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Don't Miss This Great New Video About Europa

Casey Dreier • November 21, 2014

JPL released a slick new video highlighting the significance of Europa, the moon of Jupiter with more liquid water than the Earth.

Rosetta imaged Philae during its descent -- and after its bounce

Emily Lakdawalla • November 17, 2014 • 18

This morning ESA released a set of images of the Philae lander taken by the Rosetta orbiter during -- and after -- the lander's first touchdown. The images contain evidence for the spot Philae first touched the comet, and a crucial photo of Philae's position several minutes into its first long bounce.

Philae status, a day later

Emily Lakdawalla • November 13, 2014 • 9

The Philae team scrambled all morning to comprehend the initially confusing status of the lander, and the picture is much clearer today. Speaking of which, there are lots more pictures!

A (Difficult) Day in the Solar System

Bill Dunford • October 30, 2014 • 13

After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.

The Antares Accident: Whose Rocket Was It?

Casey Dreier • October 30, 2014 • 10

Despite some in the media declaring it a NASA rocket disaster, Antares represents a new way of doing business. It's owned by a private company providing a service to NASA to resupply the space station. How is this different from other rockets NASA uses?

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Passes First Major Qualification Test

Dante Lauretta • September 12, 2014

The development of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues to make great progress having recently completed static load testing.

New Rosetta views and first science on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from EPSC

Emily Lakdawalla • September 11, 2014 • 3

At the European Planetary Science Congress held this week in Portugal, the Rosetta team showcased some early science results from Rosetta's mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Hayabusa2 complete, ready to begin its journey to asteroid 1999 JU3

Emily Lakdawalla • August 31, 2014 • 5

The excitement is building for Hayabusa2! The spacecraft is now complete and ready to be shipped to its launch site. JAXA unveiled its next interplanetary traveler to the media in a special event on August 31.

Of Rings and Resolution

Bill Dunford • June 23, 2014 • 3

Seeing Saturn before and after Cassini.

The construction of OSIRIS-REx has begun!

Dante Lauretta • June 05, 2014

The construction of OSIRIS-REx has begun! Seeing the core structure being assembled demonstrated that OSIRIS-REx is no longer just a set of drawings and PowerPoint charts, it is starting to become a real spacecraft.

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