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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Spitzer Space Telescope
Subaru Telescope
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Millions of galaxies populate the patch of sky known as the COSMOS field, short for Cosmic Evolution Survey, a portion of which is shown here. Even the smallest dots in this image are galaxies, some up to 12 billion light-years away.
PIA18472:
Take a Splash Into the Cosmos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This view of the 'belly' and part of the 'head' of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko indicates several morphologically different regions as seen by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
PIA18429:
Distinct Terrains on Rosetta's Comet
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.59 MB)     JPEG (367.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On the night of Sept. 6, 2014 NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft observed the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun, Iceland. Partially covered by clouds, this scene shows the extent of the lava flows that have been erupting.
PIA18802:
Progress of Icelandic Lava Flows Charted by NASA's EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Europa Galileo
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Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the subduction process.
PIA18428:
Plate Tectonics on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This topography map shows a portion of the Gale Crater region on Mars, where NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed on August 6, 2014. The rover (marked with a star) is currently headed toward 'Pahrump Hills.'
PIA18474:
Slopes of Mount Sharp
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.26 MB)     JPEG (1.023 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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The route of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover up the slopes of Mount Sharp on Mars is indicated in yellow in this image. The rover's current position is marked with a star. This new route provides excellent access to many features in the 'Murray Formation.'
PIA18475:
Curiosity's Next Steps
Full Resolution:     TIFF (25.25 MB)     JPEG (1.735 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the western flank of Pavonis Mons.
PIA18706:
Pavonis Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shows the 'Amargosa Valley,' on the slopes leading up to Mount Sharp on Mars. The rover is headed toward the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop.
PIA18473:
Curiosity Marches Onward and Upward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Ma'adim Vallis, which is a large channel that enters Gusev Crater from the south.
PIA18703:
Ma'adim Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The hills in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Avernus Colles.
PIA18704:
Avernus Colles
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.184 MB)     JPEG (403 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This scene from the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of 2014.
PIA18604:
Rover Tracks in Northward View Along West Rim of Endeavour
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This false-color scene from the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of 2014.
PIA18605:
Rover Tracks in Northward View Along West Rim of Endeavour, False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This stereo 3D scene from the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back toward part of the west rim of Endeavour Crater that the rover drove along, heading southward, during the summer of 2014.
PIA18606:
Rover's Tracks in Stereo View Along Rim of Endeavour Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of Aeolis Mensae, a complex region of hills, plateaus and graben.
PIA18705:
Aeolis Mensae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Eridania is the name of topographically enclosed basin located in the Southern highlands of Mars that has been suggested to be the site of a large ancient lake or inland sea. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18804:
Chaos in Eridania Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Vinogradov, an old, 224-kilometer diameter, heavily degraded impact crater in southern Margaritifer Terra.
PIA18805:
Mysterious Light-Toned Deposit in Vinogradov Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The tropics of Mars are commonly littered with small bright ripples that were somehow shaped by the wind. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter might provide a valuable clue to the formation of transverse aeolian ridges (TARs) elsewhere on Mars.
PIA18806:
Banded TARs in Iapygia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Lava flows south of Arsia Mons in Daedalia Planum transition from younger flows with elongated, sinuous morphologies to the northeast, to older, broader lobes and sheet flows to the southwest. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA18807:
Overlapping Lobate Lava Flows in Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This portion of a color mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shows strata exposed along the margins of the valleys in the 'Pahrump Hills' region on Mars.
PIA18476:
Martian Layers Thicker on Top
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A swept Martian rock called 'Bonanza King' can be seen in this image take by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. This rock is located across the boundary that defines the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA18477:
A Bonanza of Clues About Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The 'Bonanza King' rock on Mars, pictured here, was tapped by the drill belonging to NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The tapping resulted in sand piling up on the rock after drilling, showing the rock was not firmly in place.
PIA18478:
Loose Rock Leads to Incomplete Drilling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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Data from the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity show an unusual enrichment of silicon in the rocks dubbed 'Wildrose' and 'Bonanza King,' relative to other rocks studied at Gale Crater on Mars.
PIA18479:
Martian Rocks Rich in Silicon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.739 MB)     JPEG (134.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This mosaic, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the planned route (in yellow) of NASA's Curiosity rover from 'Pahrump Hills' at the base of Mount Sharp, through the 'Murray Formation.'
PIA18780:
Curiosity Rover Planned Route
Full Resolution:     TIFF (57.42 MB)     JPEG (3.739 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This is a map of lower Mount Sharp on Mars, showing the major geologic units identified from orbit. The rocks of the 'Murray Formation,' mapped in green, likely represent the oldest layers of Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity rover will explore.
PIA18781:
Map of Lower Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This cross-section graphic provides an interpretation of the geologic relationship between the 'Murray Formation,' the crater floor sediments, and the hematite ridge.
PIA18782:
Geologic Cross-Section
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.
PIA18783:
'Murray Buttes' Mesa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.
PIA18784:
Bands on the 'Murray Formation'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
PIA18785:
Geological Transition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The region of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows several different flow surfaces, including platy and lobate. These flows are part of Daedalia Planum.
PIA18707:
Volcanic Flow Surfaces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Staring at the Sea, Staring at the Sand. The smooth, rolling terrain in this high resolution image from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft looks almost like sand dunes or ripples on a beach.
PIA18800:
Staring at the Sea, Staring at the Sand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-10 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Crossing Paths. At the left edge of this color view is a relatively fresh crater as seen by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft.
PIA18803:
Crossing Paths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-12 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Hemingway crater is seen in this color view of Mercury's surface as seen by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. Hemingway is the 130-km (81-mile) diameter crater with a relatively brown floor and small patch of dark blue in its center.
PIA18808:
Hemingway's Color
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.111 MB)     JPEG (262.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-08 Pan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's innermost moon Pan orbits the giant planet seemingly alone in a ring gap its own gravity creates. This image was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, this image.
PIA18281:
Pan Alone in the Gap
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