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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-31 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.
PIA19646:
Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows the rover's wheels tucked under in pre-stand-up position in this image taken in January, 2004.
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Spirit Rises to the Occasion (Animation) Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows deployment of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's bogie, a part of the rover's suspension system that extends the wheel base.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-11 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit, shows the rover is stowing and unstowing its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device. The device is designed to hold and maneuver the various instruments on board helped scientists get up-close and personal
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In and Out (Animation) Animation Icon
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This image shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before the rover begins a crucial 3-point turn to face in a west direction and roll off the lander.
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Rover Pre-Turn Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord-2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the rear hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn-2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This still from an animation composed of four images taken by the front hazard-identification camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover stretching out its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device.
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Spirit Reaches for Closer Look Animation Icon
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This still from an animation strings together five different snapshots of the martian soil captured by the microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Each picture was taken from a different height.
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Snapshots of Martian Soil Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This still from an animation shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit heading toward its first rock target, a football-sized, mountain-shaped rock called Adirondack in 2004.
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Rover Takes a Sunday Drive Animation Icon
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum, shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's wheels in their stowed configuration. As January 28, 2004, the rover had deployed its wheels and completed the first half of the stand-up process.
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A Higher Opportunity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum, shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's lander before and after it successfully tilted itself forward by hyperextending its rear lander petal downward.
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Opportunity Lowers for Egress (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
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Forging Ahead (linearized) Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
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Rear View of Opportunity's Drive Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.
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Forging Ahead Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during its approximately(69.6-foot drive across the pebbly ground at Gusev Crater, Mars, on Feb. 9, 2004.
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Strolling on Martian Ground Animation Icon
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The colored data are from NASA's Spirit's hazard-avoidance camera and have been reconstructed to show the topography of the land across the bumpy terrain at Gusev Crater, Mars/
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Mind of Its Own Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's digging a hole in the ground at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover scraped its front right wheel back and forth across the surface six times by rotating its whole body in place.
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Dragging Its Foot Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's arm exploring the trench the rover dug with one of its wheels. The arm holds a suite of scientific instruments designed to examine rocks and soil for signs of past water on Mars.
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Grooving in Trenchtown Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit dug a trench in the fine-grained soil lining the bottom of the shallow depression dubbed 'Laguna Hollow.' A trench 3 inches deep was created after the rover dragged one of its wheels back and forth across the surface.
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Breaking Martian Ground Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the trenching site dubbed 'Laguna Hollow' after it dug a trench 3 inches deep in the fine-grained soil lining the bottom of the shallow depression.
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Draped in the Rover's Shadow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-02 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its robotic arm to examine 'Bounce Rock' during the rover's 67th sol on Mars, April 1, 2004.
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At Work on "Bounce Rock" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity digging a trench near the trough dubbed 'Anatolia' with its left front wheel on sol 73. It was taken by the rover's hazard-avoidance camera.
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Trenching the Trough Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-11 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows Spirit driving itself through the rocky terrain of Gusev Crater May 8, 2004, using its auto-navigation software. Halfway through the drive, the rover spotted a rock bigger than its wheels and drove around to the left.
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Spirit Takes the Helm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's 'dance' into 'Endurance Crater.' The rover drove forward, back, then forward again, bringing it five meters (16.4 feet) into the crater.
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Do the Hokey Pokey Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Spirit Arm Movements for Mosaic of
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Spirit Arm Movements for Mosaic of "Keystone" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The left front wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made slow but steady progress through soft dune material in this image taken by the rover's front hazard identification camera over a period of several days.
PIA07983:
Slow Progress in Dune (Left Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The right front wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made slow but steady progress through soft dune material in this image taken by the rover's front hazard identification camera over a period of several days.
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Slow Progress in Dune (Right Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The right rear wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made slow but steady progress through soft dune material in this image taken by the rover's front hazard identification camera over a period of several days.
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Slow Progress in Dune (Right Rear Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The left rear wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made slow but steady progress through soft dune material in this image taken by the rover's front hazard identification camera over a period of several days.
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Slow Progress in Dune (Left Rear Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows dust devils moving across the plain inside Mars' Gusev Crater, as seen with a hazard-identification camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on July 29, 2005.
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Wide-Angle View of Gusev Dust Devil, Sol 559 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the last few days of the rover's ascent to the crest of 'Husband Hill' inside Mars' Gusev Crater. The rover was going in reverse.
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Spirit Ascent Movie, Rover's-Eye View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This false-color view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit taken on Oct 6, 2005 shows a captivating rock outcrop nicknamed 'Hillary' at the summit of 'Husband Hill' after the rover had completed a difficult, rocky ascent.
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Spirit Wiggles into Position Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
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Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Right Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
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Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Left Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
PIA08532:
Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Four Wheels) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This NASA Spirit image view is toward the north, looking down at Spirit's front wheels. It is one of a series of wide-angle views shown one after the other. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Front Camera View of Backward Drive, Sols 2145-2154 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This NASA Spirit image view is toward the south, looking down at Spirit's rear wheels. It is one of a series of wide-angle views shown one after the other. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Rear Camera View of Backward Drive, Sols 2145-2154 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image is one of two images which documents very slight forward movement of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during a drive on the rover's 2,090th Martian day, or sol (Nov. 19, 2009).
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Movement from Spirit's Second Extrication Drive Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Movement from Spirit's Third Extrication Drive
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Movement from Spirit's Third Extrication Drive Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Little Movement in Spirit's Sol 2099 Drive
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Little Movement in Spirit's Sol 2099 Drive Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Diagnostic tests were run on the right-rear wheel and right-front wheel on NASA's Spirit. The right-rear wheel continued to show no motion in the latest tests and exhibited very high resistance in the motor winding.
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Slight Movement by Spirit's Right-Front Wheel, Sol 2113 Animation Icon
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This frame (taken from a three-frame animation) aids evaluation of performance of the right-front wheel on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during a drive on the rover's 2,117th Martian day, or sol (Dec. 16, 2009).
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Rotations by Spirit's Right-Front Wheel, Sol 2117 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image is one of two frames showing NASA's Spirit driving backward as next technique for attempting to extricate the rover from the sand trap where it is embedded. Go to the Photojournal for the animation.
PIA12497:
Movement During Backward Drive, Sols 2147 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-03 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows the location of a set of Hazard-Avoidance cameras on the back of NASA's Curiosity rover.
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Curiosity's Hazard Cameras Ready for Action Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a set of three images from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the rover's drill in action on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, Curiosity's 182nd Martian day of operations.
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Ready, Set, Drill Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rover drilling into rock target 'Cumberland.' The drilling was performed during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the Curiosity's work on Mars (May 19, 2013).
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Curiosity Mars Rover Drilling Into Its Second Rock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013 taken by NASA's Mars rover's Navigation Camera (Navcam).
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Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover drove over a dune spanning 'Dingo Gap' on Mars. The light-toned dome on the right side of the horizon is part of Mount Sharp.
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Movie of Curiosity's View Backwards While Crossing Dune Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Microscopic Imager
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In 90 martian days, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit performed a remarkable series of drives, digs and scientific investigations at Gusev Crater, Mars.
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90 Sols in 90 Seconds Animation Icon
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Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity brushing bright materials off a circular patch of the rock dubbed 'Mazatzal.' The freshly exposed rock was investigated by instruments on the rover's arm March 25, 2004.
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Spring Cleaning Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars InSight lander moves in place over the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and opens the fingers of its grapple in this series of images from June 1, 2019.
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Getting Ready to Help InSight's Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-11 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's InSight lander deployed its Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) instrument on the Martian surface on Feb. 12, 2019.
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HP3 Deployed on Martian Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA InSight's robotic arm will use its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or 'mole,' against the wall of its hole.
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Preparing to Pin the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-06 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Rovers Get New Driving Capability
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Rovers Get New Driving Capability Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This frame from an animation zooms in on the area on Mars where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will touchdown on May 25, 2008. The image was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Zooming in on Landing Site Animation Icon
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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.
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Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is part of simulated flyover showing rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars.
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Flyover Animation of Becquerel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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A rippled patch of sand in Becquerel Crater on Mars moved about two meters (about two yards) between November 24, 2006 and September 5, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Blowing in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The eastern margin of a rippled dune in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average distance of three meters (about three yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14877:
Shifting Sand in Herschel Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about two meters (about two yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about one meter (about one yard) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A dune in the northern polar region of Mars shows significant changes between June 25, 2008 and May 21, 2010 in one of two images taken on by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14880:
Movement in Martian Dune Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A Martian dust devil was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15545:
Mars' Whirling Dust Devil Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, from an animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dark, rippled sand dune overlying bright-toned rock.
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Advancing Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image, one of two from a two-image animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows movement of ripples covering a sand dune on Mars.
PIA15680:
Ripple Movement on Sand Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
PIA16813:
MSL's Parachute Flapping in the Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the appearance of dark markings on Martian slope changes with the seasons. The marks, called recurrent slope linea extend down slopes during warmer months.
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Seasonal Changes in Dark Marks on an Equatorial Martian Slope Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
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Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
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Mars-Flyby Comet in False Color Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animation simulates a flyover of a portion of a Martian canyon detailed in a geological map produced by the U.S. Geological Survey and based on observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Simulated Flyover of Mars Canyon Map (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a blast zone where the sky crane from NASA's Curiosity rover mission hit the ground after setting the rover down in August 2012. The images are from HiRISE on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Changes in Scars From 2012 Mars Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Martian gullies as seen in the top image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resemble gullies on Earth that are carved by liquid water.
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Adding Composition Data About Mars Gullies Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-28 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This frame from an animation simulates a fly-around look at one of the places on Mars where dark streaks advance down slopes during warm seasons, possibly involving liquid water. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Animation of Site of Seasonal Flows in Hale Crater, Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the growth of a branching network of troughs carved by thawing carbon dioxide over the span of three Martian years.
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'Baby Spider': Growth of a Martian Trough Network Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been observing Mars in sharp detail for more than a decade, enabling it to document many types of changes, such as the way winds alter the appearance of this recent impact site.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Observes Changes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image acquired on September 20, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows NASA's Opportunity rover as a blip.
PIA22549:
Opportunity After the Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Mars Mars 2020
HiRISE
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This animation, constructed using data from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, provides an airborne perspective of the Mars 2020 landing site and its exploration area at Jezero Crater.
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Jezero Crater Flyover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity rover, which is climbing lower Mount Sharp on Mars.
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Curiosity's Proposed Path up Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This series of images shows carbon dioxide ice sublimating (going directly from a solid to a gas) inside a pit at Mars' south pole. Each frame of the animation was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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HiRISE Spots CO2 Ice Sublimating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows the position of NASA's Curiosity rover as it journeyed through 'the clay-bearing unit' on Mars between May 31 and July 20, 2019. The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took both images.
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HiRISE Watches Curiosity Journey Across the Clay Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image maps out the travels of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, from is landing site at Eagle Crater to the rim of Victoria Crater about six miles (9.7 kilometers) away in September of 2006.
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Opportunity's Long Road to Victoria (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this color image with the Mars Descent Imager aboard NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface. Curiosity landed on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
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A Better Look of the Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
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Capturing the Flash Animation Icon
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft took this image after it turned around to capture last shots of a receding comet Tempel 1. Earlier, the mission's probe had smashed into the surface of Tempel 1.
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Tempel Fades into Night Animation Icon
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft's High- and Medium-Resolution Imagers (HRI and MRI) captured multiple jets emanating from comet Hartley 2 turning on and off while the spacecraft is 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) away from the comet.
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Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-04 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
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Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn's north and south poles.
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Dance of Saturn's Auroras Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Jupiter's high-altitude clouds are seen in this still image made from seven frames taken by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Movie of High Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-28 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The frame from the first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time.
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Planetwide Color Movie Animation Icon
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This brief movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approached Jupiter, shows the motions, over a 16 hour-period, of two satellites embedded in Jupiter's ring.
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Satellite Rings Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Glowing spots of hot lava and ethereal auroral emissions are highlighted against blackness in this sequence of 48 frames captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Io in Eclipse, Movie Animation Icon
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During an eclipse of Jupiter's moon Io on January 1, 2001, NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded glows from auroras and volcanoes on Io.
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Io Color Eclipse Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles in this frame from a movie composed of NASA Cassini spacecraft images that have been re-projected as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole.
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Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Persistent polar storms and zonal winds on Jupiter can be seen in this magnified quadrant from a movie projecting images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole and the planet were flattened.
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Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Blowup Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a global movie of 70 days of Jupiter's cloud movements photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that zones of eastward and westward winds cover the planet virtually from pole to pole.
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70 Days of Jupiter Winds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-16 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to uncover new wonders within the Saturn system with its discovery of two new moons orbiting between Mimas and Enceladus.
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Cassini Uncovers New Moon Animation Icon
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