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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-18 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Hale Telescope 200-inch
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Deep Impact on Its Way
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-21 Deep Impact
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NASA's Deep Impact awaits launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2005.
PIA07292:
Deep Impact on Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Circus Maximus
PIA07365:
Circus Maximus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Impact Crater with Ejecta Blanket
PIA07368:
Impact Crater with Ejecta Blanket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Scientists Contemplate Tilting of Rock Layers on Mars
PIA07829:
Scientists Contemplate Tilting of Rock Layers on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-20 HD 69830 Spitzer Space Telescope
Infrared Spectrograph (IRS)
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This graph of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope demonstrates that the dust around a nearby star called HD 69830 (upper line) has a very similar composition to that of Comet Hale-Bopp.
PIA07852:
Super-Comet or Big Asteroid Belt?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-26 M11 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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On April 7, 2005, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft's Impactor Target Sensor camera recorded this image of M11, the Wild Duck cluster, a galactic open cluster located 6 thousand light years away.
PIA07878:
Wild Duck Cluster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Deep Impact Spots Quarry
PIA07879:
Deep Impact Spots Quarry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This artist's concept gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater.
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-16 Tempel 1 Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1 m Telescope
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Kitt Peak Observes Comet
PIA07881:
Kitt Peak Observes Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-30 Carina Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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These false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the 'South Pillar' region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula.
PIA03515:
All Pillars Point to Eta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept)
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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Deep Impact View of 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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Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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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Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-19 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Tempel Poses Next to a Star
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft on June 20, 2005. The object on the right is a star.
PIA02100:
Getting Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Capturing the Coma
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-25 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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I Spy a Comet!
PIA02102:
I Spy a Comet!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-26 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Comet Dead Ahead
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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On Course for a Comet
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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Cometary 'Sneeze'
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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Closing in on a Comet
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Headed Toward the Light
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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Less Than Three Days Away!
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Comet Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's animation depicts one of the most widely accepted theories pertaining to the origin of comets. This image is courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA02107:
Genesis of a Comet (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Comet 720x573x3
It Happens in a Flash
PIA02108:
It Happens in a Flash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
PIA02115:
Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Impactor Eyes Comet Target
PIA02116:
Impactor Eyes Comet Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Journey to a Comet (Animation)
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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X-ray Eyes on Tempel
PIA02118:
X-ray Eyes on Tempel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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Tempel 1 Nucleus
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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Face-to-Face With a Comet
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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Bull's Eye!
PIA02121:
Bull's Eye!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
PIA02122:
Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
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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 shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 on July 3, 2005. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact.
PIA02123:
Gone in a Flash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Before the Crash
PIA02124:
Before the 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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We're Going In!
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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Blinded by the Jets
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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Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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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So Close You Can Almost Touch It
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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Untouched Tempel
PIA02129:
Untouched Tempel
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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 movie was taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) 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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When NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with Tempel 1, a bright, small flash was created, which rapidly expanded above the surface of the comet. This flash lasted for more than a second.
PIA02131:
Moment of Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Infrared Spectrometer
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This image composite shows comet Tempel 1 in infrared light . The infrared picture highlights the warm, or sunlit, side of the comet, where NASA's Deep Impact probe later hit.
PIA02132:
Sunny Side of a Comet
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image shows the view from NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet.
PIA02133:
Looking Back at a Job Well Done
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
PIA02134:
Capturing the Flash 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 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 on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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Autonomous Navigation System
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This image shows how NASA's Deep Impact's impactor targeted comet Tempel 1 as the spacecraft made its final approach in the early morning hours of July 4, 2005.
PIA02136:
A Cyber-Astronaut's Final Moves
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated NASA's Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft.
PIA02137:
Tempel Alive with Light
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image of the surface of comet Tempel 1 was taken about 20 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe crashed into the comet on July 3, 2005. This particular region contains the impact site.
PIA02138:
Wipe Out
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 about 50 minutes after NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. The impact site is located on the far side of the comet in this view.
PIA02139:
Comet Tempel's Silhouette
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft took this image after it turned around to capture last shots of a receding comet Tempel 1. Earlier, the mission's probe had smashed into the surface of Tempel 1.
PIA02140:
Tempel Fades into Night Animation Icon
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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The image depicts the first moments after NASA's Deep Impact's probe interfaced with comet Tempel 1. The illuminated, and possibly incandescent, debris is expanding from the impact site.
PIA02141:
First Contact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
PIA03550:
Saturn's Rings (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-30 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
Cosmic Dust Analyzer
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Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
PIA03553:
Water Vapor & Particles Over Enceladus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-07 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Secondary Craters
PIA03019:
Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-20 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows microscopic crystals in the dusty disk surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.' The crystals, made up of a green mineral found on Earth called olivine, are thought to help seed the formation of planets.
PIA03048:
Sowing the Seeds of Planets? (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-03 Stardust
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Artist's rendering of NASA’s Stardust returning to Earth. Stardust is the first U.S. space mission dedicated to the exploration of a comet, and the first robotic mission designed to return extraterrestrial material from outside the orbit of the Moon.
PIA03181:
Stardust Returns to Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Stardust spacecraft. The spacecraft was launched on February 7, 1999, from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, aboard a Delta II rocket.
PIA03182:
Stardust Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Stardust spacecraft. The spacecraft was launched on February 7, 1999, from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, aboard a Delta II rocket.
PIA03183:
Stardust Comet Wild 2 Encounter (Artist's Concept)
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In an experiment using a special air gun, particles are shot into aerogel at high velocities. Closeup of particles leaving a carrot-shaped trail in the aerogel are shown here. Aerogel was used on NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03186:
Particle Tracks in Aerogel
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.625 MB)     JPEG (44.44 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 643
PIA03613:
Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 643
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Panoramic Camera
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Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 668
PIA03615:
Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 668
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-09 Helix Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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The Helix nebula exhibits complex structure on the smallest visible scales. It is composed of gaseous shells and disks puffed out by a dying sun-like star.
PIA03294:
The Infrared Helix
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Infrared Spectrometer (IRS)
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This artist's concept illustrates a comet being torn to shreds around a dead star, or white dwarf, called G29-38. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a cloud of dust around this white dwarf that may have been generated from comet disruption.
PIA03652:
Comet 'Bites the Dust' Around Dead Star (Artist Concept)
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Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. Here, the capsule is being lifted at the landing site.
PIA03670:
Lifting Sample Return Capsule
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Stardust Capsule
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This image shows the return capsule inside a protective covering. The capsule, which landed at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time), contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03671:
Stardust Sample Return
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Closeup view of a cometary impact (upper right) into aerogel was inspected by scientists at a laboratory at the Johnson Space Center hours after NASA's Stardust Sample Return Canister was delivered to the Johnson Space Center.
PIA03683:
View of a Cometary Impact Into Aerogel
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This image shows the tracks left by two comet particles after they impacted NASA's Stardust spacecraft's comet dust collector. The collector is made up of a low-density glass material called aerogel.
PIA02188:
Making Celestial Tracks
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This image illustrates one of several ways scientists have begun extracting comet particles from NASA'a Stardust spacecraft's collector. First, a particle and its track are cut out of the collector material, called aerogel.
PIA02189:
Slice of Comet Dust
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This image shows a comet particle collected by NASA’s Stardust spacecraft. The particle is made up of the silicate mineral forsterite, also known as peridot in its gem form.
PIA02190:
Piece of a Comet
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This image from NASA shows a particle impact on the aluminum frame that holds the aerogel tiles. The debris from the impact shot into the adjacent aerogel tile producing the explosion pattern of ejecta framents captured in the material.
PIA02191:
Comet Ejecta in Aerogel
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.282 MB)     JPEG (117.3 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.99 MB)     JPEG (1.157 MB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.99 MB)     JPEG (1.795 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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The potential planet-forming disk (or 'protoplanetary disk') of a sun-like star is being violently ripped away by the powerful winds of a nearby hot O-type star in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA01319:
A Star's Close Encounter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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A Twisted Tale
PIA08325:
A Twisted Tale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-12 Helix Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS)
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.
PIA09178:
Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that mature planetary systems -- dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets -- are more frequent around close-knit twin, or binary, stars than single stars like our sun.
PIA09228:
Alien Sunset (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's image depicts a faraway solar system like our own except for one big difference. Planets and asteroids circle around not one, but two suns. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such solar systems may be common in the universe.
PIA09229:
Two Suns Raise Family of Planetary Bodies (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist concept based on data from NASA' Spitzer Space Telescope, depicts a quadruple-star system called HD 98800. The system is approximately 10 million years old, and is located 150 light-years away in the constellation TW Hydrae.
PIA09939:
Evidence for Strange Stellar Family (Artist Concept)
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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 2007-10-03 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception shows a binary-star, or two-star, system, called HD 113766, where astronomers suspect a rocky Earth-like planet is forming around one of the stars.
PIA09931:
Birth of an Earth-like Planet (Artist Xoncept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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MESSENGER's First Look at Mercury's Previously Unseen Side
PIA10172:
MESSENGER's First Look at Mercury's Previously Unseen Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-24 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Counting Mercury's Craters
PIA10191:
Counting Mercury's Craters
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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 2008-03-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
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Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry
PIA10357:
Comets and Enceladus - Similar Chemistry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-24 Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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NGC 520 is the product of a collision between two disk galaxies that started 300 million years ago. This image is part of a large collection of images of merging galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA10390:
NGC 520
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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Oudemans Crater
PIA10947:
Oudemans Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-21 1600x1600x3
This is an artist's conception of a solar-system montage of the eight planets, a comet and an asteroid.
PIA10969:
Solar System Montage with Eight Planets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-26 Mercury MESSENGER
MASCS
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Exploring Mercury's
PIA11076:
Exploring Mercury's "Tail"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-13 Holmes Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this picture of comet Holmes in March 2008, five months after the comet suddenly erupted and brightened a millionfold overnight.
PIA11228:
Anatomy of a Busted Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-27 Epsilon Eridani Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception shows the closest known planetary system to our own, called Epsilon Eridani. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the system hosts two asteroid belts.
PIA11375:
Double the Rubble (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-27 Epsilon Eridani Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's diagram based on observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope compares the Epsilon Eridani system to our own solar system. The two systems are structure
PIA11376:
Young Solar System in the Making (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-16 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the nasty effects of living near a group of massive stars: radiation and winds from the massive stars (white spot in center) are blasting planet-making material away from stars like our sun.
PIA11726:
Devastated Stellar Neighborhood
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