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Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Public Outreach and Amateurs in Space!

September 29, 2008 • 0:28:52

Public Outreach and Amateurs in Space!

Latest Blog Posts

The Opportunity selfie: 5000 Sols in the making

April 20, 2018

A personal story recounts how a NASA team used a microscopic imager to take a selfie of the Opportunity rover.

Opportunity takes first gingerly steps into Victoria Crater

September 13, 2007

Mars Exploration Rover scientists, engineers and enthusiasts have been playing the waiting game for 10 weeks, watching the much-reported dust storm subside so that Opportunity could get back to doing what it does best - exploring craters.

Europlanet : Life's a bleach

August 24, 2007

Europlanet : Life's a bleach

Latest Processed Space Images

The InSight workspace on sol 16

December 19, 2018

InSight landed in a small hollow having remarkably few rocks. This mosaic is a map of the workspace as of sol 16 (13 December 2018), before any instruments had been deployed. Gridlines are separated by 50 centimeters. Note the fluting of the ground caused by the landing rockets blowing away fine material. A 3D model is available on SketchFab.

Crescent Saturn and rings

September 10, 2017

As of 26 July 2006, Cassini's orbit had been shifted so that the spacecraft spent the majority of its time on the night side of Saturn and on the northern side of the ring plane. From this point of view, Saturn is seen in a crescent phase, and the rings are lit from below.

The foothills of Mount Sharp, Curiosity sol 620

April 18, 2016

While working at the Kimberley, Curiosity took a look toward her future destination, the layered rocks at the foot of Mount Sharp.

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