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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Mars 2020 Rover
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An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior to a test in the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23228:
Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers and technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, integrate the rover motor controller assembly (RMCA) into the Mars 2020 rover's body.
PIA23194:
Rover Getting Set to Motor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-03 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 engineers and technicians prepare the high-gain antenna for installation on the rover's equipment deck.
PIA23193:
Now Mars 2020 Can Phone Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-24 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 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars 2020 Rover
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A member of NASA's Mars 2020 project checks connections between the spacecraft's back shell and cruise stage.
PIA23163:
Taking Mars 2020 Integration Head-on
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-05 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 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members from the NASA Mars Helicopter project discuss the sequence of events for the day's flight testing. The image was taken Jan. 18, 2019.
PIA23162:
Prepping for a Mars Helicopter Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter project observe a flight test. The image was taken on Jan. 18, 2019 as the flight model of the Mars Helicopter was tested in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23161:
Monitoring the Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of NASA's Mars Helicopter prototype depicts the demonstration vehicle used to prove that controlled, and sustained flight is feasible in a Martian atmosphere.
PIA23159:
Mars Helicopter Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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More than 1,500 individual pieces of carbon fiber, flight-grade aluminum, silicon, copper, foil and foam go into NASA's Mars Helicopter.
PIA23158:
This Helicopter is Going to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film enclosure to the fuselage of the flight model. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23157:
Composing Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of NASA's Mars Helicopter team prepare the flight model for a test in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23156:
Mars Helicopter Team Prepares for Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team inspect the flight model (the actual vehicle going to the Red Planet), inside the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23155:
Inspecting Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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Members of the NASA Mars Helicopter team attach a thermal film to the exterior of the flight model of the Mars Helicopter. The image was taken on Feb. 1, 2019.
PIA23153:
Handling Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA Mars Helicopter team members work the flight model in the Space Simulator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23152:
Working Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA23151:
Portrait of NASA's Mars Helicopter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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Technicians working Mars 2020's System's Test 1 approach their workstation in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA23097:
Mars 2020 System Test 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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With the backshell that will help protect the Mars 2020 rover during its descent into the Martian atmosphere visible in the foreground, a technician on the project monitors the progress of Systems Test 1.
PIA22966:
Lonely Vigil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-25 Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist concept shows the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, which will travel with NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet.
PIA22460:
Mars Helicopter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission inside JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Mars 2020 is slated to carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet in July of 2020.
PIA22342:
JPL Tech Works Mars 2020 Descent Stage
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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A slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars placed inside an oxygen plasma cleaner. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22247:
Cleaning a Martian Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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This is a close-up of a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22246:
Close-up of a Mars Meteorite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2020 Rover
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Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. This slice will likely be used here on Earth for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA22245:
A Martian Meteorite for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #1 (Updated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks at the horizon in this artist's concept. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying its surroundings. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22109:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept shows a close-up of NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying an outcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22108:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover exploring Mars. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying rocks with its robotic arm. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-11-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying a Mars rock outrcrop. Mars 2020 will use powerful instruments to investigate rocks on Mars down to the microscopic scale of variations in texture and composition.
PIA22105:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image presents a selection of the 23 cameras on NASA's 2020 Mars rover. Many are improved versions of the cameras on the Curiosity rover, with a few new additions as well.
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Cameras on Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows one of the enhanced engineering cameras with a prototype lens for the Hazcams, which will watch for obstacles encountered by NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
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Hazcam Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows a 3-D printed model of Mastcam-Z, one of the science cameras on NASA's Mars 2020 rover. Mastcam-Z will include a 3:1 zoom lens.
PIA22101:
MASTCAM-Z
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars. The mission takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself.
PIA21635:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Artist's Concept #1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Mars 2020 Rover
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A prototype of the Lander Vision System for NASA's Mars 2020 mission was tested in this Dec. 9, 2014, flight of a Masten Space Systems 'Xombie' vehicle at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
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Test of Lander Vision System for Mars 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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One investigation on NASA's Mars 2020 rover will extract oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. It is called MOXIE, for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. Shown here is Michael Hecht, of MIT in the development lab at JPL.
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Mars 2020's MOXIE Laboratory and Principal Investigator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-15 Mars 2020 Rover
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This 2016 image comes from computer-assisted-design work on the 2020 rover. The design leverages many successful features of NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012.
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Computer-Design Drawing for NASA's 2020 Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Mars 2020 Project will re-use the basic engineering of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity to send a different rover to Mars, with new objectives and instruments. This artist's concept depicts the top of the 2020 rover's mast.
PIA20760:
NASA to Launch Mars Rover in 2020 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This illustration depicts the mechanism and conceptual research targets for an instrument named SHERLOC, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18407:
Ultraviolet Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This diagram depicts the sensor head of the Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry, or PIXL, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18406:
X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
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This diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18405:
Payload for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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This picture shows one prototype for hardware to cache samples of cores drilled from Martian rocks for possible future return to Earth; a major objective for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
PIA17277:
Creating a Returnable Cache of Martian Samples
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on existing design and engineering, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives.
PIA17274:
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover, Annotated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-09 Mars 2020 Rover
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Planning for NASA's 2020 Mars rover envisions a basic structure that capitalizes on existing design and engineering, but with new science instruments selected through competition for accomplishing different science objectives.
PIA17273:
Artist's Concept of Mars 2020 Rover
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