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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 9210x5948x1
Building 11, one of the oldest buildings on lab, was once central administration building of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is now the Space Sciences Laboratory. This archival picture dates back to May 1943.
PIA21201:
Former Administration Building
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Europa 3900x1784x3
This artist's rendering illustrates a conceptual design for a potential future mission to land a robotic probe on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
PIA21048:
Europa Lander Mission Concept (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-24 Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, or LBTI, is a ground-based instrument connecting two 8-meter class telescopes on Mount Graham in Arizona to form the largest single-mount telescope in the world.
PIA22354:
Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-14 Europa 4488x5960x3
Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.
PIA21922:
Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-29 6276x4236x3
Photo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory nestled in the Pasadena, Calif. hillside, taken in January, 2016.
PIA22555:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nestled in Hillside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 6720x4480x3
A shoebox-sized wheeled robot explores the rugged terrain on the surface of the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during recent tests of the A-PUFFER project.
PIA23793:
A-PUFFER Robot Explores a Rocky Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-10 4480x6720x3
Project manager Jean-Pierre de la Croix works on an Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (A-PUFFER) during recent trials in the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23794:
NASA Scientist Works on an A-PUFFER Robot During Trials
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1382x3
This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23714:
NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1290x3
Engineers more accustomed to building spacecraft than medical devices worked on a prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in March and April of 2020.
PIA23715:
Building NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 1586x2000x3
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California prepare to ship a prototype ventilator for coronavirus patients to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
PIA23716:
Shipping NASA's Coronavirus Ventilator Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2000x1230x3
Doctors in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Human Simulation Lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York give a thumbs-up after testing a ventilator prototype developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23772:
Mount Sinai Gives VITAL a Thumbs-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-23 2640x2000x3
Some of the dozens of engineers involved in creating a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23713:
NASA-JPL Ventilator Prototype Team Members
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-30 2000x1549x3
A front-facing portrait of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23775:
Front-Facing View of VITAL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-30 2640x2000x3
Some of the dozens of engineers involved in creating a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23891:
VITAL Team Gives a Thumbs Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 1101x736x3
Advanced spacesuit designer Amy Ross of NASA's Johnson Space Center stands with the Z-2, a prototype spacesuit.
PIA23978:
Spacesuit Designer Amy Ross
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 Mars 1600x900x3
This illustration shows NASA astronauts on Mars.
PIA24031:
NASA Astronauts on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-28 Mars 1920x1080x3
This illustration shows NASA astronauts working on the surface of Mars. A helicopter similar to the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is airborne at left.
PIA24032:
NASA Astronauts on Mars With Helicopter (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-04 1600x900x3
Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients.
PIA24034:
Stacks of VITAL Ventilators
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-23 Earth 8000x5955x3
The OASIS project seeks to study fresh water aquifers in the desert as well as ice sheets in places like Greenland. This illustration shows what a satellite with a proposed radar instrument for the mission could look like.
PIA23790:
OASIS Study Project (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-02-01 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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The Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) project – led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California – is planned to perform a robot-controlled lunar surface experiment with imagery in the coming years.
PIA24567:
NASA Integrates Gear Motors for Robotic Arm on Future Lunar Missions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-06 Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC)
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The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) technology demonstration's flight laser transceiver is shown at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in April 2021.
PIA24569:
DSOC's Flight Laser Transceiver
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-06 Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC)
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The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) technology demonstration's flight laser transceiver can be easily identified on NASA's Psyche spacecraft, seen in this December 2021 photograph.
PIA24570:
DSOC Flight Laser Transceiver Integrated with NASA's Psyche Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-28 19088x12500x3
In the Sensing With Independent Micro-Swimmers (SWIM) concept, illustrated here, dozens of small robots would descend through the icy shell of a distant moon via a cryobot to the ocean below.
PIA25313:
SWIM Exploring a Subsurface Ocean (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-28 8242x12513x3
This illustration shows the NASA cryobot concept called Probe using Radioisotopes for Icy Moons Exploration (PRIME) deploying tiny wedge-shaped robots into the ocean miles below a lander on the frozen surface of an ocean world.
PIA25314:
Cryobot for Ocean Worlds Exploration (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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A JPL engineer examines the 3D-printed titanium scoop of NASA's Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) robotic arm system. The arm is designed to function in frigid temperatures that would stymie current spacecraft.
PIA25316:
Testing NASA's Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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NASA's COLDArm combines several new technologies that allow it to operate in temperatures as cold as minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 173 degrees Celsius) without the use of energy-consuming heaters required by robotic arms on current spacecraft.
PIA25317:
NASA's COLDArm at Lunar Regolith Simulant Test Bed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-05 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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The 3D-printed titanium scoop of the Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm) robotic arm system is poised above a test bed filled with material to simulate lunar regolith (broken rocks and dust) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA25318:
Close-Up on COLDArm's Titanium 3D-Printed Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-12 1249x719x3
A model Sample Recovery Helicopter drives and positions itself over a sample tube during a test in the Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA25320:
Sample Recovery Helicopter Model Gets a Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-02 2400x1353x3
This close-up photograph shows an exquisitely sensitive single Performance-Enhanced Array for Counting Optical Quanta (PEACOQ) detector, which is being developed at JPL to detect single photons at an extremely high rate.
PIA25260:
PEACOQ: New Quantum Detector Could Help Quantum Computers Communicate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-04 Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC)
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Shown here is a prototype of the Deep Space Optical Communications, or DSOC, ground receiver detector built by the Microdevices Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA25840:
DSOC's Downlink Detector Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-04 Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC)
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Shown here is an identical copy of the DSOC, superconducting nanowire single-photon detector that is coupled to the 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope located at Caltech's Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California.
PIA26141:
DSOC's Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-26 Mars 2221x1288x3
The blue areas on this map of Mars are regions where NASA missions have detected subsurface water ice. Scientists can use the map to decide where the first astronauts to set foot on the Red Planet should land.
PIA26045:
SWIM Map Shows Subsurface Water Ice on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-26 Mars 2852x1169x3
These Mars global maps show the likely distribution of water ice buried within the upper 3 feet (1 meter) of the planet's surface and represent the latest data from the SWIM project.
PIA26046:
Distribution of Buried Ice on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-20 Moon Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm (COLDArm)
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Engineers and technicians prepare NASA's COLDArm robotic arm system for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California in November 2023.
PIA26162:
NASA's COLDArm in Thermal Vacuum Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04244:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey mapping mission.
PIA04245:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Mapping (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey orbit insertion.
PIA04246:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Aerobraking
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04816:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04817:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole in 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04818:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above a portion of the planet that is rotating into the sunlight in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04819:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise, 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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At 11:02 a.m. EDT on April 7, 2001, crowds watch a Boeing Delta II rocket lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft into space on its seven-month journey to Mars.
PIA20331:
Odyssey's Launch to Mars on April 7, 2001
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-15 Venus ACRIMSAT
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Observations of the total solar irradiance made with the ACRIM3 instrument on NASA's ACRIMSAT satellite on June 5 and 6, 2012, tracked the effect of the transit of Venus, which lasted about six hours.
PIA15820:
NASA's ACRIMSAT Observes Venus Transit
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 ACRIMSAT
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Artist's concept of NASA's Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor satellite, or ACRIMSAT, was launched in December 1999.
PIA18157:
Active Cavity Irradiance Monitor Satellite (ACRIMSAT) Artist's Concept
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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 2008-09-17 Aqua
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Light energy is collected by the optics system on the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument and digitized.
PIA11170:
Light Travels Through AIRS Optics Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-08 Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite carries six state-of-the-art instruments in a near-polar low-Earth orbit. Aqua is seen in this artist's concept orbiting Earth.
PIA18156:
Aqua Satellite Orbiting Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Aquarius
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Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., install thermal blankets on the Aquarius instrument at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
PIA13825:
NASA's Salt-Seeking Instrument Gets a Silvery Blanket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 Aquarius
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Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft. Aquarius will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity.
PIA13971:
Aquarius - SAC-D (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 Aquarius
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Technicians lower the cover over the shipping container holding the international Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
PIA13972:
Aquarius - SAC-D Spacecraft is Prepped for Shipping to California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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After a four-year development effort, the Goddard Space Flight Center delivered NASA's Aquarius radiometer to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for integration with the Aquarius instrument.
PIA14051:
Aquarius Radiometer in Goodard Space Flight Center Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Engineers check cables on back of Aquarius instrument in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14052:
Back of Aquarius Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Engineers test Aquarius 2.5 meter reflector in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14053:
Aquarius Reflector Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Aquarius 2.5 meter reflector is hoisted before being attached to boom in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14054:
Aquarius Reflector Attachment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Aquarius 2.5 meter composite reflector being fitted with gold foil covering in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14055:
Gold Foil on Aquarius Reflector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Aquarius reflector deployment is tested in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14056:
Aquarius Deployment Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Aquarius instrument, including 2.5 meter reflector, in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14057:
Aquarius at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Engineers inspect NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory at INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA14058:
Aquarius/SAC-D at INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Completion of the thermal blanket patterns for the Aquarius bipod after routing the flight harness from the SAC-D service platform.
PIA14059:
Thermal Blanket Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument, covered in silver foil, is shown attached to the SAC-D satellite bus at INVAP facility.
PIA14060:
Close-up View of Aquarius
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument is lifted upright onto the SAC-D service platform at the INVAP high bay facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA14061:
Aquarius Lifted onto SAC-D Service Platform
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on SAC-D sevice platform in INVAP high bay facility for mechanical integration activities.
PIA14062:
Aquarius Instrument on SAC-D Service Platform
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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A 'fit check' of half the sunshade is completed to verify the clearance of NASA's Aquarius ground lug as well as the blanket interface with the service platform top deck.
PIA14063:
Aquarius Sunshade "Fit Check" of Half the Sunshade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument power interfaces are tested prior to connection with the SAC-D service platform at the INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA14064:
Aquarius Instrument Electrical Interface Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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Dr. Cristina Fernández Kirchner, the President of Argentina, visits INVAP for the inauguration of the new facilities including a tour of the high bay where NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D satellite is being tested and integrated.
PIA14065:
President of Argentina Visits Aquarius/SAC-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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All NASA's Aquarius electrical interfaces have successfully been connected to the SAC-D service platform (S/P).
PIA14066:
Aquarius Electrical Integration with SAC-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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After months of integration and testing at the INVAP facility (Bariloche, Argentina), NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D is removed from the service platform in preparation for shipping to Brazil.
PIA14067:
Aquarius/SAC-D Removed from Service Platform
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D being prepared for shipment to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research Integration and Testing Lab. At INPE, the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory will undergo its final environmental testing.
PIA14068:
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory Being Crated for Shipment to Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius Principal Investigator Gary Lagerloef photographed in front of the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite observatory as it is being readied for transportation from Brazil to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a June 2011 launch.
PIA14069:
Aquarius Principal Investigator with Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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After months of environmental tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE), NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is loaded into a crate for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base.
PIA14070:
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory before Departing Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is moved into the thermal-vacuum chamber at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
PIA14071:
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory in Thermal-vacuum Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument thermal blanketing is completed and inspected. In addition, all external surfaces of the satellite are cleaned and inspected with white light to uncover any visible debris.
PIA14072:
Aquarius Thermal Blanket Completion and Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Aquarius
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Less than two months before launch, team members conduct their final checks of NASA's Aquarius instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Subsequent final instrument tests will be conducted on the launch pad.
PIA14073:
Final Checks of Aquarius Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Aquarius
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Artist's concept of NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. SAC-D observatory will provide NASA's first space-based global measurements of salinity at the ocean surface.
PIA14160:
Aquarius (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-10 Aquarius
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A Delta II rocket launches with the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, June 10, 2011.
PIA14275:
Liftoff of the Delta II Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-10 Aquarius
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A Delta II rocket launches with the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, June 10, 2011.
PIA14276:
Aquarius Lifts Off!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 ASTERIA
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This image from a series of images is from a single observation of a star by the ASTERIA spacecraft.
PIA22413:
Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-20 ARM
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This graphic depicts the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle conducting a flyby of its target asteroid. The robotic segment of the Asteroid Redirect Mission will demonstrate advanced, high-power, high-throughput solar electric propulsion.
PIA21062:
ARM Spacecraft (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-29 ASTHROS
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The ASTHROS mission's primary mirror is one of the largest to ever fly on a high-altitude balloon. The lightweight mirror is coated in gold and nickel to make it more reflective in far-infrared wavelengths.
PIA25166:
A Mirror for NASA's Antarctic Balloon Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-29 ASTHROS
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The ASTHROS mirror is composed of nine panels, coated in nickel and gold. Here, engineers attach panels to the mirror's support structure. The panels must be aligned to within 0.0001 inches (2.5 micrometers), or a fraction of the width of a human hair.
PIA25167:
Nine-Paneled Mirror for ASTHROS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-29 ASTHROS
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Lofted by a stratospheric balloon, as shown in this illustration, NASA's ASTHROS mission may reach an altitude of 130,000 feet (40 kilometers).
PIA25168:
ASTHROS Mission in Flight (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-29 ASTHROS
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The cradle is the structure that supports the ASTHROS telescope's primary mirror and keeps the mirror panels aligned. Made from carbon fiber, it must be both lightweight and extremely rigid.
PIA25169:
A Lightweight Cradle for ASTHROS' Mirror
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-29 ASTHROS
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The gold-colored ASTHROS mirror panels appear blurry to the naked eye, as seen at left. But when photographed with an infrared camera, as at right, the panel reflects a technician's image as clearly as if the person were looking in a mirror.
PIA25170:
A Crisp Infrared Image on an ASTHROS Mirror Panel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-10 Aura
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The Aura spacecraft is NASA's atmospheric chemistry mission that is monitoring the Earth's protective atmosphere.
PIA18178:
NASA's Aura Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-01 Earth Aura
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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 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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The imaging spectrometer sits at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in August 2023, before shipment to Planet Labs PBC in San Francisco. The instrument will be integrated into a Tanager satellite over the next several months.
PIA26092:
Imaging Spectrometer Fully Integrated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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Engineers prepare the imaging spectrometer – part of an effort led by the nonprofit Carbon Mapper to monitor greenhouse gas emissions – for vibration testing at JPL.
PIA26093:
Imaging Spectrometer Vibration Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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An engineer prepares the imaging spectrometer instrument for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at JPL. The instrument will be part of an effort led by the nonprofit Carbon Mapper organization to collect data on greenhouse gas point-source emissions.
PIA26094:
Imaging Spectrometer Vacuum Chamber Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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This spectral fingerprint of methane was produced from data taken during a test of the imaging spectrometer at JPL. The instrument measures hundreds of wavelengths of light reflected by Earth's surface and absorbed by gases in the atmosphere.
PIA26095:
Methane Signal From Carbon Mapper Instrument Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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A technician slides the imaging spectrometer into a thermal vacuum test chamber at JPL in July 2023. Engineers use the chamber to subject the spectrometer to the extreme temperatures it will encounter in the vacuum of space.
PIA26098:
Imaging Spectrometer Inside Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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The data captured here is one of the outputs of a September 2023 test conducted at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory of a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer instrument, which will measure the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide from space.
PIA26096:
Imaging Spectrometer Instrument's Data Shows Methane Intensity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-14 Carbon Mapper
Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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Methane is contained in a glowing cylinder during a September 2023 test conducted by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California of a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer.
PIA26097:
Imaging Spectrometer Methane Test Setup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-24 Carbon Mapper Coalition
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in April 2023 examine the imaging spectrometer that will ride aboard the first of two satellites to be launched by the Carbon Mapper Coalition.
PIA25869:
JPL Engineers Work on Carbon Mapper Imaging Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Cassini-Huygens
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Artist's concept of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04233:
Artist's Concept of Cassini Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a Jet Propulsion Laboratory assembly room in 1997.
PIA04603:
Cassini Spacecraft in a JPL Assembly Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's interpretation of the area surrounding Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
PIA06079:
Huygens Landing Site Revisited (Animation - Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 Cassini-Huygens
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New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest that the shape of our solar system moving through the local Milky Way galaxy looks like a bubble -- or a rat -- traveling through a boa constrictor's belly.
PIA12375:
Bubble of Our Sun's Influence
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