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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-01-15 1930x2440x3
This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA00545:
Solar System Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-03 2000x2445x3
This is an updated montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA01341:
Solar System Montage (Updated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 4206x3306x3
This solar system montage of the nine planets and four large moons of Jupiter in our solar system are set against a false-color view of the Rosette Nebula.
PIA02973:
The New Solar System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-29 4500x5600x3
This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
PIA03153:
Solar System Montage - High Resolution 2001 Version
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.
PIA04232:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Cassini-Huygens
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Artist's concept of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04233:
Artist's Concept of Cassini Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was launched on April 28, 2003. Its mission is to study the shape, brightness, size and distance of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history. This is an artist's concept.
PIA04234:
Artist's Concept of Galaxy Evolution Explorer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Artist's concept of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) from December 2002.
PIA04235:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 GRACE
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Illustration of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites in orbit.
PIA04236:
Artist's Concept of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Jason-1
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Artist's concept of NASA's Jason 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04237:
Artist's Concept of Jason 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
PIA04238:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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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.
PIA04239:
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.
PIA04240:
Artist's Concept of Mars Exploration Rover
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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 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04242:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Next Generation Space Telescope
Next Generation Space Telescope
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Artist's concept of Next Generation Space Telescope from December, 2002.
PIA04243:
Artist's Concept of Next Generation Space Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA04244:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey mapping mission.
PIA04245:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Mapping (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey orbit insertion.
PIA04246:
Artist's Concept of Mars Odyssey Aerobraking
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
PIA04247:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 SIM PlanetQuest
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Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.
PIA04248:
Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)
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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.
PIA04413:
Artist's Concept of Rover on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
PIA04414:
Rover 1 in Cruise Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover parachute deployment testing in the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif.
PIA04415:
Parachute Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A 'Martian mechanic' checks beneath the completely deployed NASA's Rover 1 lander. Atop the lander is Rover 1 with its wheels and solar arrays in the stowed position.
PIA04416:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 sits atop the deployed lander with its solar arrays and wheels stowed.
PIA04417:
Rover 1 and Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 equipment deck, with solar arrays partially deployed, in NASA's JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility's cleanroom.
PIA04418:
Rover 2 Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 1 in the cruise configuration in Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 25-ft Solar Thermal Vacuum Chamber where it underwent environmental testing.
PIA04419:
Environmental Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Rover 2 is driven over staggered ramps to test the suspension's range of motion.
PIA04420:
Rover 2 Driving Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Members of the Mars Exploration Rovers Assembly, Test and Launch Operations team gather around NASA's Rover 2 and its predecessor, a flight spare of the Pathfinder mission's Sojourner rover, named 'Marie Curie.'
PIA04421:
Rover Family Photo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers of NASA'a Mars Exploration Rover Mission pose with their groundbreaking predecessor, the flight spare of the Sojourner rover from NASA's 1997 Pathfinder mission.
PIA04422:
Rovers and Sojourner
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The twin rovers sit side-by-side in different stages of deployment. NASA's Rover 2's (left) front wheels are stowed, while NASA's Rover 1's front wheels are deployed.
PIA04424:
2 Stages of Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers examine the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04425:
Robotic Arm of Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers hand-deploying the solar arrays that provide the electrical power on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04426:
Rover 1 Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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JPL engineers making adjustments to NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1.
PIA04427:
Adjustments to Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, an orbiting space telescope observing galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.
PIA04264:
New Galaxy Quest Readies for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Technicians put final touches on NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Sunnyvale, Calif., which launched on August 25, 2003. The telescope is now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04265:
Finishing Touches for Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-22 Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope whizzes in front of a brilliant, infrared view of the Milky Way galaxy's plane in this artistic depiction.
PIA04267:
SST and the Milky Way, an 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 2003-05-09 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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This artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft with its antennapointing to Earth.
PIA04495:
Artist's Concept of Voyager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image was used in a contest to rename the Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF), now known as the Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA04497:
Help Stamp Out Boring Space Acronyms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-20 Terrestrial Planet Finder
Infrared Coronagraph
Infrared Interferometer
Visible Light Coronagraph
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NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder will use multiple telescopes working together to take family portraits of stars and their orbiting planets and determine which planets may have the right chemistry to sustain life.
PIA04499:
Proposed Missions - Terrestrial Planet Finder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-01 Explorer 1
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America's first satellite, Explorer 1. America joined the space race with the launch of this small, but important spacecraft.
PIA04601:
Explorer 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-30 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.
PIA04668:
Spare Ion Engine Being Checked
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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 2003-10-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One of two Mars Exploration Rovers sits inside its cruise stage waiting to undergo environmental testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA04820:
Mars Exploration Rover Makes Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-01 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory travels near a canyon on Mars in this artist's concept. The mission is under development for launch in 2009 and a precision landing on Mars in 2010.
PIA04892:
Mars Science Laboratory at Canyon (Artist's Concept)
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Sunset on Mars catches NASA's Mars Science Laboratory in the foreground in this artist's concept. The mission is under development for launch in 2009 and a precision landing on Mars in 2010.
PIA04893:
Mars Science Laboratory at Sunset (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 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 2003-12-15 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars.
PIA04928:
Mars Exploration Rover, Vertical (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Airbags are fully inflated in this photograph taken at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory or 'Testbed,' where engineers simulated the orientation of the airbags during the deflation process.
PIA04999:
JPL Testbed Image of Inflated Airbags
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the airbags in deflated position at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory, where engineers tested the airbags to ensure a safe landing on Mars.
PIA05000:
JPL Testbed Image of Deflated Airbag
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows the deflated airbags retracted underneath the lander petal at the JPL In-Situ Instrument Laboratory.
PIA05001:
JPL Testbed Image of Airbag Retraction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows engineers testing the rover stand-up motions. The rover is in an elevated pose, preparing to fold down its wheels, descend and stand up.
PIA05033:
Spirit Rises at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-11 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This still image illustrates what the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will look like as it rolls off the northeastern side of the lander on Mars. The image was taken from footage of rover testing at JPL's In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'Testbed.'
PIA05043:
Roll-Off Test at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-13 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image, taken in the JPL In-Situ Instruments Laboratory or 'Testbed,' shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit after the rover has backed up and turned 45 degrees counterclockwise.
PIA05053:
Turning in the Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-14 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows a test rover as it attempts a complete 115-degree turn on the lander in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's in-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed.'
PIA05065:
Roll-Off Dress Rehearsal at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-14 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows a test rover in a near-final turned position on the lander in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed.'
PIA05066:
95-degree Position at JPL Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-15 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Footage from the JPL In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed,' shows engineers rehearsing a crucial maneuver called egress in which NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit rolls off its lander platform and touches martian soil.
PIA05087:
Rover Rehearses Roll-Off at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This close-up image of a penny shows the degree to which the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit can zoom in on a target.
PIA05093:
Penny for Your Reference
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Footage taken at the JPL In-Situ Instruments Laboratory, or 'testbed,' shows engineers practicing the deployment of the test rover's robotic arm.
PIA05092:
Spirit Reaches Out at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-20 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Moessbauer Spectrometer
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the Moessbauer spectrometer, an instrument on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit that detects iron-bearing minerals in martian rocks and soil.
PIA05111:
Powerful Yet Tiny Machine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-20 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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Located on the arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer uses alpha particles and X-rays to determine the chemical make up of martian rocks and soils.
PIA05113:
Super Rover's X-Ray Vision
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Bearing a striking resemblance to a cluster of paper lanterns, these inflated airbags show a pattern of seams exactly like those left in the martian soil by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during landing at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05156:
Tracks 'Seam' Like Airbags
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This image taken at JPL shows engineers testing the route by which the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will roll off its lander. Opportunity touched down at Meridiani Planum, Mars on Jan. 24, 9:05 p.m. PST, 2004, Earth-received time.
PIA05171:
Engineers Test Roll-Off at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the panoramic camera used onboard both NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
PIA05187:
Multihued Mars
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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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This artist's concept shows the proposed NASA Mars sample return mission above the red planet.
PIA05491:
Roundtrip Ticket To Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-09 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Capture Magnet
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This image of a model capture magnet was taken after an experiment in a Mars simulation chamber at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. It has some dust on it, but not as much as that on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's capture magnet.
PIA05729:
Testing the Capture Magnet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-29 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This scene from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spacecraft Assembly Facility in April 2002 shows early work on the spacecraft then known as NASA's Mars Exploration Rover 1 and later named Opportunity.
PIA05839:
Two Years Before Mission Success
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-29 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This scene from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in April 2003 shows work during final processing of the spacecraft then known as NASA's Mars Exploration Rover B and later named Opportunity.
PIA05840:
One Year Before Mission Success
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-09 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows engineers rehearsing the sol 133 (June 8, 2004) drive into 'Endurance' crater by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA06047:
The Test Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a rover test drive up a manmade slope.
PIA06316:
The Little Rover that Could
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-17 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This picture shows a model of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit being tested for performance on five wheels at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA06685:
Testing Spirit on Five Wheels
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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 2004-09-30 3300x2485x3
This image is an unannotated version of NASA's Planetary Photojournal Home Page graphic. This digital collage contains a highly stylized rendition of our solar system and points beyond.
PIA06890:
Planetary Photojournal Home Page Graphic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-08 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE
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Artist's concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. A new NASA mission will scan the entire sky in infrared light in search of nearby cool stars, planetary construction zones and the brightest galaxies in the universe.
PIA06927:
Artist's Concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-21 Deep Impact
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NASA's Deep Impact awaits launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2005.
PIA07292:
Deep Impact on Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for NASA's Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet.
PIA07085:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (MARVEL)
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This artist's rendition depicts a concept for a Mars orbiter that would scrutinize the martian atmosphere for chemical traces of life or environments supportive of life that might be present anywhere on the planet. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA07086:
Concept for Mars Volcanic Emission Life Scout (3-D) (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-21 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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 2005-01-03 4538x4391x3
One crucial step in NASA's Mars sample return mission would be to launch the collected sample away from the surface of Mars. This artist's concept depicts a Mars ascent vehicle for starting a sample of Mars rocks on their trip to Earth.
PIA07187:
Illustration of Launching Samples Home from Mars
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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 2005-05-05 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover engineers prepare a mixture of sandy and powdery materials to simulate some difficult Mars driving conditions inside a facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA07894:
Preparing to Test Rover Mobility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover engineers check how a test rover moves in material chosen to simulate some difficult Mars driving conditions. The scene is inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA07895:
Tests to Help Plan Opportunity Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover engineers check how a test rover moves in material chosen to simulate some difficult Mars driving conditions. The scene is inside the In-Situ Instrument Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA07896:
Tests to Help Plan Opportunity Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft appears twice in the same frame in this image from the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA07941:
Mars Odyssey from Two Distances in One Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This stereoscopic picture of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft was created from two views of that spacecraft taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA07943:
Mars Odyssey Seen by Mars Global Surveyor (3-D)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-19 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This view is an enlargement of an image of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor while the two spacecraft were about 90 kilometers (56 miles) apart.
PIA07942:
Mars Odyssey Seen by Mars Global Surveyor
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