Faculty and graduate students at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab spent the noon hour Monday discussing the conflicting signals being sent by Voyager 1, which may become the first spacecraft to ever leave our solar system.
HiRISE has done it again. The UA Lunar and Planetary Lab team that operates the high-resolution camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a clear, stunning image of the Mars rover Curiosity descending by parachute toward the surface of Mars on Sunday night.
It's a happy and relieved scene at the Spaceflight Operations Facility at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif. Flight Director Keith Comeaux, right, celebrated with Martin Greco after Curiosity signaled a successful landing on Mars Sunday night.