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A Trip Around Our Solar System - Alan Taylor - In Focus A Trip Around Our Solar System - Alan Taylor - In Focus Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information for us right now all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Saturn; several others on their way to smaller bodies; and a few on their way out of the solar system entirely. On Mars, a rover called Spirit has just been officially left for dead, after two years of radio silence from it -- but its twin, Opportunity, continues on its mission, now more than 2,500 days beyond its originally planned 90-days. With all these eyes in the sky, I'd like to take the opportunity to put together a photo album of our Solar system -- a set of family portraits, of sorts -- as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries. [38 photos]
HSF Space Shuttle Gallery
What's New? Upcoming Free Lectures Join a public celebration on a decade of exploration by the Mars Exploration Rovers at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium on Jan. 16 and Pasadena City College on Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. (Pacific) both days. Read More >>Tune in on January 16, 7 p.m., for live broadcast. Decade-Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth

Mars Exploration Program

Mars Exploration Program
Thierry Legault - International Space Station and Discovery - STS-133 Thierry Legault - International Space Station and Discovery - STS-133 Any use of one of these images other than strictly private must be subject to prior authorization from FEBRUARY 28 : an astronaut in spacewalk in 3D video This is the first image ever taken from the ground, of an astronaut in extravehicular activity (EVA1).
Planetary Names: Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers
MESSENGER Web Site MESSENGER Web Site MESSENGER Team Members Honored for Outstanding Accomplishments in Scientific Research and Education and Public Outreach Three members of the MESSENGER team have been honored this month for their accomplishments in planetary research and education and public outreach. The three honorees are Catherine Johnson from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Planetary Science Institute, Ryan Dewey from the University of Colorado, and Brian Grigsby from Shasta High School in Redding, California. [more]
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