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Bill Dunford's blog entries

Bill Dunford is just another desktop astronaut, following the adventures of robotic spacecraft all across the Solar System. He blogs about his experiences at Riding with Robots on the High Frontier.

The Last Flight of the Original Space Ranger

Bill Dunford • January 06, 2014 • 11

Remembering the Moon's first extreme close-up.

The Mists of Mars

Bill Dunford • December 09, 2013 • 3

Two grand canyons fill with fog, one on Earth and one on Mars.

Somewhere Over the Bay of Rainbows

Bill Dunford • December 02, 2013 • 4

Pay a visit to the Chang'e 3 lunar landing site.

Martian Maps: the North Pole

Bill Dunford • November 20, 2013 • 2

The polar plains, charted in unprecedented detail.

Science Against the Storm

Bill Dunford • November 11, 2013

In the face of disaster, the search for answers and ways to help continues, on the ground and in space.

The Strangest Place on the Moon?

Bill Dunford • October 21, 2013 • 4

A closer look at the odd lunar feature called "Ina."

The Gems of Mars

Bill Dunford • October 14, 2013 • 2

An instrument on MRO can see minerals. What it finds can be pretty interesting.

An Ongoing Odyssey

Bill Dunford • October 07, 2013 • 2

Twelve years on, Mars Odyssey just keeps sending great images.

Swan Song

Bill Dunford • September 25, 2013 • 16

The final moments of a lunar orbiter, as told in a song composed by the moon itself.

Riding Along With Mars Express

Bill Dunford • September 16, 2013 • 1

Take a spin around the Red Planet with the trusty orbiter.

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