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1. Is this SMART-1's impact site?

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Speaking of spacecraft crashing...I was reading the May 2010 issue of Icarus and came across a paper tersely titled "The SMART-1 lunar impact," by M.J. Burchell, R. Robin-Williams, and B.H. Foing. It was an interesting paper because the...

Description: Is this SMART-1's impact site?

2. Europlanet : Simulating the SMART-1 impact

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

by Doug Ellison in PotsdamToday is about the Moon - the main conference hall has a series of presentations throughout the day - the first half being mainly about the European orbiter SMART-1. Mark Burchell (who spoke about Stardust yest...

Description: Europlanet : Simulating the SMART-1 impact

3. LPSC, Wednesday: More from the Moon -- SMART-1 and radar

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

Here's an update on Wednesday's lunar sessions at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference from image magician Ted Stryk. Many thanks to Ted for his detailed notes!Also, I want to point to the Martian Chronicles where Ryan Anderson wr...

Description: LPSC, Wednesday: More from the Moon -- SMART-1 and radar

4. Europlanet : Great spectrometer - but you broke my laser!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

by Doug Ellison in PotsdamMark was followed by Bernard Foing - whose colleague Pascale Ehrenfreund spoke about the SMART-1 impact last year in Valencia. Not much new information, but a few extra little snippets of data. The last full...

Description: Europlanet : Great spectrometer - but you broke my laser!

5. Chandrayaan-1 lost

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

It appears Earth is down one spacecraft. According to numerous reports in Indian media, contact was lost with the lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 abruptly -- in the middle of a communications session with Earth -- at 1:30 Indian time on Fri...

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

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Or: Emily reads you the table of contents of Icarus. No, not IKAROS. Icarus is the name of one of the main professional journals in which planetary scientists seek to get their work published. Until recently, I had to ask scientists f...

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

7. Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

On Monday, with much pomp and circumstance (and rightfully so), Chinese premier Wen Jiabao unveiled the first image returned from the Moon by the Chang'e 1 orbiter, China's first spacecraft to depart Earth orbit. That's something only R...

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8. No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

An update to this story is posted here.pparently there is a rumor circulating on the Internet that the Chang'e 1 image released last week was faked, that it looks too similar to a "2005 NASA photo;" the rumor was written up in a Reuters ...

Description: No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

9. Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

All last week, Doug Ellison filed reports from the third European Planetary Science Congress, also known as Europlanet, taking place in Münster, Germany. Doug is the dictator-for-life of the online forum unmannedspaceflight.com.Thi...

Description: Doug Ellison at Europlanet 2008: Europlanet Wrap-up