This isn’t the day and night side of Iapetus. It’s the day side, a nearly full-on view. The two sides of this moon of Saturn have very different brightnesses.
Posts by Andrew R. Brown
First topographical map of Ceres with named quadrangles. Scientists announced the names at last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
The valiant MESSENGER spacecraft made Earth, Venus and Mercury flybys before its Mercury orbit four years ago. Soon it’ll crash into Mercury, but for now … new images!
ESA hopes communications with the Philae comet lander can be regained by May or June. Wait you’re waiting, check out these stunning newly released images!
Two photos from the Rosetta spacecraft – one from last November, and one from a few days ago – show a comet’s seasons changing.
1 Ceres is the largest and most massive object in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will reach it in March, 2015.
The story you’ve been waiting for. The spacecraft images are fascinating, and the details of Comet Siding Spring’s exceedingly close pass of Mars might surprise you.
MESSENGER spacecraft’s fuel is nearly depleted. It will impact Mercury in March 2015. For now, space engineers are getting some of the best-ever Mercury pics.
As of Thursday morning, November 13 – after initially failing to attach to the surface – Philae is now stable and is sending back pictures.
The dayside images of Rosetta’s comet have been fantastic. Now, thanks to backscatter of sunlight from the comet’s coma, we’re seeing amazing nightside images.