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