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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Scales Knudsen Ridge and Rocks On

A.J.S. Rayl • March 03, 2016 • 1

As the Martian winter slowly begins to recede, Opportunity is working away on the steep slopes of Knudsen Ridge at the southern end of Marathon Valley, showing her mettle in some of the most challenging terrain of the rover’s 12+ years on the Red Planet.

OSIRIS-REx Passes EMI/EMC Testing

Dante Lauretta • March 03, 2016

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed the Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) system level test.

MENCA brings divine wealth from Mars: First science results from the Mars Orbiter Mission

Syed Maqbool Ahmed • March 02, 2016 • 4

MENCA (Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser) is a quadrupole mass spectrometer onboard India's Mars Orbiter Mission, MOM. A report on measurements of neutral species accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters is the first peer-reviewed scientific result from the mission.

How Does a NASA Scientist End Up Working on an ESA Mission?

Jason Rhodes • March 01, 2016 • 2

Cosmologist Jason Rhodes details the path he took to play a leading role in a European mission designed to learn about dark energy.

Dawn Journal: Success at Ceres

Marc Rayman • March 01, 2016 • 25

More than eight years after leaving Earth behind for an ambitious deep space adventure, the Dawn mission has now collected all of the data originally planned. Chief Engineer and Mission Director Marc Rayman brings us an update.

Atlanta Students Bring Mars to Earth

Mark Sequeira • February 26, 2016 • 1

A group of students from Georgia, USA, were able to explore Mars through the Mars Express #VMCschools campaign, with a little help from The Planetary Society's image processing tutorials.

NASA's New Budget Would Gut Europa But Otherwise Support Planetary Exploration

Van Kane • February 18, 2016 • 8

It’s clear that the President’s budget officers really don’t want to fund a mission to Europa. Other than that, the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget submitted by the President last week to Congress would be great for planetary exploration.

The Sea That Has Become Known

Porter McDonald • February 12, 2016

Artist Porter McDonald describes his latest painting, Mare Cognitum, which features NASA's Ranger 7 spacecraft.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 4284 - February 11, 2016

Larry Crumpler • February 11, 2016

Opportunity is continuing to explore the outcrops Marathon Valley, on the west rim of Endeavour crater.

Winter Issue of The Planetary Report is Here!

Donna Stevens • February 11, 2016

The winter issue of The Planetary Report is at the printer and will be in your mailbox soon if you're a member of The Planetary Society. (And if you're not, join now!)

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