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Dawn Journal: A Pause in Thrusting

Marc Rayman • October 31, 2008

The Dawn spacecraft continues on course and on schedule for its bold campaign to unexplored worlds.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit "Bumps" a Move, Opportunity Puts the Pedal to the Metal

A.J.S. Rayl • October 31, 2008

Spring is still off a ways on the horizon in the Red Planet's southern hemisphere, but the solar-powered Mars Exploration Rovers seemed to shake off their third Martian winter this month, as they roved into new phases and looked to new destinations on their overland expeditions of Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum. In the process, Spirit and Opportunity both chalked up notable achievements in October, adding to their already long list of accomplishments accrued as the world's first long-lived roving robot field geologists.

Early science results from MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • October 30, 2008

Early science results from MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby

MESSENGER's Second Mercury Flyby: Ancient Geology, Active Atmosphere

Emily Lakdawalla • October 30, 2008

When MESSENGER flew past Mercury for a second time on October 6, 2008, its cameras snapped photos of an impressive 30 percent of the planet's surface that had never previously been seen by spacecraft.

Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2008

Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

Opportunity is really hitting the highway

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

Victoria crater, the site of a Mars year's worth of study, is now far over the horizon, as Opportunity has lately completed a series of very long drives. Opportunity is once again sailing the sand seas of Meridiani Planum.

One Hubble camera ready for business

Emily Lakdawalla • October 27, 2008

One Hubble camera ready for business

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