2008 is not shaping up to be remembered around the world as a great year. Still, some amazing things have happened in one small arena: robotic space exploration. (Actually, that has to be the biggest arena I know about, physically, but you know what I mean.) We’ve seen unprecedented exploration of Mercury, the Phoenix lander, barnstorming fly-bys of Enceladus, and much more.
I’ve collected some of my favorite pictures from 2008 so far (it’s really hard to narrow it down). Which is your very favorite image this year, from these or any others? Leave a comment below, and please link to the picture if you have a good one.