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Phobos from Mars Express
ESA has released the first image from Mars Express' recent close flybys of Phobos!
Phobos has gravity!
Last week Mars Express had its closest-ever flyby of Mars' larger, inner moon Phobos.
Find pics and track the rovers in Google Mars
I think a goodly proportion of you readers have already figured this out for yourselves since it was launched last March, but I didn't download and install it until last weekend, so this is new to me: Google Mars is awesome.
Mars Express animation of Phobos' shadow transiting Mars
For the first time ever, Mars Express' Visual Monitoring Camera has imaged the shadow of Mars' moon Phobos crossing the surface of Mars.
Downloading the "How to work with Mars Express VMC images" class
Here's the information on how to watch the class on how to work with Mars Express VMC images, which I conducted to a small audience this morning.
Class announcement: How to play with Mars Express VMC images
Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I've been fiddling with images from the Mars Webcam, more officially known as the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC), for the last couple of weeks.
Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 15: Mars
We have three orbiters and two rovers currently exploring Mars, each of which returns breathtaking photos on a daily basis.
Awesome Mars Express view of Phobos and Deimos together
My inbox was exploding this morning with messages about a tremendously cool animation released this morning by ESA's Mars Express team. It shows Phobos crossing Deimos, in what's known as a
New Google Mars
Google Earth's latest edition was just released and guess what? It has a Mars setting!
A bit of fun with Mars Express images of Phobos
I recently found the focus to work on a big project: namely, downloading and examining every Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera image of Mars' two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
White Rock through the ages: Mars Express (2004-present)
When we last visited White Rock on Mars, both Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey were mapping the planet.
LPSC: Thursday: Rovers, Titan, Mars, Venus Express, Neptune
I spent a large portion of the day at the Lunar and Planetary Institute's library and presented my own poster during the poster sessions, so my coverage of Thursday's sessions is limited.
Mapping Meridiani: Part 2
Last time, I gave some of the background information about my research. Now, armed with that knowledge, we can press forward and talk about what I do.
Finding images from Mars
There have been so many missions to Mars, which have sent back so much data, that figuring out how to find images of places on Mars can be really overwhelming.
Martian Orbiter Takes Pictures of Neighboring Crafts Passing By
During April 2005, the Mars Global Surveyor happened to pass relatively close to Odyssey and Mars Express. What resulted were remarkably clear pictures of human-made spacecraft orbiting and alien world.
Spirit Extends Arm and Takes First Close-Up Images of Martian Soil
Spirit has extended her robotic arm for the first time to examine a patch of fine-grained Martian soil, and joined forces with the European Space Agency's Mars Express to successfully conduct the first-ever, international, coordinated observation of the planet's atmosphere.
Let's Roll: Spirit Poised to Cruise onto Martian Surface
Spirit is ready to roll.
Scientists Detail Ambitious Goals of Mars Express
Scientists working on the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Mars Express detailed the mission's ambitious plan to study Mars from the top of its atmosphere to several kilometers beneath its surface, at a press conference in London, England last week.