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Door 15 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/15 03:51 CST

Time to open the fifteenth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this cratered world?

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Door 14 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/14 05:01 CST

Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door each day onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Where in the solar system are these red freckles?

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Door 12 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/12 05:39 CST

Time to open the twelfth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this trapezoidal mountain?

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Door 3 in the 2010 advent calendar

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?

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Exposing Io's true colors

Posted by Jason Perry on 2010/08/20 05:15 CDT

Thanks to its active volcanic activity and sulfur-rich surface, Io is one of the most colorful worlds yet seen in the Solar System, save the Earth of course

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Volcanism across the solar system: Io

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/20 05:33 CDT

Three months ago, grandiosely, I announced that I was going to survey volcanism across the solar system, and I began the journey on Earth. Then I failed to follow up.

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Pretty picture: Io, labeled

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/03/05 02:20 CST

Jason Perry just posted this lovely labeled image of Io over at his blog, the Gish Bar Times.

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400 Years of the Galilean Satellites

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/01/07 03:34 CST

It was 400 years ago today that Galileo discovered smaller planets attending the planet Jupiter.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 25: Double planet

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.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 24: Ganymede

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.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 13: Dactyl

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.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 11: Io

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.

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Four hundred and fourteen years since Galileo

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.

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Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 3: Europa

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.

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Carnival of Space #126, plus more from Jupiter's moon Io

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.

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Aloha, Io

Posted by John Spencer on 2009/06/08 01:49 CDT

Taking a look at Jupiter's moon, Io, from Hawaii.

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