Thursday, January 03, 2013

Above Five Planets

MESSENGER continues to orbit Mercury, sending back new data.

Venus Express orbits over Venus.

Earth has a constellation of satellites, including the great honking enormous ISS, on which primate flute-playing occurs.

Mars has a respectable little flotilla in orbit.  Also, we have two operational rovers on the surface. One of them has a laser, and isn't afraid to use it.

Cassini continues to orbit Saturn, sending back awesome images.

This is a temporary low. Dawn left Vesta en route for Ceres on September 4, 2012, ETA February 2015.

Juno is heading for Jupiter, ETA July 2016.

When exploring the solar system, patience is a virtue.

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