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Sharpest-ever images of Daphnis

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/06 02:58 CDT

As promised last week, Cassini has delivered its best photos yet of the tiny moon Daphnis, the ringmoon that is responsible for carving out the skinny Keeler gap at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring.

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A look inside the Hayabusa sample capsule

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/06 08:42 CDT

A very brief item posted on the Hayabusa website included two pictures of the interior of its sample return capsule, one of which shows a particle.

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Back to Apollo? Or Time for a Restart?
A Perspective on the Great Space Debate

Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/07/02 01:23 CDT

To see the bigger picture, it can help to step back a bit from your current position. Sometimes you need to consider the past to inform your vision for the future.

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IKAROS Begins Attitude Control

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/07/01 04:59 CDT

The IKAROS spacecraft continues to perform its mission well as its team at the Japan Space Exploration Center moves closer to the first fully controlled solar sail flight.

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What's up in the solar system in July 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/01 01:31 CDT

June 2010 was certainly busy with Hayabusa and IKAROS action, so I really needed a vacation.

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The solar system, in jewelry form

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/01 12:00 CDT

A couple of months ago, someone on Twitter sent me a link to an article about Laura Cesari's bead jewelry inspired by the solar system. I thought it was awfully cool.

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