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Carnival of Space #73

Emily Lakdawalla • October 02, 2008

Carnival of Space #73

Long drives at last for Opportunity (or, getting your kicks on sol 1,666)

Emily Lakdawalla • October 02, 2008

It's been way, way, way too long since the view from either rover's cameras has changed very much. So I hope you'll join me in a shout of "woo hoo!" or perhaps "yippee!" as I show you the latest view from Opportunity, from sol 1,666, as automatically composed in Mike Howard's Midnight Mars Browser software.

Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury

Emily Lakdawalla • October 01, 2008

Science Timeline for Monday's MESSENGER flyby of Mercury

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2008

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Kaguya update

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2008

Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Kaguya update

Dawn Journal: One Year Since Launch

Marc Rayman • September 30, 2008

On the first anniversary of its departure from Earth, Dawn continues with what it has been doing for most of its time in space. With the greatest patience, it is gently reshaping its orbit around the Sun with its ion propulsion system.

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Embarks on New Endeavour, Spirit Gets Back To Normal Schedule

A.J.S. Rayl • September 30, 2008

It's been a September to remember for the Mars Exploration Rovers with Spirit producing enough power to return to its science assignments on a daily basis and Opportunity commanding the spotlight once again as it embarked on a long journey toward a new, humongous crater and one of the most ambitious adventures undertaken on the mission.

Third Time's No Charm: MESSENGER's Third Gravity Assist Successful, But "Safe Mode" Interrupts Science

Emily Lakdawalla • September 30, 2008

Yesterday, the MESSENGER spacecraft sailed past Mercury at an altitude of just 228 kilometres and a relative speed of 5.4 kilometers per second.

Phoenix Update, Sol 123: Press briefing with carbonates, clays, and snow!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 29, 2008

Phoenix Update, Sol 123: Press briefing with carbonates, clays, and snow!

Quake Catcher Network: [email protected] Spinoff Tracks Earth-Shakers

Amir Alexander • September 28, 2008

One of the youngest off-springs of [email protected] has been getting a great deal of attention recently. Known as the Quake-Catcher Network (QCN), this distributed computing project makes use of thousands of volunteers' computers to locate and track earthquakes.

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