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Dawn Journal: Back to interplanetary space

Marc Rayman • September 06, 2012

After more than a year in orbit, Dawn has left Vesta, beginning the spacecraft's journey to Ceres.

Cure for the blues: processing images of a blue planet

Emily Lakdawalla • September 06, 2012

I noticed today that I hadn't seen any amateur-processed versions of Voyager's departing shots of Uranus, so I decided to give it a try.

Knots on Mars

David J. Fred • September 05, 2012

It might surprise most people to learn that multitudes of knots tied in cords and thin ribbons have probably traveled on every interplanetary mission ever flown. If human civilization ends tomorrow, interplanetary landers, orbiters, and deep space probes will preserve evidence of both the oldest and newest of human technologies for thousands, if not millions of years.

Following up the dark spot on Uranus

Heidi Hammel • September 04, 2012

It was a surprise and delight to have our Icarus paper highlighted in Emily Lakdawalla's blog. Thanks for highlighting Uranus, since it has gotten, ahem, a bum rap over the years. Here's more about our discovery of the dark spot on Uranus.

Name That Asteroid!

Bill Nye • September 04, 2012

OSIRIS-REx is will return a piece of the ancient asteroid 1999 RQ36, and it's up to you to come up with a name.

An amazing LEGO model of Curiosity

Emily Lakdawalla • September 03, 2012

A petite model of Curiosity in LEGO accurately represents many of its features and functions.

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