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Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society, trying to spread the PB&J (passion, beauty & joy) of space exploration.

The curious case of the Apollo 4 Earth images

Jason Davis • May 23, 2018 • 2

Revisiting images of Earth taken from the uncrewed Apollo 4 command module in 1967.

Throwback Thursday Funpost! A spacewalk in deep space

Jason Davis • March 08, 2018 • 6

Only three humans have ever been on a spacewalk in the void between the Earth and Moon.

Visualize today's solstice with images from Earth-observing satellites

Jason Davis • December 21, 2017

What do the shortest days of the year look like from space?

A week in the solar system

Jason Davis • November 10, 2016 • 1

A roundup of pretty pictures and news from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system, from November 4 through 8.

In Pictures: West Virginia from Space

Jason Davis • July 29, 2015 • 2

Jason Davis shares five images of his home state, West Virginia, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Examining India's new RISAT 1 Earth observation satellite

Jason Davis • May 02, 2012 • 1

Last week, India launched RISAT 1, a new Earth-observing satellite. How does its synthetic aperture radar compare to that of Envisat, which has fallen silent?

The state of Earth observation, January 2012

Jason Davis • January 09, 2012

As of November 2011, the Earth Observing Handbook counts 109 active missions to study the Earth as a planet, with 112 more approved and planned for the future. Jason Davis provides an overview of key current and upcoming earth-observing missions.

Earth science's next big thing

Jason Davis • September 22, 2011

Meet the next big thing in NASA's mission to study planet Earth: NPP, the NPOESS Preparatory Project satellite.

NASA thinks Earth is a planet, too

Jason Davis • August 08, 2011

Although much of the publicity NASA receives focuses on planetary exploration, Earth observing satellites like Aqua keep tabs on our home planet's weather and climate.

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