Bill Dunford is just a desktop astronaut, following the adventures of robotic spacecraft. He writes for NASA about solar system exploration in general and the Cassini mission in particular. He also blogs at Riding with Robots on the High Frontier and as @ridingrobots. His blog posts are his own, and are not necessarily endorsed by NASA or The Planetary Society.
October 10, 2016
More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.
November 09, 2015
On October 28th, the Cassini spacecraft flew through the geyser plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. But Cassini was not the only spacecraft operating in the solar system that day.
August 19, 2015
Students gather in the desert to answer the University Rover Challenge, pushing the limits of the tech that will drive future Mars exploration.
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November 01, 2016
Through 2016, as summer came to Mars' south pole, the Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera lived up to its name, watching the Sun creep across the ice cap and defrost it. This photo was taken on October 26.
February 10, 2014
Mars Express sent back this view of Sirenum Fossae and the hills of Simois Colles, which are seen on the left side near the middle of the image.
February 03, 2014
Mars looms before the Viking 2 spacecraft as it approaches the planet in August, 1976.
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