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Amateur Images Show Juno’s ‘Slingshot’ Around Earth Was a Success

With the government shutdown, news out of NASA is sometimes sparse. But thankfully amateur astronomers can fill in some of…

8 years ago

Could Juno’s Path Near Earth Uncover A Flyby Mystery?

Every so often, engineers send a spacecraft in Earth's general direction to pick up a speed boost before heading elsewhere.…

8 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zipping 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

9 years ago

In Two Weeks This 50-Meter Asteroid Will Buzz Our Planet

 Asteroid 2012-DA14 will pass Earth closely on Feb. 15, 2013 (NASA) On February 15 a chunk of rock about 50…

9 years ago

Titan Shines in Latest Cassini Shots

Color-composite raw image of Titan's southern hemisphere. Note the growing south polar vortex. (NASA/JPL/SSI/Jason Major) Last Thursday, November 29, Cassini…

9 years ago

On the Edge of Titan

[/caption] Here's a quick look at one of my favorite cosmic photo subjects - the varying layers of atmosphere that…

9 years ago

Cassini Captures a Rarely-Seen Moon

[/caption] While many of us here on Earth were waiting for the Moon to take a bite out of the…

9 years ago

Exploration at its Finest: Cassini Visits Dione

[/caption] After completing its most recent flyby of Enceladus, Cassini made a pass by Dione -- its final visit of…

9 years ago

Enceladus On Display In Newest Images From Cassini

[/caption] The latest images are in from Saturn's very own personal paparazzi, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, fresh from its early morning…

9 years ago

Cassini Slips Through Enceladus’ Spray

[/caption] Spray it again, Enceladus! This Saturday the Cassini spacecraft paid another visit to Enceladus, Saturn's 318-mile-wide moon that’s become famous…

10 years ago