Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Blog Archive

 

Hooray! Cassini's tour has been extended for SEVEN MORE YEARS!

Posted by Emily LakdawallaJohn Spencer on 2010/02/03 01:12 CST

NASA has just announced that once Cassini's Equinox Mission runs out in June of this year, they will extend it a further seven more years, long enough for the spacecraft to see Saturn through its solstice!!

Read More »

Cassini Aegaeon and Prometheus awesomeness

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/01/28 12:38 CST

There were many, many treats waiting on the Cassini raw images website this morning. Yesterday, Cassini traversed the G ring, taking photos all the way.

Read More »

Highlights from the January 1, 2010 Cassini imaging data release

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/01/13 03:43 CST

The January 1, 2010 Cassini imaging data release includes everything acquired by Cassini from January 1 to March 30, 2009 in all its high-quality glory.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 29: Rhea

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/29 11:00 CST

Rhea? You might be asking. Rhea? When Saturn has so many more interesting moons? Hear me out.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 26: Titan

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/26 11:28 CST

Titan is a weird alternate-universe Earth, surprisingly similar to our own planet in some ways, but not at all like our planet in others.

Read More »

Awesome Cassini mutual event movies

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/23 01:04 CST

I love posting animations of Cassini images that I compose from frames grabbed from the mission's raw images website, but they are shoddy compared to the versions that eventually come out from the mission's imaging team.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 20: Iapetus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/20 02:48 CST

Iapetus! I'm always interested in Cassini images, but five years ago this month I was refreshing the Cassini raw images website several times a day, eagerly anticipating the mission's first good encounter with Iapetus.

Read More »

Cassini VIMS sees the long-awaited glint off a Titan lake

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/17 04:28 CST

The Cassini mission announced today the first observation of a specular reflection off of a lake on Titan. A specular reflection is a mirror-like flash, and you only get one when you have a mirror-like surface -- very, very smooth.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 16: Mimas

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/16 03:28 CST

Mimas is the anti-Enceladus.

Read More »

Awesome Mars Express view of Phobos and Deimos together

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/11 11:24 CST

My inbox was exploding this morning with messages about a tremendously cool animation released this morning by ESA's Mars Express team. It shows Phobos crossing Deimos, in what's known as a "mutual event."

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 9: Atlas

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/09 01:55 CST

Here's another weird-looking one, though it's less weird from this particular, polar point of view than it is when viewed from the side.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 5: Epimetheus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/05 09:17 CST

Epimetheus is one of the many small moons of Saturn that are referred to by the Cassini mission team as "rocks" though they are probably mostly made of ice, not rock.

Read More »

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 1: Dione

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/12/01 04:08 CST

I've always loved advent calendars and the way they both managed and heightened my anticipation of the gift-opening frenzy of Christmas morning.

Read More »

Two more awesome pictures from the Enceladus flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/22 05:54 CST

I'm getting to be a broken record here, but I can't stop looking at these photos from the Enceladus flyby.

Read More »

Another great Enceladus shot

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/21 11:16 CST

Here's a 4-frame mosaic of Enceladus images -- just another everyday spectacularly alien landscape.

Read More »

Prepare for your jaw to hit the floor when you see these pictures of Enceladus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/21 10:26 CST

Wow, just wow. I didn't know what to expect from the second flyby of Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus in November, which happened yesterday.

Read More »

Opportunity's poking at Marquette Island; Cassini's catching dancing moons

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/18 04:58 CST

Since tomorrow's class is going to be on playing with raw images from the rovers and Cassini, I've been playing with recent raw images from the rovers and Cassini! I just thought I'd share a couple of the fun items I've been working with.

Read More »

Four moons and a ring

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/10 02:21 CST

Thanks to Mike Malaska for the tip on this one. The image is part of an animation that ends with Rhea transiting Saturn.

Read More »

Another marvelous image from Cassini's Nov 2 Enceladus flyby

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/03 12:21 CST

This image goodie was produced from the raw images from Cassini's close encounter with Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus yesterday by Gordan Ugarkovic.

Read More »

Cassini's Enceladus encounter, with bonus Tethys

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/02 11:10 CST

Raw images from Cassini's close pass by Enceladus today started appearing on the JPL raw images website, and some less-compressed versions of a few of them showed up on the CICLOPS website.

Read More »

Items 161 - 180 of 232  Previous12345678910Next
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

JOIN THE
PLANETARY SOCIETY

Beyond The Horizon, There's More To Explore!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Featured Images

Exploration Mission 1 Orion flight spacecraft
Neptune from Voyager 2
Crescent Neptune and Triton
Neptune's Great Dark Spot
More Images

Featured Video

The Planetary Post - Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!