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Farewell to Opportunity

NASA announced last week that the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover has been declared dead after over 14 years of operation. When a global dust storm enshrouded Mars last year, the rover probably became so covered with dust that its solar … Continue reading

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NITARP Day 3: Return to JPL, Wien’s Law, and Griffith Observatory

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, our second day at the NITARP workshop at Caltech, we accomplished three major things. First, we traveled to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a tour. Second, we began to wrap our brains around the calculations … Continue reading

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At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

I am in Pasadena, California at JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, attending an educator conference in conjunction with the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover. When I got word that this conference was happening, I immediately filled out the … Continue reading

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