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Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour replay: What's up with Curiosity on Mars, with guest: me! (yes, again)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 12, 2012 • 8

Fraser Cain and I had a wide-ranging conversation about Curiosity's recent activities on Mars during the Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour.

What if the Senate had a hearing on Mars and no one came?

Casey Dreier • September 12, 2012 • 3

Today there was a Senate hearing on the future of Mars exploration, title "From Low-Earth Orbit to Mars" on Sept 12th, 2012, and only 2 out of 25 Senators came.

Thursday: Watch Bill Nye Host YouTube SpaceLab Webcast

Mat Kaplan • September 11, 2012

The Planetary Society CEO goes to London to MC a live conversation with ISS astronaut Sunita Williams and the kids who've had their experiments conducted in orbit.

Spring arrives to Vesta's north pole, as Dawn departs, plus a request for citizen scientists

Emily Lakdawalla • September 11, 2012 • 3

Dawn's last images of Vesta peek into previously shadowy north polar territory. As the spacecraft leaves Vesta behind, its science team requests help from the public.

Action Alert: Senate hearing on the future of Mars exploration this Wed

Casey Dreier • September 11, 2012 • 3

The Senate committee responsible for NASA is meeting this Wed, Sept 12th at 2:00pm EDT to discuss the future of Mars exploration. You can attend this event and show the Senators that the public is paying attention.

IKAROS is alive! (Or: oh me of little faith!)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 11, 2012

I am rarely so glad to admit that I was wrong as when it's about the failure of a mission. Only last month, I speculated that IKAROS's mission was done. And now the news comes that IKAROS has been heard from -- twice! -- on September 6 and 8, 2012.

A couple of gems from the archives

Emily Lakdawalla • September 10, 2012 • 2

We're still working on migrating content from the old to the new website. This week, that means I am looking, one by one, through some great amateur-processed space images.

MAHLI sees Curiosity's wheels firmly on Martian ground

Emily Lakdawalla • September 10, 2012 • 3

MAHLI opened its "eye" on sol 33, seeing Mars clearly for the first time. On sol 34, Curiosity used MAHLI to survey the parts that Mastcam can't see, including a view right underneath the rover.

Hello, beautiful!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 07, 2012 • 3

Curiosity's much-anticipated self-portrait with the MAHLI camera just arrived on Earth, and even though it was shot through the dust cover it is AWESOME.

The Planetary Society Celebrates 35 Years of Voyager

Casey Dreier • September 07, 2012

The Planetary Society welcomed Dr. Ed Stone, Voyager Project Scientist for the past forty (yes, forty) years to the stage for an intimate evening discussing the past, present, and future events for the enduring Voyager spacecraft.

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