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Snapshots from Space

An occasional video series featuring Emily Lakdawalla, talking to you about the worlds in our solar system and how we photograph them.

In Saturn's Shadow

November 12, 2013 • 11:13

Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society reveals the hidden features of this spectacular photo mosaic of the planet Saturn, as seen by NASA's Cassini mission in 2013.

Emily Gets a JPL Booth Tour at DPS

October 17, 2012 • 9:48

The Jet Propulsion Lab brought a big exhibit to the 44th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences. The Lab's Doug Ellison plays tour guide and forces a reluctant Emily to try her hand at getting Curiosity safely to the surface of Mars.

Snapshots from Space: Saturn's Rings

July 09, 2012 • 6:21

Planetary Society Science and Technology Coordinator Emily Lakdawalla returns with this guide to the rings of Saturn, featuring beautiful images and video.

Snapshots from Space: Revealing Jupiter's (Mostly) Unseen Treasures

March 18, 2012 • 4:24

Tens of thousands of images were taken of Jupiter by the Voyager spacecraft. Why have only a hundred or so been widely processed and published? Emily Lakdawalla explains the hardships and rewards of teasing the beauty out of these treasures.

Snapshots From Space: Defending our Planet From Asteroids

March 05, 2012 • 5:05

Emily Lakdawalla reviews the threat to Earth from incoming asteroids, and how to save our planet.

Snapshots From Space: NASA's Treasure Trove of Unprocessed Images

February 28, 2012 • 4:03

The second episode of Emily Lakdawalla's new series explains why the vast majority of NASA's space images have never been seen by the public. They are all available online, just waiting for space geeks to turn them into pictorial gold.

Snapshots from Space: Seasons on Mars

February 20, 2012 • 2:54

Emily opens a new Planetary Society video series with this brief yet fascinating look at the Martian seasons, explaining why winters are much less fun in the southern hemisphere. Mat Kaplan produces.

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