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Rosetta Eyes Earth
Topic: Moon to Mars
05/04/05
ESA's comet chaser mission Rosetta took these infrared and visible images of Earth and the Moon, during the Earth fly-by of early March 2005 while on its way to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

The Eternal Lunar Day
Topic: Moon to Mars
04/17/05
An illuminated part of a lunar crater rim may be very close to the Moon's North pole and is a candidate for a peak of eternal sunlight. Such places could be key locations for future lunar outposts.

Pushing the Planetary Envelope
Topic: Moon to Mars
03/23/05
In Part Five in the series on stellar and terrestrial evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the PBS/NOVA Series "Origins", discusses his role in the President's Commission on the Moon, Mars and Beyond, and explains what drives us to seek a future in space.

Blue Ribbon Buoyancy
Topic: Moon to Mars
03/23/05
In Part Four in the series on stellar and terrestrial evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the PBS/NOVA Series "Origins", discusses his role in the President's Commission on the Moon, Mars and Beyond, and the surprising things he learned from testimony presented to the commission.

Moon Mapping Extended
Topic: Moon to Mars
03/04/05
The SMART mission now orbiting the moon has been given a year-long extension to continue its survey of future landing sites. The probe is part of a series designed to explore neighboring worlds using the highly efficient ion drive.

Earth's Childhood Attic
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/23/05
The moon is sometimes referred to as Earth's childhood attic, a rich repository of what the early terrestrial geology might have promised prior to the advent of life. Europe's Chief Scientist, Bernard Foing, looks at what the moon can tell us about our past.

The Smart One
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/21/05
Bernard Foing, Chief Scientist for the European Space Agency, kicks off a regular essay series exclusive to Astrobiology Magazine. In this part, he takes a tour of the novel ion propulsion employed by the current lunar orbiter, SMART-1.

Something Bigger Than Life
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/16/05
The next decade offers unique chances to do what might be called, comparative planetology. How is the Earth different from its neighbors and why? NASA's Associate Administrator for the Science Directorate indicates that to do this hard work, the motivation follows from something bigger than life.

Moved by Science in Motion
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/14/05
Al Diaz is the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA - meaning the highest official solely focused on science at NASA. On the day after the successful landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan, Diaz talked about astrobiology's central role within NASA.

Safe on Mars: Part II
Topic: Moon to Mars
02/10/05
What challenges might arise beyond the logistics of getting to Mars? Weather and biology might face astronauts working within an extended stay mission.

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