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Exploring Mars on Earth: The Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition

Emily Lakdawalla • August 31, 2009

High in the Arctic, just below Earth's north polar ice cap, biologists, geologists, and engineers come together in Svalbard every August to practice and prepare for an expedition to Mars.

Happy 3rd anniversary of the Spirit landing!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 26, 2009

"Third anniversary?" some of you may be asking. "Hasn't it been more like five years since Spirit landed?" Five Earth years, yes. But today is the third anniversary of the landing, measured in Mars years.

A sunset into the dust

Emily Lakdawalla • August 24, 2009

While Spirit has been stuck at Troy, it's been taking numerous opportunities to capture photos with dramatic twilight lighting. On sol 2,002 (three sols ago, or August 21), it gazed toward the setting Sun, snapping the shutter roughly once a minute.

New image of Opportunity on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • August 14, 2009

I really can't explain why it didn't occur to me to search for the rover in the image of Victoria crater released by the HiRISE team on Wednesday.

Mars eye candy: New oblique view of Victoria crater

Emily Lakdawalla • August 12, 2009

Today the HiRISE team released a lovely new view of Victoria crater, taken nearly a year after the Opportunity rover departed it.

Reports from the 2009 AMASE Field Expedition

Emily Lakdawalla • August 06, 2009

Now that it's high summer in the Arctic, it's time for research expeditions to swarm northward to explore icy landscapes as analogues to Mars and other far-off places.

Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

Ken Edgett • May 29, 2009

Looking at Mars with the MRO CTX

Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

Ken Edgett • May 28, 2009 • 2

Water and the Curiosity Landing Site Candidates

MSL is a Curiosity

Ryan Anderson • May 27, 2009

Well, it looks like the next-generation rover that will be launching to Mars in 2011 (and happens to be the focal point of my PhD thesis) just got a name!

The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

Ken Edgett • May 27, 2009 • 2

The Martian Craters Asimov and Danielson

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