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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-15 1930x2440x3
This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA00545:
Solar System Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-03 2000x2445x3
This is an updated montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA01341:
Solar System Montage (Updated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 4206x3306x3
This solar system montage of the nine planets and four large moons of Jupiter in our solar system are set against a false-color view of the Rosette Nebula.
PIA02973:
The New Solar System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-29 4500x5600x3
This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA03153:
Solar System Montage - High Resolution 2001 Version
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-30 Black Hole 369x786x3
This three-dimensional illustration shows how the rotating space around a black hole twists up the magnetic field in the plasma falling toward the black hole. The black sphere at the center of the figure is the black hole itself.
PIA04207:
Black Hole in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Cassini-Huygens
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Artist's concept of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04233:
Artist's Concept of Cassini Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was launched on April 28, 2003. Its mission is to study the shape, brightness, size and distance of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history. This is an artist's concept.
PIA04234:
Artist's Concept of Galaxy Evolution Explorer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Artist's concept of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) from December 2002.
PIA04235:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Illustration of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites in orbit.
PIA04236:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Jason-1
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Artist's concept of NASA's Jason 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04237:
Artist's Concept of Jason 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
PIA04238:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
PIA04239:
Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
PIA04240:
Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA04241:
Artist's concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04242:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04244:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey mapping mission.
PIA04245:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Mapping (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey orbit insertion.
PIA04246:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Aerobraking
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 SIM PlanetQuest
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Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.
PIA04248:
Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers were launched in 2003 and arrived at sites on Mars in January 2004.
PIA04413:
Artist's Concept of Rover on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
PIA04414:
Rover 1 in Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover parachute deployment testing in the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif.
PIA04415:
Parachute Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A 'Martian mechanic' checks beneath the completely deployed NASA's Rover 1 lander. Atop the lander is Rover 1 with its wheels and solar arrays in the stowed position.
PIA04416:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
PIA04417:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 equipment deck, with solar arrays partially deployed, in NASA's JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility's cleanroom.
PIA04418:
Rover 2 Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 in the cruise configuration in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 25-ft Solar Thermal Vacuum Chamber where it underwent environmental testing.
PIA04419:
Environmental Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 is driven over staggered ramps to test the suspension's range of motion.
PIA04420:
Rover 2 Driving Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Members of the Mars Exploration Rovers Assembly, Test and Launch Operations team gather around NASA's Rover 2 and its predecessor, a flight spare of the Pathfinder mission's Sojourner rover, named 'Marie Curie.'
PIA04421:
Rover Family Photo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers of NASA'a Mars Exploration Rover Mission pose with their groundbreaking predecessor, the flight spare of the Sojourner rover from NASA's 1997 Pathfinder mission.
PIA04422:
Rovers and Sojourner
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers sit side-by-side in different stages of deployment. NASA's Rover 2's (left) front wheels are stowed, while NASA's Rover 1's front wheels are deployed.
PIA04424:
2 Stages of Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers examine the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04425:
Robotic Arm of Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers hand-deploying the solar arrays that provide the electrical power on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04426:
Rover 1 Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers making adjustments to NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04427:
Adjustments to Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Technicians put final touches on NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Sunnyvale, Calif., which launched on August 25, 2003. The telescope is now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04265:
Finishing Touches for Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope whizzes in front of a brilliant, infrared view of the Milky Way galaxy's plane in this artistic depiction.
PIA04267:
SST and the Milky Way, an Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft with its antennapointing to Earth.
PIA04495:
Artist's Concept of Voyager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image was used in a contest to rename the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF), now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04497:
Help Stamp Out Boring Space Acronyms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-27 Venus Mariner 2
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NASA's Mariner 2 was the world's first successful interplanetary spacecraft. Launched August 27, 1962, on an Atlas-Agena rocket, Mariner 2 passed within about 34,000 kilometers (21,000 miles) of Venus.
PIA04594:
Mariner 2 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-01 Explorer 1
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America's first satellite, Explorer 1. America joined the space race with the launch of this small, but important spacecraft.
PIA04601:
Explorer 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a Jet Propulsion Laboratory assembly room in 1997.
PIA04603:
Cassini Spacecraft in a JPL Assembly Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-19 Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
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NASA's Mars Pathfinder was launched on a Delta Launch Vehicle at 1:56 am on 4 December 1996 from Cape Canaveral Spaceflight Center.
PIA04754:
Delta Rocket Launch Carrying Mars Pathfinder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
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The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft is depicted in orbit around Mars in this artist's concept stereo illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04803:
Mars Express, 3-D Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04816:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04817:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole in 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04818:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above a portion of the planet that is rotating into the sunlight in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04819:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise, 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One of two Mars Exploration Rovers sits inside its cruise stage waiting to undergo environmental testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA04820:
Mars Exploration Rover Makes Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One of two Mars Exploration Rovers sits inside its cruise stage waitingto undergo environmental testing at NASA's Jet PropulsionLaboratory.
PIA04821:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft. This image shows the aeroshell, which includes the backshell as well as the heatshield.
PIA04822:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04823:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04824:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04825:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover team members with the Mars Exploration Rover.
PIA04826:
Rover Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Two generations of Rovers.
PIA04827:
Two Generations of Rovers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The Mars Exploration Rover-2 is moved to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04828:
Rover 2 Moved to Workstand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, an overhead crane lowers the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) aeroshell toward a rotation stand.
PIA04829:
Crane Lowers Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Suspended by an overhead crane in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) aeroshell is guided by workers as it moves to a rotation stand.
PIA04830:
Closed Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The aeroshell for Mars Exploration Rover 2 rests on end after rotation in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04832:
Bottom of Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Technicians maneuver the aeroshell for Mars Exploration Rover 2 onto a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04833:
Opening Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL.
PIA04834:
Mars Exploration Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL.
PIA04835:
Mars Exploration Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, technicians reopen the lander petals of the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) to allow access to one of the spacecraft's circuit boards.
PIA04848:
Lander Petals of Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the lander petals of the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) have been reopened and its solar panels deployed to allow technicians access to the spacecraft to remove one of its circuit boards.
PIA04849:
Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, technicians remove one of the circuit boards on the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2).
PIA04850:
Circuit Boards on Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This closeup shows the size of the computer chip that holds about 35,000 laser-engraved signatures of visitors to the Mars Exploration Rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA04851:
Chip with 35,000 Signatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Air bags are installed on the lander on Mars Exploration Rover 1 (MER-1).
PIA04852:
Air Bag Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prepare the heat shield that will be attached to the backshell, surrounding Mars Exploration Rover 1 (MER-1).
PIA04853:
Heat Shield Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers prepare to lift the Mars Exploration Rover-1 (MER-B) onto a spin table during preflight processing of the spacecraft.
PIA04854:
Preflight Processing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-01 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory travels near a canyon on Mars in this artist's concept. The mission is under development for launch in 2009 and a precision landing on Mars in 2010.
PIA04892:
Mars Science Laboratory at Canyon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-01 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Sunset on Mars catches NASA's Mars Science Laboratory in the foreground in this artist's concept. The mission is under development for launch in 2009 and a precision landing on Mars in 2010.
PIA04893:
Mars Science Laboratory at Sunset (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passes above a portion of the planet called Nilosyrtis Mensae in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04916:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over Nilosyrtis (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter dips into the thin martian atmosphere to adjust its orbit in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04917:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Aerobraking (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passes over the planet's south polar region in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04918:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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An artist's concept illustrates the positions of the Voyager spacecraft in relation to structures formed around our Sun by the solar wind.
PIA04927:
Voyager Approaches Final Frontier (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-15 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars.
PIA04928:
Mars Exploration Rover, Vertical (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Airbags are fully inflated in this photograph taken at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory or 'Testbed,' where engineers simulated the orientation of the airbags during the deflation process.
PIA04999:
JPL Testbed Image of Inflated Airbags
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the airbags in deflated position at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory, where engineers tested the airbags to ensure a safe landing on Mars.
PIA05000:
JPL Testbed Image of Deflated Airbag
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the deflated airbags retracted underneath the lander petal at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory.
PIA05001:
JPL Testbed Image of Airbag Retraction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows engineers testing the rover stand-up motions. The rover is in an elevated pose, preparing to fold down its wheels, descend and stand up.
PIA05033:
Spirit Rises at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-11 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This still image illustrates what the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will look like as it rolls off the northeastern side of the lander on Mars. The image was taken from footage of rover testing at JPL's In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'Testbed.'
PIA05043:
Roll-Off Test at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-14 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows a test rover as it attempts a complete 115-degree turn on the lander in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's in-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed.'
PIA05065:
Roll-Off Dress Rehearsal at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-14 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows a test rover in a near-final turned position on the lander in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed.'
PIA05066:
95-degree Position at JPL Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-15 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Footage from the JPL In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed,' shows engineers rehearsing a crucial maneuver called egress in which NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit rolls off its lander platform and touches martian soil.
PIA05087:
Rover Rehearses Roll-Off at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Footage taken at the JPL In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed,' shows engineers practicing the deployment of the test rover's robotic arm.
PIA05092:
Spirit Reaches Out at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Bearing a striking resemblance to a cluster of paper lanterns, these inflated airbags show a pattern of seams exactly like those left in the martian soil by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during landing at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05156:
Tracks 'Seam' Like Airbags
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-02 Mars Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the orbiter and lander, just after the orbiter would release the lander to descend through the martian atmosphere.
PIA05486:
On Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-02 Mars Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the entry, descent and landing sequence the lander would undergo on its way to Mars.
PIA05487:
The Tricky Part
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-02 Mars Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the launch of the martian sample back toward Earth.
PIA05488:
To Mars and Back
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-02 Mars Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows rendezvous of the orbiting sample container with the Earth return vehicle.
PIA05489:
Rendezvous in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission over the red planet.
PIA05490:
Bird's Eye View of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept shows the proposed NASA Mars sample return mission above the red planet.
PIA05491:
Roundtrip Ticket To Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-29 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This scene from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spacecraft Assembly Facility in April 2002 shows early work on the spacecraft then known as NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1 and later named Opportunity.
PIA05839:
Two Years Before Mission Success
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-29 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This scene from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in April 2003 shows work during final processing of the spacecraft then known as NASA's Mars Exploration Rover B and later named Opportunity.
PIA05840:
One Year Before Mission Success
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows engineers rehearsing the sol 133 (June 8, 2004) drive into 'Endurance' crater by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA06047:
The Test Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a rover test drive up a manmade slope.
PIA06316:
The Little Rover that Could
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This picture shows a model of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit being tested for performance on five wheels at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA06685:
Testing Spirit on Five Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-09 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lockheed Martin Space Systems engineer Terry Kampmann (left) and lead technician Jack Farmerie work on assembly and test of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft bus in a cleanroom at the company's Denver facility.
PIA06756:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-30 3300x2485x3
This image is an unannotated version of NASA's Planetary Photojournal Home Page graphic. This digital collage contains a highly stylized rendition of our solar system and points beyond.
PIA06890:
Planetary Photojournal Home Page Graphic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-21 Deep Impact
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NASA's Deep Impact awaits launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2005.
PIA07292:
Deep Impact on Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-03 4538x4391x3
One crucial step in NASA's Mars sample return mission would be to launch the collected sample away from the surface of Mars. This artist's concept depicts a Mars ascent vehicle for starting a sample of Mars rocks on their trip to Earth.
PIA07187:
Illustration of Launching Samples Home from Mars
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