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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Juno
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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 2018-12-20 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 2018-12-20 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 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 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 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 2019-02-13 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 2019-02-19 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 2019-03-19 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 2019-03-19 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 2019-03-27 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 2019-03-27 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 2019-03-28 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 2019-03-28 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 2019-04-01 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 2019-04-02 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This illustration shows NASA's OCO-3 mounted on the underside of the International Space Station.
PIA22837:
Illustration of OCO-3 on the Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-05 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 2019-04-09 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 2019-04-11 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 2019-04-18 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 2019-04-24 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 2019-04-29 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 2019-05-03 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 2019-05-09 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 2019-05-17 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 2019-05-23 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 2019-05-23 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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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 2019-05-24 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 2019-05-31 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 2019-06-12 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 2019-06-12 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 2019-06-14 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 2019-06-14 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 2019-06-20 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 2019-06-20 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 2019-06-28 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 2019-07-02 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 2019-07-12 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 2019-07-17 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 2019-07-24 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 2019-07-24 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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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 2019-07-26 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 2019-08-01 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 2019-08-01 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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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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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 2019-08-06 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 2019-08-06 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 2019-08-15 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 2019-08-15 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 2019-08-28 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 2019-09-12 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 2005-03-29 Mars Telecommunications Orbiter (MTO)
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This illustration depicts a concept for operation of an optical communications system on NASA's Mars Telecommunications Orbiter.
PIA07499:
Mars Laser Communication Demonstration, Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-29 Mars Telecommunications Orbiter (MTO)
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This illustration depicts a concept for NASA's Mars Telecommunications Orbiter in flight around Mars.
PIA07500:
Mars Telecommunications Orbiter, Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-08 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mike Seibert and Sharon Laubach, engineers on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, check the exact position of a test rover in preparation for the next test of a possible maneuver for Spirit to use on Mars.
PIA12115:
Preparing for Next Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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The Moon Mineralogy Mapper imaging spectrometer, an instrument on India's Chandrayaan-1, during development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA12231:
Building the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 2014 MU69 New Horizons
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Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft flying by a possible binary 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019.
PIA21943:
Artist Concept: Flying by a 2014 MU69
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-29 2016 WF9 NEOWISE
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An artist's rendition of 2016 WF9 as it passes Jupiter's orbit inbound toward the sun.
PIA21259:
Celestial Object 2016 WF9, a NEOWISE Discovery (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19380:
Asteroid Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-30 Black Hole 369x786x3
This three-dimensional illustration shows how the rotating space around a black hole twists up the magnetic field in the plasma falling toward the black hole. The black sphere at the center of the figure is the black hole itself.
PIA04207:
Black Hole in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
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Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
PIA04604:
Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Comet Rosetta
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This artist's concept of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is from an animation showing the upcoming deployment of Philae and its subsequent science operations on the surface of the comet.
PIA18891:
Philae's Descent and Science of the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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This artist concept is of NASA's MISR spacecraft which views the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles.
PIA04498:
Artist's Concept of Terra Satellite with MISR Onboard
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This frame from an animation shows the return capsule separating from NASA's Stardust
spacecraft.
PIA03245:
Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This shows images from NASA's Stardust taken through infrared range cameras during a recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.
PIA03247:
Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This frame from an animation illustrates the path NASA's Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.
PIA03248:
Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This frame from an animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03249:
Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
Stardust Capsule
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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As the sun sets on July 8, 2010, workers prepare to pour new epoxy grout for the hydrostatic bearing assembly of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13270:
Mars Antenna Ready for Surgery
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant 'Mars antenna' undergoes major surgery. The grout is part of the hydrostatic bearing assembly, which enables the antenna to rotate horizontally.
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers in Goldstone, Calif., guide a new runner segment into the hydrostatic bearing assembly of a giant, 70-meter-wide (230-foot-wide) antenna that is a critical part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
PIA13320:
New Joints for a Workhorse Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Under the unflinching summer sun, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., use a crane to lift a runner segment that is part of major surgery on a giant, 70-meter-wide antenna.
PIA13321:
Lifting the Runners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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A major refurbishment of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert required workers to jack up millions of pounds of delicate scientific equipment.
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Station 14
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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