The Planetary Report • December Solstice 2019
Abigail Fraeman examines how the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, changed our view of Mars.
• November 02, 2015
Planetary scientist Ralph Lorenz briefs us on the current state of our knowledge on dust devils on Earth and Mars.
• October 23, 2015
Where should NASA’s next Mars rover, the Mars 2020 sample caching mission, land? One site under consideration is Spirit's old stomping ground, the Columbia Hills.
• June 04, 2015
Former Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell uses Google Cardboard to take a tour of the Red Planet.
• May 19, 2015
Digging in to mission image archives yields similar images of layered Martian rocks from very different places.
• November 03, 2014
It's been two weeks since comet Siding Spring passed close by Mars, and six of the seven Mars spacecraft have now checked in with quick looks at their images of the encounter. I round up all the results.
• June 03, 2014
Pioneer trails extend all the way to Mars.
• March 14, 2014
Continue exploring Mars and learn about asteroids in this video of class 6 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
• March 06, 2014
Continue exploring Venus and begin looking at Mars in this video of class 5 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
• March 04, 2014
The United States Geological Survey recently issued an improved version of the Viking color map of Mars. This 40-year-old data set still provides the prettiest global-scale map of the planet.
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