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What's Up Blog: Thoughts about our solar system by Jane Houston Jones
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Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity
Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting   27 Mar 2015
The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting of that nonvolatile type of memory a week earlier. Read More
Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public   26 Mar 2015
Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft now are available online. Read More
Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade -- Usually
Scars on Mars from 2012 Rover Landing Fade -- Usually   26 Mar 2015
A series of observations from Mars orbit show how dark blast zones that were created during the August 2012 landing of NASA's Curiosity rover have faded inconsistently. Read More
Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in at Just Over 11 Years   24 Mar 2015
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers). Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
31 Mar 2015 45th Anniversary, Explorer 1: Re-entered Earth's Atmosphere
10 Apr 2015 50th Anniversary, Ye-6/8: Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo Program: Apollo 13 Launch
11 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Launch
15 Apr 2015 45th Anniversary, Apollo 13: Lunar Swingby
15 Apr 2015 55th Anniversary, Ye-3/1: Launch
17 Apr 2015 1st Anniversary, LADEE: Lunar Impact
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