Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.
After a hectic week of tying up loose ends and running around like a chicken with its head cut off, I now have my proster done for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and am in Phoenix for the Planetary Surface Processes field trip, led by my adviser Jim Bell.
The team returns to civilization, having completed their Antarctic mission.
The team wraps up their collection activites.
The season total is at 489, tantalizingly close to the 500 meteorite barrier.
Writer's block strikes the expedition, as the group continues to collect meteorites.
Fifty-five meteorites are collected by the team in a single day.
The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.
A week of productive searching near the Davis Nunataks.
As the team waits, the runway is finished, and Ralph makes an exit.
The team is delayed for a week in McMurdo.
The team arrives in Antarctica to prepare for the expedition.
The rest of ANSMET's team are in Christchurch after a long, long session of travel.
ANSMET will post blog entires on their research during their 33rd field season.
A summary of the 2008-2009 expedition team, and where they will go to hunt meteorites.
One of the ways that planetary scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of landforms on other planets is by studying similar kinds of landforms or
From June 21 to July 6, 2006, a four-person team traveled to Borup Fiord Pass to perform geological field studies to compare with satellite images.
The Sulfur Springs of Borup Fiord Pass, Ellesmere Island, offer an excellent Europa analog.
Emily Lakdawalla reports on her expedition to Devon Island, where The Planetary Society is taking steps toward the goal of humans and robots working together to explore Mars.
Haughton Crater measures about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter, and was formed 23 million years ago when either an asteroid or a comet collided with our planet.