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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 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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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
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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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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-20 Cassini-Huygens
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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 2013-01-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like.
PIA16634:
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's impression by the European Space Agency shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft exploring the magnetic environment of Saturn. The image is not to scale.
PIA16739:
Cassini at Saturn's Bow Shock (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows 'quasi-parallel' (top) and 'quasi-perpendicular' (bottom) magnetic field conditions at a planetary bow shock. Bow shocks are shockwaves created when the solar wind blows on a planet's magnetic field.
PIA16825:
Magnetic Fields and Bow Shocks (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn.
PIA14941:
A Race Around Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation depicts the shearing of an initially circular cloud of debris as a result of the particles in the cloud having differing orbital speeds around Saturn based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14942:
A Race Around Saturn (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows the various steps that lead to the formation of the aerosols that make up the haze on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
PIA17240:
The Formation of Titan's Haze
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-12 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This collage includes about 1,600 images submitted by members of the public as part of the NASA Cassini mission's 'Wave at Saturn' campaign.
PIA17679:
The Faces of 'Wave at Saturn'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a cross-section of the ice shell immediately beneath one of Enceladus' geyser-active fractures, illustrating the physical and thermal structure and the processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17189:
What Lies Beneath: Close Up View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's rendering shows a regional cross-section of the ice shell underlying Enceladus' south polar terrain, illustrating our current knowledge of the physical and thermal structure and processes ongoing below and at the surface.
PIA17190:
What Lies Beneath: Regional View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Scientists from NASA's Cassini mission suggested in a 2016 paper that the appearance of a cloud of dicyanoacetylene (C4N2) ice in Titan's stratosphere may be explained by 'solid-state' chemistry taking place inside ice particles.
PIA20715:
"Solid State" Chemistry in Titan Ice Particles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini above Saturn's northern hemisphere prior to making one of its Grand Finale dives.
PIA21438:
Cassini Over the Top (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA21439:
Cassini Grand Finale Dive (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-04 Cassini-Huygens
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As depicted in this illustration, NASA's Cassini will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21440:
Cassini versus Saturn (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
PIA22766:
Cassini orbiting Saturn (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-02 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22767:
Grand Finale: Cassini in the Gap (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-03 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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This illustration imagines the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn and its innermost rings, as part of the mission's Grand Finale.
PIA22768:
Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Cassini-Huygens
Voyager
MIMI
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Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have enabled scientists to create this map of the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles around our sun. Charged particles stream out from our sun in a phenomenon known as solar wind.
PIA14110:
Mapping the Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-05 Chandra X-ray Observatory
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An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft in orbit.
PIA18166:
Chandra Spacecraft in Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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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 2014-11-06 CIBER
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Observations from NASA's Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment, or CIBER, have shown a surprising surplus of infrared light filling the spaces between galaxies.
PIA18850:
Measuring the Tip of Cosmic Icebergs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 CIBER
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A time-lapse photograph of the CIBER rocket launch, taken from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in 2013. This was the last of four launches of the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER).
PIA18853:
CIBER Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 1994-01-25 Clementine
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Artist's conception of the Clementine spacecraft, a joint mission of the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and NASA.
PIA18159:
Clementine Fully Deployed (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-26 CloudSat
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft sits encapsulated within its Boeing Delta launch vehicle dual payload attach fitting at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA06673:
CloudSat Preps for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-04 CloudSat
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This artist's concept shows how NASA's CALIPSO and CloudSat will fly in formation with other Earth Observing Satellites.
PIA03010:
A-Train (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-05 CloudSat
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Artist's concept of NASA's CloudSat spacecraft, which will provide the first global survey of cloud properties to better understand their effects on both weather and climate.
PIA03011:
Above Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-05 CloudSat
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Artist's concept of NASA's CloudSat spacecraft, which will provide the first global survey of cloud properties to better understand their effects on both weather and climate.
PIA03012:
Above Earth 2 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-05 CloudSat
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This artist's concept shows NASA's CloudSat spacecraft and its Cloud Profiling Radar using microwave energy to observe cloud particles and determine the mass of water and ice within clouds.
PIA03013:
CloudSat Studies Clouds (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-06 CloudSat
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This is an artist's concept depicting NASA's CloudSat in orbit around Earth.
PIA03015:
CloudSat in Orbit Around Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-30 CAL
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Artist's concept of a magneto-optical trap and atom chip to be used by NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) aboard the International Space Station.
PIA17794:
NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) Chip (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-26 CAL
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This sequence of false-color images shows the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in the Cold Atom Laboratory prototype at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the temperature gets progressively closer to absolute zero.
PIA18786:
Forming a Bose-Einstein Condensate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-26 CAL
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Members of the Cold Atom Laboratory team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are seen here with their ground-based testbed, which can reliably create a Bose-Einstein condensate.
PIA18787:
Cold Atom Laboratory Team Displays Ground-Based Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This Bose-Einstein graph shows the changing density of a cloud of atoms as it is cooled to lower and lower temperatures (going from left to right) approaching absolute zero.
PIA22561:
Bose-Einstein Condensate Graph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory consists of two standardized containers that will be installed on the International Space Station. The larger container is called a quad locker, and the smaller container is called a single locker.
PIA22562:
CAL Before Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-27 CAL
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This image shows the physics package inside NASA's Cold Atom Lab, where ultracold clouds of atoms called Bose-Einstein condensates are produced.
PIA22563:
Cold Atom Lab Physics Package
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory, packaged in a protective layer, being loaded up onto a Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) Cygnus spacecraft for its trip to the International Space Station.
PIA22919:
CAL Boards Cygnus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows astronaut Ricky Arnold assisting with the installation of NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station.
PIA22920:
CAL Astronaut Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows NASA Cold Atom Laboratory's physicist David Aveline working in the CAL test bed, which is a replica of the CAL facility that stays on Earth.
PIA23001:
CAL Ground Test Bed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The RainCube 6U CubeSat with fully-deployed antenna.
PIA22457:
RainCube 6U CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-17 CubeSat
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The complete TEMPEST-D spacecraft shown with the solar panels deployed.
PIA22458:
TEMPEST-D Spacecraft
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