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81. Using Earth to Study the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Sep 21 12:32:00 CDT 2015)

Over at his "Once and Future Moon" blog, Paul Spudis has posted a very cool set of images comparing snapshots of Earth features of the ground with images created using airborne radar. Exploring Earth analogues of space landscapes is a va...

Description: Exploring Earth analogues of space landscapes is a valuable activity that can help planetary scientists correctly interpret what their instruments are telling them.

82. Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 19: Eros

(Web Page; Fri Feb 19 19:20:00 CST 2016)

Not quite ten years ago, the Near Earth Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Eros. NEAR accomplished many firsts. It was the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid (and there has been only one other since), and,...

Description: Not quite ten years ago, the Near Earth Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Eros. NEAR accomplished many firsts.

83. Chang'E 2 update: primary mission successful

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

For months I've had no information about China's Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter for my monthly "What's Up" updates, and that's finally changed. Chang'e 2 completed its six-month nominal mission on April 1, and there were a couple of news storie...

Description: For months I've had no information about China's Chang'e 2 lunar orbiter for my monthly "What's Up" updates, and that's finally changed.

84. Chang'E 2 to depart for L2 on June 16

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

According to a story posted on xinmin.xn and run through Google Translate, there's now been an official announcement from China about Chang'e 2's extended mission: it will depart lunar orbit in mid-June and journey to L2. L2 is one of th...

Description: According to a story posted on xinmin.xn and run through Google Translate, there's now been an official announcement from China about Chang'e 2's extended mission: it will depart lunar orbit in mid-June and journey to L2.

85. Color photo of Yutu rover and Chang'e lander, and more on the Chang'e 3 landing site

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

Fresh off of Chinese state television is this screen capture showing a Chang'e 3 lander image of the Yutu rover and its tracks on the Moon: And here is the reverse shot, the photo taken by the Yutu rover of the Chang'e 3 lander: Awesom...

Description: Fresh off of Chinese state television are lovely pictures taken by Chang'e 3 lander and rover of each other!

86. LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:59:00 CDT 2012)

by Ken KremerNASA managers decided today to delay by one day the June 17 dual launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) in order to accommodate a postponed launch attempt...

Description: LRO & LCROSS: 1 Day Launch Delay

87. Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

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

The blog entries will be flying fast and furious this week as MESSENGER flies by Mercury tomorrow and LCROSS bears down on its spectacular (we hope) crash into the Moon in only 10 days. NASA just posted an update to the choice of target...

Description: Now it's Cabeus, not Cabeus A, for LCROSS

88. LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:34:00 CDT 2012)

It is an "opportunity for the future": an intentional crash landing onto a permanently shadowed crater on the Moon has produced evidence of large deposits of water. And that's not all. The water is accompanied by other volatile materia...

Description: LCROSS finds lots of water in accessible places at the Moon's south pole -- but we'll have to tread carefully

89. LRO's Eye on the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:59:00 CDT 2012)

by Timothy ReedSince I have an intellectual and professional passion for high resolution optical systems that travel to other worlds, I'm excited by Thursday's anticipated launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its complement of ...

Description: LRO's Eye on the Moon

90. 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.

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