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 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.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/09/24 01:17 CDT
The Moon as seen by Cassini VIMS, processed by an amateur