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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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View looking down the barrel of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope. This image shows the 40 cm WISE primary mirror, which is the largest optical element in the WISE system.
PIA12299:
View Down the Barrel of NASA's WISE Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image shows NASA's 40 cm diameter Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope. Here the lead optical test engineer attaches the back-end imager optics to the afocal.
PIA12301:
NASA's WISE Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-20 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown here with its aperture cover removed, during assembly at the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah.
PIA12317:
A Look Inside WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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A scaffolding structure built around NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer allows engineers to freeze its hydrogen coolant. The WISE infrared instrument is kept extremely cold by a bottle-like tank filled with frozen hydrogen, called the cryostat.
PIA12350:
Freezing WISE's Hydrogen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This infrared image shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) rocketing into the sky just before dawn on Dec. 14 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. All systems are behaving as expected.
PIA12483:
Prepping WISE to Pop its Lens Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-08 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE
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Artist's concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. A new NASA mission will scan the entire sky in infrared light in search of nearby cool stars, planetary construction zones and the brightest galaxies in the universe.
PIA06927:
Artist's Concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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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
WFPC2
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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
WFPC1
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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 2016-06-30 Juno
Waves
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This chart presents data that the Waves investigation on NASA's Juno spacecraft recorded as the spacecraft crossed the bow shock just outside of Jupiter's magnetosphere on June 24, 2016.
PIA20754:
Data Recorded as Juno Entered Magnetosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-30 Juno
Waves
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This chart presents data that the Waves investigation on NASA's Juno spacecraft recorded as the spacecraft crossed the bow shock just outside of Jupiter's magnetosphere on June 24, 2016.
PIA20753:
Data Recorded as Juno Crossed Jovian Bow Shock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Jupiter on August 27, 2016, the Waves instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft received radio signals associated with the giant planet's very intense auroras.
PIA21037:
Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Sing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-20 Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image shows the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument just before it was attached to NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Cassini launched in 1997 and has been exploring the Saturn system since 2004.
PIA16633:
Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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A view of one of the images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft from the 2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar.
PIA19368:
Dawn 2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-09 ExoMars
Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector
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Some key components of a NASA-funded instrument being developed for the payload of the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission stand out in thisillustration of the instrument.
PIA09174:
Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-01 Earth Aura
TES
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Technicians install NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft prior to launch in July 2004.
PIA15608:
NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) Instrument Onboard Aura
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
TRAPPIST
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This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii and masses as compared to those of Earth. The bottom row shows data about Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
PIA21425:
TRAPPIST-1 Statistics Table
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 ExoMars
Trace Gas Orbiter
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The European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, being assembled in France for a 2016 launch opportunity, will carry two Electra UHF relay radios provided by NASA.
PIA18397:
Europe's 2016 Mars Orbiter Gets NASA Electra Radio
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-29 Mars ExoMars
Trace Gas Orbiter
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A NASA radio aboard ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter, succeeded in its first test of receiving data transmitted from NASA Mars rovers. This graphic depicts the geometry of Opportunity transmitting data to the orbiter, using the UHF band of radio wavelengths.
PIA21139:
Strengthening the Mars Telecommunications Network
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander carried the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer t to heat and sniff samples of Martian soil and ice to analyze some ingredients.
PIA09950:
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer for Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-09 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a photo of an engineering model of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This view shows a TEGA oven-loading mechanism beneath the input screen.
PIA10780:
TEGA Whirligig Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-11 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a computer-aided drawing of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10784:
Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows testing under simulated Mars conditions on Earth in preparation for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander using its robotic arm for delivering a sample to the doors of a laboratory oven.
PIA11027:
Testing of Icy-Soil Sample Delivery in Simulated Martian Conditions (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This illustration shows some of the components on and near the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. Primary and secondary blades on the scoop that aided in the collection of soil samples.
PIA09949:
Working End of Robotic Arm on Phoenix
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This four-spike tool, called the thermal and electrical conductivity probe, is in the middle-right of this photo, mounted near the end of the arm near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scoop (upper left).
PIA09951:
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe for Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This graph presents simplified data from overnight measurements by the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from noon of the mission's 70th Martian day, or sol, to noon the following sol (Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2008).
PIA11711:
Overnight Changes Recorded by Phoenix Conductivity Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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The Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander detected small and variable amounts of water in the Martian soil.
PIA11713:
Adsorbed Water Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander is able to get a better look at its footing and the physical characteristics of the underlying soil on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA10692:
How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it parachuted down to the surface of Mars.
PIA10696:
How to Take a Picture of a Spacecraft Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of the Canadian-built meteorological station's lidar, which was successfully activated on Sol 2 by first opening its dust cover, then emitting rapid pulses of light.
PIA10727:
Phoenix Lidar Operation Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-04 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10756:
How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-08 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This fragment of a Martian meteorite, seen floating inside the International Space Station, is is now part of a calibration target for SuperCam, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24179:
Supercam's Mars Meteorite Aboard the ISS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-20 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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The mast-mounted portion of Mars 2020's SuperCam awaits integration into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24207:
SuperCam is Not Seeing Red
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-20 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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SuperCam's mast unit before being installed atop the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover's remote sensing mast.
PIA24208:
SuperCam Mast Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-16 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This narrated animation shows NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars and how the rover's SuperCam laser instrument works.
PIA24426:
Animation: How Perseverance's SuperCam Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Jupiter Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This animation gives an X-ray view of the Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera as it is bombarded by high-energy particles in Jupiter's inner radiation belts.
PIA24436:
High Energy and Juno's Stellar Reference Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. Here, the capsule is being lifted at the landing site.
PIA03670:
Lifting Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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This image shows the return capsule inside a protective covering. The capsule, which landed at 2:10 a.m. Pacific time (3:10 a.m. Mountain time), contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03671:
Stardust Sample Return
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
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Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Juno
SRU
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This animation illustrates how the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft supports 'attitude determination' -- the knowledge of which way Juno is pointing as the spacecraft navigates through space.
PIA22961:
The Day Job for Juno's SRU (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-17 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The center of the Milky Way galaxy imaged by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is displayed on a quarter-of-a-billion-pixel, high-definition 23-foot-wide (7-meter) LCD science visualization screen at NASA's Ames Research Center.
PIA17446:
Big Data on the Big Screen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility or SIRTF) is readied for launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in 2003.
PIA23644:
Spitzer Space Telescope Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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The Spitzer Space Telescope, shown here, is in the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, waiting for encapsulation.
PIA23649:
Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Spitzer Project Manager Joseph Hunt declares the spacecraft decommissioned and the Spitzer mission concluded.
PIA23648:
Spitzer Project Manager Declares End of Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-15 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This artist's concept illustrates how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used radar to map the insides of the north polar ice cap on Mars.
PIA10653:
Peeling Back Layers of a Martian Polar Ice Cap (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This illustration schematically shows where the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected flood channels that had been buried by lava flows in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars.
PIA16767:
Visualization of Buried Marte Vallis Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
SEIS
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
SEIS
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This illustration depicts the mechanism and conceptual research targets for an instrument named SHERLOC, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18407:
Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument, located at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23621:
Close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-26 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This image shows an engineering model of SHERLOC, one of the instruments onboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23894:
Mars 2020's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-05-26 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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In this test image by SHERLOC, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, each color represents a different mineral detected on a rock's surface.
PIA23895:
Mineral Map Created During a Test of SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This graphic shows an illustration of a prototype astronaut suit along with suit samples included in the calibration target belonging to the SHERLOC instrument aboard the Perseverance rover.
PIA24033:
Spacesuit Materials on Perseverance's SHERLOC Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA scientist Trevor Graff peers at a calibration target, which will help fine-tune settings on the SHERLOC instrument carried aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The target carries the first spacesuit materials sent to Mars.
PIA23979:
SHERLOC Cal Target With Scientist Trevor Graff
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 Mars 2020 Project
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This calibration target will help fine-tune settings for SHERLOC, one of the instruments carried aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The target carries the first spacesuit materials sent to Mars as well as a fragment of a Martian meteorite.
PIA23980:
SHERLOC Cal Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The calibration target for SHERLOC, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, features a slice of Martian meteorite, plus spacesuit materials, including helmet-visor material that doubles as a geocache target.
PIA24261:
SHERLOC's Calibration Target Aboard the Perseverance Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument will analyze samples of Martian rock and soil collected by the rover's arm to assess carbon chemistry through a search for organic compounds, and to look for clues about planetary change.
PIA13463:
Sample Analysis at Mars for Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This schematic illustration for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument shows major components of the microwave-oven-size instrument, which will examine samples of Martian rocks, soil and atmosphere.
PIA13790:
Schematic of Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, largest of the 10 science instruments for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, will examine samples of Martian rocks, soil and atmosphere for information about chemicals that are important to life.
PIA13791:
Lifting SAM Instrument for Installation into Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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In this photograph, technicians and engineers inside a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., position NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) above the mission's Mars rover, Curiosity, for installing the instrument.
PIA13792:
Installing SAM Instrument into Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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In this photograph, technicians and engineers inside a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., position NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) above the mission's Mars rover, Curiosity, for installing the instrument.
PIA13793:
Lowering SAM Instrument into Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will study chemistry of rocks, soil and air as the mission's rover, Curiosity, investigates Gale Crater on Mars.
PIA15100:
SAM Instrument at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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An instrument suite that will analyze the chemical ingredients in samples of Martian atmosphere, rocks and soil during the mission of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, is shown here during assembly at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., in 2010.
PIA16100:
Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument, Side Panels Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This picture shows a lab demonstration of the measurement chamber inside the Tunable Laser Spectrometer, an instrument that is part of the Sample Analysis at Mars investigation on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16178:
Shooting Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows the percentage abundance of five gases in the atmosphere of Mars, as measured by the Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer instrument of the SAM instrument suite onboard Curiosity.
PIA16460:
The Five Most Abundant Gases in the Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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If the atmosphere of Mars contains methane, various possibilities have been proposed for where the methane could come from and how it could disappear.
PIA16461:
Potential Sources and Sinks of Methane on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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New results from the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover detected about 2,000 times as much argon-40 as argon-36, which weighs less, confirming the connection between Mars and Martian meteorites found on Earth.
PIA16462:
Weighing Molecules on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This illustration based on results from Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the locations and interactions of volatiles on Mars.
PIA16463:
Volatiles on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This plot of data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the variety of gases that were released from sand grains upon heating in the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, or SAM.
PIA16573:
Heating Martian Sand Grains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This plot shows the first-ever look at the deuterium to hydrogen ratio measured from the surface of Mars, as detected by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, or SAM, on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16574:
Atmospheric Loss on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has detected sulfur, chlorine, and oxygen compounds in fine grains scooped by the rover at a wind drift site called 'Rocknest.' The grains were heated and analyzed using the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite.
PIA16575:
Signs of Perchlorates and Sulfur Containing Compounds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The first examinations of Martian soil by the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover show no definitive detection of Martian organic molecules at this point.
PIA16576:
Chlorinated Compounds at 'Rocknest'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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An analysis of a drilled rock sample from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the presence of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide released on heating.
PIA16835:
Major Gases Released from Drilled Samples of the "John Klein" Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity rover has detected the simple carbon-containing compounds chloro- and dichloromethane from the powdered rock sample extracted from the 'John Klein' rock on Mars.
PIA16836:
Chlorinated Forms of Methane at "John Klein" Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This illustration shows the instruments and subsystems of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite on the Curiosity Rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project. SAM analyzes the gases in the Martian atmosphere.
PIA16816:
The SAM Suite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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As the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover heats a sample, gases are released (or 'evolved') from the sample and can be identified using SAM's quadrupole mass spectrometer.
PIA16817:
Major Volatiles Released from the Fourth 'John Klein' Portion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image, made by the quadrupole mass spectrometer in the SAM suite of instruments in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. shows the ratio of the argon isotope argon-36 to the heavier argon isotope argon-38, in various measurements.
PIA16818:
Argon Isotopes Provide Robust Signature of Atmospheric Loss
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image graphs four gases released ('evolved') when powdered rock from the target rock 'Cumberland' was heated inside the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA17599:
Volatiles Released by Heating Sample Powder from Martian Rock 'Cumberland'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.
PIA20601:
Methane Background Levels at Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory suite inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has measured the isotope ratios of xenon and krypton in Mars' atmosphere and can explain why they are more abundant in the Martian atmosphere than expected.
PIA20847:
Isotopic Clues to Mars' Crust-Atmosphere Interactions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-30 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Sensors on two finger-like mini-booms extending horizontally from the mast of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will monitor wind speed, wind direction and air temperature; image taken during installation of the instrument inside a clean room at NASA's JPL.
PIA13646:
Weather Sensors from Spain on Mars Rover Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph compares a typical daily pattern of changing atmospheric pressure (blue) with the pattern during a regional dust storm hundreds of miles away (red). The data are by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16455:
Atmospheric Pressure Patterns Before and During Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's pattern atmospheric pressure at the surface of Mars, as measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16912:
Seasonal Pressure Curve Peaks at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This pair of graphs shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's record of temperatures (in degrees Celsius) measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16913:
Steady Temperatures at Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected dozens of whirlwinds, or vortex events, causing brief dips in atmospheric pressure, and sometimes other measurable effects.
PIA16914:
Whirlwind Detection by Curiosity in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic tracks the maximum relative humidity and the temperature at which that maximum occurred each Martian day, or sol, for about one-fourth of a Martian year, as measured by REMS on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA16915:
Humidity in Gale Crater: Scant and Variable
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.
PIA20600:
Seasonal Cycles in Curiosity's First Two Martian Years
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is a terrain model of Phoenix's Robotic Arm workspace. It has been color coded by depth with a lander model for context. The model has been derived using images from the depth perception feature from Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
PIA10717:
False Color Terrain Model of Phoenix Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Phoenix
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In the middle of this image taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the long robotic arm of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is bent at nearly a 90-degree angle.
PIA12459:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm Bent at Nearly a 90-degree Angle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In this image, engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory test and 'flex' Curiosity's robotic arm and tools. A video can be viewed at the Photojournal.
PIA12839:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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In the middle of this image taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the long robotic arm of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rises straight up toward the ceiling of the lab where it is being tested.
PIA12837:
Engineers Flex Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-12 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Alliance Spacesystems are testing the range of motion of the Mars Science Laboratory rover's robotic arm joints.
PIA12069:
The Rover Gets Strong-Armed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Test operators in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory monitor some of the first motions by the robotic arm on the Mars rover Curiosity after installation in August 2010. The arm is shown in a partially extended position.
PIA13388:
Curiosity Mars Rover Flexes its Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, stretches its robotic arm upward during tests on a tilt table in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labotatory.
PIA13389:
Arm Stretch by Curiosity Mars Rover
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