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I am such a nerd. This new map of Mars just brought tears to my eyes. Honestly.
Speaking of spacecraft crashing...
Amateur astronomers, get your proposals in for this year's round of Shoemaker NEO Grants!
Time to take stock of what happened a day ago. The worldwide, round-the-clock nature of planetary science is both exhilarating and challenging!
The impact flash on Jupiter observed earlier today by Anthony Wesley has been confirmed by Philippines-based amateur astronomer Christopher Go.
On the same day as a team of astronomers released new Hubble Space Telescope images of last year's Jupiter impact, the original discoverer of the 2009 impact scar, Anthony Wesley, reported on an amateur astronomy forum that he had observed a new impact on Jupiter.
I'm delighted to point you to a citizen science project for wannabe space geologists like me: Moon Zoo.
Here's how to watch the class on how to access Voyager data through the Planetary Data System, which I conducted to a small audience this morning.
I've finally caught my breath enough to contemplate starting up my imaging classes again.
The HiRISE public suggestion tool, called HiWish, is a Web site that allows you to log in and select a spot on Mars as a suggestion for where the HiRISE instrument should take an image.
Data from all science instruments on all of NASA's and ESA's space missions, not just cameras, is archived in the Planetary Data System and Planetary Science Archive, and almost all of that data is available online.
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The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been studying a lot of meteorites. That made me wonder, why study meteorites on Mars when we can study them in hand on Earth? How are Mars meteorites interesting?
I am toying with the idea of running a series of classes via Ustream on the basics of space image processing.
In the beginning was SETI@home, the first large-scale volunteer computing project, launched in 1999 with seed money from The Planetary Society. Within months the project had millions of volunteers around the world joining to form the most powerful computer network ever assembled.