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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.
PIA23470:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover in Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-30 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission uses a solar intensity probe to measure and compare the amount of artificial sunlight that reaches different portions of the rover.
PIA23469:
A Light Touch Required for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.
PIA23468:
That's One Small Step for a Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil from the rover after a move from JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility to the Simulator Building for testing.
PIA23467:
NASA's Mars 2020 Unfoiled Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the Mars 2020 spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover after a test.
PIA23466:
NASA Mars 2020 Rover Separation Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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Speeded up 28 times, this time-lapse shows NASA's Mars 2020 rover on a spin table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 29, 2019.
PIA23461:
Rover Rotisserie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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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 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on Aug. 5, 2019, engineers at NASA's JPL lift the Mars 2020 rover's bit carousel from its storage container. The bit carousel is at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System.
PIA23320:
A Little Bit Carousel Higher
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this August 5, 2019 image, the bit carousel, the heart of sampling and caching subsystem of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, is attached to the front end of the rover.
PIA23319:
Cache and Carry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of NASA's Mars 2020 rover was taken on July 23, 2019 in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23318:
Mars 2020 Rover on Stand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-06 Mars 2020 Rover
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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 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a close-up of the head of Mars 2020's remote sensing mast. The mast head contains the SuperCam instrument.
PIA23316:
The Tippy Top of Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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The Mars 2020 rover undergoes an 'eye' exam after several cameras were installed. The rover carries everything from wide-angle landscape cameras to narrow-angle high-resolution zoom lens cameras.
PIA23315:
A Clean Room With a View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, engineers test cameras on the top of the Mars 2020 rover's mast and front chassis.
PIA23314:
Testing Mars 2020's 20/20 Vision
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-01 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineer Chris Chatellier stands next to a target board with 1,600 dots, used to calibrate the forward-facing cameras on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23313:
An Eye Chart for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-26 Mars 2020 Rover
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In the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL, the Mars 2020 rover's 7-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) arm maneuvers its 88-pound (40-kilogram) sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to a stowed configuration.
PIA23212:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Robotic Arm Is On The Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, can be seen working on the exposed belly of the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23312:
In the Belly of the Mars 2020 Beast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called an MMRTG. An MMRTG uses the heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity.
PIA23306:
Mars 2020's MMRTG
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, or MMRTG.
PIA23305:
Power for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at JPL install a sensor-filled turret on the end of the rover's seven-foot-long (2.1-meter-long) robotic arm. The image was taken on July 11, 2019.
PIA23311:
Attaching Mars 2020's Turret
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 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 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 Mars 2020 Rover
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A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23261:
Mars 2020's Hot Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-02 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers install the SuperCam instrument on Mars 2020's rover. This image was taken on June 25, 2019.
PIA23307:
Installing SuperCam on the Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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On June 21, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory install the main robotic arm on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23227:
At Arm's Length
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers prepare the starboard legs and wheels for integration onto NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23270:
This Is What a Pit Stop Looks Like at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-20 Mars 2020 Rover
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In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at JPL install the starboard legs and wheels on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23269:
Mars 2020 Gets Its Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the remote sensing mast on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23268:
Mars 2020 Mast Goes On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23267:
Mars 2020 and Friends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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This calibration target for Mars 2020's SHERLOC instrument includes five samples of spacesuit material, the first to ever be flown to the Red Planet.
PIA23303:
Spacesuit Material Going to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA's Mars 2020 rover will carry a number of technologies that could make Mars safer and easier to explore for humans.
PIA23302:
First Humans on Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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In a JPL lab, a replica of NASA InSight's robotic arm presses with its scoop on crushed garnet near a replica of the spacecraft's self-hammering 'mole.'
PIA23276:
Testing How InSight's Arm Will Push on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The self-hammering mole, part of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, was only partially buried in the soil of Mars as of early June 2019, as shown in this illustration.
PIA23274:
Current Position of InSight's Mole (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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Engineers in a Mars-like test area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory try possible strategies to aid the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, using engineering models of the lander, robotic arm and instrument.
PIA23272:
JPL Engineers Test Heat Probe Strategies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers re-install the cover to the remote sensing mast (RSM) head after integration of two Mastcam-Z high-definition cameras that will go on NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23266:
NASA's Mars 2020 Gets HD Eyes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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LVS is an integral part of a guidance system called Terrain-Relative Navigation (TRN) that will steer NASA's Mars 2020 rover away from hazardous areas during its final descent to Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA23265:
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft undergoes examination prior to an acoustic test in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23264:
Prepping Mars 2020 for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers prepare the Mars 2020 spacecraft for a thermal vacuum (TVAC) test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23263:
Mars 2020 Spacecraft Gets Cold
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Mars 2020 Rover
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The completed spacecraft that will carry the Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet, next year hangs suspended by cables inside the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The image was taken on May 9, 2019.
PIA23262:
The Mars 2020 Spacecraft Readies for Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior to a test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23228:
Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, integrate the rover motor controller assembly (RMCA) into the Mars 2020 rover's body.
PIA23194:
Rover Getting Set to Motor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 engineers and technicians prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover's equipment deck.
PIA23193:
Now Mars 2020 Can Phone Home
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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 2019-04-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission prepare spacecraft components for acoustic testing in the Environmental Test Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23160:
Mars 2020 is Wired for Sound
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of NASA's Mars 2020 project checks connections between the spacecraft's back shell and cruise stage.
PIA23163:
Taking Mars 2020 Integration Head-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-09 CubeSat
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A brief laser flash, seen here at the center of the image, was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats.
PIA23117:
CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-05 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project install the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) into the chassis of NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA23154:
This Is One Mars Rover With MOXIE
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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 2019-04-01 Europa Clipper
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This image shows a full-scale prototype of the high-gain antenna on NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft, undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
PIA22773:
Europa Clipper Antenna Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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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 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2020 Rover
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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 2019-03-27 CubeSat
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This artist's concept shows a view from above the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft, a six-unit CubeSat designed to search for ice on the Moon's surface using special lasers.
PIA23132:
Lunar Flashlight from Above (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-27 CubeSat
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This artist's concept shows the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft, a six-unit CubeSat designed to search for ice on the Moon's surface using special lasers.
PIA23131:
Lunar Flashlight (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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Technicians working Mars 2020's System's Test 1 approach their workstation in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA23097:
Mars 2020 System Test 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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With the backshell that will help protect the Mars 2020 rover during its descent into the Martian atmosphere visible in the foreground, a technician on the project monitors the progress of Systems Test 1.
PIA22966:
Lonely Vigil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-19 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Several of the sensors used for studying Martian weather are visible on its deck.
PIA22957:
InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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An artist's concept of InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), annotates various parts inside of the instrument.
PIA23045:
HP3 Cutaway Rendering (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This image shows InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3).
PIA23044:
HP3 Being Tested in Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Side-by-side images depict NASA's Curiosity rover (left) and a moon buggy driven during the Apollo 16 mission.
PIA23041:
A Mars Buggy and a Moon Buggy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows NASA Cold Atom Laboratory's physicist David Aveline working in the CAL test bed, which is a replica of the CAL facility that stays on Earth.
PIA23001:
CAL Ground Test Bed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows astronaut Ricky Arnold assisting with the installation of NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station.
PIA22920:
CAL Astronaut Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 CAL
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This image shows NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory, packaged in a protective layer, being loaded up onto a Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) Cygnus spacecraft for its trip to the International Space Station.
PIA22919:
CAL Boards Cygnus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Juno
SRU
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This animation illustrates how the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft supports 'attitude determination' -- the knowledge of which way Juno is pointing as the spacecraft navigates through space.
PIA22961:
The Day Job for Juno's SRU (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22955:
Setting the Wind and Thermal Shield
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, grasps a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22954:
ForeSight's Grapple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, sits in a lab space that has been sculpted to match terrain in front of the real lander on Mars. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22953:
ForeSight's Workspace
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An engineer watches as a test version of NASA's Mars InSight lander grasps a model of the spacecraft's seismometer. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22952:
Inspecting Instrument Deployment
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The InSight Project Manager (standing) and an engineer wear Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headsets, which project digital terrain models of InSight's landing location on Mars over a lab space.
PIA22951:
Marsforming With HoloLens
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Engineers measure their test lander's 'workspace' -- the terrain where scientists want to set InSight's instruments -- at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22880:
Measuring the Workspace
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Engineers in Pasadena, California, sculpt a gravel-like material to mimic the terrain in front of NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22879:
Marsforming for InSight
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Engineers practice deploying InSight's instruments in a lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22744:
Practicing InSight Instrument Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept puts solar system distances -- and the travels of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- in perspective.
PIA22921:
Voyager 2 and the Scale of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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This set of graphs illustrates how data from two key instruments -- the plasma science experiment and cosmic ray subsystem -- point to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between the stars, in November 2018.
PIA22923:
Several Signs Pointing to Interstellar Space
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This image shows a set of graphs illustrating the drop in electrical current detected in three directions by Voyager 2's plasma science experiment (PLS) to background levels.
PIA22922:
Changes in the Plasma Environment in Three Directions
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This image shows graphs comparing data from identical instruments onboard NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft as they each exited the heliosphere.
PIA22916:
Voyager 2 CRS Data
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At the end of 2018, the cosmic ray subsystem aboard NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft provided evidence that Voyager 2 had left the heliosphere.
PIA22924:
Voyager 2: Hello Interstellar Space, Goodbye Heliosphere
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This illustration of NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft shows the location of the onboard science instruments that are still operating.
PIA22915:
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Instruments
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This graphic shows the position of NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphere, a protective bubble created by the Sun that extends well past the orbit of Pluto.
PIA22835:
Two Interstellar Travelers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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This image shows a copy of one of the sensors on NASA InSight's seismometer, compared to a 2-euro coin (about 1 inch wide).
PIA22926:
Small Seismic Sensor on InSight
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This image shows the spectrogram of vibrations (frequency spectrum over time) recorded by two of the three sensors of the short period seismometer on NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22925:
Vibrations from InSight's First 20 Minutes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This image shows NASA's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 undergoing tests at JPL.
PIA22912:
WFPC2 Testing
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WFPC2
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman and Story Musgrave installing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on the Hubble Space Telescope, during SM1 in December, 1993.
PIA22911:
Installing Hubble's New Camera
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WFPC1
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This image of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during the first Hubble servicing mission (SM1), which took place in December, 1993.
PIA22574:
Making Room for Hubble's New Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image from an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander shows part of the lander's robotic arm.
PIA22827:
Test Raw Image of Robotic Arm in InSight Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This panorama, created from multiple images, shows the deck of NASA's InSight lander, as well as its solar panels, during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22826:
Test Panorama of InSight Deck Before Launch
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This test image of NASA's Insight lander shows the InSight deck and calibration target before launch.
PIA22815:
Test Image of InSight Deck and Calibration Target Before Launch
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This image of a footpad on NASA's Insight lander was taken by the Instrument Deployment Camera during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22814:
Test Image of InSight Footpad Before Launch
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This artist's illustration shows NASA's InSight lander on the surface of Mars, with its solar arrays deployed.
PIA22571:
InSight Lander with Solar Arrays Deployed
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