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Cassini begins a year of icy moon encounters with a flyby of Rhea

Emily Lakdawalla • February 12, 2015 • 5

At last! Cassini is orbiting in Saturn's ring plane again. I do enjoy the dramatic photographs of Saturn's open ring system that Cassini can get from an inclined orbit, and we won't be getting those again for another year. But with an orbit close to the ring plane, Cassini can repeatedly encounter Saturn's icy moons, and icy moon flybys are my favorite thing about the Cassini mission.

Ceres: Just a little bit closer (and officially better than Hubble)

Emily Lakdawalla • January 27, 2015 • 5

Last week's Dawn images of Ceres were just slightly less detailed than Hubble's best. This week's are just slightly better.

Riding With Cassini Through 2014

Bill Dunford • December 31, 2014 • 1

Video: see some of the sights Cassini saw this year.

New Churyumov-Gerasimenko Shapemodel!

Mattias Malmer • December 12, 2014 • 1

Mattias Malmer shares his latest shape model of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, created using data from the Rosetta spacecraft.

Revisiting Uranus with Voyager 2

Björn Jónsson • December 10, 2014 • 2

Amateur image processor Björn Jónsson brings us some new views of Uranus from reprocessed Voyager 2 data.

Some Recent Views of Mars from Hubble

Ted Stryk • November 26, 2014

Ted Stryk showcases some of his processed versions of recent Hubble Space Telescope views of Mars.

Phobos over Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • October 14, 2014 • 10

Today the Mars Orbiter Mission released a nice four-image animation of teeny dark Phobos crossing Mars' huge orange disk. Mars Orbiter Mission joins a long line of Mars missions that have produced images of Mars and Phobos together.

Mattias Malmer's amazing 3D views of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Emily Lakdawalla • October 02, 2014 • 5

I'm thrilled to be able to share with you all a spectacular set of images of Rosetta's comet, produced from NavCam data by a master space image processing enthusiast.

More LightSail Day-in-the-Life Multimedia, and a Community Image Processing Challenge

Jason Davis • September 30, 2014 • 2

We have more multimedia from LightSail's day-in-the-life test, as well as a request for some community image processing help.

Philae's landing day announced as Rosetta swings to comet's dark side

Emily Lakdawalla • September 26, 2014 • 2

ESA announced today that Philae will be landing on November 12, 2014. What time the landing occurs depends on which landing site they use. If they go to the prime landing site, "site J," Earth should receive word of the successful landing at 16:00 UTC (08:00 PST). If they go to the backup site, "site C," news will reach Earth at about 17:30 UTC (09:30 PST). Mark your calendars!

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