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March 8th -- NAU CENS Career Fair

Monday, February 12, 2007

On March 8th, we will be at the Northern Arizona University College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Career Fair in the Dubois Center on South campus. If you're interested in an internship with the Astrogeology Research Program, or would like more information about working for the USGS, stop by, and don't forget your resume!

More info: NAU CENS Spring 2007 Career Fair

HiRISE camera suffering signal loss

Monday, February 12, 2007 reports: The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on board Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the newest and most powerful craft to arrive at the red planet, has lost its peripheral vision. And its colour vision is fading too.

Seven of HiRISE's 14 detectors are sending back spurious data, the mission team reports, and one of the four colour detectors has stopped working completely. This has led to only a 2% loss of signal so far, which doesn't sound too bad. But the problem looks set to hit all of the detectors eventually.

More: - Mar's top camera suffers failing eyesight

New Name for Martian Crater

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The name Louth has been approved for the martian crater located at 70.2N, 256.88W. See the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature for more information.

Furachoga Corona Dropped

Monday, February 5, 2007

Detailed geologic mapping has revealed that Furachoga Corona on Venus is a deformation belt rather than a corona. This name, which was approved in 1997, has been dropped and is no longer in use.