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10 Things for the Week of June 16 - 22
Columnist: Autumn Burdick

10 Things for the Week of June 16 - 22
14 June 2013

This week's 10 things theme: visual thinking.

1. 50 YEARS OF EXPLORATION

This slick presentation hits the high points of the last five decades of robotic exploration. Detail shown above.

2. CRUISING TO CERES

A glance at the events that led up the ongoing Dawn mission to asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.

3. STILL GOING AT SATURN

Hard at work at Saturn since 2004, NASA's Cassini orbiter continues to deliver stellar science results.

4. MOONS AND RINGS

Cassini contributed volumes to this chart of Saturn's rings and moons.

5. HOW THE STARS STACK UP

Our sun seems like a huge star to us, but it's really pretty average in the galactic scheme of things.

6. SIZE MATTERS

See how the planets stack up within our solar system.

7. GUIDE TO THE SMALL WORLDS

A classification of small bodies and stellar objects.

8. STOP THAT SPACECRAFT

Aerobraking from capture orbit to mapping orbit.

9. COSMIC BUBBLE

Launched in 1977, Voyager is nearing the edge of the solar system.

10. MYSTERIOUS MAGNETOSPHERE

We also have a working spacecraft at Mercury. This graphic captures some of MESSENGER's hard work.

Want more? Visit JPL's Infographics Site.


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Autumn is the science writer who enjoys bringing this weekly look at upcoming events and stories from around our solar system to you. Follow SSE on Twitter: @NASASolarSystem
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