Bill Dunford is just a desktop astronaut, following the adventures of robotic spacecraft. He writes for NASA about solar system exploration in general and the Cassini mission in particular. He also blogs at Riding with Robots on the High Frontier and as @ridingrobots. His blog posts are his own, and are not necessarily endorsed by NASA or The Planetary Society.
More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.
On October 28th, the Cassini spacecraft flew through the geyser plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. But Cassini was not the only spacecraft operating in the solar system that day.
Students gather in the desert to answer the University Rover Challenge, pushing the limits of the tech that will drive future Mars exploration.