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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows where the action is taking place in galaxy NGC 1291. The outer ring, colored red, is filled with new stars that are igniting and heating up dust that glows with infrared light.
PIA18847:
Ring of Stellar Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Chandra X-ray Observatory
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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In this image of PSR B1509-58 (about 170,000 light-years from Earth), X-rays from NASA's Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope in red, green and blue.
PIA18848:
Face Illusion in the Cosmic Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18886:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18835:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Our planet emits energy as thermal infrared radiation at wavelengths we cannot normally see but can feel -- for example, if we stand close to a hot surface. This map is from NASA's ASTER GED.
PIA18833:
NASA Spacecraft Maps Earth's Global Emissivity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth ISS-RapidScat
RapidScat
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NASA's ISS-RapidScat ocean wind scatterometer viewed Hurricane Ana as it approached Hawaii. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, 2014, RapidScat observed Ana seven times. This frame is from a movie containing multiple days of observation.
PIA18834:
Hurricane Ana Viewed by NASA's ISS-RapidScat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Lava flows of Daedalia Planum can be seen at the top and bottom portions of this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The ridge and linear depression in the central part of the image are part of Mangala Fossa, a fault bounded graben.
PIA18753:
Faults and Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18591:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18592:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet (Short Exposure)
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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 2014-10-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The linear depression in the center of this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a graben - a fault bounded block of material. The graben crosses the crater and ejecta in the middle of the image.
PIA18754:
Sirenum Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a field of sand dunes located on the floor of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria. Several gullies dissect the northern rim of the crater.
PIA18755:
Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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NASA's MAVEN spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Oct. 17, 2014, two days before the comet's closest approach to Mars.
PIA18619:
MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows eroded materials on the floor of Candor Chasma.
PIA18756:
Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-23 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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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 2014-10-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The depression in the center of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a graben (fault bounded block of material). This graben is called Mangala Fossa.
PIA18757:
Mangala Fossa
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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 2014-10-20 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Alver and the Rupes
PIA18758:
Alver and the Rupes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-22 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Alver on the Edge
PIA18759:
Alver on the Edge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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The moons visible in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Pandora and Atlas, are quite small by astronomical standards, but the rings are also enormous. From one side of the planet to the other, the A ring stretches over 170,000 miles (270,000 km).
PIA18279:
Mini Moons
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