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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This two-image blink shows a comparison of two exposure times in images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18617:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Comet (Blink of Two Exposures) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These images were taken of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014, during the comet's close flyby of Mars and the spacecraft.
PIA18618:
First Resolved Image of a Long-Period Comet's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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These two infrared images of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA15291:
Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from an animiation of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the comet passed near the red planet on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA19043:
Mars Curiosity Rover Views Comet Siding Spring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These spectrograms from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter show the intensity of radar echo in Mars' far-northern ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014.
PIA18859:
Radar-Detected Change in Martian Near-Polar Ionosphere After Comet's Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer
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These eight graphs present data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer on NASA's MAVEN orbiter identifying ions of different metals added to the Martian atmosphere shortly after comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sped close to Mars.
PIA18858:
Ions of Eight Metals from Comet Dust Detected in Mars Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These plots portray data from radar sounding of Mars' mid-latitude ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014. The data are from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
PIA18860:
Change in Mars' Mid-Latitude Ionosphere After Comet Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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A comparison of two radargrams from the SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows effects on the Martian ionosphere from the close passage of a comet.
PIA18861:
Radar Indication of Effect of Comet Flyby on Martian Ionosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
PIA18862:
Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Five images of comet Siding Spring taken within a 35-minute period as it passed near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014, provide information about the size of the comet's nucleus. The images were acquired by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18863:
Mars Orbiter Sizes Up Passing Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS)
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This graphic depicts what Mars' atmosphere would have looked like to a viewer with ultraviolet-seeing eyes after a meteor shower on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18864:
Emission from Ionized Magnesium in Mars' Atmosphere After Comet Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this spectrum for comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring during the comet's close approach to Mars.
PIA18865:
Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Shows Dusty Comet's Spectrum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft scanning the upper atmosphere of Mars. IUVS uses limb scans to map the chemical makeup and vertical structure across Mars' upper atmosphere.
PIA18856:
Artist's Concept of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from dust particles released by a passing comet on Oct. 19, 2014. The graphed data are from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
PIA18857:
Comet Meteor Shower Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
PIA19045:
Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
PIA19044:
Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This illustration portrays possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere.
PIA19088:
Possible Methane Sources and Sinks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This illustration portrays some of the reasons why finding organic chemicals on Mars is challenging. Whatever organic chemicals may be produced on Mars or delivered to Mars face several possible modes of being transformed or destroyed.
PIA19091:
Mars Has Ways to Make Organics Hard to Find
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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THEMIS Images as Art #17
PIA05462:
THEMIS Images as Art #17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a location close to Mars' equator, near the southern edge of a low, broad volcanic feature called Syrtis Major.
PIA03823:
Syrtis Major
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The eastern rim of this unnamed crater in Claritas Fossae is very degraded, as seen in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey, indicating that it's very ancient and has been subjected to erosion and bombardment from impactors such as asteroids and comets.
PIA03833:
Claritas Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The eastern rim of this unnamed crater in Southern Arabia Terra, imaged by NASA's Mars Odyssey, is very degraded, indicating that it's an ancient crater that's been subjected to erosion and bombardment from impactors such as asteroids and comets.
PIA03788:
Degraded Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This synthesized composite of NASA Hubble Space Telescope images captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet.
PIA17802:
Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars (Synthesized Image)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, shows a cratered highland region called Arabia Terra. The center right side of the image shows a branch of the valley network Naktong Vallis cutting into the eastern rim of an unnamed crater.
PIA03762:
Naktong Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft captures two channels (Nirgal Vallis is the smaller sinuous channel on the left and Uzboi Vallis is the larger channel located in the lower right) and Luki Crater located in the upper right.
PIA03765:
Uzboi Vallis, Nirgal Vallis, and Luki Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-09 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's depiction shows the close encounter between comet Siding Sprng and Mars in 2014. The comet's powerful magnetic field temporarily merged with, and overwhelmed, the planet's weak magnetic field.
PIA20321:
Passing Comet Affects Magnetic Field at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-21 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Craters with Dark Halos on Mercury
PIA10602:
Craters with Dark Halos on Mercury
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-26 Mercury MESSENGER
MASCS
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As NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft approached Mercury, the UVVS field of view was scanned across the planet's exospheric tail, which is produced by the solar wind pushing Mercury's exosphere (the planet's extremely thin atmosphere) outward.
PIA11076:
Exploring Mercury's "Tail"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-20 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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This Erosion
PIA14202:
This Erosion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-28 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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I Melt With You
PIA14843:
I Melt With You
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-29 Mercury MESSENGER
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Model of Polar Ice Deposit Formation
PIA16519:
Model of Polar Ice Deposit Formation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Oblique Impacts in Color
PIA17415:
Oblique Impacts in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-24 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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On January 14, 2008, NASA's MESSENGER flew by Mercury and snapped images of a large portion of the surface that had not been previously seen by spacecraft including numerous craters.
PIA10191:
Counting Mercury's Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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On January 14, 2008, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft observed about half of the hemisphere missed by Mariner 10.
PIA10172:
MESSENGER's First Look at Mercury's Previously Unseen Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Mira Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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New ultraviolet images from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of 'seeds' for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
PIA09958:
Mira Soars Through the Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Mira Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered an exceptionally long comet-like tail of material trailing behind Mira -- a star that has been studied thoroughly for about 400 years.
PIA09961:
Mira's Tail There All Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 six minutes before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 a.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA12224:
Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-10 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The central peak and fractured floor of Compton crater as imaged by the LROC Narrow Angle Camera onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at dusk, image width is ~1720 meters.
PIA12887:
The Fractured Floor of Compton
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-31 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This is a view from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of a very young impact crater in Balmer basin. The dark streamers are impact melt splashes thrown out during the crater formation.
PIA12901:
Recent Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-23 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a view of boulders, on the floor of Rutherfurd crater, about to disappear into the shadows of dusk.
PIA12929:
Cluster of Farside Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the spectacularly preserved viscous flow on the NE rim of Byrgius A crater.
PIA12949:
Out of the Shadows: Impact Melt Flow at Byrgius A Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Bouldery Crater near Mare Australe
PIA14421:
Bouldery Crater near Mare Australe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-11 P/2010 B2 (WISE) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The red smudge at the center of this image is the first comet discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The comet is a dusty mass of ice and parades around the sun every 4.7 years.
PIA12449:
First Comet Seen by WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-23 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Phoebe Hi-Resolution Mosaic
PIA06073:
Phoebe Hi-Resolution Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-12 Phoebe Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Battered Moon
PIA06066:
Battered Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This perspective view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows the western half of Rhea's second largest impact basin, Tirawa. The broad arcuate scarp cutting across scene center is the battered rim of Tirawa.
PIA12856:
Edge of Tirawa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's concept of Saturn's rings and major icy moons. Saturn's rings make up an enormous, complex structure. From edge-to-edge, the ring system would not even fit in the distance between Earth and the Moon.
PIA03550:
Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Tilting Saturn's Rings
PIA12820:
Tilting Saturn's Rings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Alternating light and dark bands, extending a great distance across Saturnís D and C rings taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft one month before the planetís August 2009 equinox.
PIA11664:
Extensive Spiral Corrugations
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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A Twisted Tale
PIA08325:
A Twisted Tale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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New insights into the nature of Saturnís rings are revealed in this panoramic mosaic of 15 images taken during the planetís August 2009 equinox, taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter.
PIA11670:
Ring Scan Spilling Secrets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic, part of a larger mosaic of images captured by NASA's Cassini Orbiter just hours before exact equinox at Saturn, shows that the spiral corrugation in the planetís inner rings continues right up to the inner B ring.
PIA11671:
Inner B Ring Terminus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows three of the many fragments making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3. The picture also provides the best look yet at the crumbling comet's trail of debris.
PIA08438:
Comet Stepping Stones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-10 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the broken Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 skimming along a trail of debris left during its multiple trips around the sun.
PIA08452:
A Million Comet Pieces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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An artist's concept illustrates the positions of the Voyager spacecraft in relation to structures formed around our Sun by the solar wind.
PIA04927:
Voyager Approaches Final Frontier (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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As the solar wind flows from the sun, it creates a bubble in space known as the 'heliosphere' around our solar system. The heliosphere is the region of space under the influence of our sun.
PIA12310:
The Bubble of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. NASA's spacecraft, which rose from Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history.
PIA17046:
Voyager Goes Interstellar (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on June 30, 2005, Universal Time. The comet was bright and condensed.
PIA02118:
X-ray Eyes on Tempel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-18 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Hale Telescope 200-inch
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The high speed of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft causes it to appear as a long streak across the sky in the constellation Virgo during the 10-minute exposure time of this photograph taken by Mr. Palomar's 200-inch telescope.
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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On April 25, 2005 NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft obtained its first optical navigation (Op-Nav) image of comet Tempel 1. At the time the picture was taken the distance between spacecraft and comet was 64 million kilometers (39.7 million miles) away.
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-16 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image is a compilation of four images that were taken on June 13, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact. The spacecraft is 18,675,137.9 kilometers (11,604,190 miles) away from comet Tempel 1.
PIA07998:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03297:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 19, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This picture of Tempel 1 was taken by NASA's Deep Impact. Even though the spacecraft was over 10 days away from the comet when these data were acquired, it detected some of the molecules making up the comet's gas and dust envelope, or coma.
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-26 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 26, 2005.
PIA02103:
Comet Dead Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 27, 2005.
PIA02104:
On Course for a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 29, 2005.
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This display shows highly processed images of the outburst of comet Tempel 1 between June 22 and 23, 2005. The pictures were taken by NASA's Deep Impact's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 30, 2005.
PIA02113:
Headed Toward the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on July 1, 2005.
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image from NASA TV shows the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 from Deep Impact's flyby's high-resolution imager.
PIA02119:
Tempel 1 Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4)., 2005.
PIA02120:
Face-to-Face With a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02121:
Bull's Eye!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 six minutes before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 a.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02124:
Before the Crash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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These pictures of comet Tempel 1 were taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They show the comet before and after it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe.
PIA02122:
Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows the view from NASA's Deep Impact's probe 30 minutes before it was pummeled by comet Tempel 1. The picture's brightness has been enhanced to show the jets of dust streaming away from the comet.
PIA02126:
Blinded by the Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 5 minutes before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02127:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 90 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02128:
So Close You Can Almost Touch It
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 30 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02129:
Untouched Tempel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Tempel 1 EPOXI
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This frame from a movie begins with the launch of NASA's Deep Impact on Jan. 12, 2005, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. On July 4, 2005, the mission released a probe into Comet Tempel 1, revealing its pristine, inner material.
PIA13546:
EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows the nuclei of comets Tempel 1 and Hartley 2, as imaged by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, which continued as an extended mission known as EPOXI.
PIA13629:
Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-27 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image is the first taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft's navigation camera. The observations were made on Jan. 18 and 19, 2011. Stardust will fly within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of the comet's nucleus.
PIA13829:
NASA Comet Hunter Spots its Valentine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission, which will fly by comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13847:
Stardust-NExt (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-14 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image was taken by NASA's Stardust navigation camera 42 hours before its encounter with comet Tempel 1. The spacecraft is due to encounter the comet in the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13851:
NASA Spacecraft Hours from Comet Encounter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-15 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13853:
Comet Tempel 1 as Seen by NASA's Stardust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13855:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13856:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).
PIA13859:
Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13857:
Comet Tempel 1, in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows a before-and-after comparison of the area on comet Tempel 1 targeted by an impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13858:
Deep Impact's Effect on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.
PIA13860:
Four Views of Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows a side of the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 that has never been seen before; three terraces of different elevations are visible, with dark, banded scarps, or slopes, separating them.
PIA13861:
New Territory on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13862:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Annotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13863:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This series of images shows the area where NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. The view zooms in as the images progress from top left to right, and then bottom left to right.
PIA13868:
Before the Deep Impact Collision
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