Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/30 02:05 CDT
Third Time's No Charm: MESSENGER's Third Gravity Assist Successful, But "Safe Mode" Interrupts Science
Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2009/09/30 12:00 CDT
From notable achievements and new discoveries to trials and tribulations and harbingers of hope, the Mars Exploration Rovers seemed to experience the gamut on the Red Planet this September, their 69th month on an expedition that originally set out back in 2004 for a three-month tour.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/30 10:14 CDT
MESSENGER went into safe mode before closest approach
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2009/09/28 03:23 CDT
Dawn is celebrating the second anniversary of leaving its home planet by engaging in the same function it has performed most of its time in space: with the utmost patience, it is using its ion propulsion system to gradually modify its orbit around the Sun.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/28 12:07 CDT
Planetary Radio Q and A: Who sees better, Hubble or ground-based scopes with adaptive optics?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/25 05:02 CDT
How much water is there on the Moon, and is it in a form that human explorers could use? This part of the story has many more questions and many fewer definite conclusions.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/25 02:32 CDT
For a couple of weeks now, I've been hearing rumors about an upcoming announcement concerning Chandrayaan-1 Moon Mineralogy Mapper ("M3") discovery of "lots of" water on the Moon.