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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.

Ice Cap to Ice Cap with Mars Odyssey

Bill Dunford • April 02, 2013 • 2

Explore the mysterious Martian landscape with the workhorse of the Solar System, Mars Odyssey.

A Different Angle on Mars

Bill Dunford • March 25, 2013

A new slant on Martian landscapes from Mars Global Surveyor.

Messages of Wonder

Bill Dunford • March 18, 2013

Some lovely, rarely-seen images from the MESSENGER mission.

The First Taste of Mars

Bill Dunford • March 11, 2013 • 3

Nearly four decades before Curiosity, we dug into Mars for the first time. The pictures are still amazing.

The Stormscapes of Saturn

Bill Dunford • March 04, 2013 • 2

Look past the rings, and Saturn is even stranger--and more breathtaking.

Postcards from Clementine

Bill Dunford • February 25, 2013 • 4

Nineteen years ago this month, the Clementine mission sent some amazing views from the moon.

Arc of Ice and Light

Bill Dunford • February 18, 2013 • 2

When the sunlight catches it just right, Saturn's F Ring is something to see.

The Earth is a Planet: Why We Explore Space

Bill Dunford • February 11, 2013

Why spend effort and scarce resources on space exploration when we have so many problems here at home? Turns out, there are some pretty good reasons.

Day Hikes in the Labyrinth of Night

Bill Dunford • February 04, 2013

Noctis Labyrinthus on Mars is an amazing place for an imagined day hike, courtesy of images from Mars Express.

Weather Report: Mars

Bill Dunford • January 28, 2013 • 5

Just like on Earth, clouds and storms often ripple through the Martian atmosphere. You can even check the daily weather report.

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