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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!

Voyager 2 status update: Yep, it was a flipped bit

Emily Lakdawalla • 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.

Update on Voyager 2 status

Emily Lakdawalla • May 13, 2010

Good old Voyager 2; she takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Some trouble on Voyager 2

Emily Lakdawalla • 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.

Downloading the "First Voyage into the PDS" class

Emily Lakdawalla • 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.

A new view of Callisto

Emily Lakdawalla • March 22, 2010

Here's a lovely amateur-produced color image of Jupiter's moon Callisto, or, as its artist Daniel Macháček calls it, "Titan without weather."

Pretty pictures: Europa from Galileo and Voyager

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2010

For some reason both Jason Perry and Ted Stryk took it upon themselves to produce new, pretty versions of Jupiter's moon Europa this week, so I'm hereby featuring them!

Twenty years since Voyager's last view

Emily Lakdawalla and Charlene Anderson • February 12, 2010

On Sunday comes the twentieth anniversary of an iconic image from the Voyager mission: the "Pale Blue Dot" photo of Earth caught in a sunbeam, which was captured by Voyager 1 as part of a Solar System Family Portrait.

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