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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.
PIA22111:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #1 (Updated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22245:
A Martian Meteorite for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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This is a close-up of a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22246:
Close-up of a Mars Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars placed inside an oxygen plasma cleaner. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22247:
Cleaning a Martian Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Mars 2020 is slated to carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet in July of 2020.
PIA22342:
JPL Tech Works Mars 2020 Descent Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
PIA22460:
Mars Helicopter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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With the backshell that will help protect the Mars 2020 rover during its descent into the Martian atmosphere visible in the foreground, a technician on the project monitors the progress of Systems Test 1.
PIA22966:
Lonely Vigil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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Technicians working Mars 2020's System's Test 1 approach their workstation in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA23097:
Mars 2020 System Test 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23151:
Portrait of NASA's Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA Mars Helicopter team members work the flight model in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23152:
Working Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film to the exterior of the flight model of the Mars Helicopter. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23153:
Handling Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team inspect the flight model (the actual vehicle going to the Red Planet), inside the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23155:
Inspecting Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team prepare the flight model for a test in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23156:
Mars Helicopter Team Prepares for Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film enclosure to the fuselage of the flight model. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23157:
Composing Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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More than 1,500 individual pieces of carbon fiber, flight-grade aluminum, silicon, copper, foil and foam go into NASA's Mars Helicopter.
PIA23158:
This Helicopter is Going to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of NASA's Mars Helicopter prototype depicts the demonstration vehicle used to prove that controlled, and sustained flight is feasible in a Martian atmosphere.
PIA23159:
Mars Helicopter Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter project observe a flight test. The image was taken on Jan. 18, 2019 as the flight model of the Mars Helicopter was tested in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23161:
Monitoring the Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members from the NASA Mars Helicopter project discuss the sequence of events for the day's flight testing. The image was taken Jan. 18, 2019.
PIA23162:
Prepping for a Mars Helicopter Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-05 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project install the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) into the chassis of NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA23154:
This Is One Mars Rover With MOXIE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of NASA's Mars 2020 project checks connections between the spacecraft's back shell and cruise stage.
PIA23163:
Taking Mars 2020 Integration Head-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission prepare spacecraft components for acoustic testing in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23160:
Mars 2020 is Wired for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 engineers and technicians prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover's equipment deck.
PIA23193:
Now Mars 2020 Can Phone Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, integrate the rover motor controller assembly (RMCA) into the Mars 2020 rover's body.
PIA23194:
Rover Getting Set to Motor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior to a test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23228:
Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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The completed spacecraft that will carry the Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet, next year hangs suspended by cables inside the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The image was taken on May 9, 2019.
PIA23262:
The Mars 2020 Spacecraft Readies for Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers prepare the Mars 2020 spacecraft for a thermal vacuum (TVAC) test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23263:
Mars 2020 Spacecraft Gets Cold
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft undergoes examination prior to an acoustic test in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23264:
Prepping Mars 2020 for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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LVS is an integral part of a guidance system called Terrain-Relative Navigation (TRN) that will steer NASA's Mars 2020 rover away from hazardous areas during its final descent to Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA23265:
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers re-install the cover to the remote sensing mast (RSM) head after integration of two Mastcam-Z high-definition cameras that will go on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23266:
NASA's Mars 2020 Gets HD Eyes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA's Mars 2020 rover will carry a number of technologies that could make Mars safer and easier to explore for humans.
PIA23302:
First Humans on Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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This calibration target for Mars 2020's SHERLOC instrument includes five samples of spacesuit material, the first to ever be flown to the Red Planet.
PIA23303:
Spacesuit Material Going to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23267:
Mars 2020 and Friends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the remote sensing mast on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23268:
Mars 2020 Mast Goes On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at JPL install the starboard legs and wheels on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23269:
Mars 2020 Gets Its Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers prepare the starboard legs and wheels for integration onto NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23270:
This Is What a Pit Stop Looks Like at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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On June 21, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory install the main robotic arm on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23227:
At Arm's Length
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-02 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers install the SuperCam instrument on Mars 2020's rover. This image was taken on June 25, 2019.
PIA23307:
Installing SuperCam on the Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23261:
Mars 2020's Hot Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at JPL install a sensor-filled turret on the end of the rover's seven-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) robotic arm. The image was taken on July 11, 2019.
PIA23311:
Attaching Mars 2020's Turret
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, or MMRTG.
PIA23305:
Power for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called an MMRTG. An MMRTG uses the heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity.
PIA23306:
Mars 2020's MMRTG
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, can be seen working on the exposed belly of the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23312:
In the Belly of the Mars 2020 Beast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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In the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL, the Mars 2020 rover's 7-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) arm maneuvers its 88-pound (40-kilogram) sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to a stowed configuration.
PIA23212:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Robotic Arm Is On The Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineer Chris Chatellier stands next to a target board with 1,600 dots, used to calibrate the forward-facing cameras on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23313:
An Eye Chart for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, engineers test cameras on the top of the Mars 2020 rover's mast and front chassis.
PIA23314:
Testing Mars 2020's 20/20 Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Mars 2020 rover undergoes an 'eye' exam after several cameras were installed. The rover carries everything from wide-angle landscape cameras to narrow-angle high-resolution zoom lens cameras.
PIA23315:
A Clean Room With a View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a close-up of the head of Mars 2020's remote sensing mast. The mast head contains the SuperCam instrument.
PIA23316:
The Tippy Top of Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members from NASA's Mars Helicopter and Mars 2020 teams stand behind the Mars Helicopter.
PIA23317:
Mars Helicopter Arrives in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of NASA's Mars 2020 rover was taken on July 23, 2019 in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23318:
Mars 2020 Rover on Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this August 5, 2019 image, the bit carousel, the heart of sampling and caching subsystem of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, is attached to the front end of the rover.
PIA23319:
Cache and Carry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on Aug. 5, 2019, engineers at NASA's JPL lift the Mars 2020 rover's bit carousel from its storage container. The bit carousel is at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System.
PIA23320:
A Little Bit Carousel Higher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover would have capabilities for nested-scale observations and localized composition identification down to microscopic scale.
PIA17276:
The Importance of Nested Scales of Observations, Fine Scales
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-26 MAVEN
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NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is scheduled to launch in November 2013 and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.
PIA14754:
Primary Structure for MAVEN Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-18 MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft near Mars. MAVEN is in development for launch in 2013 and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.
PIA14761:
MAVEN at Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-27 MAVEN
Electra Relay Radio
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This radio hardware, the Electra UHF Transceiver on NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars, is designed to provide communication relay support for robots on the surface of Mars.
PIA17952:
Electra Relay Radio on MAVEN Mission to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-23 MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft near Mars.
PIA17487:
MAVEN (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-21 Mars MAVEN
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This image shows an artist concept of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
PIA18811:
MAVEN (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer
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These eight graphs present data from the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer on NASA's MAVEN orbiter identifying ions of different metals added to the Martian atmosphere shortly after comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sped close to Mars.
PIA18858:
Ions of Eight Metals from Comet Dust Detected in Mars Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft scanning the upper atmosphere of Mars. IUVS uses limb scans to map the chemical makeup and vertical structure across Mars' upper atmosphere.
PIA18856:
Artist's Concept of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from dust particles released by a passing comet on Oct. 19, 2014. The graphed data are from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
PIA18857:
Comet Meteor Shower Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-09 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's depiction shows the close encounter between comet Siding Sprng and Mars in 2014. The comet's powerful magnetic field temporarily merged with, and overwhelmed, the planet's weak magnetic field.
PIA20321:
Passing Comet Affects Magnetic Field at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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These profiles show the brightness of aurora emission in Mars' atmosphere at different altitudes. The data are from observations by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument (IUVS) on NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, or MAVEN.
PIA21857:
Martian Aurora 25 Times Brighter Than Prior Brightest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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Energetic particles from a large solar storm in September 2017 were seen both in Mars orbit by NASA's MAVEN orbiter, and on the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21856:
Solar Storm's Radiation at Martian Orbit and Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 MarCO
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NASA's two MarCO CubeSats will be flying past Mars in September 2016 just as NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, is descending through the Martian atmosphere and landing on the surface.
PIA19388:
Interplanetary CubeSat for Technology Demonstration at Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 MarCO
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO technology demonstration display a full-scale mechanical mock-up of the small craft in development as part of NASA's next mission to Mars.
PIA19389:
Model of Mars-Bound MarCO CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 MarCO
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The full-scale mock-up of NASA's MarCO spacecraft held by Farah Alibay, a systems engineer for the project, is dwarfed by the one-half-scale model of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter behind her.
PIA19671:
Size Contrast for Mars CubeSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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Joel Steinkraus, MarCO lead mechanical engineer from JPL, makes an adjustment on the CubeSat prior to integration in a deployment box as seen inside the cleanroom lab at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Monday, March 12, 2018.
PIA22321:
Preparing MarCO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO (Mars Cube One) technology demonstration inspect the MarCO test bed, which contains components that are identical to those built for a flight to Mars.
PIA20341:
MarCO CubeSat Engineers 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO technology demonstration inspect one of the two MarCO CubeSats. Cody Colley, MarCO integration and test deputy, left, and Andy Klesh, MarCO chief engineer, are on the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
PIA20342:
MarCO CubeSat Engineers 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO (Mars Cube One) technology demonstration inspect one of the two MarCO CubeSats. Joel Steinkraus, MarCO lead mechanical engineer, left, and Andy Klesh, MarCO chief engineer, are on the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA20343:
MarCO CubeSat Engineers 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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Engineers for NASA's MarCO (Mars Cube One) technology demonstration inspect one of the two MarCO CubeSats. Joel Steinkraus, MarCO lead mechanical engineer, left, and Andy Klesh, MarCO chief engineer, are on the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA20344:
MarCO CubeSat Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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One of the two MarCO (Mars Cube One) CubeSat spacecraft, with its insides displayed, is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA20345:
MarCO Flight Hardware 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 MarCO
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One of the two MarCO (Mars Cube One) CubeSat spacecraft is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA20346:
MarCO Flight Hardware 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
PIA22314:
MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft as they fly through deep space.
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Distant Perspective of MarCOs Cruise in Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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An artist's rendering of NASA's twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth in the distance.
PIA22316:
MarCOs, Mars and Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Alternate: MarCO Being Tested in Sunlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-29 MarCO
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Engineer Joel Steinkraus stands with both of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Both MarCO Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-19 MarCO
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One of NASAs MarCO CubeSats inside a cleanroom at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, before being placed into its deployment box.
PIA22322:
MarCO and Dispenser
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-13 MarCO
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Illustration of one of the twin MarCO spacecraft with some key components labeled. Front cover is left out to show some internal components. Antennas and solar arrays are in deployed configuration.
PIA22548:
Mars Cube One in Detail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-16 MarCO
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This animation depicts the MarCO CubeSats relaying data from NASA's InSight lander as it enters the Martian atmosphere.
PIA22738:
MarCO Relaying Data from InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
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Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
PIA04240:
Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers were launched in 2003 and arrived at sites on Mars in January 2004.
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Artist's Concept of Rover on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
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Rover 1 in Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover parachute deployment testing in the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif.
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Parachute Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A 'Martian mechanic' checks beneath the completely deployed NASA's Rover 1 lander. Atop the lander is Rover 1 with its wheels and solar arrays in the stowed position.
PIA04416:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
PIA04417:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 equipment deck, with solar arrays partially deployed, in NASA's JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility's cleanroom.
PIA04418:
Rover 2 Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 in the cruise configuration in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 25-ft Solar Thermal Vacuum Chamber where it underwent environmental testing.
PIA04419:
Environmental Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 is driven over staggered ramps to test the suspension's range of motion.
PIA04420:
Rover 2 Driving Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Members of the Mars Exploration Rovers Assembly, Test and Launch Operations team gather around NASA's Rover 2 and its predecessor, a flight spare of the Pathfinder mission's Sojourner rover, named 'Marie Curie.'
PIA04421:
Rover Family Photo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers of NASA'a Mars Exploration Rover Mission pose with their groundbreaking predecessor, the flight spare of the Sojourner rover from NASA's 1997 Pathfinder mission.
PIA04422:
Rovers and Sojourner
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers sit side-by-side in different stages of deployment. NASA's Rover 2's (left) front wheels are stowed, while NASA's Rover 1's front wheels are deployed.
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2 Stages of Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers examine the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
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Robotic Arm of Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers hand-deploying the solar arrays that provide the electrical power on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04426:
Rover 1 Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers making adjustments to NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04427:
Adjustments to Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One of two Mars Exploration Rovers sits inside its cruise stage waiting to undergo environmental testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA04820:
Mars Exploration Rover Makes Progress
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