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Bill Dunford

Bill Dunford is just a desktop astronaut, following the adventures of robotic spacecraft. He writes for NASA about solar system exploration in general and the Cassini mission in particular. He also blogs at Riding with Robots on the High Frontier and as @ridingrobots. His blog posts are his own, and are not necessarily endorsed by NASA or The Planetary Society.

Latest Blog Posts

A Day in the Solar System: 28 October 2015

Posted 2015/11/09 07:44 CST | 5 comments

On October 28th, the 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.

Roving Mars—In Utah

Posted 2015/08/19 08:14 CDT | 0 comment

Students gather in the desert to answer the University Rover Challenge, pushing the limits of the tech that will drive future Mars exploration.

New Robotic Spacecraft Posters

Posted 2015/08/06 12:20 CDT | 2 comments

Another round of posters to celebrate historic planetary missions.

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Latest Processed Space Images

The Sirenum Fossae Region of Mars

The Sirenum Fossae Region of Mars

Posted 2014/02/10 | 0 comments

Mars Express sent back this view of Sirenum Fossae and the hills of Simois Colles, which are seen on the left side near the middle of the image.

Viking 2 Approaches Mars

Viking 2 Approaches Mars

Posted 2014/02/03 | 0 comments

Mars looms before the Viking 2 spacecraft as it approaches the planet in August, 1976.

Apollodorus Close-Up

Apollodorus Close-Up

Posted 2014/01/27 | 0 comments

A look into Mercury's Apollodorus Crater from the MESSENGER spacecraft.

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