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51. Get used to this view

(Web Page; Mon Apr 18 22:26:00 CDT 2016)

It's been a slow week so far. That's in part because I'm on the mend from a cold, but it also seems that there just hasn't been a lot happening. That is to say, there is a lot of activity out there in space right now, but it's all rather...

Description: Get used to this view of Home Plate and Husband Hill, because Spirit will be seeing a lot of it over the next 8 months, whenever power levels permit the rover to eke a little bit of science activity out of the day.

52. What's up in the solar system in January 2012, and the rest of the year

(Web Page; Sat Apr 19 14:15:00 CDT 2014)

There will be no planetary launches in 2012, but there is still plenty of deep-space activity to look forward to over the coming year. I count 24 spacecraft currently exploring or en route to points across the solar system. The year will...

Description: There will be no planetary launches in 2012, but there is still plenty of deep-space activity to look forward to over the coming year.

53. 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast: What's up in the second quarter of 2011

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

Regular readers of this blog will find the content of today's 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast familiar, because it's an update on what the solar system exploration spacecraft are up to, based on my monthly "what's up" updates. For 365 Days...

Description: Regular readers of this blog will find the content of today's 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast familiar, because it's an update on what the solar system exploration spacecraft are up to, based on my monthly "what's up" updates.

54. What's up in the solar system in February 2011

(Web Page; Sun Aug 25 13:38:00 CDT 2013)

Welcome to my monthly roundup of what's happening with our deep-space explorers across the solar system. I apologize for its lateness; two sick kids have drastically affected my productivity this week, but they're better and now I'm gett...

Description: Welcome to my monthly roundup of what's happening with our deep-space explorers across the solar system. I apologize for its lateness; two sick kids have drastically affected my productivity this week, but they're better and now I'm getting back to work.

55. What's up in the solar system in December 2010

(Web Page; Tue Jul 28 06:35:00 CDT 2015)

The year is racing to a close — I can't believe December is here already! This month will see Japan's Akatsuki join Venus Express at Venus; that happens on December 6 at 23:49 UT (December 7, Japan time). Cassini will perform a sec...

Description: The year is racing to a close — I can't believe December is here already! Here's Olaf Frohn's map of where everybody is on December 1st.

56. What's up in the solar system in March 2011

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

I don't think there's any question what the big event of this month will be: MESSENGER is finally, finally entering orbit at Mercury on March 18 at 00:45 UTC (March 17 at 16:45 for me). If everything goes well, of course. As of today MES...

Description: I don't think there's any question what the big event of this month will be: MESSENGER is finally, finally entering orbit at Mercury on March 18 at 00:45 UTC (March 17 at 16:45 for me).

57. What's up in the solar system in September 2010

(Web Page; Mon Aug 24 09:50:00 CDT 2015)

This month there will be approximately a hundred different planetary science meetings (a list of which is at the end of this post). In the meantime, business goes on as usual in space, with the biggest event this month being the start of...

Description: This month there will be approximately a hundred different planetary science meetings (a list of which is at the end of this post).

58. Two beautiful space picture books by Michael Benson

(Web Page; Mon Nov 26 12:01:00 CST 2012)

Abrams is a publisher more typically known for its art books than its science books. So it should be no surprise that Michael Benson's books Planetfall and Beyond feature enormous, beautifully detailed, colorful pictures on page spreads ...

Description: Michael Benson's Planetfall and a children's edition of his earlier book Beyond put the gorgeous pictures returned from space front and center.

59. One Day in the Solar System

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:31:00 CDT 2013)

It's an amazing time to be alive. Case in point: August 5, 2012. On that day, dozens of robotic spacecraft were exploring both Earth and sky. Some circled our own planet, sensors pointed downward in order to map the land, sea, and air. O...

Description: Dispatches from five different worlds--all sent by robotic spacecraft on the same day.

60. What's up in the solar system in September 2011

(Web Page; Mon Dec 30 19:29:00 CST 2013)

September is going to start with a bang: the twin GRAIL spacecraft are set for launch on September 8. I would love to be able to attend the launch but my older daughter's first day of kindergarten is September 7! That's a launch of a dif...

Description: September is going to start with a bang: the twin GRAIL spacecraft are set for launch on September 8. I would love to be able to attend the launch but my older daughter's first day of kindergarten is September 7! That's a launch of a different kind.

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