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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 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.
PIA10915:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
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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
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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
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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
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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.
PIA22837:
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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-25 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-18 NuSTAR
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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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 2021-03-24 NISAR
L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The S-band SAR arrived at JPL on March 19. The next day, technicians and engineers moved the S-SAR into the airlock to the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 clean room, to be unpacked over several days in the clean room.
PIA24137:
NISAR S-Band SAR Arrival
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-13 NISAR
L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Part of the NISAR satellite rests in a thermal vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in August 2020. The Earth satellite will track subtle changes in the planet's surface as small as 0.4 inches.
PIA24539:
NISAR Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-03 NISAR
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Engineers and technicians work on the science instrument payload for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission in a JPL clean room.
PIA25771:
Engineers, Technicians Working on NISAR in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-03 NISAR
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NASA's NISAR Project Manager Phil Barela speaks in a JPL clean room with ISRO Chairman S. Somanath and other officials from NASA, ISRO, and the Indian Embassy about the science instrument payload for the NISAR mission.
PIA25598:
ISRO Chairman Visits NISAR in a Clean Room at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-03 NISAR
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Officials from NASA, ISRO, and the Indian Embassy visit a JPL clean room to view the scientific instrument payload for the NISAR mission.
PIA25599:
NASA, ISRO, Indian Embassy Officials Visit NISAR in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-08 NISAR
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The NISAR science instrument payload is unloaded from a cargo plane shortly after arriving in Bengaluru, India, on March 6. At ISRO's U R Rao Satellite Centre, it will be combined with the NISAR satellite body in preparation for launch in 2024.
PIA25570:
NISAR Science Payload Arrives in India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-08 NISAR
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The NISAR science instrument payload sits in a specially designed container in a JPL clean room in late February, 2023. The payload was shipped on March 3 to India, where it will be combined with the satellite body.
PIA25566:
Preparing the NISAR Science Payload for a Trip to India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-08 NISAR
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In a JPL clean room, engineers and technicians move the lid of container into position to lower it over the NISAR science payload. The payload was shipped on March 3, 2023, to India, where it will be combined with the satellite body.
PIA25567:
NISAR Science Payload Gets Packaged for Shipment to India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-08 NISAR
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The NISAR science payload sits in a specially designed shipping container outside a JPL airlock. The payload was shipped on March 3, 2023, to India, where it will be combined with the satellite body.
PIA25568:
NISAR Science Payload Packaged and Ready to Ship to India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-07-13 NISAR
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S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Engineers joined the two main components of NISAR in an ISRO clean room in Bengaluru, India, in June, 2023. The payload arrived from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in March, 2023, while the bus was built at the ISRO facility.
PIA25865:
Main Components of NISAR Satellite Joined
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-07-13 NISAR
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A crane is used to align NISAR's radar instrument payload, seen partially wrapped in gold-colored thermal blanketing, with the satellite's spacecraft bus, which is inside blue blanketing, in an ISRO clean room in Bengaluru, India, in June, 2023.
PIA25866:
NISAR Satellite's Major Components Come Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-07-13 NISAR
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S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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A team of engineers and technicians from ISRO and NASA pose in June at ISRO's U R Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru, India, after working together to combine the two main components of the NISAR satellite.
PIA25867:
U.S.-Indian Team Collaborates to Assemble Main Components of NISAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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This composite uses data from two Japanese L-band SAR missions to reveal land-cover change in Brazil's Xingu River basin between 1996 and 2007.
PIA26111:
Composite of Brazil's 'Arc of Deforestation' Shows Imagery NISAR Will Produce
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-27 Earth NISAR
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NISAR will track wetland flooding to study how these carbon-rich ecosystems are reacting to climate change. It will generate images like this one from an airborne radar that flew over Peru in 2013.
PIA26112:
Radar Image of Amazonian Flooding Similar to Future NISAR Imagery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-14 NISAR
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The NISAR satellite enters the thermal vacuum chamber at an ISRO facility in Bengaluru on Oct. 19, 2023.
PIA26114:
NISAR Passes Thermal Vacuum Test in Indian Spacecraft Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-14 NISAR
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The NISAR satellite stayed in this ISRO antenna testing facility for 20 days in September as engineers evaluated the performance of its L- and S-band radar antennas.
PIA26115:
NISAR Completes Trial in ISRO's Compact Antenna Test Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-02-20 NISAR
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This artist's concept depicts NISAR in orbit over central and Northern California.
PIA26285:
NISAR Satellite in Earth Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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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.
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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 2022-12-22 Asteroid NEO Surveyor
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NASA's NEO Surveyor is seen in this illustration against an infrared observation of a starfield made by the agency's WISE mission.
PIA25253:
NEO Surveyor in an Infrared Starfield Filled With Asteroids (Illustration)
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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 2022-12-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are shown assembling the electrical palette for the Coronagraph Instrument.
PIA25435:
Engineers Assemble Electronics Layer on Roman Coronagraph Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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The filters on NASA's Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument's Color Filter Assembly each block all but a specific wavelength of light. Many of the filters appear dark in this photo because they are transparent only to infrared light.
PIA25436:
Roman Coronagraph Instrument Color Filter Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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An engineer examines the fast steering mirror, part of the Coronagraph Instrument's optical bench. The mirror makes small movements that correct for slight wobbling of the Roman spacecraft.
PIA25437:
Roman Coronagraph Fast Steering Mirror
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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The focal plane mask for the Roman Coronagraph Instrument, shown here, helps block starlight and reveal hidden planets. Each circular section contains carefully engineered, opaque obstructions designed to block starlight.
PIA25438:
Roman Coronagraph Focal Plane Mask
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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The Roman Coronagraph Instrument consists of two key sections, including the optical bench. Light from the telescope is directed through series of components that suppress light from a star while allowing the light from orbiting planets to pass through.
PIA25439:
Roman Coronagraph Optical Bench Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-31 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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JPL scientist Vanessa Bailey stands behind the Nancy Grace Roman Coronagraph, which has been undergoing testing at JPL. The Coronagraph is designed to block starlight and allow scientists to see the faint light from planets outside our solar system.
PIA26272:
Roman Coronagraph on View in a JPL Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-31 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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The Roman Coronagraph was peppered with radio waves to test its response to stray electrical signals. The test was performed inside a chamber lined with foam padding that absorbs the radio waves to prevent them from bouncing off the walls.
PIA26273:
Roman Coronagraph Undergoes Electromagnetic Interference Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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At JPL on May 17, 2024, members of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument team use a crane to lift the top portion of the shipping container that the instrument was stored in for its journey to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA26277:
Coronagraph Prepared for Shipping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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Team members at JPL said farewell to the Roman Coronagraph Instrument on May 17, 2024, by signing their names to a flag on the outside of the shipping container that carried the instrument to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA26278:
Coronagraph Team Signs Flag Farewell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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This graphic shows a test of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument. At left, starlight leaks into the field of view when fixed components are used. The middle and right images show more starlight being removed as moveable components are engaged.
PIA26279:
Roman Coronagraph Digging the Dark Hole
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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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