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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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A major refurbishment of the giant
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
PIA13560:
Mars Antenna Gets Legs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Late night in the desert: Goldstone's 230-foot (70-meter) antenna tracks spacecraft day and night. This photograph was taken on Jan. 11, 2012. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17790:
Goldstone 70-Meter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 111.5-foot (34-meter) Beam Waveguide tracks a spacecraft as it comes into view. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17791:
Goldstone 34-meter Beam Waveguide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Goldstone's 230-foot (70-m) antenna tracks under a full moon. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17792:
Goldstone 70-m Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-18 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Beam Wave Guide antennas at Goldstone, known as the 'Beam Waveguide Cluster.' They are located in an area at Goldstone called 'Apollo Valley.' The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located in the Mojave Desert in California, USA.
PIA17793:
Dawn in the Apollo Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-21 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
PIA04652:
New Views of Earth's Gravity Field from GRACE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
PIA03625:
Earthquake Signal Visible in GRACE Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across Africa and Europe.
PIA12104:
Global Gravity: Africa and Europe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 – Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This trio of images depicts satellite observations of declining water storage in California as seen by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites in June 2002 (left), June 2008 (center) and June 2014 (right).
PIA18816:
NASA's GRACE Sees a Drying California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12010:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft -- Crust to Core (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
MoonKAM
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This image of the far side of the lunar surface, with Earth in the background, is of crater De Forest and was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft.
PIA15514:
MoonKAM Looks Homeward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
MoonKAM
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This image of the lunar surface was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft and shows Crater Poinsot located on the northern part of the moon's far side.
PIA15515:
Far Side of Moon Imaged by MoonKAM
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the moon show the 'Bouguer' gravity anomalies as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red areas have stronger gravity, while blue areas have weaker gravity.
PIA16578:
Gravity of the Moon's Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue areas indicate stronger gradients due to underlying mass anomalies.
PIA16579:
GRAIL's Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show the gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission, highlighting a population of linear gravity anomalies.
PIA16580:
Linear Gravity Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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A profile across one of the linear gravity anomalies found by NASA's GRAIL mission shows that it has higher gravity than the surroundings.
PIA16583:
GRAIL Identifies Moon Dikes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16585:
Lunar Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon from the Lunar Prospector mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16586:
Moon Gravity Field Using Prospector Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16587:
GRAIL's Gravity Field of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
PIA16588:
Closer Look at Lunar Highland Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
PIA16620:
Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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Map of Moon's Crust
PIA16621:
Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
PIA16622:
GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This graphic highlights locations on the moon NASA considers 'lunar heritage sites' and the path NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft will take on their final flight.
PIA16494:
Lunar Heritage Sites and GRAIL's Final Mile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Earth Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
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Global map of crustal thickness of the moon derived from gravity data obtained by NASA's GRAIL spacecraft. The lunar near side is represented on the left hemisphere. The far side is represented in the right hemisphere.
PIA17674:
Moon Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16581:
GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
PIA16582:
Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter
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This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA16584:
Moon Dike Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16600:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
PIA16493:
Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
PIA16603:
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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A view of Earth's moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. This image combines gravity gradient from NASA's GRAIL and LRO.
PIA18821:
On the West Coast of the Ocean of Storms (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA18822:
Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Moon Hubble Space Telescope
Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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Crater Copernicus
PIA01541:
Crater Copernicus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
PIA18571:
OPALS Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18574:
OPALS Fit Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes final testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18579:
OPALS Final Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18572:
OPALS on the ISS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image captures the beauty of a major alluvial fan in Tsinghai, a province located in Northwestern China. This archival image was taken from NASA's Space Shuttle in 1997 as part of its ISS EarthKAM mission.
PIA11067:
Alluvial fan in China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Hawke's Bay, one of the 12 local government regions of eastern North Island, New Zealand. It includes larger cities, such as Hastings and Napier.
PIA11014:
North Island, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The impermanent waterways shown here from NASA's EarthKAM are part of Oued Irharrhar, which appear to be carrying sulfur (yellow) and iron (red) deposits. The city of Amguid is located on these waterways, and all lie in the Mouydir Mountains in Algeria.
PIA11015:
Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
Electronic Still Camera
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The light corner of the image from NASA's EarthKAM is Lake Torrens, an ephemeral salt lake in South Australia. The twisted strata visible here is part of a rocky desert area in the Australian Outback.
PIA11016:
South Australia, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of the northern end of the Persian Gulf and the broad delta complex of the Tigris, Euphrates, Shatt al Arab, and Karun rivers has captured the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island),
PIA11021:
The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-05 Earth ISS EarthKam
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The superb natural harbor at Lisbon is a commercially important European port handling much of the import-export traffic for Portugal and Spain.
PIA11062:
Contrails over Lisbon, Portugal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-04 Earth ISS EarthKam
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM is of Sakhalin Island, located just north of Japan and east of the Khabarovski and Primorski Krai of the Russian Far East. With the Kuril Islands, it forms Sakhalin Province.
PIA11018:
Sakhalin Island, Russia
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This extraordinary image captures the meeting place of the deep waters of the Tongue of the Ocean and the much shallower, completely submerged Grand Bahama Bank. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11019:
Tongue of the Ocean and Grand Bahama Bank
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This is an image of the southern portion of the Baja California Peninsula taken by NASA's EarthKAM on February 12, 2000. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the Gulf of California to the east.
PIA11063:
Southern Tip of Baja California, Mexico
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The distinctive curve of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the greater Boston urban area are very clear of the northeastern coast of the United States in this image from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11064:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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This is an image from NASA's EarthKAM of the Rio Gurupi in the Brazilian state of Maranhao and its delta. It is the only open sea delta in the Americas and has more than 70 islands of various sizes.
PIA11065:
Delta of the Gurupi, Maracacume, and Tiriacu Rivers, Brazil
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This highly oblique image shot over northwestern part of the African continent captures the curvature of the Earth and shows its atmosphere as seen by NASA's EarthKAM. You can see clouds and even the occasional thunderhead.
PIA11066:
Oblique Shot of Earth
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas.
PIA11068:
Atlantic (maybe Caribbean Sea) Ocean and Islands
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM shows pivot irrigation near the city of As Sulayyil (Sulayel), Saudi Arabia. The edge of the Rub' al-Khali or Empty Quarter is visible in the southeast.
PIA11069:
Sand Dunes and Center-Pivot Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
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Parts of the vast Ganges delta, in fact the world's largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India as seen by NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11070:
Ganges River Delta
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This image of the Galapagos Islands captures two large shield volcanoes on Isla Isabella, the largest and least inhabited island in the Galapagos chain. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11020:
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Island
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This image from NASA's EarthKAM captures almost all of Quinghai, the largest lake in China. It is located in the Quinghai Province on the Quinghai Tibetan Plateau.
PIA11061:
Frozen Lake Quinghai Nanshan, Northern China
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The Andes Mountains, part of the Southern Cordillera formed from subduction zone volcanism at the convergent boundary of the Nazca plate and the South American plate. This image is from NASA's EarthKAM.
PIA11017:
Aracar Volcano, Andes Mountains, Argentina near Chile Border
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth ISS-RapidScat
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Artist's rendering of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument (inset), which will launch to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean surface wind speed and direction and help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring.
PIA17897:
ISS-RapidScat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth ISS-RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-21 Earth ISS-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 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
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El Niño Continues to Grow
PIA03889:
El Niño Continues to Grow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-14 Earth Jason-1
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Where is La Niña?
PIA04622:
Where is La Niña?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
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A Mostly Quiet Pacific
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
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Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-16 Earth Jason-1
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El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
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NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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El Niño: The Weak, Getting Weaker
PIA07456:
El Niño: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
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Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
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NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
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She's Back? La Niña Developing?
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niña Developing?
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