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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!

Cassini is wrapping up another Titan flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • February 27, 2006

This one is "T-11," the twelfth Titan flyby; I prefer to keep track of which orbit Cassini is on, because that gives you one numbering system for all of Cassini's flybys, so that would make this the Rev 21 Titan flyby.

Suggestions for names of Pluto's moons

Emily Lakdawalla • February 21, 2006

I received quite a number of emails containing suggested names for Pluto's moons -- thanks! I just sent all the suggestions to Alan Stern; here they are for everybody's enjoyment.

Speaking of Pluto...

Emily Lakdawalla • February 20, 2006

I just posted today's installment of Planetary Radio, in which Mat Kaplan gets an update on New Horizons from Principal Investigator Alan Stern-- check it out!

Many, many views of Saturn's moons

Emily Lakdawalla • February 10, 2006

Another thing I've been trying to catch up on is the daily imaging activities of Cassini, but that, too, has been tough because Cassini has been taking so dang many pictures!

The Orbital Dance of Epimetheus and Janus

Emily Lakdawalla • February 07, 2006

Saturn is surrounded by a crowded family of rings and moons, and two of those moons -- Epimetheus and Janus -- orbit Saturn so close together that it seems as though their different orbital speeds should make them crash into each other.

Where is New Horizons now?

Emily Lakdawalla • January 30, 2006

It's in space, of course, and has a very, very long way to go to Pluto (nearly 50 billion kilometers). But it's finally more than 1 Astronomical Unit from the Sun.

New Horizons update

Emily Lakdawalla • January 23, 2006 • 1

I received a lot of email over the weekend about New Horizons. Many of them were expressing concern about how little news there has been since launch. Have no fear.

New Horizons post-launch press conference

Emily Lakdawalla • January 19, 2006

I am updating this as I take notes from the press conference.

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