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Talking Climate With Bill Nye

Mat Kaplan • July 03, 2012 • 2

Talk about changing climates on this world and others brought 600 people to the Boulder Theater.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part II

Alfred McEwen • July 03, 2012 • 1

Part two of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

Three Thousand Sols

Stuart Atkinson • July 02, 2012

Earlier today, unnoticed by the vast majority of the world, Opportunity reached and then silently passed a major milestone in her great adventure on Mars. At just before 3am, UK time, Opportunity began her 3000th sol, or martian day, on Mars.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part I

Alfred McEwen • June 18, 2012

Hundreds of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera are publicly available, if you know where to look.

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Mat Kaplan • June 06, 2012 • 3

Mat recalls stories from his many interactions with Ray Bradbury, and provides links to Ray's Planetary Radio episodes.

A stunning view of Mars from Argyre to Thaumasia

Emily Lakdawalla • May 18, 2012

Image magician Daniel Machacek has done it again, producing a jaw-dropping view of Mars from Viking Orbiter 1, featuring a frosty Argyre basin and stretching across to a series of faults called Thaumasia Fossae.

Third Martian Anniversary for Mars Climate Sounder

David Kass • May 16, 2012 • 2

May 16, 2012 is the third martian anniversary of the start of Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) observations from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. MCS started measuring the atmosphere of Mars three Mars years ago, on September 24, 2006. We can now compare the weather and behavior of the atmosphere in three different years, and find the temperature differences to be surprisingly large.

Swirly lava patterns in beautiful HiRISE images

Emily Lakdawalla • April 26, 2012 • 4

In a channel near a pedestal crater on the plains of Cerberus Palus, Mars, there are wacky swirl patterns.

Pretty picture: A sunset postcard and a special shadow from Opportunity

Emily Lakdawalla • February 21, 2012

It took Don Davis many hours of meticulous labor to assemble this beautiful postcard from Mars.

Emily's New Video Series: Snapshots From Space

Mat Kaplan • February 20, 2012

This is the first episode of editor Emily Lakdawalla's new video series exploring the solar system.

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