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71. What's up in the solar system in August 2011

(Web Page; Mon Oct 05 17:44:00 CDT 2015)

August is supposed to be a lazy summer vacation month, but there's quite a lot going on in the solar system. Opportunity has left the Meridiani dunes behind and is now just a few hundred meters away from making "landfall" at Cape York, p...

Description: August is supposed to be a lazy summer vacation month, but there's quite a lot going on in the solar system.

72. Finding spacecraft impacts on the Moon

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface. Some were accidental impacts, like the NASA robotic lander Surveyor 2 which failed during its flight to the Moon, or the So...

Description: Over nearly 60 years of spacecraft exploration of the Moon, lots of spacecraft have crashed on the lunar surface—some accidental, some intentional. Phil Stooke hunts for their impact sites.

73. Keyword Cheat Sheet

(Web Page; Fri Jun 29 15:43:00 CDT 2012)

TYPES OF STORIES best-of mission-status policy pretty-pictures citizen-science explaining-image-processing explaining-science explaining-technology history events-and-announcements podcasts-and-videos personal-stories about-scien...

Description: A list of keywords in use on this website.

74. 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast: Unmanned Space Exploration in 2011

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:28:00 CDT 2013)

Today the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast aired my contribution, Unmanned Space Exploration in 2011, about what to look forward to in solar system exploration this year. Regular readers will know that I do these updates in the blog once a ...

Description: Today the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast aired my contribution, Unmanned Space Exploration in 2011, about what to look forward to in solar system exploration this year.

75. Potential MSL Site: Nili Fossae Trough

(Web Page; Tue Dec 23 15:00:00 CST 2014)

This article originally appeared on Ryan Anderson's "The Martian Chronicles" blog and is reposted here with permission. This morning we hit the ground running and heard about a very interesting site: the Nili Fossae Trough. This site wo...

Description: This morning we hit the ground running and heard about a very interesting site: the Nili Fossae Trough. This site would land in a big canyon formed when a block of crust dropped down.

76. Bringing you the latest science from the 2012 Division of Planetary Sciences meeting

(Web Page; Sun Apr 05 18:37:00 CDT 2015)

I've just arrived in Reno, Nevada for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. DPS, as all the cool kids call it, is one of my two favorite science meetings of the year. (The other is...

Description: I've just arrived in Reno, Nevada for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Here's an introduction and a few useful links; stay tuned the rest of the week for new science from all over the solar system and beyond.

77. LPSC 2016: The Moon Keeps on Giving

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

There was no shortage of interesting lunar science talks at last month’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference! I spent the majority of my time absorbing the lunar volcanism and South Pole-Aitken Basin talks, so this post will be ...

Description: There was no shortage of interesting lunar science talks at last month’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins highlights some of the interesting results for us.

78. Mission press kits

(Web Page; Fri Dec 28 09:20:00 CST 2018)

An incomplete list of agency-created press kits for different mission events... Inner Solar System Missions Lunar Surveyor A (May 1966) SMART-1 launch (June 2002) MESSENGER launch (August 2004) - Mercury Flyby 1 (January 2008) - Fl...

79. What's Up in the Solar System in September 2012

(Web Page; Sat Mar 28 21:16:00 CDT 2015)

Welcome to our monthly roundup of the activities of our intrepid robotic explorers! And boy, has it been an active time. Curiosity has begun roving Mars, and Opportunity's not wasting any time either. The big rover is on the way to Glen...

Description: It's an active time in interplanetary exploration! Curiosity has begun roving Mars, and Opportunity's not wasting any time either. Dawn has just departed Vesta and begun the more than two-year cruise to Ceres. Juno is in the middle of a big deep-space maneuver, setting up next year's Earth flyby.

80. Selecting the Next Creative Idea for Exploring the Solar System

(Web Page; Wed Jan 11 12:32:00 CST 2017)

With the release of the official Announcement of Opportunity (AO) early in November, NASA has officially begun the competition to select its next low cost ($450M) Discovery program planetary mission. Because planetary scientists are free...

Description: With the release of the official Announcement of Opportunity (AO) early in November, NASA has officially begun the competition to select its next low cost ($450M) Discovery program planetary mission. Because planetary scientists are free to propose missions to any destination in the solar system other than the sun and Earth, these competitions bring out the creativity in the planetary science program.

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