time's No Charm: MESSENGER's Third Gravity Assist Successful, But "Safe Mode" Interrupts Science

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/30 09:00 CDT

Yesterday, the MESSENGER spacecraft sailed past Mercury at an altitude of just 228 kilometres and a relative speed of 5.4 kilometers per second.

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Phoenix Update, Sol 123: Press briefing with carbonates, clays, and snow!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/29 04:23 CDT

Phoenix Update, Sol 123: Press briefing with carbonates, clays, and snow!

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Quake Catcher Network: SETI@home Spinoff Tracks Earth-Shakers

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2008/09/28 12:00 CDT

One of the youngest off-springs of SETI@home has been getting a great deal of attention recently. Known as the Quake-Catcher Network (QCN), this distributed computing project makes use of thousands of volunteers' computers to locate and track earthquakes.

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Plumbing on Mars: HiRISE Reveals Groundwater Cracks

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2008/09/26 07:35 CDT

This image from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter, shows cracks in the rocks on Mars that once formed the underground plumbing through which groundwater traveled.

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Carnival of Space #72

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/26 04:31 CDT

Carnival of Space #72

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Monitoring Venus with the VMC

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/25 06:39 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Monitoring Venus with the VMC

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Small update for a small asteroid

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/25 11:07 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Small update for a small asteroid

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To reach out, let people in

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/24 07:13 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To reach out, let people in

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An update on Ulysses: Recovery from sun sensor anomaly

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/24 05:50 CDT

An update on Ulysses: Recovery from sun sensor anomaly

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Some basic information on the upcoming Shenzhou 7 launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/24 11:24 CDT

Some basic information on the upcoming Shenzhou 7 launch

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 2)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/23 04:42 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 2)

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 1)

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/23 04:01 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: To be bold, be small (part 1)

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Website problems

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/23 03:55 CDT

Website problems

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Ulysses is in peril

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/22 02:18 CDT

Ulysses is in peril

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What's up in the solar system for the week of September 22

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/22 02:11 CDT

What's up in the solar system for the week of September 22

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Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Arrival and Mars' north pole

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/22 01:27 CDT

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Arrival and Mars' north pole

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