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Do you have an iPhone? Do you like the Mars rovers? Check out the awesome my3D viewer.

Emily Lakdawalla • December 19, 2011

The Hasbro my3D viewer turns your phone into an electronic View-Master, making it easy to view color images in stereo.

NASA, NOAA Spared Further Cuts for Now

Charlene Anderson • December 17, 2011

On December 16, 2011, the U.S. Senate voted down the House of Representatives bill that would have sliced an additional 1.83 percent from discretionary spending accounts, including NASA and NOAA.

NASA and NOAA Hit Again by Across-the-Board Budget Cuts

Charlene Anderson • December 16, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed appropriations bills that will provide $8.1 billion disaster aid for this year's "extreme weather events." The aid will be funded by a proposed 1.83% across-the-board cut to all FY 2012 base discretionary spending, including NASA and NOAA.

MalloMars Rover: Search for S'more Data

Emily Lakdawalla • December 16, 2011

Abigail Fraeman took third place in the Washington Post's 2011 Style Invitational edible-art contest with her entry, "MalloMars Rover: Search for S'more Data."

NASA Changes Approach to Send Astronauts Back to Orbit

Charlene Anderson • December 16, 2011

NASA had planned to release next Monday an RFP (Request for Proposals) in its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. However, due to a funding shortfall, the agency will instead continue to use Space Act Agreements to contract for the development.

Expedition 30, SpaceX and Stratolaunch

Jason Davis • December 16, 2011

An update on upcoming missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

What do we know about planetary rings? Quite a lot, actually!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 15, 2011

A summary of a new article by Matt Tiscareno about planetary ring systems that reviews the known ring systems of the four giant planets and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.

Video: Comet Lovejoy entered SOHO's LASCO C3 field of view this morning!

Emily Lakdawalla • December 14, 2011

An animation of comet Lovejoy entering the field of view of one of SOHO's Sun-monitoring cameras.

Anahita's first eclipse

Emily Lakdawalla • December 13, 2011

Emily wakes up her 5-year-old daughter to experience her first lunar eclipse.

Pretty picture: Mimas scuttles behind Dione

Emily Lakdawalla • December 12, 2011

Images from the Cassini spacecraft's flyby of Dione.

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