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Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

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Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

Cool Cassini animations

Emily Lakdawalla • October 31, 2007

Cool Cassini animations

ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

Emily Lakdawalla • October 31, 2007

ESA mission updates: Rosetta and Venus Express

Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

Emily Lakdawalla • October 30, 2007

Comet 17P/Holmes is getting bigger every day

MSL: Landing site downselections

Emily Lakdawalla • October 29, 2007

After three days of presentations, voting, and extended discussions, the "Mars community," as represented by something over 100 scientists who decided to attend the second Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site selection meeting in a process that was open to all, have narrowed down to six the number of potential MSL landing sites.

MSL landing site selection meeting: Day 2 site-by-site presentations

Emily Lakdawalla • October 25, 2007

Unlike the Mars Exploration Rover mission, which featured two golf-cart-sized landers, this time we have only one giant, Volkswagen beetle-size. So at the end of this process we have to pick our favorite place on Mars, not our favorite two places.

MSL sites, comet outbursts, and other stuff

Emily Lakdawalla • October 25, 2007

The latest on MSL landing sites, a look at comet outbursts, and links to other stuff.

Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

Emily Lakdawalla • October 24, 2007

Flash back to DPS: Extrasolar planets, NEOs, asteroids, Titan, Pluto, and KBOs

CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

Emily Lakdawalla • October 24, 2007

CRISM maps of possible Mars landing sites

Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

Emily Lakdawalla • October 24, 2007

Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

Update on Chang'e 1 launch

Emily Lakdawalla • October 23, 2007

Update on Chang'e 1 launch

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