Yutu celebrates a holiday, Curiosity arrives at Mt. Sharp, Opportunity formats its memory, Rosetta explores 67P, and Cassini studies Saturn’s atmosphere.
Curiosity abandons a drilling target, Opportunity gets a memory reformatting, Rosetta scouts a landing site, and Cassini takes a close look Titan.
Chang’e 5 news, Curiosity meets a sand trap, Opportunity on the move, Rosetta reaches a comet, and Cassini scans Saturn’s magnetosphere.
Venus Express gets a boost, Curiosity lives a hard rock lifestyle, Opportunity sets a record, Rosetta prepares to orbit a comet, and Cassini studies Titan.
Venus Express survives the atmosphere, Curiosity examines a meteorite, Rosetta finds an odd comet, Cassini looks at rings, and New Horizons draws within a year of Pluto.
Venus Express dives deeper, Opportunity spies a moon, Curiosity hits paydirt, Cassini looks at rings, and New Horizons uses Hubble (by way of Earth).
Plenty of news to go around this update, from MESSENGER to New Horizons and most missions in between.
Venus Express encounters resistance, Opportunity studies dirt, Rosetta approaches its target, Cassini bounces radio waves off Titan, and New Horizons does a dry run.
Chang’e 4 delays, Opportunity finds clay, Curiosity drills, Rosetta works to meet a comet, Cassini observes auroras, and New Horizons looks for a target.
Opportunity drives backwards, Curiosity drills into Mars, Rosetta finishes waking up, and Cassini studies Saturn’s auroras. (more…)
On March 9, Cassini made a close approach of Rhea at an altitude of 997 kilometers (620 miles).
Tomorrow, on Saturday March 9th, the Cassini probe will take a close look at the surface of Rhea from as little as 1000km away.