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Door 2 in the 2010 advent calendar

Emily Lakdawalla • December 02, 2010

Time to open the second door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Can you guess where this crater-scarred surface lies?

Carnival of Space #179, Kids in Space, Lou's View

Emily Lakdawalla • December 01, 2010

Wander over to Weird Sciences for the 179th Carnival of Space! Every week, a different webmaster or blogger hosts the Carnival, showcasing articles written on the topic of space.

Door 1 in the Planetary Society Blog 2010 advent calendar

Emily Lakdawalla • December 01, 2010

December really has arrived, and that means that the year is racing to a close. Continuing last year's tradition, I'm counting the days to the New Year with an advent calendar, where each "door" opens onto a global image of a different world in the solar system.

What's up in the solar system in December 2010

Emily Lakdawalla • November 30, 2010

The year is racing to a close — I can't believe December is here already! Here's Olaf Frohn's map of where everybody is on December 1st.

What's the significance of this unremarkable spot on the Moon?

Emily Lakdawalla • November 29, 2010

This was a fun image released by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera science team. Take a look at it and see if you can figure out what the significance of the red arrow is.

A few Mars Express Phobos goodies

Emily Lakdawalla • November 26, 2010

To celebrate Mars Express' recent mission extension to 2014, here are some cool pictures that it took of Mars' inner and larger moon Phobos.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily Lakdawalla • November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Final set of Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Neptune flyby and beyond

Emily Lakdawalla • November 24, 2010

I'm surprised no one's emailed me demanding the last batch of Voyager mission status bulletins! Well, here they are.

ESA commits to extending 11 missions' space operations for 3 years

Emily Lakdawalla • November 23, 2010

Europe is apparently of the mind that science and technology will help to carry them out of tough economic times, and has made three-year commitments to continue the in-space operations of 11 missions through 2014.

Two signs we're living in the 21st century: SpaceX and Stardust

Emily Lakdawalla • November 22, 2010

Two brief but significant news items today made me stop and think about how far we've come in space travel.

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