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BepiColombo Earth flyby

Europe and Japan's BepiColombo spacecraft, which launched in 2018, will fly by Earth on 10 April and use our planet's gravity to swing towards the inner solar system. Learn more about this mission and why we study Mercury.

Apollo 13 50th Anniversary

The Planetary Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, which launched on 11 April 1970. Disaster struck on 13 April, prompting the crew's infamous "Houston, we've had a problem" call for help. Learn what happened, and how NASA got the astronauts home safely on 17 April.

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Blogs & Articles

Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2008

Phoenix update: Entry into and exit from safe mode, no science for a few days' recharging

Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 update: Still in Earth orbit, closer to the Moon

Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

Schedule notes for tomorrow: Constellation and MESSENGER

The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

The beginning of the end for Phoenix: No more robotic arm operations

Opportunity is really hitting the highway

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2008

Victoria crater, the site of a Mars year's worth of study, is now far over the horizon, as Opportunity has lately completed a series of very long drives. Opportunity is once again sailing the sand seas of Meridiani Planum.

One Hubble camera ready for business

Emily Lakdawalla • October 27, 2008

One Hubble camera ready for business

Why is only half of Mars magnetized?

Emily Lakdawalla • October 24, 2008 • 4

An article in the September 26 issue of Science neatly explains why only the southern half of Mars is strongly magnetized.

Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

Emily Lakdawalla • October 23, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

Mimas, Prometheus, and rings in motion

Emily Lakdawalla • October 22, 2008

Mimas, Prometheus, and rings in motion

Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

Emily Lakdawalla • October 21, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

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