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The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Logs 15th Year in Silence, Team Begins ‘Hail Mary’ Efforts

A.J.S. Rayl • February 02, 2019 • 7

As a string of dust storms moved through Meridiani Planum and over Endeavour Crater in January, Opportunity silently wrapped her fifteenth year on the surface of Mars.

Chang'e 4: Why the Moon's far side looks red in new images

David Rothery • January 09, 2019 • 2

In Apollo images — and to our own eyes, from Earth — the Moon is grey. What's going on?

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Still Silent, Team Still Hopeful

A.J.S. Rayl • January 06, 2019 • 2

It’s now been more than six and a half months that the longest-lived robot on another planet has been incommunicado.

A new look at Europa, with old data

Ted Stryk • December 26, 2018

Ted Stryk shows us a new color, near-global view of Europa made from Galileo spacecraft data captured in 1996.

Dawn Journal: Final Transmission

Marc Rayman • December 21, 2018 • 10

After more than 11 years in deep space, after unveiling the two largest uncharted worlds in the inner solar system, after overcoming myriad daunting obstacles, Dawn's interplanetary adventure has come to an end.

Whose stars? Our heritage of Arabian astronomy

Danielle Adams • December 18, 2018 • 3

For UNESCO World Arabic Language Day, Danielle Adams reconstructs the Arabian night sky.

Flying By Home

The Planetary Report • December Solstice 2018

Vicky Hamilton explores how OSIRIS-REx used its Earth flyby to test instruments on the way to asteroid Bennu.

The Making of Life

The Planetary Report • December Solstice 2018

Michael L. Wong asks how our understanding of the origin of life on Earth informs our search for it elsewhere.

Planetary Radio celebrates 16 years of PB&J

MaryLiz Bender • December 16, 2018 • 1

Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan has spent sixteen years sharing the “passion, beauty, and joy” of space exploration with the world. We picked our sixteen favorite episodes to share with you.

Mastcam-Z Flight Hardware!

Jim Bell • December 12, 2018

After a more-than-four-year adventure, the flight Mars 2020 rover Mastcam-Z cameras have been fully assembled!

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