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Vote Early and Often!

Ryan Anderson • November 01, 2009

Remember when I mentioned a few weeks ago that I submitted a blog post about MSL as an action-adventure hero to ScientificBlogging's science writing competition?

Happy Halloween!

Emily Lakdawalla • October 31, 2009

Enjoy tonight's nearly-full Moon! I couldn't resist posting these snapshots that Alice Wessen took of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's costume contest.

Fun Friday photo: Titan and Rhea

Emily Lakdawalla • October 30, 2009

Cassini recently captured a series of images documenting Rhea passing behind Titan.

FINDS Exo-Earths Starts Up: Testing the Prototype

Debra Fischer • October 30, 2009 • 2

The prototype that Julien constructed in the lab was taken to Lick Observatory, and we had our first-light run with the fiber in July.

What's up in the solar system in November 2009

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2009

There are two -- actually three -- big things to look forward to this month.

Einstein still rules

Charlene Anderson • October 29, 2009

News from 7.2 billion light years away demonstrates that some things in this shifting universe are relatively reliable.

Gorgeous high-res image of the Apollo 17 landing site

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2009

The LROC team posted today a new image of the Apollo 17 landing site, captured after Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter had gotten in to its 50-kilometer mapping orbit, so this is much more detailed than the previous view.

HiRISE sees Phoenix in the Martian spring

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2009

These Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE images of the defunct Phoenix lander in the early dawn light of northern spring have been out for some time, but no one had accomplished the difficult task of locating the Phoenix hardware in them until this week.

Arizona Daily Star reports MRO managers working to avoid "unlikely but potentially fatal scenario"

Emily Lakdawalla • October 28, 2009

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been in safe mode for nine weeks, since August 26, the date of the fourth in a series of safing events.

Optical SETI's Growing Capabilities

Paul Horowitz • October 28, 2009

Often, the phrase “next steps” has been known to describe things that don't actually happen. But for The Planetary Society's All-sky Optical SETI, it's different. Here's what's happened in the last year.

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