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Mars Science Laboratory Instruments: MAHLI

Ryan Anderson • September 30, 2009

Last time, I talked about the MastCam color cameras on MSL, so it only makes sense to continue with one of the other cameras: The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).

Another lunar lander photographed: Surveyor 1!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2009

Another lunar lander photographed: Surveyor 1!

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

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2009

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

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Embedded Spirit Waits Exit Approval, Opportunity Celebrates New Mars Year with New Record

A.J.S. Rayl • September 30, 2009

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.

MESSENGER went into safe mode before closest approach

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2009

MESSENGER went into safe mode before closest approach

Opportunity on the move

Emily Lakdawalla • September 29, 2009

Opportunity rover is driving, driving, driving. It departed the meteorite named Block Island on sol 2,004 and has routinely clocked 70 meters per driving day (with drives every other day).

A little drama during the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • September 29, 2009

A little drama during the MESSENGER Mercury flyby

MESSENGER just passed closest approach!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 29, 2009

MESSENGER just passed closest approach!

MESSENGER's latest Mercury image

Emily Lakdawalla • September 29, 2009

MESSENGER's latest Mercury image

Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2009

Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

Dawn, now with 33% more Vesta

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2009

Dawn, now with 33% more Vesta

Carnival of Space #122

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2009

Carnival of Space #122

Dawn Journal: Good Performance Means a Longer Stay at Vesta!

Marc Rayman • September 28, 2009

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.

Planetary Radio Q and A: Who sees better, Hubble or ground-based scopes with adaptive optics?

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2009

Planetary Radio Q and A: Who sees better, Hubble or ground-based scopes with adaptive optics?

Fifty-five hours from Mercury

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2009

Fifty-five hours from Mercury

My Tweets this week

Emily Lakdawalla • September 26, 2009

My Tweets this week

The "Water on the Moon" Hoopla, Part 2: The murkier part of the story

Emily Lakdawalla • September 25, 2009

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.

The "Water on the Moon" Hoopla, Part 1: There's water on the Moon!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 25, 2009

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.

Here comes Mercury

Emily Lakdawalla • September 25, 2009

Here comes Mercury

Planetary Society Statement on Water on the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • September 24, 2009

Planetary Society Statement on Water on the Moon

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