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The Downlink: Spitzer Says So Long, Voyager 2 Recovering after Glitch

Jason Davis • January 31, 2020

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Solar System According to Carolyn Porco

The Planetary Society • November 26, 2019 • 2

The leader of the Cassini spacecraft imaging team discusses pale blue dots, life on Enceladus, terraforming Mars, Pluto, Carl Sagan, and more.

The Downlink: Southern Sky from Space, Apollo Moon Sample Opened

Jason Davis • November 08, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

Voyager Wide-Angle Views of Jupiter

Ian Regan • April 16, 2019 • 1

Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter in 1979.

The subtle color difference between Uranus and Neptune

Björn Jónsson • March 11, 2019 • 3

The color of Uranus and Neptune is similar, but not identical. Uranus appears greener and Neptune bluer.

News brief: Voyager 2 has passed beyond the heliopause

Emily Lakdawalla • December 10, 2018 • 3

Voyager 2 is now outside the reach of the solar wind, traveling in the interstellar medium. Unlike Voyager 1, Voyager 2 has a working plasma spectrometer so will be doing exciting new science. It is expected to last another 5 to 10 years, though not with all instruments operating.

How long is a day on Saturn?

Emily Lakdawalla • May 30, 2018

One of the Cassini mission's goals was to figure out how long a day on Saturn is. We still don't know. A new paper reports a measurement of the rotation period of Saturn that is different from past measurements.

Space grade electronics: How NASA’s Juno survives near Jupiter

Jatan Mehta • April 17, 2018 • 2

Take a look at how electronics of spacecraft are built to survive the harshness of space environments.

Moon Monday: Tethys from Voyager

Emily Lakdawalla • March 12, 2018 • 1

To start the week, Voyager 2's best image of Tethys.

Voyager 40th Anniversary: Summer of '79

Paul Schenk • September 08, 2017 • 1

Planetary scientist Paul Schenk shares his story of working on the Voyager missions as a JPL intern back in 1979.

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