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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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OCO-3 sits on the large vibration table (known as the 'shaker') in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23211:
Testing OCO-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
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This image shows preliminary carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from OCO-3 over the United States.
PIA23352:
OCO-3's First CO2 Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This image shows preliminary solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) measurements from OCO-3 over western Asia.
PIA23353:
OCO-3's First Solar-Induced Fluorescence Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca.
PIA15654:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17896:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-09 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17800:
OCO-2 in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-02 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca. Animation available in More Details.
PIA17797:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is lifted to the top of the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18042:
Lifting of NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
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Workers monitor the Delta II second stage for NASA's OCO-2, as it is lifted into position for mating with the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18043:
Lifting NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle Second Stage into Position for Mating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is positioned atop the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18044:
Positioning NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle Second Stage for Mating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, makes contact with the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18045:
Mating NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle First and Second Stages
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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This most recent artist's rendering shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
PIA18374:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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This most recent artist's rendering shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
PIA18375:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA18457:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-24 NuSTAR
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Artist concept of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, managed by JPL. It will expand our understanding of the origins and destinies of stars and galaxies.
PIA10004:
Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) (Artist concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Next Generation Space Telescope
Next Generation Space Telescope
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Artist's concept of Next Generation Space Telescope from December, 2002.
PIA04243:
Artist's Concept of Next Generation Space Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer
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These eight graphs present data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer on NASA's MAVEN orbiter identifying ions of different metals added to the Martian atmosphere shortly after comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sped close to Mars.
PIA18858:
Ions of Eight Metals from Comet Dust Detected in Mars Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 NEOCam
NEOCam Sensor
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The NEOCam chip is the first megapixel sensor capable of detecting infrared wavelengths at temperatures achievable in deep space without refrigerators or cryogens.
PIA16955:
NEOCam Sensor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-07-01 Euclid
Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP)
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The ESA Euclid telescope is shown in a clean room before launch. Black solar panels line the right side of the spacecraft. The telescope will view the cosmos through the top of the white cylinder that sits above the spacecraft's instruments.
PIA25783:
Euclid Spacecraft in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This set of images compares test images taken by four cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before launch.
PIA15951:
Comparison of Curiosity Camera Fields of View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This image taken at JPL shows engineers testing the route by which the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will roll off its lander. Opportunity touched down at Meridiani Planum, Mars on Jan. 24, 9:05 p.m. PST, 2004, Earth-received time.
PIA05171:
Engineers Test Roll-Off at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This synthetic image of NASA's Spirit Mars Exploration Rover in the 'Columbia Hills' was produced using 'Virtual Presence in Space' technology.
PIA03230:
Special-Effects Spirit in "Columbia Hills"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-04 Asteroid Psyche
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This photo shows Psyche's multispectral imager, in the process of assembly and testing on September 13, 2021, at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California.
PIA24894:
Psyche's Imager in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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The Moon Mineralogy Mapper imaging spectrometer, an instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1, during development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA12231:
Building the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-20 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the Moessbauer spectrometer, an instrument on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit that detects iron-bearing minerals in martian rocks and soil.
PIA05111:
Powerful Yet Tiny Machine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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This image shows a model of one of three detectors for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11195:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
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Mike Ressler (right) and Kalyani Sukhatme of NASA's JPL pose in the clean room with a model component, called a focal plane module, of the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11196:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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The Mid-Infrared Instrument, a component of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, underwent alignment testing at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space in Oxfordshire, England.
PIA14418:
Webb Instrument Undergoes Alignment Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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The Mid-Infrared Instrument, a component of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, underwent testing inside the thermal space test chamber at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space in Oxfordshire, England.
PIA14419:
Webb Instrument Inside Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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Technicians inspect the cooler for the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, part of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA20686:
Inspecting the MIRI Cryocooler
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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This image shows the cooling device for the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, one of the James Webb Space Telescope's four instruments.
PIA20688:
MIRI Cryocooler Packing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
MECA
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One part of the MECA instrument for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is a pair of telescopes with a special wheel (on the right in this photograph) for presenting samples to be inspected with the microscopes.
PIA09952:
Phoenix Mars Lander's Chemistry Lab in a Box
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
MECA
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The science payload of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander includes a multi-tool instrument named the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA).
PIA09953:
Microscopes for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Phoenix
MECA
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The targeted landing site for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander is at about 68 degrees north latitude, 233 degrees east longitude in the Martian arctic. The Phoenix lander, which landed May 25, 2008 ceased its operations about six months later.
PIA09954:
Chemistry Lab for Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10798:
Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
PIA10799:
Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10914:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10915:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) cell is labeled with components responsible for mixing Martian soil with water from Earth, adding chemicals and measuring the solution chemistry.
PIA10916:
A Wet Chemistry Laboratory Cell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows four Wet Chemistry Laboratory units, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This image was taken before Phoenix's launch on August 4, 2007.
PIA10917:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Laboratory Units
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
PIA11040:
Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows the eight sharp tips of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
PIA11041:
Sharp Tips on the Atomic Force Microscope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This close-up image of a penny shows the degree to which the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit can zoom in on a target.
PIA05093:
Penny for Your Reference
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 MESSENGER
MLA
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NASA's Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) is shown ranging to Mercury's surface from orbit. In this image, yellow flashes represent near-infrared laser pulses that can reflect off terrain in shadow as well as in sunlight.
PIA16529:
How MLA Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 MESSENGER
MLA
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This frame from an animation from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft depicts the illumination of the topography near Prokofiev crater, showing the small proportion of sunlight that reaches Prokofiev's floor and rim.
PIA16530:
A Solar Day at Prokofiev Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Scientists use the color swatches on the primary calibration target for Mastcam-Z aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. Symbols and mottos relevant to the mission are included around the target's perimeter.
PIA24178:
Mastcam-Z's Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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With two cameras set about 10 inches apart at the top of the Mars 2020 rover's remote sensing mast, Mastcam-Z can produce a 3D image to be viewed with 3D glasses.
PIA24196:
Mastcam-Z Can See in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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A JPL optical technician performs a final inspection and swab cleaning of the front optics of the Mars 2020 mission's Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March 2020.
PIA24197:
Mastcam-Z Final Lens Cleaning
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras are on a workbench during their assembly at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.
PIA24198:
Mastcam-Z Looking Left
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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This modern-looking geoboard adds a pop of color to the lab at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California.
PIA24199:
Modern Art for Mastcam-Z
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The twin Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras, shown with a pocket knife for scale, are assembled and ready for testing in this photo taken at Malin Space Science Systems, in San Diego, California.
PIA24200:
Ready for a Close Up (or a Wide Angle)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, delivered the two cameras for the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument of NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in March 2011.
PIA13017:
Sample Image Through Camera Built for Next Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will use a side-by side pair of cameras for examining terrain around the mission's rover, Curiosity. The Mastcam 100 offers telephoto capability.
PIA13018:
Mastcam 100: Longer Focal-Length Eye of Mast Camera Pair for Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will use a side-by side pair of cameras for examining terrain around the mission's rover, Curiosity. The Mastcam 34 offers wider-angle viewing.
PIA13019:
Mastcam 34: Shorter Focal-Length Eye of Mast Camera Pair for Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Curiosity's 'eyes' (the Mastcam) are shrouded in a silvery material, awaiting their first look around the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the rover is being built.
PIA13294:
Close-Up View of Curiosity's "Head"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-25 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has two rectangular 'eyes' near the top of the rover's remote sensing mast. This image shows Curiosity on a tilt table NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA13807:
Curiosity on Tilt Table with Mast Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-31 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took the images combined into this mosaic of the rover's upper deck. The images were taken in March 2011. At the time, Curiosity was inside a space simulation chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14131:
Mast Camera View of Curiosity's Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of views illustrates capabilities of the Mast Camera (MastCam) instrument on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover, using a scene on Earth as an example of what MastCam's two cameras can see from different distances.
PIA15108:
Illustrating MastCam Capabilities with a Terrestrial Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This figure shows images acquired through each of the eight filters in the filter wheel of the 34-millimeter-focal-length Mast Camera (Mastcam-34) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA15109:
Illustrating MastCam Capabilities with a Terrestrial Scene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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At different locations on the surface of the same rock, scientists can use the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to measure the amount of reflected light at a series of different wavelengths.
PIA16793:
Indication of Hydration in Veins and Nodules of 'Knorr' in 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates the twin cameras of the Mastcam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (upper left), the Mastcam calibration target (lower center), and the locations of the cameras and target on the rover.
PIA16798:
Mast Camera and Its Calibration Target on Curiosity Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The color cameras on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, including the pair that make up the rover's Mastcam instrument, use the same type of Bayer pattern RGB filter as found in typical commercial color cameras.
PIA16799:
Filters for Color Imaging and for Science
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for NASA's Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet.
PIA07085:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for a Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA07086:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (3-D) (Artist Concept)
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project install the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) into the chassis of NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA23154:
This Is One Mars Rover With MOXIE
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This X-ray image shows the interior of a 3D-printed heat exchanger in Perseverance's MOXIE instrument. X-ray images like these are used to check for defects within parts.
PIA24100:
X-ray Image of 3D-Printed MOXIE Part
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This nickel-alloy heat exchanger is among several that were 3D printed for MOXIE, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24171:
Close-up of 3D printed MOXIE Heat Exchanger
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24176:
Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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An illustration of MOXIE and its components. An air pump pulls in carbon dioxide gas from the Martian atmosphere, which is then regulated and fed to the Solid OXide Electrolyzer (SOXE), where it is electrochemically split to produce pure oxygen.
PIA24177:
Components of MOXIE (Illustration)
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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The engineering model (EM), an almost identical twin of Mars 2020's MOXIE, is used for testing in the lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24201:
MOXIE Twin During Testing
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This engineering model of Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument is about to undergo vibration testing in a lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24202:
MOXIE Shakes it UP
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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In this image, the gold-plated Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) Instrument shines after being installed inside the Perseverance rover.
PIA24203:
MOXIE All Tucked In
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft appears twice in the same frame in this image from the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA07941:
Mars Odyssey from Two Distances in One Image
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Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This stereoscopic picture of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft was created from two views of that spacecraft taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA07943:
Mars Odyssey Seen by Mars Global Surveyor (3-D)
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Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This view is an enlargement of an image of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor while the two spacecraft were about 90 kilometers (56 miles) apart.
PIA07942:
Mars Odyssey Seen by Mars Global Surveyor
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Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This picture of the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft by the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor is from the first successful imaging of any spacecraft orbiting Mars taken by another spacecraft orbiting Mars.
PIA07944:
Mars Express Seen by Mars Global Surveyor
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MAHLI
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The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera will fly on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, launching in late 2011. This photo of the camera was taken before MAHLI's November 2010 installation onto the robotic arm of the mission's Mars rover, Curiosity.
PIA13581:
Color Camera for Curiosity's Robotic Arm
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MAHLI
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image provides a way to have a full-size printout of the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA15286:
Full-Scale Image of MAHLI Calibration Target
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MAHLI
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During pre-flight testing, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the MAHLI calibration target from a distance of 3.94 inches (10 centimeters) away from the target.
PIA15287:
Calibration Target as Seen by Mars Hand Lens Imager
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MAHLI
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During pre-flight testing in March 2011, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the MAHLI calibration target under illumination from MAHLI's two ultraviolet LEDs (light emitting diodes).
PIA15288:
MAHLI Calibration Target in Ultraviolet Light
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MAHLI
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The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity rover will use a calibration target attached to a shoulder joint of the arm.
PIA15289:
Calibration Target on Curiosity for Camera on Rover's Arm
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MAHLI
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An in-flight camera check produced this out-of-focus image when NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft turned on illumination sources that are part of the Curiosity rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) instrument.
PIA15294:
Camera Test on Curiosity During Flight to Mars
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MAHLI
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This frame from a video shows an engineering test for NASA's Curiosity rover. During the test, the clear dust covers on the Hazard-Avoidance cameras were popped off.
PIA15961:
Popping the Lid off Curiosity's Hazard Cameras Animation Icon
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MAHLI
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Camera and robotic-arm maneuvers for taking a self-portrait of the NASA Curiosity rover on Mars were checked first, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., using the main test rover for the Curiosity.
PIA16458:
Self-Portrait of Curiosity's 'Stunt Double'
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MAHLI
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This view of a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, results from advance testing of arm positions and camera pointings for taking a low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA19810:
Test Rover at JPL During Preparation for Mars Rover's Low-Angle Selfie
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Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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SkyCam is a sky-facing camera aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. As part of MEDA, the rover's set of weather instruments, SkyCam will take images and video of clouds passing in the Martian sky.
PIA24174:
Perseverance Rover's SkyCam
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Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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One of two wind sensors springs out of the mast on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. These sensors are part of Perseverance's weather instrumentation, called MEDA.
PIA24175:
MEDA's Wind Sensor Springs Out
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-19 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MARDI
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Ken Edgett, deputy principal investigator for NASA's Mars Descent Imager, holds a ruler used as a depth-of-field test target. The instrument took this image inside the Malin Space Science Systems clean room in San Diego, CA, during calibration testing.
PIA13281:
Test Image by Mars Descent Imager
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MARDI
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This graphic portrays the sequence of key events in August 2012 from the time the NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, with its rover Curiosity, enters the Martian atmosphere to a moment after it touches down on the surface.
PIA13282:
Final Minutes of Curiosity's Arrival at Mars
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MARDI
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A pocketknife provides scale for this image of the Mars Descent Imager camera; the camera will fly on the Curiosity rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, Calif., supplied the camera for the mission.
PIA13283:
Mars Descent Imager for Curiosity
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MARCI
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 4, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA15968:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 4, 2012
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MCS
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The Mars Climate Sounder instrument, shown here prior to its installation onto NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for the mission's 2006 launch, will get a similar-looking sibling at Mars in 2016.
PIA13352:
Climate Sounder Instrument for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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MCS
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This graphic depicts the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter measuring the temperature of a cross section of the Martian atmosphere as the orbiter passes above the south polar region.
PIA17263:
Scanning Martian Atmospheric Temperatures (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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This graphic shows Martian atmospheric temperature data related to seasonal patterns in occurrence of large regional dust storms. The data shown here were collected by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20746:
Seasonal Temperature Pattern Indicating Martian Dust Storms
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