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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Herschel Space Observatory
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A small galaxy, called Sextans A, is shown here in a multi-wavelength mosaic captured by the ESA's Herschel mission. In this image, the purple shows gas; blue shows young stars and the orange and yellow dots are newly formed stars heating up dust.
PIA18846:
Sluggish Galaxy Grows Stars Slowly
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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 Comet Rosetta
Comet Infrared and Visible Analyser (CIVA)
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A composite image from a camera on ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae comet lander shows a solar array, with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the background.
PIA18826:
Rosetta Selflessly Offers Beautiful Comet Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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An annotated mosaic from the Rosetta spacecraft shows 'Site J,' the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the mission's Philae lander.
PIA18827:
Rosetta's Comet Landing Site Close Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region near Memnonia Sulci, which has been eroded by the wind to form linear ridges called yardangs. The two prominent directions of wind are recorded by the two directions of the ridges.
PIA18743:
Yardangs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of plateaus and depressions near the south polar cap.
PIA18744:
South Polar Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-14 Mars 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 2014-10-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the north wall of Valles Marineris near Melas Chasma.
PIA18745:
Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This vista from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center, as part of a northward look with the rover's tracks visible at right.
PIA18614:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This north-looking vista from NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center. This version is presented in false color, which enhances visibility of the rover's wheel tracks at right.
PIA18615:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge' (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This stereo vista from NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity shows 'Wdowiak Ridge,' from left foreground to center, as part of a northward look. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA18616:
Opportunity's Northward View of 'Wdowiak Ridge' (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The objective of this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called 'chaotic terrain' at the base of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
PIA18829:
A Light Toned Deposit in Arsinoes Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Melas Chasma is the widest segment of the Valles Marineris canyon, and is an area where NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected the presence of sulfates.
PIA18830:
Mounds of Layered Material on the West Edge of Melas Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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In the northern section of this from image NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we see flat terrain that is probably an ancient lava field. These dust avalanches are common in dust-covered regions on Mars.
PIA18831:
A Collection of Landforms in Eastern Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Most surface ice on Mars is temporary. The polar layered deposits are thick stacks of permanent water ice at each pole, and the South Polar residual cap may be a permanent (although dynamic) layer of carbon dioxide ice as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissanc
PIA18832:
Perennial Frost in a Crater on the Northern Plains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the floor of Candor Chasma.
PIA18750:
Candor Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows lava flows near Arsia Mons.
PIA18751:
Lava Flows
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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 2014-10-14 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Lermontov in 3D!
PIA18746:
Lermontov in 3D!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Buried Ice
PIA18747:
Buried Ice
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Icy View of Prokofiev
PIA18748:
Icy View of Prokofiev
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Seeing in the Dark
PIA18749:
Seeing in the Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-17 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Waters in 3D!
PIA18752:
Waters in 3D!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-13 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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Like a drop of dew hanging on a leaf, Tethys appears to be stuck to the A and F rings from this perspective of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18284:
Stuck on the Rings
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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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