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Emily Lakdawalla's blogs from 2007

Jim Bell to be on NPR's Science Friday

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/26 11:46 CDT

Jim Bell to be on NPR's Science Friday

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The best view of Helene yet

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/26 09:44 CDT

The best view of Helene yet

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Venus as seen from two different spacecraft

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/25 05:08 CDT

Venus as seen from two different spacecraft

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A backlog of 400 emails: ESA and NASA; MGS failure; Iapetus; Saturn's D ring

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/25 12:24 CDT

A backlog of 400 emails: ESA and NASA; MGS failure; Iapetus; Saturn's D ring

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Canned Phoenix, anyone?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/24 12:11 CDT

Canned Phoenix, anyone?

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Mars Exploration Rovers update: Spirit and Opportunity are both still talking to Earth

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/23 05:04 CDT

Both Spirit and Opportunity are still suffering under incredibly dark skies, but, amazingly, they are both "power-positive," meaning that they are managing to produce enough power from the limited amount of sunlight to keep the batteries fully charged.

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Venus Express PFS fails to respond to a swift kick

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/23 11:55 CDT

Venus Express PFS fails to respond to a swift kick

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The 2007 Martian Dust Storm: Crisis for Some, Opportunity for Others

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/21 12:46 CDT

The 2007 Martian Dust Storm: Crisis for Some, Opportunity for Others

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Kaguya (SELENE) launch delayed

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/20 09:14 CDT

Kaguya (SELENE) launch delayed

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New moons at Saturn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/19 05:39 CDT

New moons at Saturn

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Check out the twelfth Carnival of Space

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/19 09:39 CDT

Check out the twelfth Carnival of Space

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Yet another active world: Charon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/18 05:14 CDT

I've just posted a news story on a recently published paper that suggests that Pluto's moon Charon may have active ice volcanoes.

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Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/18 12:03 CDT

Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos

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Will Phoenix' thrust raise too much dust?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/17 01:04 CDT

Will Phoenix' thrust raise too much dust?

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Hey, Moon! Get out of the way of Cassini!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/16 07:50 CDT

Hey, Moon! Get out of the way of Cassini!

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Sky Above, Earth Below

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/16 12:29 CDT

Sky Above, Earth Below

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Phoenix prepares for August launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/13 09:48 CDT

Phoenix prepares for August launch

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The dust storm has brought gloom to Opportunity's skies, but everything is OK

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/10 11:09 CDT

Opportunity has ceased operations for a couple of days because the amount of sunlight available is low due to an unpredicted dust storm.

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Dawn postponed until September

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/09 12:32 CDT

Dawn postponed until September

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New Life for Stardust and Deep Impact

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/05 01:04 CDT

New Life for Stardust and Deep Impact

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Ten years ago today, Pathfinder landed on Mars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/04 08:41 CDT

Ten years ago today, Pathfinder landed on Mars

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Dawn: More probably launching July 7

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/03 11:58 CDT

Dawn: More probably launching July 7

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Mars Climate Sounder movies!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/03 01:09 CDT

Mars Climate Sounder movies!

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A timeline for Dawn's launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/07/02 04:41 CDT

A timeline for Dawn's launch

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Cassini views of Tethys and Mimas

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/29 01:44 CDT

Cassini views of Tethys and Mimas

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Bedtime for New Horizons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/28 06:07 CDT

Bedtime for New Horizons

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Welcome to the ninth carnival of space!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/28 10:46 CDT

Welcome to the ninth carnival of space!

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Dawn: Probably? launching July 7

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/26 03:22 CDT

Dawn: Probably? launching July 7

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They're not just snapshots, they're data

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/26 11:23 CDT

They're not just snapshots, they're data

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New Planetary Report, response to Griffin global warming comments, and other stuff

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/25 11:51 CDT

New Planetary Report, response to Griffin global warming comments, and other stuff

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Tantalizing views of the worlds to be visited by Dawn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/21 04:06 CDT

Tantalizing views of the worlds to be visited by Dawn

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Check out the eighth Carnival of Space

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/21 02:44 CDT

Check out the eighth Carnival of Space

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Fine-tuning Cassini's orbit

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/20 06:25 CDT

Fine-tuning Cassini's orbit

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Mars Science Laboratory is going to be HUGE

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/20 11:11 CDT

Yesterday I deposited the baby with her grandmother and went to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a press junket to the opening of their new Mars Yard.

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Spirit gets brushed off

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/19 08:59 CDT

There was great news last night from Mars Exploration Rover mission operations: Spirit seems to have enjoyed another "cleaning event."

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Cassini catches Rhea, and more, against Saturn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/18 07:53 CDT

Cassini catches Rhea, and more, against Saturn

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MESSENGER returned 614 images from Venus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/15 09:18 CDT

MESSENGER returned 614 images from Venus

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Nightmare averted on Dawn

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/15 09:05 CDT

Nightmare averted on Dawn

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Dione and Tethys: New members in the club of active bodies?

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/14 06:05 CDT

Dione and Tethys: New members in the club of active bodies?

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Funny little Atlas

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/13 04:01 CDT

Funny little Atlas

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In memoriam: Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917-2007

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/13 10:41 CDT

In memoriam: Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert, 1917-2007

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The original "Puddles on Mars" story has been retracted

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/12 06:01 CDT

Today, New Scientist and researcher Ron Levin retracted the "puddles on Mars" claim in the face of evidence that the "puddles" were on sloping surfaces. I've updated my original blog entry in response to the claim to that effect.

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This is post #1,000

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/06/12 05:37 CDT

This is post #1,000

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Rosetta Was Here

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/02/25 10:27 CST

This amazing view was captured by the CIVA camera on Rosetta's Philae lander just four minutes before its closest approach to Mars on February 25, 2007. The spacecraft was only 1,000 kilometers above the planet.

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