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Image processing trick: Removing interline transfer smear from Curiosity photos

Emily Lakdawalla • May 01, 2014 • 2

Curiosity took a new self-portrait on sol 613. This post contains a tip for would-be Curiosity image processors on how to make their Curiosity mosaics better: removing the smearing effect of bright objects in MAHLI photos.

Another Pale Blue Dot — Uranus Spied By Cassini

Val Klavans and Ian Regan • April 30, 2014 • 1

The Cassini mission has already returned an array of images of other solar system members from Saturn orbit: Earth (and the Moon), Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. It’s time to add another world to that list!

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 11: Exoplanets and Solar System Origin and Formation

Bruce Betts • April 25, 2014

Learn about the formation and origin of the Solar System and go beyond our neighborhood to investigate exoplanets (planets around other stars) in this video of class 11 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Days before its crash, LADEE saw zodiacal light above the lunar horizon

Emily Lakdawalla • April 23, 2014 • 4

LADEE ended its mission as planned with a crash into the lunar surface on April 17. Just days prior, it turned its star tracker camera toward the lunar horizon and captured a striking series of images of the lunar sunrise and zodiacal light.

Pretty picture: Sunset over Gale crater

Emily Lakdawalla • April 14, 2014 • 5

Imagine yourself on a windswept landscape of rocks and red dust with mountains all around you. The temperature -- never warm on this planet -- suddenly plunges, as the small Sun sets behind the western range of mountains.

Interview with a Mars Explorer

Bill Dunford • April 14, 2014 • 5

A conversation with Dr. Sarah Milkovich, HiRISE Investigation Scientist.

Curiosity update: Initial reconnaissance of the Kimberley, sols 585-595

Emily Lakdawalla • April 11, 2014 • 3

Curiosity has been busy performing a survey of the Kimberley, walking the length of the outcrop and taking enormous quantities of photos. The team is now ready to go in for a closer look, and maybe even to drill.

Look how clean Opportunity is now!

Emily Lakdawalla • April 09, 2014 • 1

While climbing Murray Ridge, Opportunity enjoyed a major cleaning event that has left the rover's solar panels more dust-free than they have been in years. The rover captured a pretty panorama of the newly clean deck with its Pancams, and James Sorenson processed the version shown here.

My Own Corner of Mars

Bill Dunford • April 07, 2014

How I took a high-res photo of an intriguing spot on the Red Planet--and how you can, too.

Great new image of Curiosity from HiRISE, just across Dingo Gap

Emily Lakdawalla • April 03, 2014

A Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE image taken on February 10 shows Curiosity having just made deep, dark tracks across the Dingo Gap dune.

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