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Emily Lakdawalla's blogs from 2007

Happy 2008!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/31 03:59 CST

Happy 2008!

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Deep Impact snatches science data from Earth-Moon flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/31 03:13 CST

Deep Impact snatches science data from Earth-Moon flyby

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Deep Impact spotted

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/30 12:06 CST

Deep Impact spotted

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Kaguya has begun science operations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/28 09:25 CST

Kaguya has begun science operations

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Potential Mars impactor update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/27 09:21 CST

Potential Mars impactor update

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The Year in Pictures 2007

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/26 08:11 CST

The Year in Pictures 2007

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Merry Christmas

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/25 08:05 CST

Merry Christmas

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Another blast from Galileo's past: Europa

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/24 08:29 CST

Another blast from Galileo's past: Europa

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Alert the Martian Defense Force!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/21 01:55 CST

Alert the Martian Defense Force!

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NASA announces delay of Mars Scout launch until 2013

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/21 12:52 CST

NASA announces delay of Mars Scout launch until 2013

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Hubble shots from Mars' 2007 opposition

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/20 10:04 CST

Hubble shots from Mars' 2007 opposition

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Saving Our Science

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/18 05:47 CST

Saving Our Science

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New views from Galileo

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/17 01:52 CST

New views from Galileo

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A dusty start to Spirit's winter

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/14 05:35 CST

Dust from the sky has settled on both the rover deck and the surrounding landscape. The dust-covered solar cells will not be able to generate as much power as when they were clean. Unless a puff of wind dusts off the solar panels, Spirit may have difficulty surviving the approaching Martian winter.

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Deep Impact update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/14 11:56 CST

Deep Impact update

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Get your Year in Pictures 2007 Calendar now!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/14 11:55 CST

Get your Year in Pictures 2007 Calendar now!

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Planetary Report erratum

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/13 05:02 CST

Planetary Report erratum

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Carnival of Space #33

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/13 01:37 CST

Carnival of Space #33

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New images from Chang'e 1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/13 01:18 CST

New images from Chang'e 1

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Watching changes near Mars' south polar cap

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/12 01:21 CST

Watching changes near Mars' south polar cap

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Science should advise public policy

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/12 10:36 CST

Science should advise public policy

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Anybody want to nominate me?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/11 02:08 CST

Anybody want to nominate me?

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Voyager in the Kitchen Sink

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/10 08:00 CST

Voyager in the Kitchen Sink

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It's the first day of spring on the northern hemisphere of Uranus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/07 01:51 CST

It's the first day of spring on the northern hemisphere of Uranus

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More on the Chang'e image flap

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/06 10:42 CST

More on the Chang'e image flap

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Carnival of Space #32

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/06 10:15 CST

Carnival of Space #32

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Some Genesis results

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/05 03:08 CST

Some Genesis results

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Epimetheus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/04 03:43 CST

Epimetheus

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No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/03 03:18 CST | 2 comments

No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

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Flipping Earth

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/30 01:03 CST

Flipping Earth

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How to buy a telescope

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/29 02:29 CST

How to buy a telescope

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New Kaguya images

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/28 03:34 CST

New Kaguya images

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CRISM spots Phobos and Deimos

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/28 11:13 CST

CRISM spots Phobos and Deimos

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The Deep Impact extended mission is going to take a little longer

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/27 04:21 CST

The Deep Impact extended mission is going to take a little longer

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Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/27 12:04 CST

Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

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"Return of the Falcon," a new animation of the Hayabusa mission

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/26 04:38 CST

JAXA has released a 30-minute video of the Hayabusa mission, "Return of the Falcon," combining computer animation with actual footage of the construction and launch as well as images from the spacecraft of Itokawa.

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A carnival and an anniversary

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/26 12:25 CST

A carnival and an anniversary

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Thanksgiving and new stuff on our website

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/22 12:01 CST

Thanksgiving and new stuff on our website

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Seeing Earth rise and set from the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/20 05:13 CST

Seeing Earth rise and set from the Moon

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ExoMars landing site downselections

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/19 05:00 CST

ExoMars landing site downselections

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Son of Rosetta

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/16 01:05 CST

Son of Rosetta

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Carnival of Space #29

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/15 11:55 CST

Carnival of Space #29

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No descent images or sounds from Phoenix

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/15 11:05 CST

No descent images or sounds from Phoenix

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Rosetta's Earth flyby successful; and they got pictures too!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/14 10:33 CST

Rosetta's Earth flyby successful; and they got pictures too!

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Rosetta is closing in on Earth

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/13 12:08 CST

Rosetta is closing in on Earth

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Earthrise and Earthset from Kaguya

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/13 10:43 CST

Earthrise and Earthset from Kaguya

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Happy second birthday to Venus Express

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/12 04:13 CST

Happy second birthday to Venus Express

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Planetary Society statement on MARDI and ChemCam restoration

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/09 04:48 CST

Planetary Society statement on MARDI and ChemCam restoration

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That's no near-Earth object, it's a spaceship!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/09 04:38 CST

That's no near-Earth object, it's a spaceship!

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News Flash: ChemCam and MARDI have been saved!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/08 09:01 CST

News Flash: ChemCam and MARDI have been saved!

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Bruce Betts reports from the Phobos and Deimos conference

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/08 03:51 CST

Bruce Betts reports from the Phobos and Deimos conference

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Rosetta Earth flyby observations have begun

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/08 12:30 CST

Rosetta Earth flyby observations have begun

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Save Arecibo!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/08 11:53 CST

Save Arecibo!

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It's carnival time!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/08 08:50 CST

It's carnival time!

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First HD movies from the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/07 12:17 CST

First HD movies from the Moon

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Chang'e 1 in final science orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/06 10:35 CST

Chang'e 1 in final science orbit

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A fifth planet for 55 Cancri

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/06 03:57 CST

A fifth planet for 55 Cancri

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A few random items from last week

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/05 02:16 CST

A few random items from last week

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Chang'e 1 is now in orbit!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/05 12:01 CST

Chang'e 1 is now in orbit!

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Science plans for Rosetta's Earth flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/11/02 05:29 CDT

Science plans for Rosetta's Earth flyby

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Cool Cassini animations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/31 05:43 CDT

Cool Cassini animations

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ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/31 04:42 CDT

ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

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Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/30 12:53 CDT

Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

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MSL: Landing site downselections

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/29 02:19 CDT

After three days of presentations, voting, and extended discussions, the "Mars community," as represented by something over 100 scientists who decided to attend the second Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site selection meeting in a process that was open to all, have narrowed down to six the number of potential MSL landing sites.

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MSL landing site selection meeting: Day 2 site-by-site presentations

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/25 04:28 CDT

Unlike the Mars Exploration Rover mission, which featured two golf-cart-sized landers, this time we have only one giant, Volkswagen beetle-size. So at the end of this process we have to pick our favorite place on Mars, not our favorite two places.

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MSL sites, comet outbursts, and other stuff

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/25 11:01 CDT

The latest on MSL landing sites, a look at comet outbursts, and links to other stuff.

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Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 04:23 CDT

Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

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CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 03:25 CDT

CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

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Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/24 10:41 CDT

Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

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Update on Chang'e 1 launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/23 10:02 CDT

Update on Chang'e 1 launch

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Reporting from the second Mars Science Laboratory landing site selection meeting

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/23 12:12 CDT

Reporting from the second Mars Science Laboratory landing site selection meeting

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Kaguya now in science orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/22 02:05 CDT

Kaguya now in science orbit

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Iapetus!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/22 12:24 CDT

Iapetus!

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Dawn is out there

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/19 12:13 CDT

Dawn is out there

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MESSENGER is on target for its January Mercury flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/18 04:22 CDT

MESSENGER is on target for its January Mercury flyby

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Wheel tracks

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/18 04:07 CDT

The Mars Exploration Rovers have left wheel tracks all over their landing sites, but for some reason this pair of wheel tracks, left in the sand ripple on the rim of Victoria crater and now viewed from below, tickled my fancy. Thanks to James Canvin for the lovely panorama.

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New stuff on the website

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/17 01:05 CDT

New stuff on the website

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An embarrassment of riches from Cassini

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/17 12:30 CDT

An embarrassment of riches from Cassini

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Morning drizzle on Titan

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/16 04:21 CDT

Morning drizzle on Titan

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Chang'e 1 launching October 22-25

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/15 11:53 CDT

Chang'e 1 launching October 22-25

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Anticipating the launch of Chang'e 1

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/15 11:39 CDT

Anticipating the launch of Chang'e 1

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Milestones this week for Cassini and Spirit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/12 07:01 CDT

Milestones this week for Cassini and Spirit

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Kaguya: both mini-satellites deployed and renamed

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/12 03:15 CDT

Kaguya: both mini-satellites deployed and renamed

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DPS: What's next with NEO searches

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/11 06:16 CDT

DPS: What's next with NEO searches

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DPS: NASA Night: Sweetness and light

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/11 02:22 CDT

DPS: NASA Night: Sweetness and light

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News flash: Lakes at Titan's south pole, too, on top of the land of lakes in the north

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/11 12:32 CDT

Lakes have been spotted near the south pole of Titan before, in this image by the ISS team, which was considered compelling but not conclusive at the time.

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DPS: The Yarkovsky, O'Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack (YORP) effect

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/10 04:43 CDT

DPS: The Yarkovsky, O'Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack (YORP) effect

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DPS: New stuff from New Horizons at Jupiter

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/10 02:40 CDT

DPS: New stuff from New Horizons at Jupiter

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Kaguya: First of two mini-satellites successfully deployed

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/09 08:59 CDT

Kaguya: First of two mini-satellites successfully deployed

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DPS: Sending humans to an asteroid?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/08 08:47 CDT

DPS: Sending humans to an asteroid?

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39th annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences is next week

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/05 01:28 CDT

39th annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences is next week

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Kaguya is now in lunar orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/04 11:46 CDT

Kaguya is now in lunar orbit

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Your voices counted: budget amendment passed today

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/04 11:00 CDT

Your voices counted: budget amendment passed today

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The Space Age turns 50

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/04 04:45 CDT

The Space Age turns 50

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Take action to support science and exploration at NASA!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/03 04:24 CDT | 1 comment

Take action to support science and exploration at NASA!

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Kaguya update: More Earth images and video

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/03 11:32 CDT

Kaguya update: More Earth images and video

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Congratulations to George Takei

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/02 05:49 CDT

Congratulations to George Takei

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Dawn launch: Post-launch update

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/02 11:09 CDT

Dawn launch: Post-launch update

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Kaguya shoots Earth video

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/01 12:13 CDT

Kaguya shoots Earth video

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A few random news items from last week: SOHO spots a return visitor; Astronauts on asteroids; MESSENGER update; Dawn tests

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/10/01 10:45 CDT

A few random news items from last week: SOHO spots a return visitor; Astronauts on asteroids; MESSENGER update; Dawn tests

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