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Chandrayaan-1 update

Emily Lakdawalla • September 18, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 update

MSL Landing Site Selection: The Votes are In!

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

It looks like the top three sites are Eberswalde, Holden and Gale.

MSL Workshop: Votes are Cast!

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

The discussion and arguments are over! We are just waiting for the last few ballots to be submitted, and then the project science group will start counting them.

MSL Workshop Presentations!

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

For those of you playing along at home, I thought I should point out that most of the presentations so far are posted at the "marsoweb" landing site website, so I encourage you to go check them out.

Potential MSL Site: Gale Crater

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

I am sort of breaking my own protocol here by posting about Gale crater before I hear the presentations today, but since we will immediately go into discussion and decision making after it is presented this morning, I figured that it would be good to familiarize you with it now.

Potential MSL Site: Mawrth Vallis

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

The Mawrth Vallis landing site is actually a set of four possible landing ellipses in an area with huge clay mineral signatures that is cut by a meandering outflow channel.

MSL landing site meeting: Votes are in!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 17, 2008

MSL landing site meeting: Votes are in!

Potential MSL Site: Eberswalde

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

The Eberswalde site is interesting because it is unarguably the best example of a delta on Mars.

Potential MSL Site: Holden Crater

Ryan Anderson • September 17, 2008

The next landing site that we heard about was Holden Crater. Holden is a 154 km diameter crater formed early in martian history that happened to fall smack in the path of an extensive fluvial system.

Welcome to the solar system, Haumea, Hi'iaka, and Namaka

Emily Lakdawalla • September 17, 2008

Welcome to the solar system, Haumea, Hi'iaka, and Namaka

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