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Canto III: Hints of Equinox

David Seal • June 04, 2009

Saturn is rapidly approaching equinox, where the Sun passes through the ring plane (south-to-north, i.e. the northern vernal equinox), and its ring system (i.e. its great now-gloomy poorly-lit circles of large blocks of water ice) is starting to show some really interesting behavior.

Farewell to Hubble, Obama Calls, Astronauts Testify to Congress as Shuttle is Set to Land

Ken Kremer • May 22, 2009

Farewell to Hubble, Obama Calls, Astronauts Testify to Congress as Shuttle is Set to Land

Fly me to the Moon...

Jim Bell • May 04, 2009

Jim Bell describes his proposal to join the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Cameras science team.

Welcome to the Solar System, Makemake

Emily Lakdawalla • July 15, 2008

The trans-Neptunian object formerly known as 2005 FY9 now has a name: "Makemake."

Saturn, Tethys, and Titan

Emily Lakdawalla • March 25, 2008

I thought that today's image release from the Cassini imaging team was exceptionally pretty.

New Horizons' raw images are now online

Emily Lakdawalla • January 23, 2007

I got an email from John Spencer this morning telling me that the mission had posted all of New Horizons' most recently acquired images on the mission website.

New Horizons is targeting Jupiter!

Emily Lakdawalla • January 10, 2007

New Horizons' Jupiter encounter is officially underway!

The Orbital Dance of Epimetheus and Janus

Emily Lakdawalla • February 07, 2006

Saturn is surrounded by a crowded family of rings and moons, and two of those moons -- Epimetheus and Janus -- orbit Saturn so close together that it seems as though their different orbital speeds should make them crash into each other.

Cassini, Day By Day

Emily Lakdawalla • January 02, 2006

I've just resurrected a feature on the site that has been lost since our redesign: the "Cassini, Day By Day" pages.

Pretty Cassini pictures from near the ring plane

Emily Lakdawalla • December 09, 2005

It's been a while since I posted some Cassini pictures here just because they were pretty.

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