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31. Doing a science on Titan

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

Titan is probably one of the most interesting objects in the solar system. So why is Titan so cool? Titan really grabbed the attention of scientists after the Voyager spacecraft flew by it during the early 80s. Although I wasn’t ar...

Description: A tale from the scientific trenches: laboratory work to simulate Titan's rich atmosphere.

32. Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 4: Heaven & Hell

(Web Page; Tue Nov 12 02:45:00 CST 2013)

« Episode 3: TheHarmony of the Worlds Episode 5: Bluesfor a Red Planet » Halley's comet has caused a lot of trouble over the years. Wars, political upheavals, treachery, panic, and fear could all be expected i...

Description: Humans face the consequences of our own knowledge about the cosmos in this latest episode recap and analysis of Carl Sagan's classic series.

33. Dawn Journal: Checkout Complete, Interplanetary Cruise Underway

(Web Page; Mon Aug 04 09:51:00 CDT 2014)

Dear Aficidawnados, Dawn is climbing away from the Sun on a blue-green pillar of xenon ions as it begins a new chapter in its mission. After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, the project is now in the interplanetary crui...

Description: After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, Dawn is now in the interplanetary cruise phase.

34. What's up in the solar system, September 2016 edition: OSIRIS-REx launches, Rosetta ends

(Web Page; Mon May 22 19:31:00 CDT 2017)

The month of September begins with an annular solar eclipse visible from much of Africa on September 1, with the path of totality crossing Gabon, Congo, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar. Mid-month (on or after September 8), we'l...

Description: The month of September begins with an annular solar eclipse visible from much of Africa on September 1. On or after September 8, we'll see OSIRIS-REx launch into a two-year cruise toward a rendezvous with asteroid Bennu. But September will close, sadly, with the end of the wonderful Rosetta mission.

35. Curiosity update, sols 764-781: Work complete at Confidence Hills; puzzling arm issues

(Web Page; Fri Oct 17 13:00:00 CDT 2014)

Curiosity spent a total of four weeks at Confidence Hills, feeding samples to SAM and CheMin several times. On two weekends during this period, the rover's activities were interrupted by faults with the robotic arm that canceled the rest...

Description: Curiosity spent a total of four weeks at Confidence Hills, feeding samples to SAM and CheMin several times. On two weekends during this period, the rover's activities were interrupted by faults with the robotic arm. Curiosity drove away from Confidence Hills on sol 780, and is ready to observe comet Siding Spring over the weekend.

36. Emily's recommended space books for kids of all ages, 2017

(Web Page; Wed Nov 15 11:18:00 CST 2017)

Welcome to my ninth annual reviews and recommendations of space books for kids of all ages! In 2017 I received nearly 50 books to review, and I'm hereby recommending 25 of them. In a welcome change from last year, the 2017 book list incl...

Description: Welcome to my ninth annual recommendations and gift guide to books about space, planets, and astronauts for kids of all ages!

37. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Snoozes through September , Opportunity Bolts Past Halfway Mark to Endeavour Crater

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital As Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater this month and crossed the halfway point on the long journey from Victoria Crater and Spirit contin...

Description: As Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater this month and crossed the halfway point on the long journey from Victoria Crater and Spirit continued sleeping in hibernation mode, the Mars Exploration Rovers chalked up their 81st month of what was supposed to have been just a three-month tour of the Red Planet.

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