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Beautiful butterfly crater on Mars (another HiWish granted!)

Emily Lakdawalla • November 08, 2012 • 6

I asked Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to take a photo, and it turned out better than I had imagined: an incredibly fresh, well-preserved, dramatically rayed oblique impact crater.

A dispatch from J-school: two short videos

Jason Davis • October 23, 2012

Two short videos produced by Jason Davis on astronomy and planetary science work taking place at the University of Arizona.

What's Up in the Solar System in October 2012

Emily Lakdawalla • September 28, 2012 • 2

Welcome to my monthly survey of the activities of robots across the solar system! Tomorrow is the equinox at Mars; both Curiosity and Opportunity will be spending the month actively analyzing Martian rocks. It'll be a less active month for Cassini, as Saturn passes through solar conjunction late next month.

HiRISE's best view of Curiosity yet

Emily Lakdawalla • August 31, 2012 • 10

HiRISE's best opportunity to view Curiosity so far came 12 days after landing, when the orbiter passed nearly directly overhead. The photo resolves amazing detail on the huge rover.

A "long" view of the Curiosity Descending image

Emily Lakdawalla • August 06, 2012 • 2

A wider (well, longer) view of the amazing HiRISE image that shows Curiosity descending under parachute to Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE has done it again!!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 06, 2012 • 2

In 2008, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped an amazing photo of Phoenix descending to the surface of Mars under its parachute. Now it's repeated the feat, with Curiosity.

What's up in the Solar System in August 2012

Jason Davis • August 03, 2012

Welcome to the monthly roundup of our solar system's envoy of electronic explorers! All eyes are on Curiosity as it approaches Mars this weekend. Who will lend support at the Red Planet?

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part III

Alfred McEwen • August 01, 2012

The final article of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part II

Alfred McEwen • July 03, 2012 • 1

Part two of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part I

Alfred McEwen • June 18, 2012

Hundreds of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera are publicly available, if you know where to look.

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