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Emily Lakdawalla
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What a relief.
What a huge relief: there is finally a place for New Horizons to visit beyond Pluto. A team of researchers led by John Spencer has discovered three possible targets, all in the Cold Classical part of the Kuiper belt. One is particularly easy to reach. New Horizons would fly past the 30-45-kilometer object in January 2019.
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Ever since I first learned about the capabilities of Mars Orbiter Mission's small payload of science instruments, I have been anticipating one type of data in particular: global color views of Mars captured in a single 2000-pixel-square frame. Just days after entering orbit, Mars Orbiter Mission has delivered on that promise.
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When can i go? I think we're going in 2018
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Cool pictures, plus I explain how to flatfield Rosetta NavCam images.
Another lovely view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains jets. Bonus: Emily explains how to use a flat field to rid these glorious Rosetta NavCam images of faint stripes and specks.
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This morning, the European Space Agency announced the selection of a landing site for little Philae on the head of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Although a primary site has been selected, landing Philae successfully is going to be tough, and the mission is now working to manage people's expectations.
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Both ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission and NASA's MAVEN are in good health just 3 weeks from orbit insertion. But will Mars Orbiter Mission's engine work? They may soon test it to see.
According to a report in the Times of India, ISRO is deciding today whether to test-fire Mars Orbiter Mission's main engine to make sure it will work for their all-important orbit insertion maneuver on September 24. Both ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission and NASA's MAVEN are in good health and on track for their arrivals in three weeks.
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The Chang'e 5 test vehicle service module did not follow the sample return capsule into Earth's atmosphere. Instead, it successfully performed a divert maneuver, and is now on its way to the Earth-Moon L2 point
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Watch as our enormous moon -- a quarter the diameter of the planet -- just winks out as it passes into Earth's long shadow, in an animation captured from more than 100 million kilometers away.
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Here's a timeline of the MAVEN orbit insertion events in several time zones. Use it to follow along with tonight's webcast! http://www.scpr.org/events/2014/09/21/1508/planetary-radio-live-maven-orbiter-meets-mars/
Today's the day that MAVEN enters orbit at Mars, bringing the number of Mars orbiters up to four. So far everything looks good. The orbit insertion burn should begin tonight at 18:50 PDT / 01:50 UTC. I'll be on stage with Mat Kaplan and Rich Zurek at Planetary Radio Live, keeping up to date with the latest news from the spacecraft; here is a timeline in PDT, UTC, CEST, and IST to help you follow along.
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Converting the times for ISRO's mission events into other time zones and accounting for one-way light time...
Mars Orbiter Mission's fated arrival day is approaching fast! Here is the timeline of orbit insertion events, converted from India Standard Time to Universal, European, and Pacific time zones, and corrected for the 12.5 minutes it will take signals to reach Earth from Mars.
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More masterful processing of Dawn Vesta images by Björn Jónsson, including Aelia crater and some mysterious dark splats near Fulvia crater.
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OK, these latest Rosetta NavCam images were super fun to process!
ESA released another set of NavCam images of the comet today, and lo and behold, there are jets! We knew we were there, from an earlier OSIRIS image, but it's tremendously cool to see the comet behaving like a proper comet should.
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I'll bet the two lobes will be from the same comet-  not two separate comets merged.. time will tell.  Why are comets more important to study than asteroids? Were both present at the solar system's formation? Lastly, when will +ESA release high def images?  Thx for sharing these awesome pix! 
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  • Planetary Society
    Senior Editor, 2001 - present
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Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist for The Planetary Society
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    Planetary geology, 1998 - 2000
  • Amherst College
    Geology, 1992 - 1996
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