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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of a meteoroid impact that was first detected by the agency's InSight lander using its seismometer. This crater was formed on Aug. 30, 2021.
PIA25411:
InSight-Detected Impact in August 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of a meteoroid impact that was later associated with a seismic event detected by the agency's InSight lander using its seismometer. This crater was formed on May 27, 2020.
PIA25410:
InSight-Detected Impact in May 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of a meteoroid impact that was first detected by the agency's InSight lander using its seismometer. This crater was formed on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA25409:
InSight-Detected Impact in February 2021
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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These craters were formed by a September 5, 2021, meteoroid impact on Mars, the first to be detected by NASA's InSight.
PIA25408:
InSight Detects an Impact for the First Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-07-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in London and surrounding areas on July 15, 2022.
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NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Overnight Heat in London
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, on June 20, 2022.
PIA25422:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Heat in Dallas and Fort Worth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-22 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) instrument recorded this image of ground surface temperatures in Houston and its environs on June 20, 2022.
PIA25421:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Shows Surface Heat in Houston
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-15 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument recorded ground temperatures around Las Vegas at 5:23 p.m. on June 10. In the city, the hottest surfaces were the dark-colored streets at more than 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius).
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NASA's ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-23 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, or in its second selfie, taken in March and April of 2019.
PIA25287:
InSight's Final Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 Mars InSight
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InSight captured this image of one of its dust-covered solar panels on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25286:
InSight's Dusty Solar Panel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 Mars InSight
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InSight's solar panels produced roughly 5,000 watt-hours each Martian day, or sol, after the spacecraft touched down in November 2018. But by spring 2022, they were only producing about 500 watt-hours each sol.
PIA25284:
InSight's Power Generation: After Landing and Spring 2022
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 InSight
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NASA's InSight lander team enjoyed this Mars-shaped cake on the first anniversary of the spacecraft's Nov. 26, 2018, landing.
PIA25283:
InSight's Mars Birthday Cake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 Mars InSight
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This infographic shows how InSight uses a seismometer and quakes to study the inner layers of Mars.
PIA25282:
How InSight Studies Mars' Inner Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-17 Mars InSight
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This video includes a seismogram and sonification of the signals recorded by NASA's InSight Mars lander, which detected an estimated magnitude 5 quake on May 4, 2022.
PIA25281:
Seismogram and Sonification of InSight's Big Martian Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-12 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument made this image of ground temperatures near Delhi, around midnight on May 5. The urban heat islands of Delhi and smaller villages peaked at 102 degrees F (39 degrees C) while nearby fields were about 40 degrees F cooler.
PIA24987:
ECOSTRESS Detects Heat Islands in Indian Heat Wave
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-09 Mars InSight
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This seismogram shows the largest quake ever detected on another planet. Estimated at magnitude 5, this quake was discovered by NASA's InSight lander on May 4, 2022.
PIA25180:
InSight's Seismogram of Big Martian Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-09 Mars InSight
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This spectrogram shows the largest quake ever detected on another planet. Estimated at magnitude 5, this quake was discovered by NASA's InSight lander on May 4, 2022.
PIA25044:
InSight's Spectrogram of Big Martian Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-27 Mars Mars Helicopter
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This image of Perseverance's backshell and parachute was collected by NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 26th flight on April 19, 2022.
PIA25219:
Rover's Backshell Seen From the Air
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-27 Mars Mars Helicopter
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Perseverance's backshell, supersonic parachute, and associated debris field is seen strewn across the Martian surface in this image captured by NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 26th flight on April 19, 2022.
PIA25218:
Debris Field for Perseverance Landing Gear Seen from Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-27 Mars Mars Helicopter
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This image of Perseverance's backshell and supersonic parachute was captured by NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its 26th flight on Mars on April 19, 2022.
PIA25217:
Rover Landing Gear Seen From the Air by Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-15 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander snapped a series of images of the Sun rising and setting on Mars using the camera on its robotic arm on April 10, 2022, the 1,198th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25178:
InSight Captures a Martian Sunrise and Sunset
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter arrived at Mars on October 24, 2001.
PIA24915:
Mars Odyssey Orbiter By the Numbers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-28 Mars 1600x900x3
NASA's Mars missions, clockwise from top left: Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, InSight lander, Odyssey orbiter, MAVEN orbiter, Curiosity rover, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA24838:
NASA's Mars Missions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-22 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander detected a marsquake, represented here as a seismogram, on July 25, 2019, the 235th Martian day, or sol, of its mission.
PIA24761:
Seismogram From Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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To clean a bit of dust from one of its solar panels, NASA's InSight lander trickled sand above the panel. The wind-borne sand grains then picked up some dust on the panel, enabling the lander to gain about 30 watt-hours of energy per sol on May 22, 2021.
PIA24664:
InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Remove Solar Panel Dust Trickles Sand in the Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-05 Asteroid Deep Space Network
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On March 21, 2021, the large asteroid 2001 FO32 made a close approach with our planet, passing at a distance of about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) — or 5 1/4 times the distance from Earth to the Moon.
PIA24561:
Goldstone Radar Observations of Asteroid 2001 FO32
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander used a scoop on its robotic arm to begin trickling soil over the cable connecting its seismometer to the spacecraft on March 14, 2021. Scientists hope insulating it from the wind will make it easier to detect marsquakes.
PIA24450:
InSight Starts Burying Seismometer's Cable
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-29 Psyche
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The Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis of NASA's Psyche spacecraft is mounted onto a rotation fixture in High Bay 1 of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA24476:
Chassis of NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Docks Safely
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-29 Psyche
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This image, shot March 28, 2021 shows engineers and technicians preparing to move the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis from its shipping container to a dolly in High Bay 1 of JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA24475:
NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Chassis Welcomed Into JPL's High Bay 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-29 Psyche
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A major component of NASA's Psyche spacecraft has been delivered to the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, where the phase known as assembly, test, and launch operations (ATLO) is now underway.
PIA24474:
NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Chassis Arrives at the Agency's JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-29 Asteroid Psyche
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This illustration, created in March 2021, depicts the 140-mile-wide (226-kilometer-wide) asteroid Psyche, which lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
PIA24472:
Asteroid Psyche (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-29 Asteroid Psyche
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This illustration, created in March 2021, depicts the 140-mile-wide (226-kilometer-wide) asteroid Psyche, which lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
PIA24471:
Asteroid Psyche (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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The location where NASA's Perseverance rover will observe Ingenuity's attempt at powered controlled flight at Mars is called Van Zyl Overlook.
PIA24435:
Van Zyl Overlook
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image acquired on October 30, 2020 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a dust devil forming by rising and rotating warm air pockets.
PIA24465:
A Dust Devil is Born
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Mars 4029x3567x3
This annotated image shows landing ellipses for five NASA missions to Mars.
PIA24377:
Mars Probe Landing Ellipses
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-14 Mars InSight
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The mole, a heat probe that traveled to Mars aboard NASA's InSight lander, as it looked after hammering on Jan. 9, 2021. After trying since Feb. 28, 2019, to bury the probe, the mission team called an end to their efforts.
PIA24263:
InSight's Mole Comes to Rest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-08 Mars 2020 Rover
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The target landing area of NASA's Perseverance rover is overlaid on this image of its landing site on Mars, Jezero Crater.
PIA24349:
Zeroing in on the Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-28 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged the Western United States drought on Oct. 16, 2020, and compared the same area to an image from ECOSTRESS taken a year earlier on Oct. 16, 2019.
PIA24132:
ECOSTRESS Drought Stress Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
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This footage from Aug. 19, 2019, shows a replica of InSight scraping soil with a scoop on the end of its robotic arm in a test lab at JPL. On Mars, InSight will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24099:
Replica of InSight's Arm Practices Scraping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight retracted its robotic arm on Oct. 3, 2020, revealing where the spike-like mole is trying to burrow into Mars. In the coming months, the arm will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24098:
InSight's Arm Pulls Back, Revealing the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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This artist's concept depicts the asteroid Psyche, the target of NASA's Psyche mission.
PIA23876:
A Metal-Rich World (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Mars InSight
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The movement of sand grains in the scoop on the end of NASA InSight's robotic arm suggests that the spacecraft's self-hammering mole had begun tapping the bottom of the scoop while hammering on June 20, 2020.
PIA23896:
NASA InSight's Mole Taps the Bottom of the Lander's Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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In this artist's concept, a two-stage United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle speeds the Mars 2020 spacecraft toward the Red Planet. This will be NASA's fifth Mars launch on an Atlas V.
PIA23922:
Rocket to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-08 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Six views of the Martian moon Phobos captured by NASA's Odyssey orbiter as of March 2020. The orbiter's THEMIS camera is used to measure temperature variations that suggest what kind of material the moon is made of.
PIA23893:
Odyssey's Six Views of Phobos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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InSight recently moved its robotic arm closer to its digging device, called the mole, in preparation to push on its top, or back cap.
PIA23622:
InSight Prepares to Push on the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This test using an engineering model of the InSight lander here on Earth shows how the spacecraft on Mars will use its robotic arm to press on a digging device, called the mole.
PIA23619:
Robotic Arm Pushes on a Model of the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-06 Mars InSight
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The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23512:
InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-28 Mars InSight
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In this image from Oct. 26, 2019, InSight's heat probe is seen after backing about halfway out of the hole it had burrowed.
PIA23213:
InSight's Heat Probe Partially Backs Out of Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-17 Mars InSight
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This animation shows NASA InSight's heat probe, or 'mole,' digging about a centimeter (half an inch) below the surface.
PIA23379:
Pinning Helps the Mole Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got its best view yet of the InSight lander on September 23, 2019.
PIA23376:
The Best View of InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-03 Mars InSight
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NASA InSight's robotic arm will use its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or 'mole,' against the wall of its hole.
PIA23373:
Preparing to Pin the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-18 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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In a Mars-like environment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the fish-eye instrument context camera aboard NASA's InSight lander snapped this image of the actor Brad Pitt on Sept. 6, 2019.
PIA23278:
A Hollywood Star in InSight's Mars 'Sandbox'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-18 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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The engineering model of NASA's InSight lander took an image of the actor Brad Pitt at JPL on Sept. 6, 2019, using the instrument deployment camera on the replica's robotic arm.
PIA23280:
InSight's Portrait of a Star (Brad Pitt)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, acquired on June 10, 2019 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars.
PIA23454:
Layers in Danielson Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This animation illustrates NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars, its thrusters setting a rock in motion.
PIA23345:
Rolling Stones Rock (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
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The rock in the center of this image was tossed about 3 feet (1 meter) by NASA's InSight spacecraft as it touched down on Mars on November 26, 2018.
PIA23349:
Rolling Stones Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the Instrument Deployment Camera.
PIA23309:
Arm Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the fisheye Instrument Context Camera.
PIA23308:
Fisheye Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars InSight lander moves in place over the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and opens the fingers of its grapple in this series of images from June 1, 2019.
PIA23277:
Getting Ready to Help InSight's Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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In a JPL lab, a replica of NASA InSight's robotic arm presses with its scoop on crushed garnet near a replica of the spacecraft's self-hammering 'mole.'
PIA23276:
Testing How InSight's Arm Will Push on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
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The self-hammering mole, part of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, was only partially buried in the soil of Mars as of early June 2019, as shown in this illustration.
PIA23274:
Current Position of InSight's Mole (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
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Engineers in a Mars-like test area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory try possible strategies to aid the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, using engineering models of the lander, robotic arm and instrument.
PIA23272:
JPL Engineers Test Heat Probe Strategies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The support structure of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument moved slightly during hammering, as indicated by the circular 'footprints' around the instrument's footpads.
PIA23271:
Signs of the Heat Probe Shifting on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-06 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This is NASA InSight's second full selfie on Mars. Since taking its first selfie, a thin coating of dust now covers the spacecraft.
PIA23203:
InSight's Dusty Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander used the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) on the end of its robotic arm to image this sunset on Mars on April 25, 2019.
PIA23202:
InSight Images a Sunset on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight lander used its Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) on the spacecraft's robotic arm to image this sunrise on Mars on April 24, 2019.
PIA23201:
InSight Images a Sunrise on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. This series of images was taken on April 25, 2019.
PIA23180:
InSight Images Clouds on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
SEIS
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This image shows NASA's InSight lander's domed Wind and Thermal Shield, which covers its seismometer. The image was taken on the 110th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23177:
InSight's Seismometer on the Martian Surface
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SEIS
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight spacecraft captured this panorama of its landing site on Dec. 9, 2018, the 14th Martian day, or sol, of its mission.
PIA23140:
InSight Sol 14 Panorama
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23049:
InSight's Arm Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23048:
InSight's Deck Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Several of the sensors used for studying Martian weather are visible on its deck.
PIA22957:
InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist's Concept)
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Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on the Martian surface on Feb. 12, 2019.
PIA23046:
HP3 on the Martian Surface
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Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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An artist's concept of InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), annotates various parts inside of the instrument.
PIA23045:
HP3 Cutaway Rendering (Artist's Concept)
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Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This image shows InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3).
PIA23044:
HP3 Being Tested in Germany
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HiRISE
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NASA's InSight spacecraft and its recently deployed Wind and Thermal Shield were imaged on Feb. 4, 2019, by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23043:
InSight Seismometer's Wind and Thermal Shield Seen from Space
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander deployed its Wind and Thermal Shield on Feb. 2, 2019 (sol 66). The shield covers InSight's seismometer, which was set down onto the Martian surface on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22959:
InSight Deploys its Wind and Thermal Shield
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Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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A fish-eye view of NASA's InSight lander deploying its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, taken by the spacecraft's Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22978:
InSight Seismometer in Motion
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This set of images from the Instrument Deployment Camera shows NASA's InSight lander placing its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
PIA22977:
Putting SEIS on the Ground
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander placed its seismometer on Mars on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first time a spacecraft robotically placed a seismometer onto the surface of another planet.
PIA22956:
SEIS Deployed on Mars
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22955:
Setting the Wind and Thermal Shield
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, grasps a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22954:
ForeSight's Grapple
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, sits in a lab space that has been sculpted to match terrain in front of the real lander on Mars. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22953:
ForeSight's Workspace
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An engineer watches as a test version of NASA's Mars InSight lander grasps a model of the spacecraft's seismometer. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22952:
Inspecting Instrument Deployment
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The InSight Project Manager (standing) and an engineer wear Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headsets, which project digital terrain models of InSight's landing location on Mars over a lab space.
PIA22951:
Marsforming With HoloLens
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Engineers measure their test lander's 'workspace' -- the terrain where scientists want to set InSight's instruments -- at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22880:
Measuring the Workspace
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Engineers in Pasadena, California, sculpt a gravel-like material to mimic the terrain in front of NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22879:
Marsforming for InSight
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Engineers practice deploying InSight's instruments in a lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22744:
Practicing InSight Instrument Deployment
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HiRISE
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This image shows the final landing location of NASA's InSight lander in this annotated image of the surface of Mars, taken by the THEMIS camera on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter in 2015.
PIA22878:
InSight's Final Location on Mars
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HiRISE
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An annotated image of the surface of Mars, taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on May 30, 2014. The annotations display the locations of NASA's InSight lander, its heat shield and parachute.
PIA22877:
Locations of InSight, its Heat Shield and its Parachute
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HiRISE
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NASA's InSight spacecraft, its heat shield and its parachute were imaged on Dec. 6 and 11 by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22875:
InSight on Mars, As Seen by HiRISE
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This is NASA InSight's first selfie on Mars. It displays the lander's solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna.
PIA22876:
InSight's First Selfie
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This mosaic, composed of 52 individual images from NASA's InSight lander, shows the workspace where the spacecraft will eventually set its science instruments.
PIA22874:
Mosaic of InSight's Workspace
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HiRISE
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This image acquired on November 3, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows Asimov Crater, located in the southern ancient highlands of Mars.
PIA22898:
The Eastern Slope of Asimov Crater's Central Pit
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MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took these images as it approached Mars, just before NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the planet.
PIA22655:
MarCO-B (Wall-E) approaches Mars
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Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This image shows one of NASA InSight's 7-foot (2.2 meter) wide solar panels as captured by the lander's Instrument Deployment Camera, which is fixed to the elbow of its robotic arm.
PIA22736:
InSight Images a Solar Panel
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HiRISE
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This image shows the surface of Mars, taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on May 30, 2014. The contrast has been enhanced in this image to better show the region where InSight landed on Nov. 26, 2018.
PIA22927:
Of Wind and Dust Devils on Mars
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This image shows a copy of one of the sensors on NASA InSight's seismometer, compared to a 2-euro coin (about 1 inch wide).
PIA22926:
Small Seismic Sensor on InSight
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This image shows the spectrogram of vibrations (frequency spectrum over time) recorded by two of the three sensors of the short period seismometer on NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22925:
Vibrations from InSight's First 20 Minutes on Mars
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