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The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Phones Home After Life-Threatening Dust Storm

A.J.S. Rayl • November 13, 2008

After taking a "direct hit" from one of Mars' notorious dust storms last weekend, Spirit phoned home today at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, exactly like its ground team had asked it to do and members of the rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) cheered. "She's talking!"

A Roadmap to Space

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2008

A Roadmap to Space

The end of Phoenix

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

The end of Phoenix

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

High dust levels are making life tough for Spirit

Emily Lakdawalla • November 11, 2008

There was a worrying update posted on the JPL website for Spirit today: an early-season dust storm has darkened its skies enough that its solar panels produced only 89 watt-hours of power yesterday, sol 1,725. Neither rover has ever, ever seen power production levels that low, not even during last year's massive dust storm.

What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

Emily Lakdawalla • November 10, 2008

What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

Phoenix falls silent

Emily Lakdawalla • November 10, 2008

Phoenix falls silent

India has reached the Moon!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 08, 2008

India has reached the Moon!

A launch to Neptune in 2019?

Emily Lakdawalla • November 07, 2008

A launch to Neptune in 2019?

Carnival of space #78

Emily Lakdawalla • November 07, 2008

Carnival of space #78

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