Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/03 04:20 CST
Time to open the third door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Where in the solar system is this wispy terrain?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/24 11:32 CST
To those of you who celebrate the holiday, merry Christmas! I hope Santa was good to you.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/24 08:51 CST
I think if you polled most space fans about their favorite moons of Jupiter, Ganymede would come in a consistent third behind Europa and Io. It's just not fair.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/13 04:35 CST
If you don't think Pluto gets enough respect, just imagine what it's like to be a satellite of an asteroid.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/11 02:54 CST
This is a special post for all of my readers who are lighting the first candle on their menorot this evening.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/07 10:43 CST
Galileo, the scientist, discovered the Galilean satellites of Jupiter four hundred years ago next month, while Galileo, the mission, arrived at Jupiter to study those moons in situ fourteen years ago Sunday.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/03 04:20 CST
From a distance, Jupiter's fourth largest moon Europa is the smoothest object in the solar system; its outline traces out a perfect circle.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/10/26 01:51 CDT
The 126th Space Carnival is live over at Jason Perry's always-excellent (if rather narrowly focused) Io blog The Gish Bar Times.