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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Juno
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NASA's Juno spacecraft awaits launch from inside the payload fairing atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-551 launch vehicle. Juno and its rocket are at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
PIA14416:
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Awaits Launch
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This computer-generated image depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft firing its Leros-1b main engine.
PIA16117:
Juno Fires its Main Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Juno
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A computer-generated image depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft firing its main engine.
PIA16118:
Juno Main Engine Firing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-11 Juno
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft above the north pole of Jupiter.
PIA16869:
Juno Above Jupiter's Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Juno
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft during its Earth flyby gravity assist on Oct. 9, 2013. On Earth below, the southern Atlantic Ocean is visible, along with the coast of Argentina.
PIA17516:
Juno's Earth Flyby (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Juno
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. Launched in 2011, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
PIA19639:
Juno's Arrival at Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-30 Juno
Waves
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This chart presents data that the Waves investigation on NASA's Juno spacecraft recorded as the spacecraft crossed the bow shock just outside of Jupiter's magnetosphere on June 24, 2016.
PIA20754:
Data Recorded as Juno Entered Magnetosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-30 Juno
Waves
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This chart presents data that the Waves investigation on NASA's Juno spacecraft recorded as the spacecraft crossed the bow shock just outside of Jupiter's magnetosphere on June 24, 2016.
PIA20753:
Data Recorded as Juno Crossed Jovian Bow Shock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-29 Juno
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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter.
PIA20702:
Juno Approaches Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-29 Juno
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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with its solar arrays and main antenna pointed toward the distant sun and Earth.
PIA20703:
Juno Points Homeward (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-29 Juno
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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter. From its unique polar orbit, Juno will repeatedly dive between the planet and its intense belts of charged particle radiation.
PIA20704:
Juno Above Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
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As NASA's Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter on Aug. 27, 2016, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument captured the planet's glow in infrared light.
PIA21036:
Juno Captures Jupiter's Glow in Infrared Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Jupiter on August 27, 2016, the Waves instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft received radio signals associated with the giant planet's very intense auroras.
PIA21037:
Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Sing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Juno
SRU
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This animation illustrates how the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft supports 'attitude determination' -- the knowledge of which way Juno is pointing as the spacecraft navigates through space.
PIA22961:
The Day Job for Juno's SRU (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-23 Kepler
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft in a clean room at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
PIA11188:
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft in a Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-18 Kepler
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
PIA11733:
The Kepler Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-06 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
PIA11824:
Kepler in Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-06 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
PIA11825:
Kepler Spacecraft (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is the most 'Tatooine-like' planet yet found in our galaxy and is depicted here in this artist's concept.
PIA14724:
Where the Sun Sets Twice (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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This artist's image illustrates Kepler-16b, the first directly detected circumbinary planet, which is a planet that orbits two stars.
PIA14725:
Three Eclipsing Bodies (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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This artist's image illustrates the Kepler-16 system from an overhead view, showing the eccentric orbits of the two stars as they twirl around each other every 41 days like figure skaters.
PIA14726:
A Dance of Two Suns and One Planet (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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This artist's conception illustrates the Kepler-16 system (white) from an overhead view, showing its planet Kepler-16b and the eccentric orbits of the two stars it circles (labeled A and B).
PIA14727:
Bird's Eye View of Kepler-16 System (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Kepler-22b Kepler
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This diagram compares our own solar system to Kepler-22, a star system containing the first 'habitable zone' planet -- the sweet spot around a star where temperatures are right for water to exist in its liquid form, discovered by NASA's Kepler mission.
PIA14882:
Kepler-22b -- Comfortably Circling within the Habitable Zone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Kepler-22b Kepler
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This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star's habitable zone.
PIA14883:
Closer to Finding an Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-26 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows an overhead view of the orbital position of the planets in systems with multiple transiting planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. All the colored planets have been verified.
PIA15264:
Kepler's Planetary Systems in Motion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-07 Kepler
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Kepler data has increased by 20 percent and now totals 2,740 potential planets orbiting 2,036 stars; dramatic increases are seen in the number of Earth-size and super Earth-size candidates discovered.
PIA16607:
Size of Kepler Planet Candidates
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-06 Kepler
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Researchers using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope have shown that migrating planets stop their inward journey before reaching their stars, as illustrated in this artist's concept.
PIA17242:
On the Road Toward a Star, Planets Halt Their Migration (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-07 Kepler
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On March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.
PIA14446:
Kepler Team Marks Five Years in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-02 Kepler
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An artist's conception shows the Kepler-10 system, home to two rocky planets. In the foreground is Kepler-10c, a planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size.
PIA18018:
Kepler-10 System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-18 Kepler
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A crop of more than 100 planets, discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, includes four in Earth's size-range orbiting a single dwarf star.
PIA20698:
K2 Finds Earth-Sized Planets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-05 Kepler
Planck
Spitzer Space Telescope
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From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.
PIA15423:
Spitzer, Planck and Kepler Extended by NASA (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-23 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
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Using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of the size of a world outside our solar system, as illustrated in this artist's conception.
PIA18463:
Gauging an Alien World's Size (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-02 LADEE
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This is an artist's depiction of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory as it approaches lunar orbit.
PIA18160:
LADEE Approaches Lunar Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 LCROSS
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Artist's rendering of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) observing its Centaur upper rocket stage on route to impact the lunar surface in 2009.
PIA18161:
Lunar Impact (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-03 LISA Pathfinder
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This artist's concept shows ESA's LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, which launched on Dec. 3, 2015, from Kourou, French Guiana, will help pave the way for a mission to detect gravitational waves.
PIA20196:
LISA Pathfinder Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-03 LISA Pathfinder
Disturbance Reduction System
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The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space, having successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana Dec. 3, 2015. On board is the state-of-the-art Disturbance Reduction System (DRS), a thruster technology developed at NASA's JPL.
PIA20197:
Disturbance Reduction System Thrusters Stabilize LISA Pathfinder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth LDSD
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project, will test an inflatable decelerator and a parachute at high altitudes and speeds over the Pacific Missile Range this June.
PIA18006:
Preparing for a Supersonic Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 LDSD
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In this picture, NASA's saucer-shaped experimental flight vehicle is prepared for a Range Compatibility Test at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua'i, Hawaii.
PIA18007:
Hanging Saucer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 LDSD
Parachute Deployment Device
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An engineer works on the Parachute Deployment Device of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle in this image taken at the Missile Assembly Building at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua'i, Hawaii.
PIA18008:
Prepping the Parachute Deployment Device
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-21 LDSD
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A saucer-shaped vehicle (part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project) designed to test interplanetary landing devices hangs on a tower in preparation for launch at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18011:
Before the Drop: Engineers Ready Supersonic Decelerator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-28 LDSD
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Engineers unload ground support equipment for a June engineering test flight above Kauai, Hawaii. The test flight is part of NASA's LDSD project, which is investigating cutting-edge landing technologies that could fly on future Mars missions.
PIA18015:
LDSD Test Device Arrives in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-28 LDSD
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, packaged in the box shown here, was shipped via plane to the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii on April 17.
PIA18016:
Unloading LDSD Test Device in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-02 LDSD
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This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions.
PIA18017:
LDSD's Rocket-powered Test Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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Members of the team for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) stand in front of the project's saucer-shaped test vehicle at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18019:
LDSD Team in Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-04 Earth LDSD
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This image shows the tower from which the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will hang before a balloon lifts it to high altitudes.
PIA18450:
Launch Tower for LDSD
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 Earth LDSD
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The saucer-shaped test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) will undergo a series of events in the skies above Hawaii, with the ultimate goal of testing future landing technologies for Mars missions.
PIA18451:
Timeline of Events for Planetary Landing Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after its successful engineering flight, the first test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project is lifted aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18517:
Test Vehicle Gets a Lift
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18518:
LDSD Saucer Aboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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The first 'flown' test vehicle of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project relaxes aboard the recovery vessel Kahana.
PIA18519:
First Seconds of LDSD Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal swim toward the test vehicle.
PIA18520:
Saturday Afternoon Swim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-29 Earth LDSD
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Hours after the June 28, 2014, test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range, the saucer-shaped test vehicle is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel.
PIA18521:
Saucer Out of the Drink
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-01 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team perch on the test vehicle used in the first flight of NASA's Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18522:
Mach 4 to Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, one of the new technologies being developed as part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, floats just below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on June 28, 2014.
PIA18425:
LDSD Chute Beneath the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Tears are visible in the parachute from NASA's Supersonic Disk Sail Parachute, which did not deploy as expected. The photo was obtained by Navy divers during recovery of the LDSD test vehicle and parachute.
PIA18424:
LDSD Chute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The main structural body of the second flight test vehicle in NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project is seen during its assembly in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA18426:
LDSD Flight Test Vehicle 2 in Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Moments into its powered flight, NASA'sLow-density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle captured this image of the balloon which carried it to high altitudes.
PIA18464:
Departing Saucer Snaps Balloon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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Divers retrieve the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator off the coast of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA18465:
Fishing LDSD out of the Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator is seen here before and after the balloon that helped carry it to near-space was deflated.
PIA18466:
A Balloon's Job Well Done: LDSD in Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19342:
LDSD Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth LDSD
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Crews from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility prepare the balloon for flight for the 2014 NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.
PIA17799:
The Saucer's Ride
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-05 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hangs from a launch tower at U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer-shaped vehicle will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars.
PIA19343:
LDSD on the Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth LDSD
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NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle attached to launch tower just prior to take off.
PIA19683:
LDSD Test Vehicle Attached to Launch Tower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Earth LDSD
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Two members of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Explosive Ordnance Detachment work on recovering the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project.
PIA19684:
Saucer Shoal: LDSD Recovery off Kauai
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-01-08 Lunar Prospector
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This artist's concept of the Lunar Prospector shows the spacecraft in lunar orbit. Instrument masts are fully deployed.
PIA18162:
Lunar Prospector (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.
PIA12072:
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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The Diviner Instrument prior to shipment. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12084:
The Diviner Instrument Prior to Shipment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12085:
Final Preparations for Diviner Thermal Balance Testing at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Loading the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into the thermal vacuum chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12086:
Loading Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in the Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12087:
Close-up of Diviner Solar Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12088:
Diviner Following Integration to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12089:
Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-24 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Artist's rendering of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO,) above the moon.
PIA18163:
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1990-08-10 Magellan
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An artist's concept of the Magellan spacecraft making a radar map of Venus. The spacecraft was commanded to plunge into Venus' atmosphere in 1994 as part of a final experiment to gather atmospheric data.
PIA18175:
Magellan Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-27 Venus Mariner 2
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NASA's Mariner 2 was the world's first successful interplanetary spacecraft. Launched August 27, 1962, on an Atlas-Agena rocket, Mariner 2 passed within about 34,000 kilometers (21,000 miles) of Venus.
PIA04594:
Mariner 2 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Mars Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4)
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This is an enhanced contrast version of the first Mars photograph released on July 15, 1965. This is man's first close-up photograph of another planet, a photographic representation of digital data radioed from Mars by the Mariner 4 spacecraft.
PIA14032:
First TV Image of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Mars Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4)
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A 'real-time data translator' machine converted Mariner 4 digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper.
PIA14033:
First TV Image of Mars (Hand Colored)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on existing design and engineering, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives.
PIA17273:
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on existing design and engineering, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives.
PIA17274:
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover, Annotated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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This picture shows one prototype for hardware to cache samples of cores drilled from Martian rocks for possible future return to Earth; a major objective for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA17277:
Creating a Returnable Cache of Martian Samples
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18405:
Payload for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This diagram depicts the sensor head of the Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry, or PIXL, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18406:
X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This illustration depicts the mechanism and conceptual research targets for an instrument named SHERLOC, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18407:
Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 Project will re-use the basic engineering of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity to send a different rover to Mars, with new objectives and instruments. This artist's concept depicts the top of the 2020 rover's mast.
PIA20760:
NASA to Launch Mars Rover in 2020 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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This 2016 image comes from computer-assisted-design work on the 2020 rover. The design leverages many successful features of NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012.
PIA20759:
Computer-Design Drawing for NASA's 2020 Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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One investigation on NASA's Mars 2020 rover will extract oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. It is called MOXIE, for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. Shown here is Michael Hecht, of MIT in the development lab at JPL.
PIA20761:
Mars 2020's MOXIE Laboratory and Principal Investigator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Mars 2020 Rover
LVS
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A prototype of the Lander Vision System for NASA's Mars 2020 mission was tested in this Dec. 9, 2014, flight of a Masten Space Systems 'Xombie' vehicle at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
PIA20848:
Test of Lander Vision System for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself.
PIA21635:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a 3-D printed model of Mastcam-Z, one of the science cameras on NASA's Mars 2020 rover. Mastcam-Z will include a 3:1 zoom lens.
PIA22101:
MASTCAM-Z
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows one of the enhanced engineering cameras with a prototype lens for the Hazcams, which will watch for obstacles encountered by NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22102:
Hazcam Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image presents a selection of the 23 cameras on NASA's 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions as well.
PIA22103:
Cameras on Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying a Mars rock outrcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22105:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying rocks with its robotic arm. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22106:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring Mars. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22107:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22108:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying its surroundings. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22109:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks at the horizon in this artist's concept. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22110:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #7
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