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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.
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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 2019-06-28 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 mast and front chassis of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA23314:
Testing Perseverance's 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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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 2019-09-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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Speeded up 28 times, this time-lapse shows NASA's Mars 2020 rover on a spin table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 29, 2019.
PIA23461:
Rover Rotisserie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the Mars 2020 spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover after a test.
PIA23466:
NASA Mars 2020 Rover Separation Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil from the rover after a move from JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility to the Simulator Building for testing.
PIA23467:
NASA's Mars 2020 Unfoiled Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.
PIA23468:
That's One Small Step for a Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-30 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission uses a solar intensity probe to measure and compare the amount of artificial sunlight that reaches different portions of the rover.
PIA23469:
A Light Touch Required for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover in Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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Side-by-side images depict NASA's Surveyor 3 spacecraft (left) and an artist's concept of the Mars 2020 rover (right).
PIA23553:
Twelve and Twenty
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover uses the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), which will help search for signs of ancient microbial life in rocks.
PIA24092:
Perseverance's PIXL at Work on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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PIXL opens its dust cover during testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. One of seven instruments on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, PIXL is located on the end of the rover's robotic arm.
PIA24093:
Perseverance's PIXL Opens its Dust Cover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock's surface.
PIA24094:
PIXL's Hexapod Has Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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In a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, engineers observed the first driving test for NASA's Mars 2020 rover on Dec. 17, 2019.
PIA23499:
Mars 2020 Rover Is Roving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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The High Bay 1 clean room within the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL is seen in this image taken on Nov. 12, 2019. The Mars 2020 rover is visible just above center.
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High Bay 1 in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-27 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the media interview the builders of the Mars 2020 mission. This image was taken inside the clean room on Dec. 27, 2019.
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Media Meet NASA's Mars 2020 Rover and Builders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-27 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of the media interviews mission team member Jessica Samuels inside JPL's High Bay 1 clean room on Dec. 27, 2019, during Mars 2020 media day.
PIA23587:
Media Meet NASA's Mars 2020 Rover and Builders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-01-21 Mars 2020 Rover
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The heat shield (left) and back shell (right) that comprise the aeroshell for NASA's Mars 2020 mission are depicted in this image.
PIA23590:
Mars 2020's Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Mast Unit for Mars 2020's SuperCam, shown being tested here, will use a laser to vaporize and study rock material on the Red Planet's surface.
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SuperCam's Mast Unit Being Tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars.
PIA23491:
Mars 2020 Collecting Sample (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover will store rock and soil samples in sealed tubes on the planet's surface for future missions to retrieve, as seen in this illustration.
PIA23492:
Mars 2020 With Sample Tubes (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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On Feb. 11, 2020, Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watched as members of his team loaded NASA's next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.
PIA23591:
Seeing the Mars 2020 Rover Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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The shipping container carrying NASA's Mars 2020 rover is readied for loading aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Feb. 11, 2020.
PIA23592:
Loading Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This image shows the SHERLOC instrument, located at the end of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
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Close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover's SHERLOC Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration depicts NASA's Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA23764:
Perseverance on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of JPL's assembly, test and launch operations team for NASA's Perseverance mission show appreciation for their newly named rover.
PIA23767:
Showing Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of the nameplate secured to the arm of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover was taken at a payload servicing facility at Kennedy Space Center soon after being attached on March 4, 2020.
PIA23766:
Mars Perseverance Nameplate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover, now called Perseverance, undergoes processing at a payload servicing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 14, 2020.
PIA23768:
Perseverance in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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A placard commemorating NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign was installed on the Perseverance Mars rover on March 16, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center.
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Send Your Name Placard Attached to Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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The plate on the aft crossbeam of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover carries 10,932,295 names submitted by people during NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign and essays of the 155 finalists in the Name the Rover contest.
PIA23770:
Perseverance Rover at Cape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance rover undergoes a 10-day test in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at JPL. The image was taken on Nov. 16, 2019.
PIA24044:
10 Days of Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image taken on Nov. 16, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, captures the port side of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24045:
Port Side of Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Entry Descent and Landing (EDL) microphone can be seen mounted to the top of a black-painted cable bracket in this image taken of the port-side of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. Image taken on Nov. 16, 2019.
PIA24046:
A Microphone for Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers test drive the Earth-bound twin of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover for the first time in a warehouselike assembly room at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23964:
Perseverance Test Rover's First Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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Technicians move an engineering version of the Perseverance Mars rover into to its new home in the Mars Yard, part of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23965:
Test Rover Moves to Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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The full-scale engineering model of NASA's Perseverance rover has put some dirt on its wheels at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23966:
Perseverance Twin Drives Into the Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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The full-scale engineering model of NASA's Perseverance rover raises its head, or remote sensing mast, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
PIA23967:
Perseverance Twin Raises Its Mast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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PIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned.
PIA24095:
PIXL's Nightlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Visible both in the inset photograph on the upper left and near the center of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover in this illustration is the palm-size dome called the Laser Retroreflector Array (LaRA).
PIA24097:
Perseverance's Laser Retroreflector (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Perseverance's Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) uses radar waves to probe the ground, revealing the unexplored world that lies beneath the Martian surface.
PIA24047:
RIMFAX at Work on NASA's Perseverance (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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A test model of the RIMFAX instrument, aboard the trailer behind the snow mobile, undergoes field testing in Svalbard, Norway.
PIA24048:
Testing RIMFAX for NASA's Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Highlighted in blue in this visualization, the RIMFAX instrument's antenna is externally mounted underneath the MMRTG (the rover's nuclear battery) on the back of Perseverance.
PIA24049:
RIMFAX Location on NASA's Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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This illustration depicts five major components of the Mars 2020 spacecraft.
PIA24128:
Mars 2020 Expanded Spacecraft Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This X-ray image shows the interior of a 3D-printed heat exchanger in Perseverance's MOXIE instrument. X-ray images like these are used to check for defects within parts.
PIA24100:
X-ray Image of 3D-Printed MOXIE Part
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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This video clip shows a 3D printing technique where a printer head scans over each layer of a part, blowing metal powder which is melted by a laser.
PIA23972:
Video of 3D printing at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This nickel-alloy heat exchanger is among several that were 3D printed for MOXIE, an instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24171:
Close-up of 3D printed MOXIE Heat Exchanger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-24 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24176:
Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-24 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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An illustration of MOXIE and its components. An air pump pulls in carbon dioxide gas from the Martian atmosphere, which is then regulated and fed to the Solid OXide Electrolyzer (SOXE), where it is electrochemically split to produce pure oxygen.
PIA24177:
Components of MOXIE (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Scientists use the color swatches on the primary calibration target for Mastcam-Z aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. Symbols and mottos relevant to the mission are included around the target's perimeter.
PIA24178:
Mastcam-Z's Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-08 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This fragment of a Martian meteorite, seen floating inside the International Space Station, is is now part of a calibration target for SuperCam, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24179:
Supercam's Mars Meteorite Aboard the ISS
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The calibration target for SHERLOC, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, features a slice of Martian meteorite, plus spacesuit materials, including helmet-visor material that doubles as a geocache target.
PIA24261:
SHERLOC's Calibration Target Aboard the Perseverance Mars Rover
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24311:
Perseverance Rover Approaches Mars (Illustration)
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This illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover casting off its spacecraft's cruise stage, minutes before entering the Martian atmosphere.
PIA24312:
Perseverance Rover's Cruise Stage Separates (Illustration)
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With its heat shield facing the planet, NASA's Perseverance rover begins its descent through the Martian atmosphere in this illustration.
PIA24313:
Entering the Martian Atmosphere with the Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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In this illustration of its descent to Mars, the spacecraft containing NASA's Perseverance rover slows down using the drag generated by its motion in the Martian atmosphere.
PIA24314:
Perseverance Rover Decelerates in the Martian Atmosphere (Illustration)
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The aeroshell containing NASA's Perseverance rover guides itself towards the Martian surface as it descends through the atmosphere in this illustration.
PIA24315:
Perseverance Guides Itself Towards the Surface (Illustration)
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys a supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing, in this artist's illustration.
PIA24316:
Perseverance Deploys its Parachute (Illustration)
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance rover gets its first look at the Martian surface below, after dropping its heat shield just under six minutes after entry into the Mars atmosphere.
PIA24317:
Perseverance Heat Shield Separates (Illustration)
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NASA's Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface in this illustration.
PIA24318:
Powered Descent for Perseverance (Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24319:
Perseverance Touches Down on Mars (Illustration)
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A technician working on the Mars 2020 mission takes a sample from the surface of sample tube 241, to test for contamination. The image was taken in a clean room facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the tubes were developed and assembled.
PIA24294:
Sampling Mars 2020 Sample Tube 241
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Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong works with an Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container during a lunar surface simulation training exercise in Building 9, Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas.
PIA24297:
Armstrong and Rock Box
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This animation shows the data collected on a Mars 2020 sample tube using a computerized tomography (CT) scanner. Engineers working on the sample tubes used the 3D imagery to better understand the tubes' internal structure.
PIA24304:
CT Scan of Mars Sample Tube
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A tray holding 39 sample tubes, each protected in a gold-colored sheath, is installed in NASA's Perseverance rover in this picture taken at the agency's Kennedy Space Center on May 21, 2020.
PIA24305:
Installing Perseverance's Sample Tubes
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This illustration depicts the exterior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
PIA24306:
Anatomy of a Sample Tube
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This illustration depicts the interior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
PIA24307:
Anatomy of a Sample Tube Interior
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-19 Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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With two cameras set about 10 inches apart at the top of the Mars 2020 rover's remote sensing mast, Mastcam-Z can produce a 3D image to be viewed with 3D glasses.
PIA24196:
Mastcam-Z Can See in 3D
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Mastcam-Z
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A JPL optical technician performs a final inspection and swab cleaning of the front optics of the Mars 2020 mission's Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March 2020.
PIA24197:
Mastcam-Z Final Lens Cleaning
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Mastcam-Z
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The Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras are on a workbench during their assembly at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.
PIA24198:
Mastcam-Z Looking Left
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Mastcam-Z
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This modern-looking geoboard adds a pop of color to the lab at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California.
PIA24199:
Modern Art for Mastcam-Z
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Mastcam-Z
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The twin Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras, shown with a pocket knife for scale, are assembled and ready for testing in this photo taken at Malin Space Science Systems, in San Diego, California.
PIA24200:
Ready for a Close Up (or a Wide Angle)
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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The engineering model (EM), an almost identical twin of Mars 2020's MOXIE, is used for testing in the lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24201:
MOXIE Twin During Testing
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This engineering model of Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument is about to undergo vibration testing in a lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24202:
MOXIE Shakes it UP
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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In this image, the gold-plated Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) Instrument shines after being installed inside the Perseverance rover.
PIA24203:
MOXIE All Tucked In
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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This image, taken in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, shows the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronic's box after it has been inserted into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24204:
The Parts Inside Perseverance
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronics box before being integrated into the Perseverance rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24205:
This Gold Box to Searches for Buried Treasure
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The bowtie-shaped antenna for the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) instrument has been mounted on the underside of the Perseverance rover.
PIA24206:
Put a Bowtie on It!
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