Join me tomorrow (Thursday) at noon PDT / 1900 UTC for the Planetary Society's weekly hangout! No guest this week; instead, I'll talk about some of the things I enjoyed at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. I hope you will all ask lots of questions about the news I've been reporting this week. Feel free to get the ball rolling by asking questions below!
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NASA / JPL / MSSS / "Airbag"
Curiosity's APXS pressed against John Klein, sol 168
On sol 168 (January 25, 2013), Curiosity was beginning the lengthy process of analyzing and then sampling John Klein. Here, the APXS (Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer) is pressed against the rock.
More from the 2013 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!