by Emily Lakdawalla
Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!
• September 14, 2010
We take for granted now the ability to get detailed mission updates in a timely fashion via the Web. But How did people get their mission status before the Web?
• August 26, 2010
Amateur image mage Björn Jónsson has recently turned his attention back to Voyager 1's close-up images of Jupiter.
• August 24, 2010
Following up on the story I first posted on August 22, the Jupiter impact fireball first noticed by Japanese amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa has been independently confirmed by two other Japanese astronomers.
• July 27, 2010
Here are two newly processed portraits of Saturn, showing the planet just after its equinox.
• July 20, 2010
Three months ago, grandiosely, I announced that I was going to survey volcanism across the solar system, and I began the journey on Earth. Then I failed to follow up.
• May 21, 2010
A happy ending to this story: JPL reported yesterday evening that the flipped bit in Voyager 2's flight data system software has been successfully toggled back to its correct value.
• May 17, 2010
Voyager 2's engineers have confirmed that the problem with the spacecraft was indeed the result of a single flipped bit in its software, as they predicted.
• May 13, 2010
Good old Voyager 2; she takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
• May 06, 2010
Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data.
• March 30, 2010
Here's how to watch the class on how to access Voyager data through the Planetary Data System, which I conducted to a small audience this morning.
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