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Deep Space Digest – September 12
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Deep Space Digest – September 12

by Justin CowartSeptember 12, 2014

Yutu celebrates a holiday, Curiosity arrives at Mt. Sharp, Opportunity formats its memory, Rosetta explores 67P, and Cassini studies Saturn’s atmosphere.

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Deep Space Digest – June 20
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Deep Space Digest – June 20

by Justin CowartJune 20, 2014

Plenty of news to go around this update, from MESSENGER to New Horizons and most missions in between.

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Chang’e 3 Lands on Moon, Releases Yutu Rover
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Chang’e 3 Lands on Moon, Releases Yutu Rover

by Justin CowartDecember 14, 2013

China’s Chang’e 3 landed on the moon today, marking the first time a soft landing has been achieved there since Russia’s Luna 24 in 1976. The landing comes 14 days after the mission launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China. Hours after the lander touched down, it released the Yutu rover, which will explore the lunar surface for a planned three months.

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