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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