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Lunar Farside Landing Plans

Phil Stooke • May 27, 2016 • 2

Phil Stooke describes a research trip to the Regional Planetary Image Facility at the USGS in Flagstaff, where he discovered Jack Schmitt's proposed plans for a farside landing site for Apollo 17.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: The Eye of Sauron

Adam Block • May 18, 2016

Astrophotographer Adam Block shares his latest image, this time of a menacing spiral galaxy.

ExoMars Rover Seeks Exit From Dire Straits

Anatoly Zak • May 17, 2016 • 3

The European Space Agency and Roskosmos have admitted the inevitable—the launch of the joint ExoMars-2018 project will have to be postponed for two years to 2020.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 4365 - May 5, 2016

Larry Crumpler • May 13, 2016

Opportunity arrived at its current location on sol 4345 to begin investigation of an outcrop on the crest of a ridge near the west end of Marathon Valley.

Space Exploration: Leaving the Earth to Understand It

Jake Rosenthal • May 13, 2016 • 2

Looking back at Earth from beyond helps to give perspective on our place in the cosmos.

State of NASA Earth Observation

Anna Scott • May 12, 2016 • 4

Anna Scott gets us up to speed on NASA's Earth-observing missions nearly 60 years into the satellite age.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Sleuths New Site for Smectites

A.J.S. Rayl • May 10, 2016 • 2

Opportunity and the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) team pressed on through the Martian winter and spent April sleuthing for clay minerals at the mission’s new site on the southern wall of Marathon Valley.

The what-o-sphere? An explainer

Anna Scott • May 05, 2016 • 3

Why do we need to slice up atmospheres into classifications like the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere?

Dawn Journal: A New Angle on Ceres

Marc Rayman • May 04, 2016 • 27

Since April 11, instead of photographing the scenery directly beneath it, Dawn has been aiming its camera to the left and forward as it orbits and Ceres rotates to map more of the dwarf planet.

The Giant Volcanoes of Mars

Justin Cowart • May 04, 2016 • 1

Justin Cowart shares some spectacular images showcasing Mars' volcanoes from Mars Express.

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