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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!

Carnival of Space and Planetary Radio

Emily Lakdawalla • December 08, 2009

This week's Carnival of Space may be found at Steve's Astro Corner.

MESSENGER Rewrites Mercury Textbooks Even Before Entering Orbit

Emily Lakdawalla • November 05, 2009

As MESSENGER zoomed toward Mercury for its third flyby, it was commanded to rotate in a maneuver that would help it test a surprising result from the second flyby.

MESSENGER is fine

Emily Lakdawalla • October 07, 2009

The caption to today's image release from the MESSENGER team concerns their long-term campaign to study Mercury's brightness through a range of phase angles.

MESSENGER gets two planets for the price of one

Emily Lakdawalla • October 02, 2009

Here's a pretty shot of Mercury taken by MESSENGER on approach...but wait, what's that tiny little speck in the lower left corner of the photo?

MESSENGER's Final Flyby of Mercury: Old Territory, New Science

Emily Lakdawalla • September 23, 2009

MESSENGER is fast approaching the third and final Mercury flyby during its seven-year journey to the innermost planet.

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