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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view of a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, results from advance testing of arm positions and camera pointings for taking a low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA19810:
Test Rover at JPL During Preparation for Mars Rover's Low-Angle Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, prepare NASA's InSight spacecraft for vibration testing as part of assuring that it is ready for the rigors of launch from Earth and flight to Mars.
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Preparing NASA's InSight Spacecraft for Vibration Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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The heat shield is suspended above the rest of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this image taken July 13, 2015. The gray cone is the back shell, which together with the heat shield forms a protective aeroshell around the stowed InSight lander.
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InSight Aeroshell Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, NASA's InSight Mars lander is stowed inside the inverted back shell of the spacecraft's protective aeroshell. It was taken July 13, 2015, in a clean room of spacecraft assembly and test facilities at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19813:
NASA's InSight Lander in Spacecraft's Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, a spacecraft specialist prepares NASA's InSight spacecraft for thermal vacuum testing in the flight system's 'cruise' configuration for its 2016 flight to Mars.
PIA19812:
Preparing NASA's InSight for Space Simulation Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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This artist's concept from August 2015 depicts NASA's InSight Mars lander fully deployed for studying the deep interior of Mars. The mission will launch during the period March 4 to March 30, 2016, and land on Mars Sept. 28, 2016.
PIA19811:
Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-05 696x886x3
A laboratory-created 'chemical garden' made of a combination of black iron sulfide and orange iron hydroxide/oxide is shown in this photo. Chemical gardens are a nickname for chimney-like structures that form at bubbling vents on the seafloor.
PIA19835:
Patchwork 'Chemical Garden'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-05 2117x2220x3
This photo simulation shows a laboratory-created 'chemical garden,' which is a chimney-like structure found at bubbling vents on the seafloor. Some researchers think life on Earth might have got its start at structures like these billions of years ago.
PIA19834:
Harnessing Electricity from 'Chemical Gardens'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-17 Pluto New Horizons
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Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.
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Artist's Concept of the Interaction of the Solar Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-17 Dawn
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This artist concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft above dwarf planet Ceres, as seen in images from the mission.
PIA19598:
Dawn Fires Its Engine Above Ceres (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-09 Pluto New Horizons
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This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.
PIA19703:
NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-09 1000x1250x3
This cartoon shows how magnetic waves, called Alfvén S-waves, propagate outward from the base of black hole jets. The jet is a flow of charged particles, called a plasma, which is launched by a black hole.
PIA19822:
Magnetic Black Hole Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Juno
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. Launched in 2011, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
PIA19639:
Juno's Arrival at Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 InSight
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The full-scale mock-up of NASA's MarCO spacecraft held by Farah Alibay, a systems engineer for the project, is dwarfed by the one-half-scale model of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter behind her.
PIA19671:
Size Contrast for Mars CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 InSight
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO technology demonstration display a full-scale mechanical mock-up of the small craft in development as part of NASA's next mission to Mars.
PIA19389:
Model of Mars-Bound MarCO CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
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Team RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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The spindly appearance of JPL's RoboSimian was somewhat unique among competitors in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, as most were bipedal walkers.
PIA19328:
RoboSimian at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Following each competition run, spectators at the event were able to get a close-up look at the robot competitors and meet the teams who built them.
PIA19327:
Meeting RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Using a cordless power drill, RoboSimian cuts a hole into a panel of drywall to complete one of the tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19326:
RoboSimian Cuts Hole in Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian drives a four-wheeled vehicle through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19325:
RoboSimian Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian exits its vehicle following a brief drive through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19324:
RoboSimian Exits Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
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LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The science deck of NASA's InSight lander is being turned over in this April 29, 2015, photo from InSight assembly and testing operations inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
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Turning the InSight Lander's Science Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are reaching up to guide lowering of the parachute cone for installation onto NASA's InSight spacecraft. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
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Installing the InSight Spacecraft's Parachute Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This photo shows the upper side of the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft as specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, attach it to the spacecraft's back shell. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
PIA19668:
Top View of InSight's Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are preparing to attach the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft to the top of the spacecraft's back shell in this April 29, 2015, photo.
PIA19667:
Lowering InSight's Cruise Stage onto Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, the back shell of NASA's InSight spacecraft is being lowered onto the mission's lander, which is folded into its stowed configuration.
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Lowering Back Shell onto Stowed InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, run a test of deploying the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander in this April 30, 2015 image.
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Solar-Array Deployment Test for InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. The image was taken on April 30, 2015.
PIA19664:
InSight Lander in Mars-Surface Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This parachute testing for NASA's InSight mission to Mars was conducted inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in February 2015.
PIA19405:
Parachute Testing for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this February 2015 scene from a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, specialists are building the heat shield to protect NASA's InSight spacecraft when it is speeding through the Martian atmosphere.
PIA19404:
Heat Shield Construction for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are working on NASA's InSight spacecraft in this January 2015 scene from the mission's assembly and testing phase.
PIA19403:
InSight Cruise Stage and Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The Mars lander that NASA's InSight mission will use for investigating how rocky planets formed and evolved is being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19402:
InSight Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
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The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-04 Mars 720x412x3
This graphic depicts the relative shapes and distances from Mars for five active orbiter missions plus the planet's two natural satellites. It illustrates the potential for intersections of the spacecraft orbits.
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Diverse Orbits Around Mars (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Earth 1271x679x3
This simulated image shows how a cloud of glitter in geostationary orbit would be illuminated and controlled by two laser beams. As the cloud orbits Earth, grains scatter the sun's light at different angles like many tiny prisms.
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Orbiting Rainbows Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
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Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.
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AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.
PIA19314:
Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.
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RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 InSight
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In the weeks after NASA's InSight mission reaches Mars in September 2016, the lander's arm will lift two science instruments off the deck and place them onto the ground.
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Testing for Instrument Deployment by InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-26 MESSENGER
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MESSENGER's Encounter With A Star
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MESSENGER's Encounter With A Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is being prepared for liftoff. Launch is scheduled for Jan. 29.
PIA19137:
Sunset at Vandenberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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At Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission satellite is lifted up the side of a mobile service tower for mating to its Delta II rocket.
PIA19136:
Going Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite is transported across Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Space Launch Complex 2, where it will be mated to a Delta II rocket for launch, targeted for Jan. 29.
PIA19135:
Satellite in a Can
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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In the Astrotech payload processing facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians secure a transportation canister around NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft for its move to the launch pad.
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SMAP Gets Ready to Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-21 Earth SMAP
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Artist's rendering of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The width of the region scanned on Earth's surface during each orbit is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers).
PIA19133:
Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-20 Earth SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft is lowered onto the Delta II payload attach structure in the Astrotech payload processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in preparation for launch, to take place no sooner than Jan. 29.
PIA19132:
NASA's SMAP is Readied for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Robotics researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, stand with robots RoboSimian and Surrogate, both built at JPL.
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The JPL Team Behind RoboSimian and Surrogate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Surrogate, nicknamed 'Surge,' is a robot designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18792:
JPL's Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian is an ape-like robot that moves around on four limbs designed. It was designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18791:
RoboSimian Gets Ready for Competition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian and Surrogate are robots that were designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18790:
JPL's RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image depicts how a mountain inside a Mars' Gale Crater might have formed. At left, the crater fills with layers of sediment. Yellow is for deposits in alluvial fans, deltas, and drifts during both wet and dry periods.
PIA19079:
Sedimentation and Erosion in Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images reconstructs the geology of the region around Mars' Mount Sharp, where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed and is now driving. The images were taken on Earth and have been altered for the illustration.
PIA19078:
Sediment Accumulation in Dry and Wet Periods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This diagram depicts a vertical cross section through geological layers deposited by rivers, deltas and lakes. Deposits from a series of successive deltas build out increasingly high in elevation as they migrate toward the center of the basin.
PIA19073:
Multiple Deltas Built Out Over Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This diagram depicts rivers entering a lake. Where the water's flow decelerates, sediments drop out, and a delta forms, depositing a prism of sediment that tapers out toward the lake's interior.
PIA19071:
How a Delta Forms Where River Meets Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 InSight
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Technicians in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver prepare NASA's InSight Mars lander for propulsion proof and leak testing on Oct. 31, 2014. Following the test, the lander was moved to another clean room for start of the mission's ATLO phase.
PIA18884:
Work on NASA's InSight Lander Starts New Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
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This artist's concept of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is from an animation showing the upcoming deployment of Philae and its subsequent science operations on the surface of the comet.
PIA18891:
Philae's Descent and Science of the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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 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 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
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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 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 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 2014-11-06 CIBER
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A time-lapse photograph of the CIBER rocket launch, taken from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in 2013. This was the last of four launches of the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER).
PIA18853:
CIBER Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 CIBER
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Observations from NASA's Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment, or CIBER, have shown a surprising surplus of infrared light filling the spaces between galaxies.
PIA18850:
Measuring the Tip of Cosmic Icebergs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 SMAP
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft is slowly lowered into place in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA18828:
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Lowered into Place
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-14 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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Three views of an escaping atmosphere around Mars, obtained by NASA's MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, are shown here.
PIA18613:
Ultraviolet Views of Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Mars 1000x1000x3
Comet Siding Spring will have a close approach to Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. This artist's concept shows people in the Southern Hemisphere where to look for Mars in the night sky. Mars and the comet may be visible with binoculars.
PIA18612:
View of Comet Siding Spring from Southern Hemisphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Mars 2560x1600x3
This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars orbiters lining up behind the Red Planet for their 'duck and cover' maneuver to shield them from comet dust that may result from the close flyby of comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18611:
Mars Orbiters 'Duck and Cover' for Comet Siding Spring Flyby (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-26 Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL)
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Members of the Cold Atom Laboratory team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are seen here with their ground-based testbed, which can reliably create a Bose-Einstein condensate.
PIA18787:
Cold Atom Laboratory Team Displays Ground-Based Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-26 Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL)
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This sequence of false-color images shows the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in the Cold Atom Laboratory prototype at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the temperature gets progressively closer to absolute zero.
PIA18786:
Forming a Bose-Einstein Condensate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-21 Mars MAVEN
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This image shows an artist concept of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
PIA18811:
MAVEN (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth 1537x2148x3
The Surrogate robot ('Surge'), built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., is being developed in order to extend humanity's reach into hazardous environments to perform tasks such as using environmental test equipment.
PIA18667:
Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-14 4000x3000x3
A researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, holds a prototype of a solar panel array that folds up in the style of origami.
PIA18666:
Researcher With Solar Array
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-14 5184x3456x3
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, collaborated to construct a prototype of a solar panel array that folds up in the style of origami, to make for easier deployment.
PIA18655:
Power Origami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-14 5184x3456x3
A Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, unfolds a solar panel array that was designed using the principles of origami.
PIA18654:
Unfolded Solar Array
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18665:
Integration and Test Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is pictured in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to shipment.
PIA18664:
Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18662:
OPALS Integration and Test Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is seen in the SpaceX Dragon trunk following second stage separation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 18, 2014.
PIA18661:
Second Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team at Kennedy Space Center's Space Launch Complex-40 on April 14, 2014, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying OPALS in the background.
PIA18660:
OPALS Operations Team At Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team is seen at the Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station during an operations planning retreat on February 13, 2014.
PIA18659:
OPALS Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) stowed in the SpaceX Dragon trunk on April 22, 2014, two days after docking with the International Space Station.
PIA18658:
OPALS Stowed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 2020 Mars Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This illustration depicts the mechanism and conceptual research targets for an instrument named SHERLOC, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18407:
Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 2020 Mars Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This diagram depicts the sensor head of the Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry, or PIXL, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18406:
X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 2020 Mars Rover
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This diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18405:
Payload for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a regional cross-section of the ice shell underlying Enceladus' south polar terrain, illustrating our current knowledge of the physical and thermal structure and processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17190:
What Lies Beneath: Regional View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a cross-section of the ice shell immediately beneath one of Enceladus' geyser-active fractures, illustrating the physical and thermal structure and the processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17189:
What Lies Beneath: Close Up View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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