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91. Curiosity Rover Science Plan Slammed by NASA Review Panel

(Web Page; Wed Sep 03 13:55:00 CDT 2014)

The Curiosity rover's continued mission to explore Gale Crater was singled out as "lack[ing] specific scientific questions to be answered, testable hypotheses, and proposed measurements" in a harsh report by a recent NASA review panel [d...

Description: Senior review recommends continuing all major planetary exploration missions, but not without some changes.

92. #DPS17: The Moon's Giordano Bruno crater through many eyes

(Web Page; Mon Oct 30 18:46:00 CDT 2017)

The Division for Planetary Sciences meeting has been over for a week and I'm still processing my notes. Today's story is about a presentation by Sriram Bhiravarasu on some interesting minerals mapped around a fresh crater on the Moon. Li...

Description: Today's story from the Division for Planetary Sciences meeting looks at one youthful rayed crater on the Moon from many different spacecraft.

93. Chang'e 3 has successfully landed on the Moon!

(Web Page; Tue May 29 05:33:00 CDT 2018)

UPDATE: The rover has deployed safely -- go to this blog post for animated gifs of rover deploy! The official landing time for Chang'e 3 was 13:11:18 UT -- a full half-hour earlier than the time announced yesterday, which meant that I m...

Description: Transmitting images all the way down, China's Chang'e 3 lander successfully arrived on the lunar surface at 13:11:18 -- half an hour before the scheduled landing time. Rover deploy is set for a few hours later.

94. Two epic photos of Earth -- but which one is truer?

(Web Page; Tue May 29 15:37:00 CDT 2018)

A couple of weeks ago, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released this fabulous image of Earth seen over the lunar limb. It is well worth enlarging to its full 8520 by 12388 pixels. Go ahead and do it, I'll wait. The Web ...

Description: Two images of Earth taken from different spacecraft at the same time illustrate differences in "true" color imaging among spacecraft.

95. From the "playing with particle accelerators" department

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

Thanks to ilbasso over at for posting a link to this cool video showing what happens when you point a particle beam (a small one) at a Webcam. And before you get too excited, the Webcam doesn't blow up or anythin...

Description: From the "playing with particle accelerators" department

96. LPSC: Thursday's posters

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

Thanks to Ted Stryk for contributing the following notes on Thursday evening's poster session at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. --ESLby Ted StrykDuring the Thursday night poster session, there was an extensive presentation ...

Description: LPSC: Thursday's posters

97. 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...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 lost

98. Dark No More: Exploring the Far Side of the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Apr 29 14:11:00 CDT 2013)

The first human beings to see the "dark" side of the moon were not astronauts. As everyone from grade school children to Pink Floyd can tell you, there is no dark side of the moon, really--just the far side that is forever turned away fr...

Description: The first human beings to see the mysterious "dark" side of the moon were not astronauts.

99. NASA's LADEE Spacecraft to Fly Through an Eclipse, Crash into the Lunar Surface on April 21st

(Web Page; Fri Apr 04 13:12:00 CDT 2014)

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) was always planned to be a short mission. And now, after a one-month extension of science activities, the LADEE team announced on Thursday that the mission would end sometime ...

Description: LADEE, NASA's latest robotic lunar spacecraft, will reach its planned end-of-mission on April 21st, when it will crash on the far side of the Moon.

100. Another Day in the Solar System

(Web Page; Mon May 12 13:43:00 CDT 2014)

Last year I picked a red-letter day in space exploration, and took a tour through the Solar System using pictures that were all made on or close to that one day. Since then, the robotic reconnaissance of the worlds has only accelerated. ...

Description: One day, five worlds.

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