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A Day in the Solar System: 28 October 2015

Posted By Bill Dunford

09-11-2015 7:44 CST

Topics: Enceladus, pretty pictures, Cassini, the Sun, human spaceflight, Mars Exploration Rovers, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Saturn's moons, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

On October 28, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew through the geyser plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. But Cassini was not the only spacecraft operating in the solar system that day. Here is a quick tour of several worlds, as seen by spacecraft both robotic and piloted by people--all on a single day.

It's a good time to be alive. 

On 28 October 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew through the geyser plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. But Cassini was not the only spacecraft operating in the solar system that day.

Images: NASA/JPL/SSI/SDO/NOAA. Music: Huma-Huma. Video: Bill Dunford.

 
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Comments:

bergh60 aka Holger: 11/10/2015 06:21 CST

Hello ! Thanks for this very impressive video. in addition : Not to forget: Rosetta (Philae possible), New Horizon (sending pictures), Dawn, and many others that are still operational. )Like Voyager 1 and 2 ....) Impressive how far we have come as a species and still are Neaderthalensians as individuals. ;-) Regrads Holger

Bill: 11/10/2015 08:23 CST

You're absolutely right, Holger - these just happened to be the images that were available at the moment. Later on, once they're available, I could have added contributions from Mars Express, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, etc. etc. Pretty amazing.

Bill: 11/10/2015 08:31 CST

Of course, these missions won't fly forever. Hopefully we'll be ready to keep exploring in the future: http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/be-a-space-advocate/

Julia: 11/16/2015 11:26 CST

That was awesome! With everything going on here on Earth it is good to be reminded about all the fantastic off planet events going on.

Bob Ware: 11/19/2015 07:39 CST

Those were nice video clips. It is awesome what we are doing out in space and where we will be going soon keeps the excitement strong.

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