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Date published: September 25, 2019

Sols 2538-2539: An Intermission Filled with Remote Sensing

Today started off with the news that yestersol’s plan did not fully complete. There was an issue in the set of planned SAM activities that resulted in those activities not completing. While we diagnose the issue, we are taking a break from drill activities and filling the plan with lots of remote science.

Date published: September 13, 2019

A new hot spot discovered in Yellow Stone National Park!

Hot spot makes national news!

Date published: September 6, 2019

Astrogeology team finalizes work on MER mission

Spirit and Opportunity will be sorely missed.

Date published: September 3, 2019

Next Generation Lunar Rover Visits the Astrogeology Science Center!

See the next generation Lunar Rover prototype!

Date published: August 27, 2019

Job Opening: Photogrammetrist (GS-11/12 Physical Scientist)

Perhaps this is the career you have been looking for.

Date published: August 20, 2019

Sol 2502-2503: Science to Exhaustion

Sol 2501!

Date published: August 15, 2019

Walk in the Footsteps of the Apollo Astronauts 

Walk in the Footsteps of the Apollo Astronauts

Date published: August 14, 2019

Rocks moving on Mars!

A team led by USGS scientist Colin Dundas reported observations of shifting rocks in high-latitude craters on Mars. Find out what moved these rocks and spot the rocks that have shifted as well as discover more in-depth information in the recently published paper Active boulder movement at high Martian latitudes.

Date published: August 9, 2019

USGS Prepares to Assess Resources on the Moon!

USGS Scientists Work to Assess Lunar Resources.

Date published: July 26, 2019

The Caves of Mars

The USGS Astrogeology Science Center has released locations of more than a thousand cave-entrance candidates on Mars.

Date published: July 24, 2019

Astrogeology Open House draws a good crowd

On July 19, 2019, the USGS Astrogeology Science Center hosted an Open House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing. The event drew an impressive turnout from the surrounding communities.