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Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

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Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

Pictures from the Chandrayaan-1 Moon Impact Probe

Emily Lakdawalla • November 15, 2008

Pictures from the Chandrayaan-1 Moon Impact Probe

Press conference on the Roadmap to Space

Emily Lakdawalla • November 14, 2008

Press conference on the Roadmap to Space

Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

Emily Lakdawalla • November 14, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

Spirit's still there

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

I am greatly relieved to report that Spirit did talk to Earth as ordered today, indicating that the rover's power situation did not get so bad that a "low power fault" was triggered. The rover's still following instructions, and is still with us, though the power situation is still critical.

Actual images of planets around other stars

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

Actual images of planets around other stars

Piecing together MSL

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

Piecing together MSL

A Roadmap to Space

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

A Roadmap to Space

The end of Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

The end of Phoenix

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

High dust levels are making life tough for Spirit

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

There was a worrying update posted on the JPL website for Spirit today: an early-season dust storm has darkened its skies enough that its solar panels produced only 89 watt-hours of power yesterday, sol 1,725. Neither rover has ever, ever seen power production levels that low, not even during last year's massive dust storm.

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