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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image is one from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft; the series shows a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
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Vesta Full Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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This 3D image was obtained as Dawn approached Vesta and circled the giant asteroid during the mission's survey orbit phase. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
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Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
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This still from a movie shows an image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft layered on a digital terrain model of an unusual hill containing a dark-rayed impact crater and nearby dark deposit on asteroid Vesta.
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Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta Movie Animation Icon
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This still from an animation made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of a portion of the wall and interior of the Rheasilvia impact basin in asteroid Vesta's south-polar region.
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Wall of Rheasilvia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-25 Vesta Dawn
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows that the gravity field of Vesta closely matches the surface topography of the giant asteroid Vesta.
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Vesta Shape and Gravity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D rendering of the craters that make up the 'snowman' feature on the giant asteroid Vesta. From left to right, the craters are named Marcia, Calpurnia, and Minucia.
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Views of the Snowman Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D, colorized rendering of Oppia Crater near the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. Oppia is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) across.
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Around Oppia Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have created perspective views of the Rheasilvia impact basin on the giant asteroid Vesta. Rheasilvia is located in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
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South Pole Vistas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-06 Vesta Dawn
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This image of asteroid Vesta is one of many images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft to create an animation showing the diversity of minerals through color representation.
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Vesta's Coat of Many Colors Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or water bound to minerals in Vesta's surface.
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Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation comes from NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it observed Ceres for an hour on Jan. 13, 2015, from a distance of 238,000 miles (383,000 kilometers).
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Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by the Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015. These images of Ceres, and they represent the highest-resolution views to date of the dwarf planet.
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Ceres Sharper Than Ever (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-05 Ceres Dawn
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This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
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Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-06 Ceres Dawn
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This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
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Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Ceres Dawn
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This is a frame from an animation showcasing a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
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Animation of Ceres on Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
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Ceres rotates in this frame from a movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet. The images were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers).
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Ceres Awaits Dawn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
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The surface of Ceres is covered with craters of many shapes and sizes, as seen in this frame from an animation of a map of the dwarf planet's surface as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Feb. 19, 2015.
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Cratered Surface of Ceres in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-16 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by the Dawn spacecraft on April 10, 2015. Dawn was at a distance of 21,000 miles (33,000 kilometers) when its framing camera took these images.
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Ceres' North Pole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-20 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animated sequence of images shows northern terrain on the sunlit side of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on April 14 and 15, 2015.
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Settling in at Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Ceres Dawn
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In this closest-yet view of Ceres, the brightest spots within a crater in the northern hemisphere are revealed to be composed of many smaller spots. This frame is from an animation of sequences taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015.
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Ceres RC3 Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-28 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
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Ceres Topographic Globe Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-06 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from a video shows the bright spots in Occator crater on dwarf planet Ceres, generated from data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Ceres Animations: Global View, Occator, Mountain, 3-D View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
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This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
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Dawn Takes a Closer Look at Occator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
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Circling the Lights of Occator Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a color-coded topographic map of Occator crater on Ceres.
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Circling Occator -- Topographic Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows dwarf planet Ceres in false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
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Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (Video) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-22 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from a movie shows that the brightest area on Ceres, located in Occator Crater, was one of the last features to be imaged as NASA's Dawn progressively built its map.
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Ceres LAMO Coverage Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-22 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
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Unveiling Ceres (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation shows dwarf planet Ceres overlaid with the concentration of hydrogen determined from data acquired by the gamma ray and neutron detector (GRaND) instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Water Ice Abundance on Ceres (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the northern polar region of Ceres that is partly in shadow year-round, where bright water ice deposits have been observed in several craters.
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Ceres Persistent Shadow (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from a video captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a flyover of the intriguing crater named Occator on dwarf planet Ceres. Occator is home to Ceres' brightest area.
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Flight Over Occator (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-22 Ceres Dawn
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows how the illumination of Ceres' northern hemisphere varies with the dwarf planet's axial tilt, or obliquity.
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Ceres' Shadowed Craters Over Time Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-16 Ceres Dawn
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This is one frame from a movie made of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.
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Ceres During 'Opposition Surge' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-26 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took these images of dwarf planet Ceres. The map overlaid on the right gives scientists hints about Ceres' internal structure.
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Clues to Ceres' Internal Structure Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-22 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This artist's concept shows a typical young galaxy, teeming with hot, newborn stars and exploding supernovas. The supernovas are seen as white flashes of light.
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Fires of Galactic Youth (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 GJ 3685A Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This image taken by NASA'S Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows one of the largest flares, or star eruptions, ever recorded at ultraviolet wavelengths. This star is called GJ 3685A.
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Dwarf Star Erupts in Giant Flare Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Since its launch in 2003, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer the space telescope originally designed to observe galaxies across the universe in ultraviolet light has discovered a festive sky blinking with flaring and erupting stars.
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It's Not a Bird or a Plane Animation Icon
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GALEX Telescope
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A group of six streaking objects, the identities of which remain unknown, can be seen here flying across the telescope's sight in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
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Surprise Ultraviolet Party in the Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
Gamma-ray Spectrometer (GRS)
X-ray Spectrometer (XRS)
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA's Deep Space Network, Goldstone radar images show triple asteroid 1994 CC, which consists of a central object approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in diameter and two smaller moons that orbit the central body. Animation available at the Photojournal
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Triple Asteroid System Triples Asteroid Observers Interest Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image of asteroid Toutatis was generated with data collected using NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012 and indicates that it is an elongated, irregularly shaped object with ridges and perhaps craters.
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Tumbling Asteroid Toutatis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This radar imagery of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon was generated from data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on June 1, 2013.
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Radar Movies Highlight Asteroid 1998 QE2 and Its Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.
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Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Comet Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
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Comet Frozen In Time by NASA Radar Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-09 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.
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New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Radar images of the binary asteroid 2017 YE5 from NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR). The observations, conducted on June 23, 2018, show two lobes, but do not yet show two separate objects.
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Radar Images of Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.
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Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158 Animation Icon
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spirit Arm Movements for Mosaic of
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Third Extrication Drive
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Little Movement in Spirit's Sol 2099 Drive
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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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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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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.
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The robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover reached out to examine rocks in an area on Mars nicknamed the Cratered Floor Fractured Rough area in this image captured on July 10, 2021.
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An animated GIF depicts the Martian surface below the Perseverance rover, showing the results of the Jan. 15, 2022, percussive drill test to clear cored-rock fragments from one of the rover's sample tubes.
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Before and After Perseverance Sample Tube Shake
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These sets of animated GIFs show seven views of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover wiggling its wheels on March 4, 2021, the day Perseverance completed its first drive on Mars.
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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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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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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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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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