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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed Mars sample return mission portrays an aeroshell-encased spacecraft approaching Mars. This spacecraft would put a sample-retrieving rover and an ascent vehicle onto the surface of Mars.
PIA14261:
Mars Sample Return Spacecraft Before Arrival (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed NASA and European Space Agency collaboration on proposals for a Mars sample return mission portrays a series of six steps (A through F) in the spacecraft's landing on Mars.
PIA14262:
Vehicle for Lofting a Sample Approaches Mars (Labeled Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed NASA and European Space Agency collaboration on proposals for a Mars sample return mission portrays a series of six steps in the spacecraft's landing on Mars.
PIA14263:
Vehicle for Lofting a Sample Approaches Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed Mars sample return mission portrays a rocket-powered descent stage lowering a sample-retrieving rover and an ascent vehicle to the surface.
PIA14264:
Landing on Mars for a Short Stay (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed Mars sample return mission portrays the launch of an ascent vehicle. The solar panels in the foreground are part of a rover.
PIA14265:
Martian Samples Leaving Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed Mars sample return mission portrays the capture of a collection of Martian samples by a spacecraft orbiting Mars. The samples would have been collected on Mars by a rover and lifted to orbit by an ascent vehicle.
PIA14266:
Rendezvous in Martian Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of a proposed Mars sample return mission portrays the separation of an Earth entry vehicle, bearing a container of Martian rock samples, from the main spacecraft that would have carried it from Martian orbit nearly to Earth.
PIA14267:
Special Delivery from Mars to Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept of what a rover fetching rock and soil samples on Mars for return to Earth could look like.
PIA23493:
Fetch Rover Approaching Sample Tubes (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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In this illustration of a Mars sample return mission concept, a lander carrying a fetch rover touches down on the surface of Mars.
PIA23494:
Mars Sample Return Lander Touchdown (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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In this illustration of a Mars sample return mission concept, a robotic arm transfers samples of Martian rock and soil from a fetch rover onto a lander.
PIA23495:
Robotic Arm Transferring Tubes From Fetch Rover to Lander (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept of how the NASA Mars Ascent Vehicle could be launched from the surface of Mars in one step of the Mars sample return mission.
PIA23496:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Launching with Samples (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration of a Mars sample return mission's lander concept shows a spacecraft after touchdown on the Red Planet.
PIA23711:
Mars Sample Return Lander With Solar Panels Deployed (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-10 Mars Sample Return
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This illustration shows a concept for a Mars Ascent Vehicle releasing a sample container high above the Martian surface.
PIA23500:
Mars Ascent Vehicle Deploying Sample Container in Orbit (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-25 Mars Sample Return
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This image shows a concept model of NASA's orbiting sample container, which will hold tubes of Martian rock and soil samples that will be returned to Earth through a Mars sample return campaign.
PIA23712:
Mars Sample Return Orbiting Sample Container Concept Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flying over NASA's Curiosity (shown in pink) as the rover lands on the Red Planet.
PIA15964:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Flying Over Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 4, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA15968:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 4, 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA04241:
Artist's concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passes above a portion of the planet called Nilosyrtis Mensae in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04916:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over Nilosyrtis (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter dips into the thin martian atmosphere to adjust its orbit in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04917:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Aerobraking (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passes over the planet's south polar region in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04918:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter over Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission over the red planet.
PIA05490:
Bird's Eye View of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-09 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lockheed Martin Space Systems engineer Terry Kampmann (left) and lead technician Jack Farmerie work on assembly and test of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft bus in a cleanroom at the company's Denver facility.
PIA06756:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) is one of six science instruments for NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA07087:
Telescopic Camera for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Front End
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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A telescopic camera called the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, (right) was installed onto the main structure of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (left) on Dec. 11, 2004 at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.
PIA07206:
Camera Ready to Install on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, hoist a telescopic camera for installation onto NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on Dec. 11, 2004.
PIA07207:
Hoisting a Camera for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, position a telescopic camera for installation onto NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on Dec. 11, 2004.
PIA07208:
Positioning a Camera for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, install a telescopic camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on Dec. 11, 2004.
PIA07209:
Installing a Camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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A telescopic camera called the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, was installed onto the main structure of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec. 11, 2004 at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, Colo.
PIA07210:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter After Camera Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The structure of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is constructed from composite panels of carbon layers over aluminum honeycomb, lightweight yet strong.
PIA07211:
Orbiter's Skeleton
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, building the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA.
PIA07212:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In late October 2004, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was moved from the High Bay 100,000-class clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, to the facility's Reverberant Acoustic Lab.
PIA07213:
Moving the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-07 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will be the largest spacecraft to orbit Mars, weighing 2,180 kilograms (4,796 pounds) at liftoff.
PIA07214:
Orbiter Near Final Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at Mars features one of its instruments -- the Mars Climate Sounder -- in action.
PIA07240:
Mars Climate Sounder (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter during the critical process of Mars orbit insertion.
PIA07242:
Orbit Insertion by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter highlights the spacecraft's radar capability.
PIA07243:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Radar at Work, Top View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image is an artist's concept of a view looking down on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA07244:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Radar, Top View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-03 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter features the spacecraft's main bus facing down, toward the red planet.
PIA07245:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Front View (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Lockheed Martin delivering the Atlas V rocket to Cape Canaveral in July of 2005. After going through a series of tests to ensure its readiness to send Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to the red planet, lift-off occurred on August 12, 2005.
PIA03522:
One Step Closer to Launch: Rocket Delivery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was delivered in two large containers from Lockheed Martin to Cape Canaveral on an Air Force C-17 cargo plane.
PIA03523:
Next Vital Step: Spacecraft Delivery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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It's no easy task getting NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ready for launch. Workers stabilize the crane holding one of the enormous billboard-sized solar panels temporarily removed from the spacecraft prior to rigorous testing.
PIA03524:
Getting Closer to Countdown: Spacecraft Undergoes Readiness Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-19 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image features the protective fairing that encapsulated NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter atop an Atlas V rocket. The lively logo celebrates the intense science mission ahead of the orbiter.
PIA03525:
Fairing Preparing for Farewell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched at 7:43 a.m. EDT atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12, 2005.
PIA04141:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Launches
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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With the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, an Atlas V launch vehicle, 19 stories tall, with a two-ton NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on top, roars away from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
PIA04142:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Roars Away
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Atlas V launch vehicle, 19 stories tall, with a two-ton NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) on top, lifts off the pad on Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12, 2005.
PIA04143:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Lifts Off
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched at 7:43 a.m. EDT atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12, 2005.
PIA04144:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Multipurpose Mission Successfully Launched
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This artist's concept represents the 'Follow the Water' theme of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
PIA07241:
Examining Mars at Many Levels (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-06 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This photo composite shows an aerial view of FedEx Field in Landover, Md., home of the Washington Redskins, superimposed on Mars' Victoria Crater to give a sense of the crater's scale.
PIA08815:
Getting a Sense of Scale
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-15 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This artist's concept illustrates how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used radar to map the insides of the north polar ice cap on Mars.
PIA10653:
Peeling Back Layers of a Martian Polar Ice Cap (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-20 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This computer graphic image shows three craters in the eastern Hellas region of Mars containing concealed glaciers detected by radar.
PIA11433:
Three Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-26 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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The Mars Climate Sounder instrument, shown here prior to its installation onto NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for the mission's 2006 launch, will get a similar-looking sibling at Mars in 2016.
PIA13352:
Climate Sounder Instrument for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This illustration schematically shows where the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected flood channels that had been buried by lava flows in the Elysium Planitia region of Mars.
PIA16767:
Visualization of Buried Marte Vallis Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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This graphic depicts the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter measuring the temperature of a cross section of the Martian atmosphere as the orbiter passes above the south polar region.
PIA17263:
Scanning Martian Atmospheric Temperatures (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This graph shows changes in apparent brightness of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it approached and receded from Mars, as seen by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The pattern suggests the comet rotates once every eight hours.
PIA18862:
Brightness Rhythm of Mars Flyby Comet Is Clue to Rotation Rate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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This graphic shows Martian atmospheric temperature data related to seasonal patterns in occurrence of large regional dust storms. The data shown here were collected by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20746:
Seasonal Temperature Pattern Indicating Martian Dust Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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This map shows the frequency of carbon dioxide frost's presence at sunrise on Mars, as a percentage of days year-round, based on data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA20758:
Where on Mars Does Carbon Dioxide Frost Form Often?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-23 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This graph shows rising air during a 2007 global dust storm on Mars lofted water vapor into the planet's middle atmosphere based on data from the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22080:
Water Vapor Reaches Mars' Middle Atmosphere During Global Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This animation shows the evolution of the 2018 Mars global dust storm from late May to September as measured by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22737:
Mars Climate Sounder Studies 2018 Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-03 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Imager for Mars Pathfinder
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'Marie Curie' sits on the lander petal prior to deployment during the pre-launch Operations Readiness Test (ORT) 6. NASA's Pathfinder, a low-cost Discovery mission, is the first of a new fleet of spacecraft that are planned to explore Mars.
PIA04305:
"Marie Curie" During ORT6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-03 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Imager for Mars Pathfinder
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'Marie Curie' rover drives down the rear ramp during Operational Readiness Test (ORT) 4. NASA's Pathfinder, a low-cost Discovery mission, is the first of a new fleet of spacecraft that are planned to explore Mars.
PIA04306:
"Marie Curie" During ORT4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-19 Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
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NASA's Mars Pathfinder was launched on a Delta Launch Vehicle at 1:56 am on 4 December 1996 from Cape Canaveral Spaceflight Center.
PIA04754:
Delta Rocket Launch Carrying Mars Pathfinder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Mars Helicopter
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
PIA22460:
Mars Helicopter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23151:
Portrait of NASA's Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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NASA Mars Helicopter team members work the flight model in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23152:
Working Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film to the exterior of the flight model of the Mars Helicopter. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23153:
Handling Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team inspect the flight model (the actual vehicle going to the Red Planet), inside the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23155:
Inspecting Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team prepare the flight model for a test in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23156:
Mars Helicopter Team Prepares for Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film enclosure to the fuselage of the flight model. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23157:
Composing Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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More than 1,500 individual pieces of carbon fiber, flight-grade aluminum, silicon, copper, foil and foam go into NASA's Mars Helicopter.
PIA23158:
This Helicopter is Going to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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This image of NASA's Mars Helicopter prototype depicts the demonstration vehicle used to prove that controlled, and sustained flight is feasible in a Martian atmosphere.
PIA23159:
Mars Helicopter Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter project observe a flight test. The image was taken on Jan. 18, 2019 as the flight model of the Mars Helicopter was tested in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23161:
Monitoring the Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars Helicopter
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Members from the NASA Mars Helicopter project discuss the sequence of events for the day's flight testing. The image was taken Jan. 18, 2019.
PIA23162:
Prepping for a Mars Helicopter Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars Helicopter
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Members from NASA's Mars Helicopter and Mars 2020 teams stand behind the Mars Helicopter.
PIA23317:
Mars Helicopter Arrives in Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-28 Mars Helicopter
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An engineer works on attaching NASA's Mars Helicopter to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover, which has been flipped over for that purpose, on Aug. 27, 2019, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23372:
Mars Helicopter Installed on Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-12 Mars Helicopter
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This artist's concept shows the Mars 2020 Helicopter on the Martian surface.
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Artist's Concept: Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Mars Helicopter
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The Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System were attached to the Perseverance Mars rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020.
PIA23823:
Mars Helicopter Aboard Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-10 Mars Helicopter
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The Mars Helicopter, visible in lower center of the image, was attached to the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020.
PIA23824:
Mars Helicopter and Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-29 Mars Helicopter
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This image shows the flight model of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
PIA23882:
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-29 Mars Helicopter
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Vaneeza Rupani (inset), a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama, came up with the name Ingenuity for NASA's Mars Helicopter.
PIA23883:
High School Junior Names NASA's Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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In this illustration, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands on the Red Planet's surface as NASA's Perseverance rover (partially visible on the left) rolls away.
PIA23720:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on the Martian Surface (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flying through the Red Planet's skies.
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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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In February 2021, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter (shown in an artist's concept) will be the agency's two newest explorers on Mars. Both were named by students as part of an essay contest.
PIA23962:
Portrait of Perseverance and Ingenuity (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-14 Mars Helicopter
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When NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter attempts its first test flight on the Red Planet, the agency's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will be close by, as seen in this artist's concept.
PIA23963:
A Mars Rover and a Mars Flyer (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Mars Helicopter
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The Mars Helicopter team gathers for a group photo at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California on Dec. 3, 2018.
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Mars Helicopter Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Mars Helicopter
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Morale was high as the Mars Helicopter team gathered for a group photo on Dec. 3, 2018, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
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Mars Helicopter Team Is Ready to Fly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-13 Mars Helicopter
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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen between the left and center wheels of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The image was taken in the vacuum chamber at JPL on Oct. 1, 2019.
PIA24043:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Deployment Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This picture of the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft by the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor is from the first successful imaging of any spacecraft orbiting Mars taken by another spacecraft orbiting Mars.
PIA07944:
Mars Express Seen by Mars Global Surveyor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) flying over Mars.
PIA17486:
Mars Global Surveyor (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
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The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft is depicted in orbit around Mars in this artist's concept illustration.
PIA04802:
Mars Express, Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
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The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft is depicted in orbit around Mars in this artist's concept stereo illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04803:
Mars Express, 3-D Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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This frame from an animation portrays the unfolding of all three booms making up the antenna for the radar instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
PIA08000:
Deployment of Mars Express Radar Antenna Sections (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These spectrograms from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter show the intensity of radar echo in Mars' far-northern ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014.
PIA18859:
Radar-Detected Change in Martian Near-Polar Ionosphere After Comet's Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS)
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These plots portray data from radar sounding of Mars' mid-latitude ionosphere at three times on Oct. 19 and 20, 2014. The data are from the MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter.
PIA18860:
Change in Mars' Mid-Latitude Ionosphere After Comet Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-25 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (left) serves to compare it with Spirit, one of NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers. Both superimposed by special effects on a scene from Mars.
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Size Comparison, Mars Science Laboratory and Mars Exploration Rover (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This grouping of two test rovers and a flight spare provides a graphic comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL's Mars Yard testing area.
PIA15277:
Three Generations in Mars Yard, High Viewpoint
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This grouping of two test rovers and a flight spare provides a graphic comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL's Mars Yard testing area.
PIA15278:
Three Generations of Rovers in Mars Yard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Two spacecraft engineers stand with three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Ca. Front and center is a flight spare of Sojourner, left is a working sibling to Spirit and Opportunity, right is test rover Curiosity.
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Three Generations of Rovers with Crouching Engineers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Two spacecraft engineers stand with three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Ca. Front and center is a flight spare of Sojourner, left is a working sibling to Spirit and Opportunity, right is test rover Curiosity.
PIA15279:
Three Generations of Rovers with Standing Engineers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
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Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Artist's concept of NASA's Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover (MER) from December, 2002.
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Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers were launched in 2003 and arrived at sites on Mars in January 2004.
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Artist's Concept of Rover on Mars
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