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New Horizons sees Io erupting!

Emily Lakdawalla • February 27, 2007

There were two new pictures posted on the New Horizons Science Operations Center website this morning, of Io, and if you enhance the images a bit, there are two clear volcanic plumes visible on the limb -- Tvashtar and Prometheus are active!

A new way to darken Iapetus

Emily Lakdawalla • February 21, 2007

Iapetus is one of the many fascinating bodies in the Saturn system.

Saturn from above, in color

Emily Lakdawalla • January 31, 2007

I wrote recently about a set of images of Saturn acquired by Cassini from a unique vantage point, well above the planet, looking down on the rings. Someone has taken up the challenge of assembling the 36 different images into a single mosaic, in color, and it is as lovely as I'd hoped.

A cool Cassini ring plane crossing animation

Emily Lakdawalla • January 26, 2007

Another recent, cool set of images that came down from Cassini was a series taken last week as the spacecraft crossed the ring plane.

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.

The Saturn view I've been waiting for

Emily Lakdawalla • January 22, 2007

Over the weekend, Cassini acquired a set of images that will (I am assuming) eventually be used to produce a glorious portrait of the ringed planet from a point of view that's never been seen before.

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