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Pretty Cassini pictures: animation of Iapetus' north pole, and other fun

Emily Lakdawalla • April 03, 2015

Now that Cassini has returned to Saturn's equatorial plane, it has lots of opportunities to observe Saturn's moons. For about a week, Cassini has been taking regular sets of images of Iapetus, which I've assembled into an animation.

Prometheus, Pandora, and the braided F ring in motion

Emily Lakdawalla • March 23, 2015

Cassini recently took a long, high-resolution movie of the F ring, catching a view of its ringlets, clumps, and streamers, and two potato-shaped moons, Prometheus and Pandora.

Venus From 33 Years Ago, and Why We Need to Explore

Ted Stryk • March 05, 2015

Thirty-three years ago today, Venera 14 plunged through the thick Venusian atmosphere to the surface. Ted Styrk shares some of his processed images from the Venera lander missions to Venus—and makes a plea for us to return.

Clouds and Chasmata

Bill Dunford • February 23, 2015

New landscapes from Mars Express.

Mapping Europa

Björn Jónsson • February 18, 2015

Several global maps have been made of Europa, but amateur image processor Björn Jónsson felt they could be improved—so he decided to make a new one.

Cassini begins a year of icy moon encounters with a flyby of Rhea

Emily Lakdawalla • February 12, 2015

At last! Cassini is orbiting in Saturn's ring plane again. I do enjoy the dramatic photographs of Saturn's open ring system that Cassini can get from an inclined orbit, and we won't be getting those again for another year. But with an orbit close to the ring plane, Cassini can repeatedly encounter Saturn's icy moons, and icy moon flybys are my favorite thing about the Cassini mission.

Ceres: Just a little bit closer (and officially better than Hubble)

Emily Lakdawalla • January 27, 2015

Last week's Dawn images of Ceres were just slightly less detailed than Hubble's best. This week's are just slightly better.

Riding With Cassini Through 2014

Bill Dunford • December 31, 2014

Video: see some of the sights Cassini saw this year.

New Churyumov-Gerasimenko Shapemodel!

Mattias Malmer • December 12, 2014

Mattias Malmer shares his latest shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, created using data from the Rosetta spacecraft.

Revisiting Uranus with Voyager 2

Björn Jónsson • December 10, 2014

Amateur image processor Björn Jónsson brings us some new views of Uranus from reprocessed Voyager 2 data.

Some Recent Views of Mars from Hubble

Ted Stryk • November 26, 2014

Ted Stryk showcases some of his processed versions of recent Hubble Space Telescope views of Mars.

Phobos over Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • October 14, 2014

Today the Mars Orbiter Mission released a nice four-image animation of teeny dark Phobos crossing Mars' huge orange disk. Mars Orbiter Mission joins a long line of Mars missions that have produced images of Mars and Phobos together.

Mattias Malmer's amazing 3D views of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Emily Lakdawalla • October 02, 2014

I'm thrilled to be able to share with you all a spectacular set of images of Rosetta's comet, produced from NavCam data by a master space image processing enthusiast.

More LightSail Day-in-the-Life Multimedia, and a Community Image Processing Challenge

Jason Davis • September 30, 2014

We have more multimedia from LightSail's day-in-the-life test, as well as a request for some community image processing help.

Philae's landing day announced as Rosetta swings to comet's dark side

Emily Lakdawalla • September 26, 2014

ESA announced today that Philae will be landing on November 12, 2014. What time the landing occurs depends on which landing site they use. If they go to the prime landing site, "site J," Earth should receive word of the successful landing at 16:00 UTC (08:00 PST). If they go to the backup site, "site C," news will reach Earth at about 17:30 UTC (09:30 PST). Mark your calendars!

A Tour of 67P...

Stuart Atkinson • September 23, 2014

Stuart Atkinson takes us on a stunning guided visual tour of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

More jets from Rosetta's comet!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 19, 2014

Another lovely view of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains jets. Bonus: Emily explains how to use a flat field to rid these glorious Rosetta NavCam images of faint stripes and specks.

New Rosetta views and first science on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from EPSC

Emily Lakdawalla • September 11, 2014

At the European Planetary Science Congress held this week in Portugal, the Rosetta team showcased some early science results from Rosetta's mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Pretty pictures: Vesta's dark material

Emily Lakdawalla • September 05, 2014

More masterful processing of Dawn Vesta images by Björn Jónsson, including Aelia crater and some mysterious dark splats near Fulvia crater.

Latest Rosetta NavCam images reveal jets on Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Emily Lakdawalla • September 04, 2014

ESA released another set of NavCam images of the comet today, and lo and behold, there are jets! We knew they were there, from an earlier OSIRIS image, but it's tremendously cool to see the comet behaving like a proper comet should.

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