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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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In this illustration of a Mars sample return mission concept, a robotic arm transfers samples of Martian rock and soil from a fetch rover onto a lander.
PIA23495:
Robotic Arm Transferring Tubes From Fetch Rover to Lander (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept of how the NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle could be launched from the surface of Mars in one step of the Mars sample return mission.
PIA23496:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Launching with Samples (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept for a Mars Ascent Vehicle releasing a sample container high above the Martian surface.
PIA23500:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Deploying Sample Container in Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration of a Mars sample return mission's lander concept shows a spacecraft after touchdown on the Red Planet.
PIA23711:
Mars Sample Return Lander With Solar Panels Deployed (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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On Feb. 11, 2020, Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watched as members of his team loaded NASA's next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.
PIA23591:
Seeing the Mars 2020 Rover Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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The shipping container carrying NASA's Mars 2020 rover is readied for loading aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Feb. 11, 2020.
PIA23592:
Loading Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument, located at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23621:
Close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-25 Mars Sample Return
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This image shows a concept model of NASA's orbiting sample container, which will hold tubes of Martian rock and soil samples that will be returned to Earth through a Mars sample return campaign.
PIA23712:
Mars Sample Return Orbiting Sample Container Concept Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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Seventh-grader Alexander Mather submitted the winning entry in the agency's Name the Rover essay contest, making the case to name the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance.
PIA23761:
NASA Rover Naming Contest Winner Alexander Mather
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover, now called Perseverance, undergoes processing at a payload servicing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 14, 2020.
PIA23768:
Perseverance in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-20 Mars 2020 Project
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This image of the Perseverance Mars rover was taken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on April 7, 2020, during a test of the vehicle's mass properties.
PIA23828:
Inverted Rover at Kennedy Space Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-18 Mars 2020 Project
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The spacecraft that will carry NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars is examined prior to an acoustic test in the Environmental Test Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23887:
Mars Mission Sound Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-26 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This image shows an engineering model of SHERLOC, one of the instruments onboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23894:
Mars 2020's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-03 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the wiping down of hardware to limit the number of Earth microbes going to the Red Planet for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.
PIA23717:
Cleaning Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-03 Mars 2020 Project
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Planetary protection engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory clean the tubes that will store Martian rock and sediment samples as part of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission.
PIA23718:
Swabbing Perseverance Sample Tubes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-15 Mars 2020 Project
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The launch period window for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance opens on July 20, 2020.
PIA23920:
The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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Attached to the Perseverance Mars rover, this aluminum plate commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world.
PIA23921:
Healthcare Workers to Be Honored on Mars
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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 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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Members of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission pose at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the mission, on July 17, 2019.
PIA23923:
The Team for Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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Seen from below, NASA's the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover bears a plaque to the right of its middle wheel commemorating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and honoring the perseverance of healthcare workers around the world.
PIA23924:
Perseverance Rover with Commemorative Plate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-17 Mars 2020 Project
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The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission's disk-shaped cruise stage sits atop the back shell, which contains the powered descent stage and Perseverance rover, in this image taken on May 28, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
PIA23925:
One Last Earthly Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for NASA'S Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is shown during a fit check with the rover at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23981:
Rover Power Source
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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This image shows the Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for NASA'S Mars 2020 Perseverance rover during a fit check at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23982:
Testing Rover Power Source
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Mars 2020 Project
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Technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida perform a fit check between the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator on April 16-17, 2020.
PIA23827:
Fitting the Rover's Power Supply
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23984:
Lifting Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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The nose cone containing the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sits atop a motorized payload transporter at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23985:
Perseverance on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-09 Mars 2020 Project
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The nose cone containing NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is maneuvered into place atop its Atlas V rocket. The image was taken at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
PIA23986:
Maneuvering Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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In this illustration, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet's surface as NASA's Perseverance rover (partially visible on the left) rolls away.
PIA23720:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on the Martian Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.
PIA23961:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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In February 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (shown in an artist's concept) will be the agency's two newest explorers on Mars. Both were named by students as part of an essay contest.
PIA23962:
Portrait of Perseverance and Ingenuity (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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When NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts its first test flight on the Red Planet, the agency's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will be close by, as seen in this artist's concept.
PIA23963:
A Mars Rover and a Mars Flyer (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This map shows regions in and around Mars' Jezero Crater, the landing site of NASA's Perseverance rover. The green circle represents the rover's landing ellipse, or the area where it will be landing within the crater.
PIA23976:
Map of Regions Around Mars' Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-13 Mars Helicopter
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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen between the left and center wheels of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The image was taken in the vacuum chamber at JPL on Oct. 1, 2019.
PIA24043:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Deployment Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers test drive the Earth-bound twin of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover for the first time in a warehouselike assembly room at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23964:
Perseverance Test Rover's First Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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Technicians move an engineering version of the Perseverance Mars rover into to its new home in the Mars Yard, part of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23965:
Test Rover Moves to Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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The full-scale engineering model of NASA's Perseverance rover has put some dirt on its wheels at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23966:
Perseverance Twin Drives Into the Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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The full-scale engineering model of NASA's Perseverance rover raises its head, or remote sensing mast, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23967:
Perseverance Twin Raises Its Mast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-01 Mars Helicopter
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This illustration depicts Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars.
PIA24127:
Helicopter Above Perseverance on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Perseverance's Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) uses radar waves to probe the ground, revealing the unexplored world that lies beneath the Martian surface.
PIA24047:
RIMFAX at Work on NASA's Perseverance (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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A test model of the RIMFAX instrument, aboard the trailer behind the snow mobile, undergoes field testing in Svalbard, Norway.
PIA24048:
Testing RIMFAX for NASA's Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Highlighted in blue in this visualization, the RIMFAX instrument's antenna is externally mounted underneath the MMRTG (the rover's nuclear battery) on the back of Perseverance.
PIA24049:
RIMFAX Location on NASA's Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration depicts five major components of the Mars 2020 spacecraft.
PIA24128:
Mars 2020 Expanded Spacecraft Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This X-ray image shows the interior of a 3D-printed heat exchanger in Perseverance's MOXIE instrument. X-ray images like these are used to check for defects within parts.
PIA24100:
X-ray Image of 3D-Printed MOXIE Part
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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This video clip shows a 3D printing technique where a printer head scans over each layer of a part, blowing metal powder which is melted by a laser.
PIA23972:
Video of 3D printing at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This nickel-alloy heat exchanger is among several that were 3D printed for MOXIE, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24171:
Close-up of 3D printed MOXIE Heat Exchanger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-20 Mars 3840x2160x3
This illustration shows Jezero Crater as it may have looked billions of years go on Mars, when it was a lake. An inlet and outlet are also visible on either side of the lake.
PIA24172:
Ancient Jezero Crater (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-22 Mars 2020 Project
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MEDLI2 sensors are installed on the Mars 2020 heat shield and back shell prior that will protect NASA's Perseverance rover on its journey to the surface of Mars.
PIA23989:
MEDLI2 Onboard Mars 2020 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-27 Mars 2020 Project
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This illustration of the Mars 2020 spacecraft in interplanetary space was generated using imagery from NASA's Eyes on the Solar System. The image is from the mission's midway point between Earth and Mars.
PIA24231:
Mars 2020 Spacecraft Mid-Cruise (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-27 Mars 2020 Project
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover reached its halfway point — 146.3 million miles (235.4 million kilometers) — on its journey to Jezero Crater on Oct. 27, 2020, at 1:40 p.m. PDT (4:40 EDT).
PIA24232:
Perseverance Rover at Halfway Point
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-10 Mars 2020 Project
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An electrical cable can be seen snaking its way along insulation material in this in-flight image of the interior of the Mars 2020 spacecraft on its way to the Red Planet.
PIA24233:
Mars 2020 Showing Some Inflight Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Mars 2020 Project
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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SkyCam is a sky-facing camera aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. As part of MEDA, the rover's set of weather instruments, SkyCam will take images and video of clouds passing in the Martian sky.
PIA24174:
Perseverance Rover's SkyCam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Mars 2020 Project
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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One of two wind sensors springs out of the mast on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. These sensors are part of Perseverance's weather instrumentation, called MEDA.
PIA24175:
MEDA's Wind Sensor Springs Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Mars 2020 Project
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Attitude Control Systems lead Chris Pong donned a dinosaur-themed mask for his participation in the Mars 2020 mission's second trajectory correction maneuver at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA24191:
Maneuvers While Masked
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Mars 2020 Project
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The Mars 2020 navigation team celebrates Perseverance's nominal, or successful, trajectory correction maneuver in the Mission Support Area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA24192:
Celebrating a Good Day in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-13 Mars 2020 Project
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Matt Smith, flight director for the second Mars 2020 mission trajectory correction maneuver (TCM-2), studying the screens at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA24193:
All Systems Go for Planned Course Correction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24311:
Perseverance Rover Approaches Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover casting off its spacecraft's cruise stage, minutes before entering the Martian atmosphere.
PIA24312:
Perseverance Rover's Cruise Stage Separates (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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With its heat shield facing the planet, NASA's Perseverance rover begins its descent through the Martian atmosphere in this illustration.
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Entering the Martian Atmosphere with the Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this illustration of its descent to Mars, the spacecraft containing NASA's Perseverance rover slows down using the drag generated by its motion in the Martian atmosphere.
PIA24314:
Perseverance Rover Decelerates in the Martian Atmosphere (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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The aeroshell containing NASA's Perseverance rover guides itself towards the Martian surface as it descends through the atmosphere in this illustration.
PIA24315:
Perseverance Guides Itself Towards the Surface (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys a supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing, in this artist's illustration.
PIA24316:
Perseverance Deploys its Parachute (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance rover gets its first look at the Martian surface below, after dropping its heat shield just under six minutes after entry into the Mars atmosphere.
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Perseverance Heat Shield Separates (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface in this illustration.
PIA24318:
Powered Descent for Perseverance (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Perseverance Touches Down on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-16 Mars 2020 Rover
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This map of Mars shows the landing site for NASA's Perseverance rover in relation to those of previous successful Mars missions. The newest addition to the group, Perseverance is set to land in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24320:
Mars Landing Sites, Including Perseverance (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover deploying its supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing.
PIA24341:
Swoosh Goes the Parachute (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
PIA24342:
Perseverance Rover Touchdown (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars Perseverance rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA24343:
Perseverance Rover on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover deploying its supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing.
PIA24344:
Swoosh Goes the Parachute (Gradient Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
PIA24345:
Perseverance Rover Touchdown (Gradient Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars Perseverance rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA24346:
Perseverance Rover on Mars (Gradient Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of the planet Mars, highlighting NASA's Mars Perseverance rover and future human explorers.
PIA24347:
Mars Perseverance Rover Mission (Humans and Robots Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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An illustration of the planet Mars, highlighting NASA's Mars Perseverance rover mission.
PIA24348:
Mars Perseverance Rover (Gradient Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-22 Mars 2020 Rover
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A technician working on the Mars 2020 mission takes a sample from the surface of sample tube 241, to test for contamination. The image was taken in a clean room facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the tubes were developed and assembled.
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Sampling Mars 2020 Sample Tube 241
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Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong works with an Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container during a lunar surface simulation training exercise in Building 9, Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
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Armstrong and Rock Box
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This animation shows the data collected on a Mars 2020 sample tube using a computerized tomography (CT) scanner. Engineers working on the sample tubes used the 3D imagery to better understand the tubes' internal structure.
PIA24304:
CT Scan of Mars Sample Tube
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A tray holding 39 sample tubes, each protected in a gold-colored sheath, is installed in NASA's Perseverance rover in this picture taken at the agency's Kennedy Space Center on May 21, 2020.
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Installing Perseverance's Sample Tubes
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This illustration depicts the exterior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
PIA24306:
Anatomy of a Sample Tube
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This illustration depicts the interior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
PIA24307:
Anatomy of a Sample Tube Interior
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This illustration shows the events that occur in the final minutes of the nearly seven-month journey that NASA's Perseverance rover takes to Mars.
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Perseverance Rover's Entry, Descent and Landing Profile
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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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The white circle near the center of this image of Mars represents the location where NASA's Perseverance rover is expected to land on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24350:
Perseverance Rover Landing Ellipse in Jezero Crater
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Mastcam-Z
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With two cameras set about 10 inches apart at the top of the Mars 2020 rover's remote sensing mast, Mastcam-Z can produce a 3D image to be viewed with 3D glasses.
PIA24196:
Mastcam-Z Can See in 3D
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Mastcam-Z
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A JPL optical technician performs a final inspection and swab cleaning of the front optics of the Mars 2020 mission's Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March 2020.
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Mastcam-Z Final Lens Cleaning
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Mastcam-Z
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The Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras are on a workbench during their assembly at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.
PIA24198:
Mastcam-Z Looking Left
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Mastcam-Z
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This modern-looking geoboard adds a pop of color to the lab at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California.
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Modern Art for Mastcam-Z
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The twin Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras, shown with a pocket knife for scale, are assembled and ready for testing in this photo taken at Malin Space Science Systems, in San Diego, California.
PIA24200:
Ready for a Close Up (or a Wide Angle)
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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The engineering model (EM), an almost identical twin of Mars 2020's MOXIE, is used for testing in the lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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MOXIE Twin During Testing
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This engineering model of Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument is about to undergo vibration testing in a lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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MOXIE Shakes it UP
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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In this image, the gold-plated Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) Instrument shines after being installed inside the Perseverance rover.
PIA24203:
MOXIE All Tucked In
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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This image, taken in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, shows the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronic's box after it has been inserted into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24204:
The Parts Inside Perseverance
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronics box before being integrated into the Perseverance rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24205:
This Gold Box to Searches for Buried Treasure
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The bowtie-shaped antenna for the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) instrument has been mounted on the underside of the Perseverance rover.
PIA24206:
Put a Bowtie on It!
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SuperCam
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The mast-mounted portion of Mars 2020's SuperCam awaits integration into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24207:
SuperCam is Not Seeing Red
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SuperCam
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SuperCam's mast unit before being installed atop the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover's remote sensing mast.
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SuperCam Mast Unit
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This annotated mosaic depicts a possible route the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover could take across Jezero Crater as it investigates several ancient environments that may have once been habitable.
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Possible Path for Perseverance Rover
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This illustration depicts the some of the major milestones NASA's Perseverance rover will go through during its seven-minute descent to the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Perseverance's Stages of Descent (Illustration)
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This image is an illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover exploring inside Mars' Jezero Crater.
PIA24309:
Exploring Majestic Jezero Crater (Illustration)
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Oblique view looks to the west above Jezero Crater floor over the fan-shaped delta and into the valley that cuts through the crater rim. The illustration was generated by U.S Geological Survey using data from NASA spacecraft.
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Angle on Jezero Crater (Illustration)
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The rocks seen here along the shoreline of Lake Salda in Turkey were formed over time by microbes that trap minerals and sediments in the water. NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission will search for signs of ancient life on the Martian surface.
PIA24374:
Lake Salda Rocks
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