Tag Archives: Planetary Science

ENCELAUS (ZOOM 2-3)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL Cassini. Everyone really seemed to enjoy that image of ice moon Enceladus and Saturn so I think I’m going to turn this series into an impromptu ZOOM series. Sooooo let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading

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ENCELADUS (ZOOM 1-3)

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures. As if it’s attempting to garner the attention of the mighty Saturn (72,367 miles in diameter), Enceladus (310 miles in diameter) vents vast liquid geysers deep into space from its south polar … Continue reading

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ROSETTA: THE LONG AWAITED ARRIVAL TO COMET 67P “CHERRY-GERRY” IS OVER.

Image Credit & Copyright: ESA/Rosetta MPS for OSIRIS Team.  Check below for an unnecessary number of links to include mission timelines and real time tracking of 67P and Rosetta. Here’s the latest image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko “Cherry-Gerry or just 67P” … Continue reading

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THE DAWN SPACECRAFT READIES FOR ITS ENCOUNTER W’ A ROMAN GODDESS

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Below you will find many related links including NASA/JPL live DAWN tracker, DAWN Image galleries and a live Ceres and Vesta tracker. See that image? That’s the best image we have of … Continue reading

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NASA’S NEW HORIZONS MISSION SET TO BEGIN

Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. CLICK illustration for larger view and look below for information and related links including where you can find New Horizons current location and will be able to locate mission images.   New Horizons Nears Its … Continue reading

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DAREDEVIL VENUS EXPRESS SURVIVES ITS RISKY MANEUVER

Illustration Credit & Copyright:  European Space Agency (ESA):  CLICK illustration for larger view and look below for information and related links. Many of you may know that the European Space Agency’s, Venus Express wrapped up its primary scientific mission on … Continue reading

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CASSINI 10 YEARS AROUND SATURN!

CASSINI 10 YEARS AROUND SATURN! Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech. CLICK illustration for larger view and look below for information and related links to include Cassini image databases. Unbelievable; October 15, 1997 I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and … Continue reading

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