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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where there are fewer low energy particles that originate from inside our solar system.
PIA15176:
Low-Energy Particles Leaking out of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the amount of high-energy particles diffusing into our solar system from outside has increased.
PIA15177:
Energetic Particles from Outside our Solar System Increase (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA15178:
Magnetic Field Lines Intensifying (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows how the magnetic field lines emanating from our sun spiral out into the solar system as the sun rotates. NASA's Voyager 1 is in an area scientists are calling the stagnation region, at the outer layer of the heliosphere.
PIA15179:
The Sun's Magnetic Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This grouping of two test rovers and a flight spare provides a graphic comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL's Mars Yard testing area.
PIA15277:
Three Generations in Mars Yard, High Viewpoint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This grouping of two test rovers and a flight spare provides a graphic comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL's Mars Yard testing area.
PIA15278:
Three Generations of Rovers in Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Two spacecraft engineers stand with three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Ca. Front and center is a flight spare of Sojourner, left is a working sibling to Spirit and Opportunity, right is test rover Curiosity.
PIA15280:
Three Generations of Rovers with Crouching Engineers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Two spacecraft engineers stand with three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Ca. Front and center is a flight spare of Sojourner, left is a working sibling to Spirit and Opportunity, right is test rover Curiosity.
PIA15279:
Three Generations of Rovers with Standing Engineers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Planck
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This is an artist's concept of the Planck spacecraft. Planck was launched with the Herschel spacecraft, though the two missions separated shortly after launch and operate independently from each other.
PIA13953:
Planck Spacecraft (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-18 NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.
PIA15261:
NuSTAR Poses for the Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-18 NuSTAR
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Engineers in the final stages of assembling NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.
PIA15262:
Integrating NuSTAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-25 NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mission is lowered into its shipping container at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. It is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on March 14, 2012.
PIA15263:
Beginning the Journey to the Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-26 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows an overhead view of the orbital position of the planets in systems with multiple transiting planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. All the colored planets have been verified.
PIA15264:
Kepler's Planetary Systems in Motion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-01 GRAIL
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Using a precision formation-flying technique, NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft will map the moon's gravity field. This is an artist's concept.
PIA13956:
GRAIL Flying in Formation (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The Lincoln penny in this photograph is part of a camera calibration target attached to NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA15285:
Lincoln Cent on Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has a complex set of mirrors, or optics, that will help it see high-energy X-ray light in greater detail than ever before.
PIA15631:
NuSTAR's Russian Doll-like Mirrors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 NuSTAR
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NASA's NuSTAR will be able to identify individual black holes making up the diffuse X-ray glow, also called the X-ray background. At bottom right is a simulated view of what NuSTAR will see.
PIA15632:
Bringing Black Holes Into Focus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-18 NuSTAR
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This is an artist's concept of NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft which has a 10-meter mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left).
PIA15265:
Artist's Concept of NuSTAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 NuSTAR
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Inside an environmental enclosure at Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, technicians complete the final steps in mating NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and its Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15267:
Final Steps in Mating NuSTAR to its Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 NuSTAR
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At Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, the separation ring on the aft end of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), at right, inches its way toward the third stage of an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15268:
NuSTAR Inches Toward its Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 NuSTAR
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Inside an environmental enclosure at Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, solar panels line the sides of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which was just joined to the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15269:
Uniting of NuSTAR Spacecraft and Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-28 InSight
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This artist rendition is of the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Lander. InSight proposes to place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.
PIA13958:
InSight, a Mars MIssion (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 NuSTAR
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A spacecraft technician is performing closeout work inside the fairing that will be installed around NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft in a processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA15410:
Inside NuSTAR's Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 NuSTAR
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An Orbital Sciences technician completes final checks of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, before the Pegasus payload fairing is secured around it.
PIA15411:
Wrapping NuSTAR in Its Rocket Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-27 GRAIL
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An artist's depiction of the twin spacecraft (Ebb and Flow) that comprise NASA's GRAIL mission. As 'Ebb and Flow' fly over areas of greater and lesser gravity surface features can influence the distance between the two spacecraft.
PIA13965:
GRAIL Spacecraft Over the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-27 GRAIL
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An artist's depiction of the twin spacecraft that comprise NASA's GRAIL mission. During the GRAIL mission's science phase, spacecraft (Ebb and Flow) transmit radio signals precisely defining the distance between them as they orbit the moon in formation.
PIA13966:
NASA's GRAIL Spacecraft in Science Collection Phase (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-05 Kepler
Planck
Spitzer Space Telescope
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From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.
PIA15423:
Spitzer, Planck and Kepler Extended by NASA (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-12 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's concept shows a 'feeding,' or active, supermassive black hole with a jet streaming outward at nearly the speed of light. Such active black holes are often found at the hearts of elliptical galaxies.
PIA15414:
Cosmic Jets Coming at You (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-02 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This computer-simulated image shows gas from a tidally shredded star falling into a black hole. Astronomers observed the flare in ultraviolet light using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
PIA15429:
Black Hole Erupts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows three slices of a class of meteorites that fell to Earth that NASA's Dawn mission has confirmed as originating from the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15605:
Meteorites from Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-11 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission team members ran mobility tests on the test rover called 'Scarecrow' on sand dunes near Death Valley, Ca. in early May 2012 in preparation for operating the Curiosity rover, currently en route to Mars.
PIA15682:
Test Rover Aids Preparations in California for Curiosity Rover on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-11 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Michael Malin, left, principal investigator for three science cameras on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, comments to a news reporter during tests with Curiosity's mobility-test stand-in, Scarecrow, on Dumont Dunes in California's Mojave Desert.
PIA15683:
Watching Test Drives in California for Rover Mission to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-22 NuSTAR
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This artist's concept shows NASA's NuSTAR mission orbiting Earth. NuSTAR will hunt for hidden black holes and other exotic cosmic objects.
PIA15777:
NuSTAR Orbits Earth (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 FINESSE
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This is an artist's rendering of the spacecraft FINESSE orbiting above Earth. Proposed for launch in 2016 as part of NASA's Explorers Program, FINESSE would take the first 'family portrait' of extrasolar planets.
PIA15778:
FINESSE -- A Proposed Exoplanet Mission (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-04 NuSTAR
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This photo shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket with NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft after attachment to the L-1011 carrier aircraft known as 'Stargazer.'
PIA15633:
NuSTAR Hitches a Ride on the 'Stargazer'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This artist's concept features NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life.
PIA15791:
Curiosity -- Robot Geologist and Chemist in One! (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 NuSTAR
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The carrier plane, L-1011 'Stargazer,' that will give NASA's NuSTAR and its rocket a lift to their airborne launch site is seen here at sunrise on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
PIA15638:
NuSTAR on Coral Island of Kwajalein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth LDSD
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic shows the locations of the cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA15952:
Seventeen Cameras on Curiosity (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This set of artist's concepts shows NASA's Mars Science Laboratory cruise capsule and NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is being built now at NASA's Johnson Space Center and will one day send astronauts to Mars.
PIA15954:
Cruise Vehicles (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is an artist's concept comparing the present day magnetic fields on Earth and Mars. Earth's magnetic field is generated by an active dynamo -- a hot core of molten metal.
PIA15953:
Earth and Martian Magnetic Fields (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flying over NASA's Curiosity (shown in pink) as the rover lands on the Red Planet.
PIA15964:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Flying Over Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This artist's concept shows how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth via two of NASA's Mars orbiters, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey.
PIA15965:
Communicating with Curiosity (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This artist's concept shows how NASA how orbiters over Mars will monitor the landing of NASA's Curiosity rover as it speeds towards its Martian landing site in Gale Crater.
PIA15966:
Great Convergence of Spacecraft around Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This artist's concept depicts how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth during landing. As the rover descends to Mars, it will send out basic radio-frequency tones that go directly to Earth.
PIA15967:
Curiosity Speaks (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows the approximate true position of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars. A 3-D virtual model of Curiosity is shown inside Gale Crater, near Mount Sharp, Curiosity's ultimate destination.
PIA15984:
Explore Mars With Curiosity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is a close-up view of the zones where the soil at Curiosity's landing site was blown away by the thrusters on the rover's descent stage. The excavation of the soil reveals probable bedrock outcrop.
PIA16025:
Rocket Thrusters Expose Bedrock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video shows the mast of NASA's Curiosity rover deploying in a pre-launch test.
PIA16006:
Curiosity Pre-Launch Mast Test - August 07, 2012 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic shows the times at which NASA's Curiosity rover hit its milestones during its entry, descent and landing on Mars. Times the events actually occurred are in red; times that Earth received confirmation that events occurred appear in blue.
PIA16036:
Hitting the Marks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image illustrates how spacecraft landings on Mars have become more and more precise over the years. Since NASA's first Mars landing of Viking in 1976, the targeted landing regions, or ellipses, have shrunk.
PIA16039:
Landing Accuracy on Mars: A Historical Perspective
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is a still from an interactive web feature that guides you through the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16041:
Guided Tour of Curiosity's Martian Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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President Barack Obama talks on the phone with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team aboard Air Force One during a flight to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Aug. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
PIA16055:
President Obama Phones Mars Rover Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the formation of rocky bodies in the solar system -- how they form and differentiate and evolve into terrestrial planets.
PIA16078:
Mars Interior (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Lander.
PIA16079:
Artist's Rendition of InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows readings for atmospheric pressure at the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover. The data were obtained by Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, 2012.
PIA16080:
First Pressure Readings on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows the rise and fall of air and ground temperatures on Mars obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16081:
Taking Mars' Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows laser plasmas in a test lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M., under typical atmospheric pressures on Earth and Mars. A plasma is an ionized, glowing gas.
PIA16088:
Laser Plasmas on Earth and Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This chart illustrates how NASA's Curiosity rover talks to Earth. While the rover can send direct messages, it communicates more efficiently with the help of spacecraft in orbit, including NASA's Odyssey and MRO, and European Space Agency's Mars Express.
PIA16106:
Curiosity Speaks and Orbiters Listen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This chart shows increases in the volume of data coming back from NASA's Mars Curiosity over recent sols. New capabilities of the 'Electra' relay-radios on MRO and Curiosity have greatly increased the volume of data the rover is sending back from Mars.
PIA16107:
Curiosity Speaks Volumes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photograph shows the Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) rover, a nearly identical copy to NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
PIA15875:
NASA's Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photograph shows the Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) rover, a nearly identical copy to NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
PIA15876:
NASA's Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photograph shows the Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) rover, a nearly identical copy to NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
PIA15877:
NASA's Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photograph shows the Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) rover, a nearly identical copy to NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
PIA15878:
NASA's Vehicle System Test Bed (VSTB) Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the location of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover, in addition to the arm's turret, which holds two instruments and three tools. The arm places and holds turret-mounted tools on rock and soil targets.
PIA16144:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. These include: the drill for acquiring powdered samples from interiors of rocks.
PIA16145:
Tools at Curiosity's 'Fingertips'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows various components needed to support tools at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover, including: calibration targets for helping instruments set their baseline levels.
PIA16146:
Curiosity's Work Bench
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the arm on NASA's Curiosity's rover in its 'ready-for-action' position, or 'ready out' as engineers say, in addition to the position it assumes to drop off samples.
PIA16147:
Flexing Curiosity's Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-13 Earth ADAPT
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This image was taken during a flight test of JPL's Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT). The testbed was flown aboard a Masten Space System Xombie rocket.-Flight Testbed (ADAPT).
PIA16119:
ADAPT Rocket Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Juno
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This computer-generated image depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft firing its Leros-1b main engine.
PIA16117:
Juno Fires its Main Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Juno
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A computer-generated image depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft firing its main engine.
PIA16118:
Juno Main Engine Firing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows a test using an engineering model of the soil scoop for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The scoop dips to about 1.4 inches (3.5 centimeters) deep. This test took place at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in 2011.
PIA16203:
Test Scooping for Mars Rover Curiosity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like.
PIA16634:
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration shows the atmosphere of a brown dwarf called 2MASSJ22282889-431026, which was observed simultaneously by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. The results were unexpected, revealing offset layers of material.
PIA16608:
Anatomy of Brown Dwarf's Atmosphere (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Herschel Space Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
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In this diagram, the Vega system, which was already known to have a cooler outer belt of comets (orange), is compared to our solar system with its asteroid and Kuiper belts. The ring of warm, rocky debris was detected using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope,
PIA16611:
Vega: Two Belts and the Possibility of Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This graph shows the brightness variations of the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026 measured simultaneously by both NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.
PIA16612:
Probing Brown Dwarf Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-07 Kepler
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Kepler data has increased by 20 percent and now totals 2,740 potential planets orbiting 2,036 stars; dramatic increases are seen in the number of Earth-size and super Earth-size candidates discovered.
PIA16607:
Size of Kepler Planet Candidates
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 3648x2736x3
A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is testing whether organic molecules can be brewed in a simulated ocean vent. Pictured here is Lauren White, a member of the NASA Astrobiology Icy Worlds team.
PIA16636:
Simulating a Submarine Hydrothermal Vent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-16 3648x2736x3
The NASA Astrobiology Icy Worlds team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are collecting samples from a simulated ocean vent to see if they can detect organic molecules being brewed.
PIA16637:
Does this Vial Contain Organics?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Herschel Space Observatory
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This artist's illustration shows a planetary disk (left) that weighs the equivalent of 50 Jupiter-mass planets. It demonstrates a first-of-its-kind feat from astronomers using the Herschel space observatory.
PIA16683:
Weighing Planetary Disks (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Euclid
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ESA's Euclid spacecraft, shown in this artist's impression, is scheduled to launch in 2020 with participation from NASA.
PIA16692:
Euclid in Space (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation depicts NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilling a hole to collect a rock-powder sample at a target site called 'John Klein.'
PIA16821:
Simulation of Curiosity Rover Drilling into Martian Bedrock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA16734:
Magnetic Field Line Pile-Up (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's impression by the European Space Agency shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft exploring the magnetic environment of Saturn. The image is not to scale.
PIA16739:
Cassini at Saturn's Bow Shock (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows 'quasi-parallel' (top) and 'quasi-perpendicular' (bottom) magnetic field conditions at a planetary bow shock. Bow shocks are shockwaves created when the solar wind blows on a planet's magnetic field.
PIA16825:
Magnetic Fields and Bow Shocks (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The development of the Mars rover Curiosity's capabilities for drilling into a rock on Mars required years of development work. Seen here are some of the rocks used in bit development testing and lifespan testing at JPL in 2007.
PIA16732:
Preparation on Earth for Drilling on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video clip shows moments during a demonstration of drilling into a rock at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., with a test double of the Mars rover Curiosity. The drill combines hammering and rotation motions of the bit.
PIA16733:
Video Clip of a Rover Rock-Drilling Demonstration at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-27 NuSTAR
XMM-Newton
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This chart depicts the electromagnetic spectrum, highlighting the X-ray portion. NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescope complement each other by seeing different colors of X-ray light.
PIA16698:
Complementary X-Ray Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-27 NuSTAR
XMM-Newton
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NASA's NuSTAR, has helped to show that the spin rates of black holes can be measured conclusively. The solid lines show two theoretical models that explain low-energy X-ray emission seen previously from the spiral galaxy NGC 1365 by XMM-Newton.
PIA16870:
Two X-Ray Observatories are Better Than One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-05 Europa 2550x3300x3
Based on new evidence from Jupiter's moon Europa, astronomers hypothesize that chloride salts bubble up from its global liquid ocean and reach the frozen surface where they are bombarded with sulfur from volcanoes on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io.
PIA16826:
Taste of the Ocean on Europa's Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-11 Juno
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft above the north pole of Jupiter.
PIA16869:
Juno Above Jupiter's Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A sampling pit exposing clay-bearing lake sediments, deposited in a basaltic basin in southern Australia -- a modern terrestrial analog to the 'Yellowknife Bay' area that NASA's Curiosity rover is exploring.
PIA16831:
An Earth Analog to Mars' Yellowknife Bay
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This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Planck
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This detailed map of the oldest light in our universe allowed scientists to take the most precise inventory of the universe's ingredients to date.
PIA16878:
Refining the Ingredients of Our Universe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Planck
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This graph shows the temperature differences in the oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, detected by ESA's Planck at different distances apart on the sky.
PIA16879:
The Universe, Summed Up in a Squiggly Line
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 3648x2736x3
In a laboratory experiment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., scientists simulate the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. In this picture, molecules of dicyanoacetylene are seen on a special film on a sapphire window.
PIA16843:
Simulating Titan-Like Smog
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Io 963x913x3
This map shows predicted heat flow at the surface of Jupiter's moon Io from two tidal-heating models. Red indicates areas where more heat is expected; blue where less heat is expected.
PIA16941:
Io Predicted Heat Flow Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 NEOCam
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The NEOCam sensor (right) is the lynchpin for the proposed Near Earth Object Camera, or NEOCam, space mission (left).
PIA16956:
NEOCam's Electronic Eye for Asteroid Hunting (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn.
PIA14941:
A Race Around Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14942:
A Race Around Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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