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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.

Daphnis cruises through the Keeler Gap

Jason Davis • August 16, 2012

A recent series of ring images by the Cassini spacecraft reveal Saturn's tiny moon Daphnis cruising through the Keeler Gap.

Curiosity's high-res Navcam panorama in striking color

Jason Davis • August 10, 2012 • 4

So far, the only high-resolution surface panorama we've seen from Curiosity is the black and white Navcam image. The Mastcam shot a color panorama, but the only version we have so far was created from the lower-resolution thumbnails.

Curiosity sol 4: EDL updates, rover ready for software upgrade

Jason Davis • August 10, 2012 • 3

A recap of the final Curiosity press conference of the week: lots of updates from the entry, descent and landing (EDL) team that safely deposited the rover on Mars, as well as an overview of the rover's R10 software upgrade.

What's up in the Solar System in August 2012

Jason Davis • August 03, 2012

Welcome to the monthly roundup of our solar system's envoy of electronic explorers! All eyes are on Curiosity as it approaches Mars this weekend. Who will lend support at the Red Planet?

Cosmoquest Science Hangout Wednesday August 1: Mihály Horányi, lunar dust expert

Jason Davis • July 30, 2012

I'll be guest hosting this week's Cosmoquest Science Hangout on Wednesday, August 1. The show starts at 2300 UTC, and my special guest is Mihály Horányi.

Can tweets recap a new media space workshop?

Jason Davis • July 24, 2012 • 1

Recapping the 2012 University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric Space Physics new media workshop with attendees' tweets.

Cosmoquest Science Hangout Wednesday July 18 2300 UTC: Jeff Foust, space industry analyst

Jason Davis • July 18, 2012

I hosted this week's Cosmoquest Science Hangout for Emily, and my guest was space industry analyst Jeff Foust, editor of The Space Review.

Checking in on NASA's Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 11, 2012 • 6

Work continues on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep space vehicle slated to take humans beyond Earth for the first time since 1972.

Shenzhou-9 reaches orbit

Jason Davis • June 16, 2012 • 1

China’s fourth human spaceflight mission got underway this morning after a Long March 2F rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 10:37 UTC.

China readies three taikonauts for station visit

Jason Davis • June 13, 2012 • 1

The stage is set for China’s space program to make history this weekend, as it prepares to send three taikonauts to visit Tiangong-1, the country’s first space station.

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