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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22445:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22446:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GGRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22447:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites Separating from Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-11 GRACE-FO
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Technicians inspect NASA's twin GRACE Follow-On satellites and their multi-satellite dispenser at the SpaceX facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA22452:
GRACE Follow-On Moves Closer to Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Artist's concept of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) from December 2002.
PIA04235:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Illustration of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites in orbit.
PIA04236:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE
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NASA's GRACE mission produced maps of anomalies in Earth's gravity field almost every month from April 2002 to June 2017.
PIA22448:
Monthly GRACE Gravity Anomaly Maps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12010:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft -- Crust to Core (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-19 GRAIL
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In this photo, taken April 29, 2011, technicians install lifting brackets prior to hoisting the 200-kilogram (440-pound) GRAIL-A spacecraft out of vacuum chamber after testing.
PIA14157:
Testing the GRAIL Twins
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-29 GRAIL
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Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft maps the moon's gravity field, as depicted in this artist's rendering.
PIA14377:
GRAIL Artist's Rendition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 GRAIL
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NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft are lowered onto the second stage of their Delta II launch vehicle. At top is the spacecraft adapter ring which holds the two lunar probes in their side-by-side launch configuration.
PIA14558:
GRAIL Mission Comes Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-25 GRAIL
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Spacecraft technicians monitor the movement of a section of the clamshell-shaped Delta payload fairing as it encloses NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 23, 2011.
PIA13951:
GRAIL Twins are Covered
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-01 GRAIL
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Using a precision formation-flying technique, NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft will map the moon's gravity field. This is an artist's concept.
PIA13956:
GRAIL Flying in Formation (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-27 GRAIL
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An artist's depiction of the twin spacecraft (Ebb and Flow) that comprise NASA's GRAIL mission. As 'Ebb and Flow' fly over areas of greater and lesser gravity surface features can influence the distance between the two spacecraft.
PIA13965:
GRAIL Spacecraft Over the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-27 GRAIL
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An artist's depiction of the twin spacecraft that comprise NASA's GRAIL mission. During the GRAIL mission's science phase, spacecraft (Ebb and Flow) transmit radio signals precisely defining the distance between them as they orbit the moon in formation.
PIA13966:
NASA's GRAIL Spacecraft in Science Collection Phase (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Herschel Space Observatory
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In this artist's conception based on data from ESA's Herschel observatory, a galaxy accretes mass from rapid, narrow streams of cold gas. These filaments provide the galaxy with continuous flows of raw material to feed its star-forming at a leisurely pace
PIA14772:
Galaxy Feeds Off Gas (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-30 Herschel Space Observatory
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This artist's illustration shows a planetary disk (left) that weighs the equivalent of 50 Jupiter-mass planets. It demonstrates a first-of-its-kind feat from astronomers using the Herschel space observatory.
PIA16683:
Weighing Planetary Disks (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-21 Herschel Space Observatory
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This artist's impression shows how photons from the early universe are deflected by the gravitational lensing effect of massive cosmic structures as they travel across the universe.
PIA17448:
Ancient Light Deflected
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Herschel Space Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
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In this diagram, the Vega system, which was already known to have a cooler outer belt of comets (orange), is compared to our solar system with its asteroid and Kuiper belts. The ring of warm, rocky debris was detected using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope,
PIA16611:
Vega: Two Belts and the Possibility of Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-10 Hubble Space Telescope
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The Hubble Space Telescope hovers at the boundary of Earth and space in this picture, taken after Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997.
PIA18165:
Hubble Against Earth's Horizon (1997)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-11 Hubble Space Telescope
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This is an artist's concept of Kuiper Belt object 2003 UB313 (nicknamed 'Xena') and its satellite 'Gabrielle.' Xena is the large object at the bottom of this artist's concept.
PIA17801:
Hubble Finds 'Tenth Planet' is Slightly Larger than Pluto (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during the first Hubble servicing mission (SM1), which took place in December, 1993.
PIA22574:
Making Room for Hubble's New Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image shows NASA's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 undergoing tests at JPL.
PIA22912:
WFPC2 Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman and Story Musgrave installing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on the Hubble Space Telescope, during SM1 in December, 1993.
PIA22911:
Installing Hubble's New Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration shows the atmosphere of a brown dwarf called 2MASSJ22282889-431026, which was observed simultaneously by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. The results were unexpected, revealing offset layers of material.
PIA16608:
Anatomy of Brown Dwarf's Atmosphere (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-08 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This graph shows the brightness variations of the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026 measured simultaneously by both NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.
PIA16612:
Probing Brown Dwarf Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-28 InSight
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This artist rendition is of the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Lander. InSight proposes to place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior.
PIA13958:
InSight, a Mars MIssion (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the formation of rocky bodies in the solar system -- how they form and differentiate and evolve into terrestrial planets.
PIA16078:
Mars Interior (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 InSight
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Artist rendition of the InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Lander.
PIA16079:
Artist's Rendition of InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-26 InSight
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This artist's concept depicts the stationary NASA Mars lander known by the acronym InSight at work studying the interior of Mars. InSight is scheduled to launch in March 2016.
PIA17358:
Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 InSight
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Technicians in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver prepare NASA's InSight Mars lander for propulsion proof and leak testing on Oct. 31, 2014. Following the test, the lander was moved to another clean room for start of the mission's ATLO phase.
PIA18884:
Work on NASA's InSight Lander Starts New Phase
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-04 InSight
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In the weeks after NASA's InSight mission reaches Mars in September 2016, the lander's arm will lift two science instruments off the deck and place them onto the ground.
PIA19144:
Testing for Instrument Deployment by InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The Mars lander that NASA's InSight mission will use for investigating how rocky planets formed and evolved is being assembled by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19402:
InSight Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are working on NASA's InSight spacecraft in this January 2015 scene from the mission's assembly and testing phase.
PIA19403:
InSight Cruise Stage and Lander in Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this February 2015 scene from a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, specialists are building the heat shield to protect NASA's InSight spacecraft when it is speeding through the Martian atmosphere.
PIA19404:
Heat Shield Construction for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This parachute testing for NASA's InSight mission to Mars was conducted inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in February 2015.
PIA19405:
Parachute Testing for NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. The image was taken on April 30, 2015.
PIA19664:
InSight Lander in Mars-Surface Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, run a test of deploying the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander in this April 30, 2015 image.
PIA19665:
Solar-Array Deployment Test for InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, the back shell of NASA's InSight spacecraft is being lowered onto the mission's lander, which is folded into its stowed configuration.
PIA19666:
Lowering Back Shell onto Stowed InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are preparing to attach the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft to the top of the spacecraft's back shell in this April 29, 2015, photo.
PIA19667:
Lowering InSight's Cruise Stage onto Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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This photo shows the upper side of the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft as specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, attach it to the spacecraft's back shell. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
PIA19668:
Top View of InSight's Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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In this photo, spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, are reaching up to guide lowering of the parachute cone for installation onto NASA's InSight spacecraft. The photo was taken on April 29, 2015.
PIA19669:
Installing the InSight Spacecraft's Parachute Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 InSight
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The science deck of NASA's InSight lander is being turned over in this April 29, 2015, photo from InSight assembly and testing operations inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19670:
Turning the InSight Lander's Science Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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This artist's concept from August 2015 depicts NASA's InSight Mars lander fully deployed for studying the deep interior of Mars.
PIA19811:
Artist's Concept of InSight Lander on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, a spacecraft specialist prepares NASA's InSight spacecraft for thermal vacuum testing in the flight system's 'cruise' configuration for its 2016 flight to Mars.
PIA19812:
Preparing NASA's InSight for Space Simulation Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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In this photo, NASA's InSight Mars lander is stowed inside the inverted back shell of the spacecraft's protective aeroshell. It was taken July 13, 2015, in a clean room of spacecraft assembly and test facilities at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA19813:
NASA's InSight Lander in Spacecraft's Back Shell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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The heat shield is suspended above the rest of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this image taken July 13, 2015. The gray cone is the back shell, which together with the heat shield forms a protective aeroshell around the stowed InSight lander.
PIA19814:
InSight Aeroshell Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-18 InSight
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Spacecraft specialists at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, prepare NASA's InSight spacecraft for vibration testing as part of assuring that it is ready for the rigors of launch from Earth and flight to Mars.
PIA19815:
Preparing NASA's InSight Spacecraft for Vibration Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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The dime-size microchip in this close-up image carries 826,923 names that will go to Mars on NASA's InSight lander. The image was taken in November 2015 inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, where the lander was built.
PIA20164:
Names-to-Mars Chip for InSight Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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A spacecraft specialist in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck in November 2015. This chip carries 826,923 names, submitted by the public online from all over the world.
PIA20165:
Names Chip Placed on InSight Lander Deck
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA20278:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Members of the InSight mission's assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team remove the 'birdcage' from NASA's InSight spacecraft.
PIA21843:
Spacecraft Coming out of Protective Storage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Mars lander portion of NASA's InSight spacecraft is lifted from the base of a storage container in preparation for testing, in this photo taken June 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Littleton, Colorado.
PIA21844:
Hoisting NASA's InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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Lockheed Martin spacecraft specialists check the cruise stage of NASA's InSight spacecraft in this June 22, 2017, photo. The cruise stage will provide vital functions during the flight from Earth to Mars.
PIA21845:
Cruise Stage of NASA's InSight Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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The Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument for NASA's InSight mission to Mars undergoes a checkout in this photo taken July 20, 2017, in a Lockheed Martin clean room facility in Colorado.
PIA21846:
Bench Checkout of InSight's Seismometer Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 InSight
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This view shows the top of the science deck of NASA's InSight Mars lander, with the mission's seismometer instrument, heat probe instrument, robotic arm and other gear installed.
PIA21847:
Mars Lander Deck of NASA's InSight Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22200:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22201:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22202:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22203:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA22204:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight Mars lander were deployed as part of testing conducted Jan. 23, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado.
PIA22205:
InSight Lander Solar Array Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 InSight
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Technicians at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado installed a microchip with 1.6 million names submitted by the public to ride along with NASA's InSight mission to Mars.
PIA22206:
InSight's Second Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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A spacecraft specialist in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck in November 2015. This chip carries 826,923 names, submitted by the public online from all over the world.
PIA22236:
Second Names Chip is Placed on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-24 InSight
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Second dime-size microchip carrying 1.6 million names gets processed for installation onto NASA's InSight lander.
PIA22237:
Second Microchip Gets Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's impression of NASA's InSight lander on Mars. InSight will look for tectonic activity and meteorite impacts.
PIA22226:
InSight Probes the 'Inner Space' of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander, its sensors, cameras and instruments.
PIA22227:
The InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA22228:
InSight on the Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander. The lander will seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22229:
Seeking How Rocky Planets Form
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An artist's rendition of Mars, highlighting one of InSight's goals, to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is today and how often meteorites impact it.
PIA22230:
Measuring the Pulse of Mars
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NASA's InSight lander will launch to Mars aboard an Atlas V-401 launch vehicle (shown here), one of the biggest rockets available for interplanetary flight.
PIA22231:
Artist's Concept of the Atlas V-401 Rocket
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An artist's rendition of how a rocky planet forms. NASA's InSight will seeks the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22233:
A Rocky Planet Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in June 2015, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22234:
The InSight Team at JPL
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The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin Space in May, 2017, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22235:
The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22220:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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A truck carrying NASA s InSight spacecraft leaves Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, where the spacecraft was built and tested, on February 28, 2018. InSight was driven to Buckley Air Force Base.
PIA22225:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Buckley Air Force Base
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A C-17 cargo aircraft carrying NASA's InSight spacecraft flew from Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on February 28, 2018.
PIA22251:
C-17 Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22252:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22253:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
SEIS
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This artist's rendering shows a cutaway of the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, or SEIS, which will fly as part of NASA's Mars InSight lander.
PIA22320:
Cutaway of SEIS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-06 InSight
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NASA's InSight to Mars undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California, ahead of its launch, expected as early as May 5, 2018.
PIA22254:
Getting Ready for Launch
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander. Liftoff was on May 5, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. PDT.
PIA22541:
InSight Launch From Distance
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An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight lander breaks through cloud cover over Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5, 2018.
PIA22542:
InSight Launches Through Clouds
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The gantry rolls back from an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander in preparation for launch.
PIA22543:
InSight During Tower Rollback
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.
PIA22544:
InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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This long-exposure image (24 seconds) was taken by Instrument Context Camera (ICC) of NASA's InSight Mars lander. The image shows some of the interior features of the backshell that encapsulates the spacecraft.
PIA22647:
InSight's Inner Sanctum Revealed
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars.
PIA22547:
InSight Cruises to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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A camera calibration target sits on the deck of the NASA's InSight lander, adorned with the flags of different nations participating in the mission.
PIA22540:
InSight Camera Calibration Target, Laser Retroreflector, and Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22739:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Solar Arrays
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, prepare NASA's InSight lander for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber several months before launch.
PIA22740:
Pre-Launch T-VAC Testing on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the robotic arm on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22741:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander descending towards the surface of Mars on its parachute.
PIA22809:
InSight on Its Parachute (Illustration)
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars.
PIA22810:
InSight Heading Down to the Martian Surface (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander kicking up dust as it lands on the Martian surface.
PIA22811:
InSight Touching Down on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the underside of the spacecraft.
PIA22812:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Underside View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the top of the spacecraft.
PIA22813:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Top View (Illustration)
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