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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept puts solar system distances -- and the travels of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- in perspective.
PIA22921:
Voyager 2 and the Scale of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This set of graphs illustrates how data from two key instruments -- the plasma science experiment and cosmic ray subsystem -- point to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between the stars, in November 2018.
PIA22923:
Several Signs Pointing to Interstellar Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This image shows a set of graphs illustrating the drop in electrical current detected in three directions by Voyager 2's plasma science experiment (PLS) to background levels.
PIA22922:
Changes in the Plasma Environment in Three Directions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This image shows graphs comparing data from identical instruments onboard NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft as they each exited the heliosphere.
PIA22916:
Voyager 2 CRS Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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At the end of 2018, the cosmic ray subsystem aboard NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft provided evidence that Voyager 2 had left the heliosphere.
PIA22924:
Voyager 2: Hello Interstellar Space, Goodbye Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This illustration of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft shows the location of the onboard science instruments that are still operating.
PIA22915:
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This graphic shows the position of NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto.
PIA22835:
Two Interstellar Travelers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image shows NASA's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 undergoing tests at JPL.
PIA22912:
WFPC2 Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman and Story Musgrave installing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on the Hubble Space Telescope, during SM1 in December, 1993.
PIA22911:
Installing Hubble's New Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during the first Hubble servicing mission (SM1), which took place in December, 1993.
PIA22574:
Making Room for Hubble's New Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image from an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander shows part of the lander's robotic arm.
PIA22827:
Test Raw Image of Robotic Arm in InSight Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This panorama, created from multiple images, shows the deck of NASA's InSight lander, as well as its solar panels, during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22826:
Test Panorama of InSight Deck Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image of NASA's Insight lander shows the InSight deck and calibration target before launch.
PIA22815:
Test Image of InSight Deck and Calibration Target Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This image of a footpad on NASA's Insight lander was taken by the Instrument Deployment Camera during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22814:
Test Image of InSight Footpad Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This artist's illustration shows NASA's InSight lander on the surface of Mars, with its solar arrays deployed.
PIA22571:
InSight Lander with Solar Arrays Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 InSight
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An artist's impression shows the major interior layers of Earth, Mars and the Moon.
PIA22573:
Planetary Interiors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image of NASA's InSight spacecraft, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado, shows several of the critical landing systems including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.
PIA22572:
InSight Landing Systems
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image shows an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander during a rehearsal for instrument deployment in a Mars-like testbed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA22808:
InSight Instrument Deployment Test in JPL Sandbox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-16 MarCO
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This animation depicts the MarCO CubeSats relaying data from NASA's InSight lander as it enters the Martian atmosphere.
PIA22738:
MarCO Relaying Data from InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This animation shows the evolution of the 2018 Mars global dust storm from late May to September as measured by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22737:
Mars Climate Sounder Studies 2018 Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 InSight
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This artist's illustration depicts NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22745:
InSight - Artist's Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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In this artist's impression NASA's InSight spacecraft begins Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) as it reaches the Martian atmosphere.
PIA22100:
InSight's Entry, Descent and Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight spacecraft approaches Mars in this artist's concept.
PIA22099:
InSight Approaching Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-24 InSight
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's InSight lander after it has deployed its instruments on the Martian surface.
PIA22743:
InSight Deploys Its Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 InSight
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This is an illustration showing NASA's InSight lander separating from its cruise stage as it prepares to enter Mars' atmosphere.
PIA22828:
Illustration of InSight Cruise Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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An engineering version of the robotic arm on NASA's InSight mission lifts the engineering version of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22807:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight mission tests an engineering version of the spacecraft's robotic arm in a Mars-like environment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22806:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the top of the spacecraft.
PIA22813:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Top View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the underside of the spacecraft.
PIA22812:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Underside View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander kicking up dust as it lands on the Martian surface.
PIA22811:
InSight Touching Down on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars.
PIA22810:
InSight Heading Down to the Martian Surface (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander descending towards the surface of Mars on its parachute.
PIA22809:
InSight on Its Parachute (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the robotic arm on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22741:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, prepare NASA's InSight lander for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber several months before launch.
PIA22740:
Pre-Launch T-VAC Testing on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22739:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-03 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This graphic shows the position of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, relative to the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto.
PIA22566:
Voyager Probes Heliosphere Chart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration imagines the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22768:
Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22767:
Grand Finale: Cassini in the Gap (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
PIA22766:
Cassini orbiting Saturn (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This graph shows the first data from NASA's RainCube satellite. The data shows a vertical snapshot of a storm over the mountains in Mexico in late August 2018, as measured by RainCube's radar.
PIA22654:
RainCube Collects First Storm Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This image shows the size of NASA's tiny weather satellite, Raincube, in comparison to the International Space Station. RainCube was deployed into low-Earth orbit from the ISS in July, 2018.
PIA22653:
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-21 Mars InSight
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A camera calibration target sits on the deck of the NASA's InSight lander, adorned with the flags of different nations participating in the mission.
PIA22540:
InSight Camera Calibration Target, Laser Retroreflector, and Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 MarCO
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Illustration of one of the twin MarCO spacecraft with some key components labeled. Front cover is left out to show some internal components. Antennas and solar arrays are in deployed configuration.
PIA22548:
Mars Cube One in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars.
PIA22547:
InSight Cruises to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Mars InSight
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This long-exposure image (24 seconds) was taken by Instrument Context Camera (ICC) of NASA's InSight Mars lander. The image shows some of the interior features of the backshell that encapsulates the spacecraft.
PIA22647:
InSight's Inner Sanctum Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This image shows the physics package inside NASA's Cold Atom Lab, where ultracold clouds of atoms called Bose-Einstein condensates are produced.
PIA22563:
Cold Atom Lab Physics Package
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory consists of two standardized containers that will be installed on the International Space Station. The larger container is called a quad locker, and the smaller container is called a single locker.
PIA22562:
CAL Before Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This Bose-Einstein graph shows the changing density of a cloud of atoms as it is cooled to lower and lower temperatures (going from left to right) approaching absolute zero.
PIA22561:
Bose-Einstein Condensate Graph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-29 6276x4236x3
Photo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory nestled in the Pasadena, Calif. hillside, taken in January, 2016.
PIA22555:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nestled in Hillside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-11 ECOSTRESS
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A technician inspects NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, which shows how they are regulating their water use in response to heat stress.
PIA22509:
NASA's New 'Plant Thermometer' Undergoes Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
PIA22460:
Mars Helicopter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The complete TEMPEST-D spacecraft shown with the solar panels deployed.
PIA22458:
TEMPEST-D Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The RainCube 6U CubeSat with fully-deployed antenna.
PIA22457:
RainCube 6U CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A test of a new percussive drilling technique at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's Curiosity rover will test percussive drilling on Mars for the first time since December 2016.
PIA22324:
Percussive Drill Test at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Europa 4488x5960x3
Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.
PIA21922:
Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-11 GRACE-FO
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Technicians inspect NASA's twin GRACE Follow-On satellites and their multi-satellite dispenser at the SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA22452:
GRACE Follow-On Moves Closer to Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.
PIA22544:
InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The gantry rolls back from an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander in preparation for launch.
PIA22543:
InSight During Tower Rollback
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight lander breaks through cloud cover over Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5, 2018.
PIA22542:
InSight Launches Through Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander. Liftoff was on May 5, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. PDT.
PIA22541:
InSight Launch From Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22440:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22441:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22442:
GRACE Follow-On Integration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22443:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22444:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22445:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22446:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22447:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites Separating from Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE
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NASA's GRACE mission produced maps of anomalies in Earth's gravity field almost every month from April 2002 to June 2017.
PIA22448:
Monthly GRACE Gravity Anomaly Maps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-25 GRACE-FO
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Artist's rendering of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, scheduled to launch in May, 2018.
PIA22431:
GRACE-FO Spacecraft (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-24 Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, is a ground-based instrument connecting two 8-meter class telescopes on Mount Graham in Arizona to form the largest single-mount telescope in the world.
PIA22354:
Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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One of NASAs MarCO CubeSats inside a cleanroom at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, before being placed into its deployment box.
PIA22322:
MarCO and Dispenser
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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Joel Steinkraus, MarCO lead mechanical engineer from JPL, makes an adjustment on the CubeSat prior to integration in a deployment box as seen inside the cleanroom lab at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Monday, March 12, 2018.
PIA22321:
Preparing MarCO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) arrives at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch to the space station this summer.
PIA22417:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is inspected after arrival at Kennedy Space Center.
PIA22416:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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This artist's concept shows NASA's ECOSTRESS which will be installed on International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module - External Facility (JEM-EF) site 10.
PIA22415:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Being Installed on the International Space Station (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 ASTERIA
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This image from a series of images is from a single observation of a star by the ASTERIA spacecraft.
PIA22413:
Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
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This artist's rendering shows a cutaway of the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, or SEIS, which will fly as part of NASA's Mars InSight lander.
PIA22320:
Cutaway of SEIS (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's InSight to Mars undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California, ahead of its launch, expected as early as May 5, 2018.
PIA22254:
Getting Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus stands with both of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22319:
Both MarCO Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22318:
Alternate: MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22317:
MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth in the distance.
PIA22316:
MarCOs, Mars and Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
PIA22315:
Distant Perspective of MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
PIA22314:
MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Mars 2020 is slated to carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet in July of 2020.
PIA22342:
JPL Tech Works Mars 2020 Descent Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22341:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22340:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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One of the two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites and its turntable fixture at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22339:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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