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Final set of Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: The Voyager 2 Neptune flyby and beyond

Emily Lakdawalla • November 24, 2010

I'm surprised no one's emailed me demanding the last batch of Voyager mission status bulletins! Well, here they are.

An awesome animation of Jupiter's clouds

Emily Lakdawalla • November 09, 2010

Ready to see something beautiful? Here's a team effort by Björn Jónsson and Ian Regan to create a really mesmerizing view of the motions of Jupiter's clouds.

Voyager Mission Status Bulletins: Jupiter and Saturn

Emily Lakdawalla • September 24, 2010

Last week I posted a stack of Voyager Mission Status Bulletins, which were once the main resource for space enthusiasts to follow the dramatic events and photos of an in-flight space mission.

The Voyager Mission Updates

Emily Lakdawalla • September 14, 2010

We take for granted now the ability to get detailed mission updates in a timely fashion via the Web. But How did people get their mission status before the Web?

Possibly the best view of the Great Red Spot ever

Björn Jónsson • September 01, 2010

This is a new, big mosaic of Voyager 1 images, this time showing the Great Red Spot at high resolution.

Jupiter's swirling storms from Voyager 1

Emily Lakdawalla • August 26, 2010

Amateur image mage Björn Jónsson has recently turned his attention back to Voyager 1's close-up images of Jupiter.

The August 20, 2010 Jupiter fireball -- and the March 5, 1979 one

Emily Lakdawalla • August 24, 2010

Following up on the story I first posted on August 22, the Jupiter impact fireball first noticed by Japanese amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa has been independently confirmed by two other Japanese astronomers.

Exposing Io's true colors

Jason Perry • August 20, 2010

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

Voyager at Saturn, one year later

Emily Lakdawalla • July 27, 2010

Here are two newly processed portraits of Saturn, showing the planet just after its equinox.

Volcanism across the solar system: Io

Emily Lakdawalla • July 20, 2010

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.

Voyager 2's flipped bit fixed

Emily Lakdawalla • May 21, 2010

A happy ending to this story: JPL reported yesterday evening that the flipped bit in Voyager 2's flight data system software has been successfully toggled back to its correct value.

Voyager 2 status update: Yep, it was a flipped bit

Emily Lakdawalla • May 17, 2010

Voyager 2's engineers have confirmed that the problem with the spacecraft was indeed the result of a single flipped bit in its software, as they predicted.

Update on Voyager 2 status

Emily Lakdawalla • May 13, 2010

Good old Voyager 2; she takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Some trouble on Voyager 2

Emily Lakdawalla • May 06, 2010

Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data.

Downloading the "First Voyage into the PDS" class

Emily Lakdawalla • March 30, 2010

Here's how to watch the class on how to access Voyager data through the Planetary Data System, which I conducted to a small audience this morning.

A new view of Callisto

Emily Lakdawalla • March 22, 2010

Here's a lovely amateur-produced color image of Jupiter's moon Callisto, or, as its artist Daniel Macháček calls it, "Titan without weather."

Pretty pictures: Europa from Galileo and Voyager

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2010

For some reason both Jason Perry and Ted Stryk took it upon themselves to produce new, pretty versions of Jupiter's moon Europa this week, so I'm hereby featuring them!

Twenty years since Voyager's last view

Emily Lakdawalla and Charlene Anderson • February 12, 2010

On Sunday comes the twentieth anniversary of an iconic image from the Voyager mission: the "Pale Blue Dot" photo of Earth caught in a sunbeam, which was captured by Voyager 1 as part of a Solar System Family Portrait.

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 31: Uranus

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2009

Did you think I was going to skip Uranus? How could I?

Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 28: Ariel

Emily Lakdawalla • December 28, 2009

Here's yet another of the moons of Uranus for you: Ariel, a near-twin in diameter to Umbriel, but apparently with more interesting geology.

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