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More Venus transits in 2012

Jay Pasachoff • June 07, 2012 • 3

A transit of Venus as seen from Jupiter may be observed by Hubble on September 20 and a transit of Venus as seen from Saturn will be observed by Cassini on December 21.

Full Free Intro Astronomy Class Now Online

Bruce Betts • May 22, 2012 • 1

Bruce Betts' complete CSUDH Intro Astronomy and Planetary Science class is now available online. Find out how to access it, and go behind the scenes.

Checking up on Jupiter and Saturn

Emily Lakdawalla • February 10, 2012

It's amateur astronomers, not professionals, who are shouldering the burden of constant monitoring of the weather on Jupiter and Saturn. What's going on these days in the outer solar system?

Eris and embargoes (or: don't fear Ingelfinger!)

Emily Lakdawalla • October 12, 2011 • 3

Last Tuesday at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting Bruno Sicardy presented the results of his research group's observations of a stellar occultation by Eris.

South of the Border

Meg Schwamb • May 25, 2011

The last decade has seen an explosion in our understanding of the solar system with the discovery of the largest Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) of comparable size to Pluto.

Connections

David Seal • June 02, 2009

David Seal muses on his time as the mission planner for Cassini, and the history behind its name, and astronomy in Rome.

Mapping Mars, now and in history

Emily Lakdawalla • February 26, 2009

Planetary cartographer Phil Stooke has been working on a cool project to compose and compare maps of Mars that show how we saw the planet throughout the Space Age.

Treasures from Mars' ancient history

Emily Lakdawalla • January 28, 2009

In which I discover Earl Slipher's Mars: The Photographic Story.

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