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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-08 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE
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Artist's concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. A new NASA mission will scan the entire sky in infrared light in search of nearby cool stars, planetary construction zones and the brightest galaxies in the universe.
PIA06927:
Artist's Concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission will survey the entire sky in a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum called the mid-infrared with far greater sensitivity than any previous mission or program ever has.
PIA12011:
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
PIA12173:
WISE Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-20 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Some say the science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission resembles the Star Wars robot R2-D2. The instrument is enclosed in a solid-hydrogen cryostat, which cools the WISE telescope and detectors.
PIA12316:
A Robot or a Science Instrument?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Cryostat
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Initial assembly of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer cryostat. The cryostat is a 2-stage solid hydrogen dewar that is used to cool the WISE optics and detectors. Here the cryostat internal structures are undergoing their initial vacuum pumpdown.
PIA12292:
NASA's WISE Cryostat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Workers check NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft as it is lowered onto a work stand.
PIA12295:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft Lowered onto Work Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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At Vandenberg Air Force Base's Astrotech processing facility in California, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft is being lifted from a work stand.
PIA12293:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft Lifted from Work Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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At Vandenberg Air Force Base's Astrotech processing facility in California, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft is lowered toward the flight conical adapter and test stand.
PIA12294:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft Lowered Toward Test Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft is situated on a work stand. At left on the spacecraft is the fixed panel solar array. In front, the square is the HGA Slotted Array (Ku-Band).
PIA12296:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft Situated on Work Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft sits on the test stand after connection to the conical adapter.
PIA12297:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft sits on Test Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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A view of the flexure springs in the soft ride being mated to the payload attach fitting for NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, spacecraft.
PIA12298:
View of Flexure Springs on NASA's WISE Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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View looking down the barrel of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope. This image shows the 40 cm WISE primary mirror, which is the largest optical element in the WISE system.
PIA12299:
View Down the Barrel of NASA's WISE Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, back-end imager optics. This picture shows the imager optics which are mounted at the back of the optical system.
PIA12300:
NASA's WISE Imager Optics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This image shows NASA's 40 cm diameter Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope. Here the lead optical test engineer attaches the back-end imager optics to the afocal.
PIA12301:
NASA's WISE Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft sits with its protective covering.
PIA12308:
NASA's WISE Spacecraft in Protective Covering
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-20 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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The science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown here with its aperture cover removed, during assembly at the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah.
PIA12317:
A Look Inside WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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A scaffolding structure built around NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer allows engineers to freeze its hydrogen coolant. The WISE infrared instrument is kept extremely cold by a bottle-like tank filled with frozen hydrogen, called the cryostat.
PIA12350:
Freezing WISE's Hydrogen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer will uncover many 'failed' stars, or brown dwarfs, in infrared light. This diagram shows a brown dwarf in relation to Earth, Jupiter, a low-mass star and the sun.
PIA12462:
Brown Dwarf Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer in the clean room at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colo.
PIA12463:
WISE Spacecraft in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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An engineer loads hydrogen gas into the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer in a clean room at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The hydrogen is cooled and frozen inside a Thermos-like bottle, called the cryostat, which keeps the science instrument
PIA12464:
Freezing Hydrogen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Astronomers think there are roughly as many brown dwarfs as regular stars like our sun, but brown dwarfs are often too cool to find using visible light.
PIA12466:
New Cool Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer rotating in space, revealing all sides of the spacecraft.
PIA12468:
Views of WISE in Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This diagram shows a bird's eye view of our asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars (red) and Jupiter (purple).
PIA12469:
Asteroid Belt Bird's Eye View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mapping the whole sky in infrared. The mission will unveil hundreds of thousands of asteroids, and hundreds of millions of stars and galaxies.
PIA12470:
Mapping the Infrared Sky (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12478:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12479:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12480:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This infrared image shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) rocketing into the sky just before dawn on Dec. 14 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. All systems are behaving as expected.
PIA12483:
Prepping WISE to Pop its Lens Cap
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-23 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's conception illustrates what a 'Y dwarf' might look like. Y dwarfs are the coldest star-like bodies known, with temperatures that can be even cooler than the human body.
PIA14720:
'Y Dwarf' Chillin' in Space (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-23 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's conception based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer illustrates what brown dwarfs of different types might look like to a hypothetical interstellar traveler who has flown a spaceship to each one.
PIA14722:
A Trio of Brown Dwarfs (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-12 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's concept shows a 'feeding,' or active, supermassive black hole with a jet streaming outward at nearly the speed of light. Such active black holes are often found at the hearts of elliptical galaxies.
PIA15414:
Cosmic Jets Coming at You (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's concept shows the NASA's WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers will attempt to bring the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.
PIA17254:
NEOWISE: Back to Hunt More Asteroids (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-07 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This chart shows what types of objects WISE can and cannot see at certain distances from our sun. Bodies with larger masses are brighter, and therefore can be seen at greater distances.
PIA17990:
What WISE Can and Cannot See
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-22 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This infographic explains a popular theory of active supermassive black holes, referred to as the unified model -- and how new data from NASA's WISE, is at conflict with the model.
PIA18013:
Unified, or 'Doughnut,' Theory of Active, Black Holes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 WFIRST
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WFIRST, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is shown here in an artist's rendering. It will carry a Wide Field Instrument to provide astronomers with Hubble-quality images covering large swaths of the sky.
PIA20060:
WFIRST Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-28 WFIRST
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Two different types of masks to be used in NASA's upcoming Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST, coronagraph instrument, are pictured.
PIA20585:
Tiny Masks for Seeing Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-28 WFIRST
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The vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used for testing WFIRST and other coronagraphs.
PIA20584:
Coronagraph Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft with its antennapointing to Earth.
PIA04495:
Artist's Concept of Voyager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-03 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This graphic shows the position of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, relative to the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto.
PIA22566:
Voyager Probes Heliosphere Chart
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This graphic shows the position of NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto.
PIA22835:
Two Interstellar Travelers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This illustration of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft shows the location of the onboard science instruments that are still operating.
PIA22915:
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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At the end of 2018, the cosmic ray subsystem aboard NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft provided evidence that Voyager 2 had left the heliosphere.
PIA22924:
Voyager 2: Hello Interstellar Space, Goodbye Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This image shows graphs comparing data from identical instruments onboard NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft as they each exited the heliosphere.
PIA22916:
Voyager 2 CRS Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This image shows a set of graphs illustrating the drop in electrical current detected in three directions by Voyager 2's plasma science experiment (PLS) to background levels.
PIA22922:
Changes in the Plasma Environment in Three Directions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This set of graphs illustrates how data from two key instruments -- the plasma science experiment and cosmic ray subsystem -- point to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between the stars, in November 2018.
PIA22923:
Several Signs Pointing to Interstellar Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept puts solar system distances -- and the travels of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- in perspective.
PIA22921:
Voyager 2 and the Scale of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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An artist's concept illustrates the positions of the Voyager spacecraft in relation to structures formed around our Sun by the solar wind.
PIA04927:
Voyager Approaches Final Frontier (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-08 Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath, the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around our sun. The Voyagers have been in space 33 years.
PIA13892:
Voyagers in the Heliosheath (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Voyager
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This graphic shows the different streams of charged particles inside the bubble around our sun and outside, in the unexplored territory of interstellar space. The heliosheath, where NASA's two Voyager spacecraft are now traveling, is shown in red.
PIA13898:
Streams of Charged Particles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Voyager
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This graphic, based on data from NASA's Voyager spacecraft, shows a model of what our solar system looks like to an observer outside in interstellar space, watching our solar system fly towards the observer.
PIA13899:
Our Solar System, from the Outside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This graphic shows the relative positions of NASA's most distant spacecraft in early 2011, looking at the solar system from the side. Voyager 1 is the most distant spacecraft, 10.9 billion miles away from the sun at a northward angle.
PIA14112:
Relative Positions of Distant Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977. Voyager 1 was launched on Sept. 5, 1977.
PIA14111:
Model of Voyager (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This image highlights the special cargo onboard NASA's Voyager spacecraft: the Golden Record. Each of the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 carry a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph record with images and sounds from Earth.
PIA14113:
Voyager's Special Cargo: The Golden Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space, which scientists are calling the stagnation region as depicted in this artist rendering.
PIA15173:
Voyager 1 Encounters Stagnation Region (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where there are fewer low energy particles that originate from inside our solar system.
PIA15176:
Low-Energy Particles Leaking out of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the amount of high-energy particles diffusing into our solar system from outside has increased.
PIA15177:
Energetic Particles from Outside our Solar System Increase (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA15178:
Magnetic Field Lines Intensifying (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows how the magnetic field lines emanating from our sun spiral out into the solar system as the sun rotates. NASA's Voyager 1 is in an area scientists are calling the stagnation region, at the outer layer of the heliosphere.
PIA15179:
The Sun's Magnetic Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Voyager
Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument
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This graphic shows the NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft and the location of its low-energy charged particle instrument. A labeled close-up of the low-energy charged particle instrument appears as the inset image.
PIA16484:
Location of Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Voyager
Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument
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This image shows the low-energy charged particle instrument before it was installed on one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in 1977. The instrument includes a stepper motor that turns the platform on which the sensors are mounted.
PIA16487:
Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA16734:
Magnetic Field Line Pile-Up (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-03 Voyager
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As NASA's two Voyager spacecraft travel out into deep space, they carry a small American flag and a Golden Record packed with pictures and sounds -- mementos of our home planet.
PIA17035:
Mementos of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-03 Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a field of stars in the darkness of space as they travel farther away from Earth, on a journey to interstellar space, and will eventually circle around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
PIA17036:
Voyager the Explorer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-19 Voyager
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This photograph from Sept. 5, 1977, shows the launch of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
PIA17464:
Voyager 1 Launch (1977)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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Engineers are engaged in the construction of a high gain antenna for one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in This archival photo taken on October 29, 1975.
PIA21479:
Voyager: Antenna Dish Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows the Voyager Proof Test Model (in the foreground right of center) undergoing a mechanical preparation and weight center of gravity test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on January 12, 1977.
PIA21476:
Voyager Proof Test Model and Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This photo shows the Voyager Proof Test Model undergoing a mechanical preparation and weight center of gravity test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on January 12, 1977.
PIA21477:
Voyager Proof Test Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the 10-sided central structure, or 'bus,' of the Voyager 2 spacecraft on February 24,1977.
PIA21478:
Voyager 2 Flight Hardware
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows an engineer working on the construction of a large, dish-shaped, high-gain antenna on NASA's Voyager. The picture was taken on July 9, 1976.
PIA21480:
Voyager: Antenna Dish Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA21726:
Voyager 2 Flight Hardware
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, encapsulated within its payload fairing, is seen in August 1977, as it was being hoisted upward for attachment to its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
PIA21727:
Voyager 2 in Launch Vehicle
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager 2 at the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
PIA21728:
Voyager 2 Encapsulation
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This archival photo shows the system test configuration for NASA's Voyager on October 1, 1976. The spacecraft's 10-sided bus is visible behind the catwalk railing in the foreground.
PIA21729:
Voyager: System Test Configuration
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This archival photo shows the encapsulation of NASA's Voyager Development Test Model at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Eastern Test Range. The picture was taken on October 8, 1976.
PIA21730:
Voyager Development Test Model
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This archival photo shows the encapsulation of NASA's Voyager Development Test Model at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Eastern Test Range. The picture was taken on October 8, 1976.
PIA21731:
Voyager Development Test Model
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This archival photo shows engineers working on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing of NASA's Voyager on November 18, 1976.
PIA21732:
Voyager Testing: 1976
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on December 3, 1976.
PIA21734:
Voyager Test Model Configuration
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An engineer works on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing for one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft on November 18, 1976. Several of the spacecraft's science instruments are visible at left.
PIA21733:
Voyager: Vibration Acoustics and Pyro Shock Testing
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on December 3, 1976.
PIA21735:
Voyager Test Model Configuration
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This archival photo shows engineers working on NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft on March 23, 1977.
PIA21736:
Voyager 2 Testing
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This image shows one of NASA's Voyagers in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The photo is dated April 27, 1977.
PIA21737:
Voyager Testing
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This archival photo shows engineers working with the deployed magnetometer boom of one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in Florida on June 17, 1977.
PIA21738:
Voyager in Florida
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The Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle was moved to Launch Complex 41 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to complete checkout procedures in preparation for launch.
PIA21739:
Voyager 1's Launch Vehicle
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Engineers secure the cover over NASA's Voyager 1 Golden Record in 1977.
PIA21740:
Voyager: Installing the Golden Record
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NASA's Voyager 1 Golden Record is prepared for installation on the spacecraft in this archival image from 1977.
PIA21741:
Voyager: Preparing the Golden Record
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, encapsulated within its payload fairing, is seen on August 5, 1977.
PIA21742:
Voyager 2 Preparing for Launch
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, which was the first of the two Voyagers to launch, is seen at the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August 1977.
PIA21743:
Voyager 2 Encapsulation
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 20, 1977, at 10:29 a.m. local time.
PIA21744:
Voyager 2 Launch
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 20, 1977, at 10:29 a.m. local time.
PIA21745:
Voyager 2 Launch
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
PIA21746:
Voyager 1 Launch
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
PIA21747:
Voyager 1 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-31 Voyager
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This artist concept shows NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft, celebrating 40 years of continual operation in August and September 2017.
PIA21839:
Voyager in Deep Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-09 Viking
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NASA's Viking Project found a place in history when it became the first U.S. mission to land a spacecraft successfully on the surface of Mars.
PIA09703:
Viking Lander Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-05 Ulysses
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An artist's impression of Ulysses spacecraft at Jupiter. Ulysses used Jupiter's powerful gravity to hurl it out of the Plane of the Ecliptic (where most planets and satellites orbit) so it could study the polar regions of the Sun.
PIA18173:
Ulysses at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-20 Terrestrial Planet Finder
Infrared Coronagraph
Infrared Interferometer
Visible Light Coronagraph
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NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder will use multiple telescopes working together to take family portraits of stars and their orbiting planets and determine which planets may have the right chemistry to sustain life.
PIA04499:
Proposed Missions - Terrestrial Planet Finder
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Coronograph
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Three simulated planets -- one as bright as Jupiter, one half as bright as Jupiter and one as faint as Earth -- stand out plainly in this image created from a sequence of 480 images captured by the High Contrast Imaging Testbed at NASA's JPL.
PIA09259:
Simulating Planet-Hunting in a Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission, which will fly by comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13847:
Stardust-NExt (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-03 Stardust
Aerogel Dust Collector
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The aerogel dust collector, an instrument aboard NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03188:
Dust Collector with Aerogel
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