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Curiosity is copying Cassini's tricks!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 03, 2013 • 9

Take a look at this amazing photo, captured by Curiosity from the surface of Mars on sol 351 (August 1, 2013). It is unmistakably Phobos.

A New Dimension for Mercury

Bill Dunford • July 15, 2013 • 3

There's a cool new way to explore the first planet.

Say "hi!" to asteroid -- actually, asteroids -- (285263) 1998 QE2

Emily Lakdawalla • May 30, 2013 • 8

A large asteroid is passing reasonably close to Earth in a few hours, and astronomers at the great radio telescopes at Goldstone and Arecibo are zapping it. The latest discovery: QE2, like many asteroids, is a binary.

Why don't we have any photos of asteroid 2012 DA14 if it came so close?

Emily Lakdawalla • February 19, 2013 • 2

A frequently-asked question last week was: if asteroid 2012 DA14 is coming so close to Earth, why hasn't anyone taken any pictures of it? Now that 2012 DA14 has whizzed past us, we do finally have some radar pictures of it, but they still may not satisfy everyone.

Arc of Ice and Light

Bill Dunford • February 18, 2013 • 2

When the sunlight catches it just right, Saturn's F Ring is something to see.

The Earth is a Planet: Why We Explore Space

Bill Dunford • February 11, 2013

Why spend effort and scarce resources on space exploration when we have so many problems here at home? Turns out, there are some pretty good reasons.

Venerable Deep Impact spacecraft has photographed comet ISON

Emily Lakdawalla • February 05, 2013 • 6

Deep Impact has made the first space-based observations of comet ISON.

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