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The enigmatic mounds of Acidalia Planitia

Emily Lakdawalla • August 04, 2010

Acidalia Planitia is a large basin in Mars' northern lowlands, a dark splotch visible even from Earth telescopes.

Is Eberswalde Really a Smoking Gun?

Ryan Anderson • August 03, 2010

The other day in Mars journal club, we took a look at a paper about the "fan" in Eberswalde crater. You may recognize this name: It is one of the four finalist landing sites for MSL.

Big Sky Country

Ryan Anderson • July 31, 2010

Well folks, I'm headed off to Big Sky Country tomorrow (aka Montana)! I'll start the week at the MSL camera team meeting, where I will get all sorts of cool news about the MastCam, MAHLI and MARDI cameras which I will not be able to share with you.

A spectacular new global map of Mars, which YOU can make even better

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2010

I am such a nerd. This new map of Mars just brought tears to my eyes. Honestly.

Observing the Martian Atmosphere for Two Mars Years

David Kass • July 13, 2010

June 29, 2010 was the second Martian anniversary of the start of Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) observations at Mars.

3D Anaglyph: Troughs or vents in Cerberus Fossae?

Emily Lakdawalla • July 12, 2010

OK, it's time to look silly in your red-blue glasses again! When Tanya Harrison sent me those awesome 3D views of Olympica Fossae from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's CTX camera, she sent me two other sets of 3D landscapes on Mars.

One month, one journal, so many missed space stories!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 24, 2010

Or: Emily reads you the table of contents of Icarus.

Sunrise on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • June 23, 2010

Here is a photo crafted from data that are nearly as old as I am, showing a beautiful sunrise on Mars.

Big hunks of carbonate rock on Mars at last

Emily Lakdawalla • June 10, 2010

Carbonate rocks should be all over Mars. But it's been hard to find carbonates—surprisingly so.

Full Triple-J Laser Interview

Ryan Anderson • June 08, 2010

Hey, remember when I was randomly interviewed by the Australian radio station triple j a few weeks ago as part of their feature on the 50th anniversary of the laser?

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