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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.

Worlds in Collision

Bill Dunford • June 25, 2013 • 6

Meet some worlds that were nearly shattered, literally.

A Little Moonlight

Bill Dunford • June 19, 2013 • 1

From far away, or from so near you could almost touch it, the moon is beautiful.

Exploring Ten Years' Worth of Mars Express Data

Bill Dunford • June 13, 2013 • 3

Mars Express has been in flight for a decade, more than enough time to send home some amazing finds.

The Shores of the Kraken Sea: Great Place Names in the Solar System

Bill Dunford • May 28, 2013 • 9

Nothing reflects the romance of deep space exploration more than the evocative names of places on the planets and moons.

Many More Colors than Red: Exploring Mars with Spectroscopy

Bill Dunford • May 20, 2013 • 6

Mars gives up its secrets through the unseen colors of its rocks.

Dueling Desolations: Mercury vs. the Moon

Bill Dunford • May 13, 2013 • 7

They look so similar they can be hard to tell apart, but each hides its own mysteries.

Dark No More: Exploring the Far Side of the Moon

Bill Dunford • April 29, 2013 • 3

The first human beings to see the mysterious "dark" side of the moon were not astronauts.

No Place Like Home

Bill Dunford • April 21, 2013 • 6

Mars and Earth share a truly striking family resemblance, but there's no mistaking which one is home.

In a New Light

Bill Dunford • April 15, 2013 • 3

Cassini's unique views of Jupiter and Saturn.

One Day in the Solar System

Bill Dunford • April 08, 2013 • 4

Dispatches from five different worlds--all sent by robotic spacecraft on the same day.

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