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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This map illustrates where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was targeted to land on May 25, 2008, based on expectations as of noon pacific time (3 p.m. eastern time), May 24, 2008.
PIA10676:
Zeroing in on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander parachuted for nearly three minutes as it descended through the Martian atmosphere on May 25, 2008. Extensive preparations for that crucial period included this drop test near Boise, Idaho, in October 2006.
PIA10671:
Testing Phoenix Mars Lander Parachute in Idaho
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This image shows the paths of three spacecraft currently in orbit around Mars, as well as the path by which NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will approach and land on the planet.
PIA10670:
Family of Orbiters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This video shows the propulsion system on an engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander being successfully tested.
PIA10673:
Water Hammer Test Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander is able to get a better look at its footing and the physical characteristics of the underlying soil on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA10692:
How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
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This image shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander stays in contact with Earth.
PIA10695:
How Phoenix Talks to Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it parachuted down to the surface of Mars.
PIA10696:
How to Take a Picture of a Spacecraft Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Phoenix
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to take a picture of the Phoenix lander roughly 22 hours after landing.
PIA10704:
Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is scheduled to begin raising its robotic arm up and out of its stowed configuration on the third Martian day, or Sol 3 (May 28, 2008) of the mission.
PIA10714:
Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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Image illustrates the tools on the end of the arm that are used to acquire samples, image the contents of the scoop, and perform science experiments.
PIA10716:
Robotic Arm End Effector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This is a terrain model of Phoenix's Robotic Arm workspace. It has been color coded by depth with a lander model for context. The model has been derived using images from the depth perception feature from Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
PIA10717:
False Color Terrain Model of Phoenix Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of the Canadian-built meteorological station's lidar, which was successfully activated on Sol 2 by first opening its dust cover, then emitting rapid pulses of light.
PIA10727:
Phoenix Lidar Operation Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Phoenix
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This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10737:
The Evolution of Dust over the Phoenix Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-04 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10756:
How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-09 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a photo of an engineering model of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This view shows a TEGA oven-loading mechanism beneath the input screen.
PIA10780:
TEGA Whirligig Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-11 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a computer-aided drawing of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10784:
Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10798:
Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
PIA10799:
Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10914:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10915:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) cell is labeled with components responsible for mixing Martian soil with water from Earth, adding chemicals and measuring the solution chemistry.
PIA10916:
A Wet Chemistry Laboratory Cell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
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This image shows four Wet Chemistry Laboratory units, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This image was taken before Phoenix's launch on August 4, 2007.
PIA10917:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Laboratory Units
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-11 Phoenix
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This calibration image presents three-dimensional data from the atomic force microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, showing surface details of a substrate on the microscope station's sample wheel.
PIA10940:
First Atomic Force Microscope Image from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This drawing shows a side view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's scoop with various tools for acquiring soil, icy soil and ice samples.
PIA10959:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Scoop with Rasp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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Members of NASA Phoenix Mars Mission's Robotic Arm engineering team test the arm's motorized rasp in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10960:
Testing the Robotic Arm Rasp on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This close-up photograph taken at the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson, shows the motorized rasp protruding from the bottom of the scoop on the engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA10961:
Rasp Tool on Phoenix Robotic Arm Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
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This photograph shows the rasp protruding from the back of the scoop on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm engineering model in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10962:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Rasp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows testing under simulated Mars conditions on Earth in preparation for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander using its robotic arm for delivering a sample to the doors of a laboratory oven.
PIA11027:
Testing of Icy-Soil Sample Delivery in Simulated Martian Conditions (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
PIA11040:
Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows the eight sharp tips of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
PIA11041:
Sharp Tips on the Atomic Force Microscope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Phoenix
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The yellow line on this graphic indicates the number of hours of sunlight each sol, or Martian day, beginning with the entire Martian day (about 24 hours and 40 minutes) for the first 90 sols, then declining to no sunlight by about sol 300.
PIA11198:
Declining Sunshine for Phoenix Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Phoenix
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This chart plots the minimum daily atmospheric temperature measured by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft since landing on Mars. As the temperature increased through the summer season, the atmospheric humidity also increased.
PIA11199:
Temperature Measurements Taken by Phoenix Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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This graph presents simplified data from overnight measurements by the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander from noon of the mission's 70th Martian day, or sol, to noon the following sol (Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2008).
PIA11711:
Overnight Changes Recorded by Phoenix Conductivity Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
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This map shows a color-coded interpretation of geomorphic units -- categories based on surface textures and contour -- in the region where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has studied an arctic Martian plain.
PIA11712:
Geomorphic Map of Region Around Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe
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The Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander detected small and variable amounts of water in the Martian soil.
PIA11713:
Adsorbed Water Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
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The tilt of Mars' spin axis (obliquity) varies cyclically over hundreds of thousands of years, and affects the sunlight falling on the poles.
PIA11714:
Mars Obliquity Cycle Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
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This color-coded elevation map of the local terrain on the north side of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the contours of polygons and relationship of polygon boundaries to trenches and other features in the workspace of the lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA11715:
Contour Map of Mars' Surface Beside Phoenix
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-23 OSTM/Jason-2
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An artist's concept of the Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 Earth satellite.
PIA18158:
Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Origins
Keck Interferometer
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At the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, NASA astronomers have linked the two 10-meter (33-foot) telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory. The linked telescopes, together are called the Keck Interferometer, the world's most powerful optical telescope system.
PIA04493:
Keck Interferometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Origins
Keck Interferometer
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At the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, NASA astronomers have linked the two 10-meter (33-foot) telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory. The linked telescopes, together are called the Keck Interferometer, the world's most powerful optical telescope system.
PIA04494:
Keck Interferometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-02 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This illustration shows NASA's OCO-3 mounted on the underside of the International Space Station.
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Illustration of OCO-3 on the Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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OCO-3 sits on the large vibration table (known as the 'shaker') in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23211:
Testing OCO-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This image shows preliminary carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements from OCO-3 over the United States.
PIA23352:
OCO-3's First CO2 Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This image shows preliminary solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) measurements from OCO-3 over western Asia.
PIA23353:
OCO-3's First Solar-Induced Fluorescence Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca.
PIA15654:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17896:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-09 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL.
PIA17800:
OCO-2 in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-02 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca. Animation available in More Details.
PIA17797:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is lifted to the top of the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18042:
Lifting of NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Workers monitor the Delta II second stage for NASA's OCO-2, as it is lifted into position for mating with the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18043:
Lifting NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle Second Stage into Position for Mating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is positioned atop the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18044:
Positioning NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle Second Stage for Mating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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The Delta II second stage for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, makes contact with the rocket's first stage in the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA18045:
Mating NASA's OCO-2's Delta II Launch Vehicle First and Second Stages
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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This most recent artist's rendering shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
PIA18374:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 OCO-2
OCO-2
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This most recent artist's rendering shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
PIA18375:
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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The launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, is seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
PIA18457:
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Ready to Blast Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.
PIA18458:
Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-09 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)
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This image is an artist's concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO).
PIA11233:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)
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This image is an artist's concept of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
PIA11448:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
PIA11449:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-27 NuSTAR
XMM-Newton
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This chart depicts the electromagnetic spectrum, highlighting the X-ray portion. NASA's NuSTAR and ESA's XMM-Newton telescope complement each other by seeing different colors of X-ray light.
PIA16698:
Complementary X-Ray Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-27 NuSTAR
XMM-Newton
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NASA's NuSTAR, has helped to show that the spin rates of black holes can be measured conclusively. The solid lines show two theoretical models that explain low-energy X-ray emission seen previously from the spiral galaxy NGC 1365 by XMM-Newton.
PIA16870:
Two X-Ray Observatories are Better Than One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-24 NuSTAR
NuSTAR
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Artist concept of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, managed by JPL. It will expand our understanding of the origins and destinies of stars and galaxies.
PIA10004:
Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) (Artist concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-18 NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.
PIA15261:
NuSTAR Poses for the Camera
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Engineers in the final stages of assembling NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va., January 2012.
PIA15262:
Integrating NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mission is lowered into its shipping container at Orbital Sciences Corporation in Dulles, Va. It is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on March 14, 2012.
PIA15263:
Beginning the Journey to the Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 NuSTAR
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has a complex set of mirrors, or optics, that will help it see high-energy X-ray light in greater detail than ever before.
PIA15631:
NuSTAR's Russian Doll-like Mirrors
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NASA's NuSTAR will be able to identify individual black holes making up the diffuse X-ray glow, also called the X-ray background. At bottom right is a simulated view of what NuSTAR will see.
PIA15632:
Bringing Black Holes Into Focus
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This is an artist's concept of NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft which has a 10-meter mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left).
PIA15265:
Artist's Concept of NuSTAR
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Inside an environmental enclosure at Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, technicians complete the final steps in mating NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and its Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15267:
Final Steps in Mating NuSTAR to its Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 NuSTAR
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At Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, the separation ring on the aft end of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), at right, inches its way toward the third stage of an Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15268:
NuSTAR Inches Toward its Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 NuSTAR
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Inside an environmental enclosure at Vandenberg Air Force Base's processing facility in California, solar panels line the sides of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which was just joined to the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.
PIA15269:
Uniting of NuSTAR Spacecraft and Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 NuSTAR
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A spacecraft technician is performing closeout work inside the fairing that will be installed around NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) spacecraft in a processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA15410:
Inside NuSTAR's Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 NuSTAR
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An Orbital Sciences technician completes final checks of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, before the Pegasus payload fairing is secured around it.
PIA15411:
Wrapping NuSTAR in Its Rocket Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-22 NuSTAR
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This artist's concept shows NASA's NuSTAR mission orbiting Earth. NuSTAR will hunt for hidden black holes and other exotic cosmic objects.
PIA15777:
NuSTAR Orbits Earth (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-04 NuSTAR
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This photo shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket with NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft after attachment to the L-1011 carrier aircraft known as 'Stargazer.'
PIA15633:
NuSTAR Hitches a Ride on the 'Stargazer'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 NuSTAR
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The carrier plane, L-1011 'Stargazer,' that will give NASA's NuSTAR and its rocket a lift to their airborne launch site is seen here at sunrise on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
PIA15638:
NuSTAR on Coral Island of Kwajalein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Next Generation Space Telescope
Next Generation Space Telescope
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Artist's concept of Next Generation Space Telescope from December, 2002.
PIA04243:
Artist's Concept of Next Generation Space Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-02 New Horizons
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during its more than 9-month journey to Mars.
PIA10075:
New Horizons at Pluto (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-09 Pluto New Horizons
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This artist's concept shows NASA's fleet of observatories busily gathering data before and after July 14, 2015 to help piece together what we know about Pluto, and what features New Horizons data might help explain.
PIA19703:
NASA Missions Have Their Eyes Peeled on Pluto (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-17 Pluto New Horizons
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Artist's concept of the interaction of the solar wind (the supersonic outflow of electrically charged particles from the Sun) with Pluto's predominantly nitrogen atmosphere based on NASA's New Horizons' SWAP instrument.
PIA19719:
Artist's Concept of the Interaction of the Solar Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft flying by a possible binary 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019.
PIA21943:
Artist Concept: Flying by a 2014 MU69
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-10 New Horizons
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about 300 million miles (483 million kilometers) from 2014 MU69, the Kuiper Belt object it will encounter on Jan. 1, 2019.
PIA22188:
New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-29 2016 WF9 NEOWISE
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An artist's rendition of 2016 WF9 as it passes Jupiter's orbit inbound toward the sun.
PIA21259:
Celestial Object 2016 WF9, a NEOWISE Discovery (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 NEOCam
NEOCam Sensor
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The NEOCam chip is the first megapixel sensor capable of detecting infrared wavelengths at temperatures achievable in deep space without refrigerators or cryogens.
PIA16955:
NEOCam Sensor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 NEOCam
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The NEOCam sensor (right) is the lynchpin for the proposed Near Earth Object Camera, or NEOCam, space mission (left).
PIA16956:
NEOCam's Electronic Eye for Asteroid Hunting (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 NASA's Flight Opportunities Program
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This artist's concept shows a robot with legs that have microspine grippers, which could potentially explore a rocky surface, such as an asteroid, in microgravity.
PIA18534:
Microspine Grippers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 NASA's Flight Opportunities Program
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Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a tool for grappling non-cooperative objects that incorporates gecko-like adhesives. The adhesives are reusable and can be turned on and off.
PIA18535:
Gecko Adhesives
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-10 NASA's Flight Opportunities Program
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This is a hopping/tumbling robot called 'Hedgehog' that scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will test on a parabolic aircraft flight.
PIA18536:
Hedgehog
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 MESSENGER
MLA
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NASA's Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) is shown ranging to Mercury's surface from orbit. In this image, yellow flashes represent near-infrared laser pulses that can reflect off terrain in shadow as well as in sunlight.
PIA16529:
How MLA Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 MESSENGER
MLA
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This frame from an animation from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft depicts the illumination of the topography near Prokofiev crater, showing the small proportion of sunlight that reaches Prokofiev's floor and rim.
PIA16530:
A Solar Day at Prokofiev Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-29 Mercury MESSENGER
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An artist's rendering of the MESSENGER spacecraft is shown passing near the crater Hokusai and its extensive system of rays. Both the monochrome and enhanced color views of Mercury were obtained during MESSENGER's second Mercury flyby.
PIA18147:
MESSENGER Near Hokusai Crater (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-02 Mercury MESSENGER
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Artist's impression of NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft in orbit at Mercury.
PIA18145:
MESSENGER at Mercury (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-03 Mercury MESSENGER
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Artist's impression of NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft as it leaves Earth, following its Aug. 3, 2004 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. aboard a Delta II rocket.
PIA18148:
MESSENGER Departing Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-17 Mercury MESSENGER
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A depiction of NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is shown viewing the Rachmaninoff basin.
PIA18149:
MESSENGER Views Rachmaninoff Basin (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Mercury MESSENGER
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NASA's MESSENGER prepares to perform the Mercury orbit insertion burn in this animated artist's concept.
PIA18146:
Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-26 MESSENGER
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Thomas Morgan Robertson, better known to music fans as Thomas Dolby, has joined Johns Hopkins University as an honorary Homewood Professor of the Arts.
PIA19029:
MESSENGER's Encounter With A Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-14 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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Three views of an escaping atmosphere around Mars, obtained by NASA's MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, are shown here.
PIA18613:
Ultraviolet Views of Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for NASA's Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet.
PIA07085:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for a Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA07086:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (3-D) (Artist Concept)
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