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Galileo's images of Gaspra

Emily Lakdawalla • March 01, 2013 • 2

Last week I trawled the archives to find all of Galileo's images of asteroid Ida; this week, I turned to Gaspra.

Mysterious Umbriel

Ted Stryk • February 28, 2013 • 1

Presenting a newly-processed version of Voyager 2's best images of Uranus' moon Umbriel.

Postcards from Clementine

Bill Dunford • February 25, 2013 • 4

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

Galileo got so many more images of Ida than I realized

Emily Lakdawalla • February 22, 2013 • 1

While writing up the cruise-phase issues of the Galileo Messenger a couple of weeks ago, I came across a fuzzy montage of images of Ida that I had not seen before. So I decided to spend some time digging into the Planetary Data System to see if there were more images to be found. I found lots and lots pictures that I'd never seen before!

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.

An evening that brought me very close to Curiosity

Damia Bouic • February 15, 2013 • 3

Damien Bouic received some well-deserved recognition from the Chemcam team for his great Curiosity image processing work.

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.

Browsing Landsat data is a lot easier than I thought it was

Emily Lakdawalla • February 08, 2013 • 2

With the Landsat Data Continuity Mission scheduled to launch on Monday, there's been a lot of Tweeting about Landsat, and through one such Tweet I learned about a resource that I hadn't known existed before: the LandsatLook Viewer. This is a graphical interface to more than a decade worth of Landsat data, a tremendous resource for anyone interested in Earth's changing surface, natural or manmade.

Pretty picture: tessera terrain on Venus

Emily Lakdawalla • February 07, 2013 • 1

In which I dive into the Magellan radar data set and come up with some images of an unusual and possibly unique solar system terrain: tessera.

A new rover self-portrait and a new color image of Curiosity from orbit

Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2013 • 7

Curiosity is inching her way through her first use of the drill on a Martian rock. She paused in the proceedings to capture a second Martian "selfie."

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