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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This map compares the size of the area where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was expected to land, called the landing ellipse (red), to the size of the San Francisco Bay Area.
PIA10675:
Phoenix Landing Ellipse Over San Francisco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This map illustrates where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was targeted to land on May 25, 2008, based on expectations as of noon pacific time (3 p.m. eastern time), May 24, 2008.
PIA10676:
Zeroing in on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander parachuted for nearly three minutes as it descended through the Martian atmosphere on May 25, 2008. Extensive preparations for that crucial period included this drop test near Boise, Idaho, in October 2006.
PIA10671:
Testing Phoenix Mars Lander Parachute in Idaho
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This image shows the paths of three spacecraft currently in orbit around Mars, as well as the path by which NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will approach and land on the planet.
PIA10670:
Family of Orbiters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This video shows the propulsion system on an engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander being successfully tested.
PIA10673:
Water Hammer Test Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander is able to get a better look at its footing and the physical characteristics of the underlying soil on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA10692:
How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
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This image shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander stays in contact with Earth.
PIA10695:
How Phoenix Talks to Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it parachuted down to the surface of Mars.
PIA10696:
How to Take a Picture of a Spacecraft Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Phoenix
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to take a picture of the Phoenix lander roughly 22 hours after landing.
PIA10704:
Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is scheduled to begin raising its robotic arm up and out of its stowed configuration on the third Martian day, or Sol 3 (May 28, 2008) of the mission.
PIA10714:
Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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Image illustrates the tools on the end of the arm that are used to acquire samples, image the contents of the scoop, and perform science experiments.
PIA10716:
Robotic Arm End Effector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is a terrain model of Phoenix's Robotic Arm workspace. It has been color coded by depth with a lander model for context. The model has been derived using images from the depth perception feature from Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
PIA10717:
False Color Terrain Model of Phoenix Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Phoenix
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This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10737:
The Evolution of Dust over the Phoenix Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-04 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10756:
How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-09 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a photo of an engineering model of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This view shows a TEGA oven-loading mechanism beneath the input screen.
PIA10780:
TEGA Whirligig Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-11 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This is a computer-aided drawing of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA, on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10784:
Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10798:
Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
PIA10799:
Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10914:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10915:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
MECA
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This picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) cell is labeled with components responsible for mixing Martian soil with water from Earth, adding chemicals and measuring the solution chemistry.
PIA10916:
A Wet Chemistry Laboratory Cell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
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This image shows four Wet Chemistry Laboratory units, part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument on board NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. This image was taken before Phoenix's launch on August 4, 2007.
PIA10917:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Laboratory Units
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-11 Phoenix
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This calibration image presents three-dimensional data from the atomic force microscope on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, showing surface details of a substrate on the microscope station's sample wheel.
PIA10940:
First Atomic Force Microscope Image from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This drawing shows a side view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's scoop with various tools for acquiring soil, icy soil and ice samples.
PIA10959:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Scoop with Rasp
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Robotic Arm
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Members of NASA Phoenix Mars Mission's Robotic Arm engineering team test the arm's motorized rasp in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10960:
Testing the Robotic Arm Rasp on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This close-up photograph taken at the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson, shows the motorized rasp protruding from the bottom of the scoop on the engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA10961:
Rasp Tool on Phoenix Robotic Arm Model
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Robotic Arm
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This photograph shows the rasp protruding from the back of the scoop on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm engineering model in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10962:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Rasp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-20 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This computer graphic image shows three craters in the eastern Hellas region of Mars containing concealed glaciers detected by radar.
PIA11433:
Three Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-21 1600x1600x3
This is an artist's conception of a solar-system montage of the eight planets, a comet and an asteroid.
PIA10969:
Solar System Montage with Eight Planets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Phoenix
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows testing under simulated Mars conditions on Earth in preparation for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander using its robotic arm for delivering a sample to the doors of a laboratory oven.
PIA11027:
Testing of Icy-Soil Sample Delivery in Simulated Martian Conditions (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-17 Aqua
AIRS
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Light energy is collected by the optics system on the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument and digitized.
PIA11170:
Light Travels Through AIRS Optics Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-23 Kepler
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft in a clean room at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
PIA11188:
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft in a Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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This image shows a model of one of three detectors for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11195:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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Mike Ressler (right) and Kalyani Sukhatme of NASA's JPL pose in the clean room with a model component, called a focal plane module, of the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11196:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Phoenix
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The yellow line on this graphic indicates the number of hours of sunlight each sol, or Martian day, beginning with the entire Martian day (about 24 hours and 40 minutes) for the first 90 sols, then declining to no sunlight by about sol 300.
PIA11198:
Declining Sunshine for Phoenix Lander
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This chart plots the minimum daily atmospheric temperature measured by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft since landing on Mars. As the temperature increased through the summer season, the atmospheric humidity also increased.
PIA11199:
Temperature Measurements Taken by Phoenix Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-09 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)
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This image is an artist's concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO).
PIA11233:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Wheels were first attached to NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover in August 2008. The rover and its descent stage and cruise stage were assembled and tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., for launch in 2009.
PIA11422:
Next NASA Mars Rover Gets Its Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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These three images show the progression of 'stacking' NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover and its descent stage in one of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 'clean room.'
PIA11423:
So Happy Together Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-19 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from early October 2008 shows personnel working on the descent stage of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA11425:
Descent Stage of Mars Science Laboratory During Assembly
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This view of a portion of the descent stage of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory shows two of the stage's three spherical fuel tanks flanking the bridle device assembly.
PIA11426:
Bridle Device in Mars Science Laboratory Descent Stage
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Each of the six wheels for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover is about half a meter (20 inches) in diameter.
PIA11427:
Wheel for Mars Science Laboratory Rover
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This is hardware for controlling the final lowering of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover to the surface of Mars from the spacecraft's hovering, rocket-powered descent stage.
PIA11428:
Device for Lowering Mars Science Laboratory Rover to the Surface
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This image taken in August 2008 in a clean room at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., shows NASA's next Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory, in the course of its assembly, before additions of its arm, mast, laboratory instruments and other equipment.
PIA11429:
Mars Science Laboratory Rover Taking Shape
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This image from July 2008 shows the aeroshell for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory while it was being worked on by spacecraft technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company near Denver.
PIA11430:
Aeroshell for Mars Science Laboratory
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Full-scale models of three generations of NASA Mars rovers show the increase in size from the Sojourner rover of the Mars Pathfinder project, to the twin Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, to the Mars Science Laboratory rover.
PIA11431:
Size Comparison: Three Generations of Mars Rovers
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Out of more than 30 sites considered as possible landing targets for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, by November 2008 four of the most intriguing places on Mars rose to the final round of the site-selection process.
PIA11432:
Four Finalist Landing Site Candidates for Mars Science Laboratory
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Full-scale models of three generations of NASA Mars rovers show the increase in size from the Sojourner rover of the Mars Pathfinder project, to the twin Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, to the Mars Science Laboratory rover.
PIA11436:
Newest is Biggest: Three Generations of NASA Mars Rovers
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The major components of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft -- cruise stage atop the aeroshell, which has the descent stage and rover inside -- were connected together in October 2008 for several weeks of system testing.
PIA11437:
Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft Assembled for Testing
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This image from August 2008 shows NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover in the course of its assembly, before additions of its arm, mast, laboratory instruments and other equipment.
PIA11438:
Wheels and Suspension on Mars Science Laboratory Rover
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This portion of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, called the descent stage, does its main work during the final few minutes before touchdown on Mars.
PIA11439:
Mars Science Laboratory's Descent Stage
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This portion of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, called the cruise stage, will do its work during the flight between Earth and Mars after launch in the fall of 2011.
PIA11440:
Cruise Stage of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)
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This image is an artist's concept of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
PIA11448:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Artist's concept of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
PIA11449:
Artist's Concept of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-18 Kepler
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
PIA11733:
The Kepler Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-19 5775x3627x3
Our solar system features eight planets, seen in this artist's diagram. This representation is intentionally fanciful, as the planets are depicted far closer together than they really are.
PIA11800:
Our Solar System Features Eight Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-19 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In this February 17, 2009, image, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover is attached to the spacecraft's descent stage. The image was taken inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA11808:
Mars Science Laboratory Rover and Descent Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-06 Kepler
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
PIA11824:
Kepler in Space (Artist Concept)
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
PIA11825:
Kepler Spacecraft (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-14 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory passed flight-qualification testing in March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
PIA11981:
Mars Science Laboratory Parachute Qualification Testing
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Testing during March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., qualified the parachute for NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA11993:
Parachute Opening During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
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Testing during March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., qualified the parachute for NASA's next Mars rover.
PIA11992:
Parachute Opening During Tests for Mars Science Laboratory
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The parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission opens to a diameter of nearly 16 meters (51 feet).
PIA11994:
Large Parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
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The parachute for NASA's next mission to Mars passed flight-qualification testing in March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
PIA11995:
Mars Parachute Testing in World's Largest Wind Tunnel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission will survey the entire sky in a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum called the mid-infrared with far greater sensitivity than any previous mission or program ever has.
PIA12011:
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image is a blinking of two 14-minute exposures of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 600,000 miles from Earth. Bill Dillon, a regular advanced user of Sierra Stars Observatory.
PIA12016:
Image of Dawn Spacecraft 600,000 miles From Earth Animation Icon
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Technician helps guide the second half of the fairing for installation around NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12017:
Payload Fairing Installation Around the Dawn Spacecraft
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft's solar array wings are folded to fit inside nose section of protective fairing.
PIA12018:
Dawn Spacecraft Ready for Payload Fairing Installation
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Workers secure the attachments of NASA's Dawn spacecraft onto the upper stage booster.
PIA12019:
Dawn Spacecraft Secured
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber.
PIA12020:
Dawn Spacecraft in Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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This illustration shows the core structure with ion propulsion system installed aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12027:
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Core Structure
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out.
PIA12021:
Dawn Spacecraft Moved into Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
PIA12022:
Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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Exposed interior of NASA's Dawn spacecraft showing ion propulsion system's
xenon feed system.
PIA12023:
Exposed Interior of Dawn Spacecraft
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
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Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft's Xenon tank -- composite overwrapped pressure vessel with titanium liner.
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Dawn Spacecraft's Xenon Tank
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This illustration shows an inside view of the NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Inside View
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Artist's concept of Earth's reflection in Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12029:
Earth's Reflection in Dawn Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being assembled.
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Dawn Spacecraft Being Assembled
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta.
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Dawn Spacecraft Gathering Spectral Data from Vesta (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres.
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Dawn Spacecraft Orbiting Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres.
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Dawn Spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's concept of Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth.
PIA12032:
Dawn Spacecraft Leaving Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-12 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Alliance Spacesystems are testing the range of motion of the Mars Science Laboratory rover's robotic arm joints.
PIA12069:
The Rover Gets Strong-Armed
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NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18, 2009.
PIA12072:
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Artist's Concept)
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Diviner
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The Diviner Instrument prior to shipment. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
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The Diviner Instrument Prior to Shipment
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Diviner
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This image shows final preparations being made for thermal balance testing of the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment at JPL. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
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Final Preparations for Diviner Thermal Balance Testing at JPL
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Loading the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into the thermal vacuum chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
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Loading Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in the Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover team members Kim Lichtenberg (left) and Mike Seibert fill a mixer with powdered clay and diatomaceous earth, a combination found to offer physical properties similar to the soil where NASA's rover Spirit is embedded on Mars.
PIA12099:
Preparing a Test Mixture
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Diviner
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Close-up of the Diviner solar calibration target. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
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Close-up of Diviner Solar Calibration Target
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Diviner
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The Diviner instrument following integration to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Diviner Following Integration to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Diviner
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Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12089:
Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover team members Mike Seibert (left) and Paolo Bellutta add a barrowful of soil mixture to the sloped box where a test rover will be used for assessing possible maneuvers for NASA's rover Spirit to use in escaping from a sandtrap on Mars.
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Filling the Simulated Sandtrap
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While a test rover rolls off a plywood surface into a prepared bed of soft soil, rover team members Colette Lohr (left) and Kim Lichtenberg (center) eye the wheels digging into the soil and Paolo Bellutta enters the next driving command.
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Test Rover Sinks into Prepared Soil
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With a slope of about 10 degrees and a pointy rock under the test rover's belly, this sandbox setup at NASA's JPL, is ready for engineers to use the test rover to assess possible moves for getting Mars rover Spirit out of a patch of loose Martian soil.
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Test Setup for Effort to Free Spirit
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After commanding five of a test rover's six wheels to drive forward, rover driver Paolo Bellutta (left) measures how much the rover moved sideways, downslope, during the maneuver.
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Assessing Movement of Test Rover
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This digital collage contains a highly stylized rendition of our solar system and points beyond. As this graphic was intended to be used as a navigation aid in searching for data within the Photojournal, certain artistic embellishments have been added.
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Photojournal Home Page Graphic 2009 (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-10 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Science Laboratory heat shield, and a spacecraft worker at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. It is the largest heat shield ever built for descending through the atmosphere of any planet.
PIA12117:
Large Heat Shield for Mars Science Laboratory
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Mars Exploration Rover team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., prepare an experiment on July 13, 2009, for assessing how a test rover moves when embedded in loose soil and commanded to drive backward with wheels turned.
PIA12119:
Position Markers in Preparation for Test
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