by Emily Lakdawalla
Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!
• December 31, 2005
Read that title aloud. Yes, the last minute of 2005 is actually 61 seconds long.
• November 22, 2005
A fun NASA explainer just crossed my email inbox and I thought I'd share it.
• September 29, 2005
...but this one is much closer to home than Katrina and Rita were.
• September 21, 2005
I received a press release in my inbox this morning that made me think. It came from the Royal Astronomical Society, and was titled "RAS Statement on Proposed Abolition of Leap Seconds."
• August 26, 2005
On August 2, 2005, MESSENGER flew by Earth at an altitude of a mere 2,347 kilometers above Mongolia.
• August 01, 2005
MESSENGER is now returning images as it is bearing down on Earth.
• June 02, 2005
As MESSENGER began its approach for its August 2 flyby of Earth, its cameras have snapped their first images. The images clearly show a cloudy Earth—and, to scientists' surprise, the Moon as well.
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