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Stories, updates, insights, and original analysis from The Planetary Society.

Flawed Beauties

More examples of imperfect--but tantalizing--images from deep space.

Through a Glass, Darkly

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.

A Tale of Two Posters: Sediment on Mars and Searching Jupiter's Rings

A close look at two international planetary science poster presentations from the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting featuring sediment experiments to better understand Martian geomorphology and Juno's plans for exploring Jupiter's ring system.

A serendipitous observation of tiny rocks in Jupiter's orbit by Galileo

A look at an older paper describing Galileo's possible sighting of individual ring particles orbiting Jupiter as companions to its inner moon Amalthea.

Report #1 from the New Horizons Science Team Meeting

The New Horizons science team is meeting this week. Ted Stryk was invited to attend the meeting, and he sent the following notes from the first day.

The Phoebe ring

Last week, planetary astronomers Anne Verbiscer, Michael Skrutskie, and Doug Hamilton published a paper in Nature succinctly titled

Space is vast. There's a lot of exploring to do.

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