Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/28 10:30 CST
Pretty pictures from Cassini: Rhea, Saturn, and Janus
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/25 11:39 CST
Ulysses to fall silent, its voyage to continue forever
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/22 11:24 CST
White Rock through the ages: Mars Global Surveyor (1997-2006)
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/19 04:40 CST
There was a press release from the Cassini mission today about a pile of papers (14 of them!) being published in the journal Icarus about Saturn's icy moons. I haven't had time to read more than the overview article yet, but I wanted to come up with a graphic for an overview of Saturn's moons, and I couldn't resist delving into the massive database of Cassini images to produce something new
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/18 09:54 CST
It's a legal holiday here in the U.S. (President's day), and my daughter's babysitter is taking the day off, so I won't be getting much work done today. But I thought I'd check in to share the fact that, as we got out of the car last week, my daughter pointed up in the sky at the crescent moon and said "Dat!" so I gave her the word, "Moon."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/14 03:56 CST
Nonfunctioning descending U.S. spy satellite to be blown up
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/02/12 04:11 CST
Opportunity is now following a rather leisurely autumn schedule, according to the latest update on the mission website. Some of the work Opportunity is doing involves staring skyward, looking for patterns in the clouds that pass overhead at this time of year. One of the guys at unmannedspaceflight.com has put together some nifty animations of the wispy cloud patterns.