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Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

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Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

News flash: Lakes at Titan's south pole, too, on top of the land of lakes in the north

Emily Lakdawalla • October 11, 2007

Lakes have been spotted near the south pole of Titan before, in this image by the ISS team, which was considered compelling but not conclusive at the time.

Mimas, Dione, Rhea

Emily Lakdawalla • May 31, 2007

There's been quite a lot of Mars on this page for the last week; it's time to remind ourselves that there are other places besides Mars in the solar system.

New territory on Titan

Emily Lakdawalla • May 22, 2007

The other day I posted a global view of Titan featuring new territory near the north pole. Now the imaging team has released a much higher resolution version of this view.

Many Cassini views of Tethys

Emily Lakdawalla • May 21, 2007

Here we bring you fifteen different Cassini views of the same world, a cratered ball of ice called Tethys.

Twilit (probable) lakes near Titan's north pole

Emily Lakdawalla • May 16, 2007

This is a cool picture that was released a couple of weeks ago by Cassini's camera team.

Cassini observes a new face of Iapetus

Emily Lakdawalla • April 20, 2007

Cassini has just begun its 44th orbit of Saturn (called Rev 43), and is starting it off with lots of views of famously two-faced Iapetus.

Dione's south pole

Emily Lakdawalla • April 09, 2007

Cassini got a nice "Voyager-class" view of Saturn's moon Dione yesterday, passing about 250,000 kilometers from the moon's south pole.

Enceladus is a drag on Saturn's radio emissions

Emily Lakdawalla • March 22, 2007

What should arrive in my inbox today but a press release from the Cassini RPWS and magnetometer teams saying, in part, "the little moon Enceladus is weighing down giant Saturn's magnetic field so much that the field is rotating slower than the planet."

LPSC: Tuesday: Volcanism and tectonism on Saturn's satellites

Anne Verbiscer • March 14, 2007

I received this report on the Tuesday afternoon special session on volcanism and tectonism on Saturn's satellites from Anne Verbiscer, an astronomer from the University of Virginia who I first met at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in 2005.

LPSC: Wow, Titan can be a Really Flat Place, and other Titan Talks

Jason Perry • March 12, 2007

Jason Perry, a member of the Cassini Imaging Team and an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona, reports from the Titan sessions.

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