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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Comet Rosetta
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the Onboard Scientific Imaging System (OSIRIS) on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft on June 4, 2014.
PIA18516:
Rosetta Closing In
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-29 Comet Rosetta
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Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.
PIA19838:
Comet Scientists Honor Colleagues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 Comet Rosetta
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This still from a sequence of images shows comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moving against the background star field.
PIA18376:
Rosetta's Comet Comes Alive Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-17 Comet Rosetta
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This observation from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has a two-part shape. The image on the left is from OSIRIS; the image on the right is enhanced with interpolated data.
PIA18402:
Rosetta Mission's Destination: Comet 67P/Churnyumov-Gerasimenko
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Comet Rosetta
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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was imaged by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on July 20, 2014, from a distance of approximately 3,400 miles (5,500 kilometers). These three images were taken two hours apart.
PIA18418:
Rosetta Approach Tripych: Comet 67P
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Comet Rosetta
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This image of the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seen with ESA'S OSIRIS onboard the Rosetta spacecraft, shows the hazy circular structure to the right and center of the coma is an artifact due to overexposure of the nucleus.
PIA18422:
Rosetta's Comet: Imaging the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Comet Rosetta
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This view from the OSIRIS instrument onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimernko from a distance of 1,210 miles (1950 kilometers).
PIA18423:
Comet 67P from 1,200 Miles Away
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Comet Rosetta
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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by ESA's Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on August 3, 2014, from a distance of 177 miles (285 kilometers). The image resolution is 17 feet (5.3 meters) per pixel.
PIA18641:
Rosetta's Comet from 177 Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Comet Rosetta
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Close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the 'base' of the 'body' section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by ESA's Rosetta's OSIRIS on August 6, 2014.
PIA18642:
Rosetta's Target Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-14 Comet Rosetta
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This image from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus.
PIA18596:
Comet Surface Variations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
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This annotated image depicts two of the five potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae lander.
PIA18777:
Two Small-Lobe Landing Sites for Rosetta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
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This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae lander.
PIA18778:
Four Rosetta Candidate Landing Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
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This annotated image depicts the two potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta's Philae lander that are on the comet's larger lobe.
PIA18779:
Two Large-Lobe Landing Sites for Rosetta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Comet Rosetta
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This view of the 'belly' and part of the 'head' of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko indicates several morphologically different regions as seen by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
PIA18429:
Distinct Terrains on Rosetta's Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Comet Rosetta
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This image depicts the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko chosen for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission.
PIA18809:
Rosetta Lander's Primary Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Comet Rosetta
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This annotated image depicts the backup landing site (Site C) chosen for ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander.
PIA18810:
Rosetta Lander's Backup Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-15 Comet Rosetta
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An annotated mosaic from the Rosetta spacecraft shows 'Site J,' the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the mission's Philae lander.
PIA18827:
Rosetta's Comet Landing Site Close Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Comet Rosetta
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18886:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Comet Rosetta
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18835:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Comet Rosetta
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This is a rare glance at the dark side of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Light backscattered from dust particles in the comet's coma reveals a hint of surface structures. This image was taken by OSIRIS, Rosetta's scientific imaging system.
PIA19041:
Rare Glance at Dark Side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Comet Rosetta
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was obtained on October 30, 2014 by the OSIRIS scientific imaging system on the Rosetta spacecraft. The saturation of the image allows the viewer to see some surface structures on 'dark side' of the comet.
PIA19042:
Dark Side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Saturated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko marks the first touchdown point of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. The image was taken by on Sept. 14, 2104, nearly two months before Philae's Nov. 12 landing.
PIA18875:
First Touchdown Site of Comet Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Comet Rosetta
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The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.
PIA18897:
Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Comet Rosetta
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Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.
PIA19969:
Taking a Comet's Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
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This frame from an animated sequence shows the Rosetta mission's Philae lander descending toward comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (not in frame) on Nov. 12, 2014. The images are from the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on the ESA's Rosetta orbiter.
PIA18877:
Descent to the Surface of a Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-11 Comet Rosetta
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This frame from an animation shows a very strong jet from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by Rosetta's OSIRIS on July 29, 2015.
PIA19867:
Rosetta Comet In Action (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-17 Comet Rosetta
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This frame from an animated sequence combined 36 interpolated images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, each separated by 20 minutes. This comet is the destination for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in 2014.
PIA18403:
Rotation and Shape of Rosetta Mission's Target Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Comet Rosetta
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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model of the nucleus.
PIA18419:
Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Comet Rosetta
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This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).
PIA21068:
Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-21 Comet Rosetta
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Several sites of cliff collapse on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were identified during ESA's Rosetta's mission. The yellow arrows mark the fractures where the detachment occurred.
PIA21564:
Cliff Collapses on Rosetta's Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-21 Comet Rosetta
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A 100 foot-wide, 28-million-pound boulder, was found to have moved 460 feet on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the lead up to perihelion in August 2015, when the comet's activity was at its highest.
PIA21565:
Rosetta's Moving Cometary Boulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-21 Comet Rosetta
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This image showcases changes identified in high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during more than two years of monitoring by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
PIA21566:
Comet 67P Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-12 Comet Rosetta
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The Onboard Scientific Imaging System (OSIRIS) on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft captured this parting shot of the mission's Philae lander after its separation from the mother ship on Nov. 12, 2014.
PIA18873:
Farewell, Philae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This two-image blink shows a comparison of two exposure times in images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18617:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Comet (Blink of Two Exposures) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 643
PIA03613:
Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 643
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 668
PIA03615:
Meteor Search by Spirit, Sol 668
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18591:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Researchers used the Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to capture this view of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18592:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Passing Comet (Short Exposure)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Jupiter Herschel Space Observatory
PACS
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This map shows the distribution of water in the stratosphere of Jupiter as measured with the Herschel space observatory. White and cyan indicate highest concentration of water, and blue indicates lesser amounts.
PIA17006:
Distribution of Water in Jupiter's Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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A huge annular feature with an outer diameter of approximately 440 kilometers (273 miles) appears in this image taken with NASA's Cassini Titan radar mapper.
PIA07365:
Circus Maximus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a crater, approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) in diameter, on the very eastern end of the radar image strip taken by the Cassini orbiter on its third close flyby of Titan.
PIA07368:
Impact Crater with Ejecta Blanket
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-03-07 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This comet-like tail, trending northeast from the volcanic structure, is a relatively radar-bright deposit. The volcano, with a base diameter of about 3 miles, is a local topographic high point that has slowed down northeast trending winds.
PIA00243:
Venus - Volcano in Parga Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-12 Comet Rosetta
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission during Philae's descent toward the comet on Nov. 12, 2014 from a distance of approximate two miles (three kilometers).
PIA18874:
View of Comet from Lander During Descent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
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This image was taken by the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission when it was about 130 feet (40 meters) above the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during descent to the surface on Nov. 12, 2014.
PIA18878:
Comet from 40 Meters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-21 Comet Rosetta
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A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated by data collected by ESA's Philae spacecraft during the decent to the spacecraft's initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12, 2014.
PIA18898:
Rosetta Comet in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles (31 kilometers) from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 20, 2014.
PIA18899:
Rosetta Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-02 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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Four images taken by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft create a montage showing jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18823:
Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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A jagged horizon of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft during the second half of October 2014.
PIA18867:
Jagged Horizon on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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A patch of relatively smooth ground on the nucleus surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in October 2014.
PIA18868:
Smooth Ground on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-19 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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This image, taken by ESA's Rosetta navigation camera, was taken from a distance of about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from the center of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on March 14, 2015.
PIA19687:
Rosetta Comet Marches On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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Some relatively rough terrain on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in the second half of October 2014.
PIA18869:
Rough Terrain on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-17 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at 5 a.m. UTC on Dec. 17, 2014 (9 p.m. PST on Dec. 16).
PIA19092:
December 2014 View of Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-17 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft shows the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it appeared at in the early morning, Universal Coordinated Time, of Dec. 17, 2014 (evening of Dec. 16, PST).
PIA19093:
December 2014 View of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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If the atmosphere of Mars contains methane, various possibilities have been proposed for where the methane could come from and how it could disappear.
PIA16461:
Potential Sources and Sinks of Methane on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This illustration portrays possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere.
PIA19088:
Possible Methane Sources and Sinks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This illustration portrays some of the reasons why finding organic chemicals on Mars is challenging. Whatever organic chemicals may be produced on Mars or delivered to Mars face several possible modes of being transformed or destroyed.
PIA19091:
Mars Has Ways to Make Organics Hard to Find
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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A comparison of two radargrams from the SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows effects on the Martian ionosphere from the close passage of a comet.
PIA18861:
Radar Indication of Effect of Comet Flyby on Martian Ionosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Shown here is a highest-resolution image of Io (Latitude: -60 to +20 degrees, Longitude: 150 to 230 degrees) acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, revealing a great variety of landforms.
PIA00536:
Geologic Landforms on Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-10 Europa Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This composite image of part of the Jupiter moon, Europa, shows the distribution of ice and minerals for the structure named Tyre. The image was created with data from NASA's Galileo Solid State Imaging camera and the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer.
PIA01098:
A Compositional Map of the Tyre Region of Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Shown here is one of the topographic mapping images of Jupiter's moon Io (Latitude: +5 to +48 degrees, Longitude: 120 to 185 degrees) acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, revealing a great variety of landforms.
PIA01104:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Shown here is one of the topographic mapping images of Jupiter's moon Io (Latitude: +2 to +65 degrees, Longitude: 150 to 223 degrees) acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, revealing a great variety of landforms.
PIA01105:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Shown here is one of the topographic mapping images of Jupiter's moon Io (Latitude: -60 to 20 degrees, Longitude: 180 to 270 degrees) acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, revealing a great variety of landforms.
PIA01106:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 4)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Shown here is one of the topographic mapping images of Jupiter's moon Io (Latitude: -40 to +90 degrees, Longitude: 210-320 degrees) acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, revealing a great variety of landforms.
PIA01107:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 5)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-05-08 Callisto Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Jupiter's icy moon Callisto is shown in approximate natural color (left) and in false color to enhance subtle color variations (right). These color images were obtained by the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01298:
Global Color Variations on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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When NASA's two Voyager spacecraft passed through the Jupiter system in 1979, they captured many high resolution images of the Galilean satellites. One primary objective of NASA's Galileo mission was to acquire images of areas that Voyager could not see.
PIA01606:
Completing a Global Map of Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a chain of craters named Enki Catena on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. This chain of 13 craters probably formed by a comet which was pulled into pieces by Jupiter's gravity as it passed too close to the planet.
PIA01610:
Anatomy of a Torn Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the dark ray crater Kittu on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. Kittu is seen in approximately true color, as imaged with the Galileo camera's violet, one micrometer, and near infrared filters.
PIA01611:
Kittu Dark Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-15 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows dark terrain of Nicholson Regio on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede. On the left is a crater that has been torn apart by tectonic forces.
PIA01612:
A Tumultuous Past for Ganymede's Dark Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
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These are the best images of the small inner satellites of Jupiter taken by the solid state imaging (SSI) system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft. From left to right and in order of decreasing distance to Jupiter are Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea, and Metis.
PIA01625:
Scale Comparison of the Inner Small Satellites of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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These images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show a comparison of the surfaces of the three icy Galilean satellites, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, scaled to a common resolution of 150 meters per picture element (pixel).
PIA01656:
Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto: Surface Comparison at High Spatial Resolution
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Callisto Galileo
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This single-frame image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Tindr on Jupiter's satellite Callisto, the moon with the oldest surface of the four so-called 'Galilean' satellites (of which Callisto is also most distant from Jupiter).
PIA01657:
Crater Tindr on Callisto - an Oblique Impact?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Ganymede Galileo
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This image captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows crater Neith, an unusual impact structure about 160 km (100 miles) in diameter, situated on Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede.
PIA01658:
Dome Crater Neith on Jupiter's Satellite Ganymede
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These images, derived from data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show the subtle ripples in the ring of Jupiter that scientists have been able to trace back to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
PIA13893:
Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
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Io, the most volcanic body in the solar system is seen in the highest resolution obtained to date [Sept.7 & Nov. 6, 1996] by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA00583:
High Resolution Global View of Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Galileo
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These four images of Jupiter and the luminous night-side impact of fragment W of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 were taken NASA's Galileo spacecraft on July 22, 1994.
PIA00139:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment W Impact With Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Io Galileo
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Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 1)
PIA01103:
Geologic Landforms on Io (Area 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
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A portion of a chain of impact craters on Jupiter's moon Callisto is seen in this image taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on November 4, 1996.
PIA00581:
Callisto Crater Chain at High Resolution Shown in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
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A portion of a chain of impact craters on Jupiter's moon Callisto is seen 
in this image taken by the Galileo spacecraft on November 4, 1996. This 
crater chain on Callisto is believed to result from the impact of a split 
object, similar to the fragments
PIA00514:
A Chain of Impact Craters on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Ida Galileo
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This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.
PIA00330:
Nine Galileo Views in Natural Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
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This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.
PIA00331:
Nine Galileo Views in Exaggerated Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-18 Callisto Galileo
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This mosaic of three images shows an area within the Valhalla region on Jupiter's moon, Callisto, as seen by NASA's Galileo orbiter.
PIA00549:
Callisto Crater Chain Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Europa Galileo
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This image, taken April 4, 1997, by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, features Jupiter's moon, Europa.
PIA00702:
Ancient Impact Basin on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-02-04 Io Galileo
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Each time NASA's Galileo spacecraft orbits the planet Jupiter, it encounters one of the four Galilean satellites. From left to right in this mosaic, the moons shown are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
PIA00743:
Landscape Comparisons - Galilean Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 Amalthea Galileo
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The upper series of images represents the best yet of the four small inner satellites of Jupiter taken by the camera on NASA's Galileo spacecraft. From left to right, in order of decreasing distance to Jupiter, are Thebe, Amalthea, Adrastea and Metis.
PIA01624:
Shapes of the Small Inner Satellites of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
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This schematic cut-away view of the components of Jupiter's ring system shows the geometry of the rings in relation to Jupiter and to the small inner satellites, which are the source of the dust which forms the rings.
PIA01627:
Jupiter's Inner Satellites and Ring Components
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-15 J Rings Galileo
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The schematic structures of Jupiter's main and gossamer rings are depicted here. Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo have found that the ring system is made up of impact debris created when meteoroids slam into Jupiter's four smallest satellites.
PIA01628:
Jupiter's Main and Gossamer Ring Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-13 Callisto Galileo
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This mosaic shows the Asgard multi-ring structure on Callisto, Jupiter's second largest icy moon. Images obtained with the clear filter of the Solid State Imaging (SSI) system when NASA's Galileo spacecraft was less than 9,500 kilometers from Callisto.
PIA01634:
Asgard Multi-Ring Structure on Callisto
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-10-07 Ganymede Galileo
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This image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft shows a mosaic of Buto Facula, a so-called 'palimpsest' situated in Marius Regio on Jupiter's largest satellite Ganymede. Palimpsests are bright, nearly circular patches, believed to be remnant impact features.
PIA01659:
Buto Facula - A Palimpsest on Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope celebrated its 12th anniversary with a new digital calendar showcasing some of the mission's most notable discoveries and popular cosmic eye candy.
PIA19872:
NASA's Spitzer 12th Anniversary Space Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-10 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This diagram illustrates two similar star systems, HD 95086 and HR 8799. Evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has pointed to the presence of two dust belts in each system.
PIA18900:
Sibling Star Systems? Dust Structures Suggest So
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
PIA04496:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. Here, the capsule is being lifted at the landing site.
PIA03670:
Lifting Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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This image shows the return capsule inside a protective covering. The capsule, which landed at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time), contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03671:
Stardust Sample Return
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-05 Annefrank Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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False colors emphasize the variations in surface brightness on asteroid Annefrank, as seen in an image taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft during a Nov. 2, 2002 flyby of the asteroid.
PIA02886:
Annefrank Near Closest Approach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.
PIA05004:
Comet Wild 2 - Stardust Approach Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-02 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Wild 2 Up Close and Personal
PIA05571:
Comet Wild 2 Up Close and Personal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.
PIA05578:
Comet Wild 2 - Jet Release
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
PIA05579:
Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2: If You Were There
PIA06283:
Wild 2: If You Were There
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