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What's up in planetary missions in 2014

Emily Lakdawalla • December 31, 2013 • 4

With the New Year upon us, what can we look forward to in 2014? For me, the main event of 2014 is that ESA's Rosetta mission finally -- finally! -- catches up to the comet it has been chasing for a decade. We will lose LADEE, gain two Mars orbiters, and launch Hayabusa2. The year begins with an amazing 24 spacecraft exploring or cruising toward various planetary destinations.

Cometary Science at EPSC

Geraint Jones • September 26, 2013

Recently, almost a thousand researchers gathered in London for Europe’s annual meeting of planetary scientists. Here's a report from one session on cometary science.

A forgotten image of Earth and the Moon

Emily Lakdawalla • February 13, 2013 • 4

While researching another story, I came across an image I don't remember ever seeing before, of a moonrise from an unexpected source.

One of my favorite space images of all time: Rosetta was here

Emily Lakdawalla • January 31, 2013 • 10

A conversation on Twitter today reminded me of this photo, which is one of my all-time favorite space images: the view from Rosetta during its Mars flyby.

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