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A.J.S. Rayl

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

10 Years A Roving: A.J.S. Rayl on the Mars Exploration Rovers

12/23/2013 | 53:17
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What a long, wonderful trip it has been for Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rovers. Planetary Society reporter A.J.S. Rayl has been writing about their adventure every month for ten years. She looks back on this week’s show.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Departs Spirit Mound, Embarks on Toughest Exit Ever

Posted 2016/12/02 07:55 CST | 0 comment

Opportunity worked along Endeavour Crater's western rim through November, taking pictures, hiking slopes, and finishing work in the depths of Cape Tribulation.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Scales Spirit Mound, Takes Shot at Schiaparelli

Posted 2016/11/05 11:45 CDT | 0 comment

Opportunity spent the month of October on Spirit Mound studying the rich yet familiar geology at the first science stop on its 10th extended mission – pausing only to take a shot at freeze-framing part of the descent of Europe’s Schiaparelli lander.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Exits Marathon Valley then Rocks Spirit Mound

Posted 2016/10/04 07:17 CDT | 0 comment

It was another September to remember for Opportunity as she cruised through the Lewis and Clark Gap and out of Marathon Valley, then hiked downslope, leading the first overland expedition of the Red Planet to Spirit Mound, a new site deep in Endeavour Crater’s rim.

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