The Year in Pictures 2007
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
26-12-2007 8:11 CST
It's been a great year in planetary exploration, so it was tough to make decisions for my annual "Year in Pictures" feature. I wanted to feature as many of the 20 currently active missions as I could, but also show pictures that were pretty or amazing or both. I hope you enjoy my choices!The Year in Pictures 2007 »
NASA; JAXA; Carlton Bailie for ULA; Xinhua / Li Gang
Four launches in 2007
The year 2007 saw four launches to planetary destinations: Phoenix
, to Mars, on August 4; Kaguya
, to the Moon, on September 14; Dawn
, to Ceres and Vesta, on September 27; and Chang'e 1
, to the Moon, on October 24.
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