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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-20 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows pits in Mars' south polar cap are generally circular and in some areas visually resemble a stack of thin slices of Swiss cheese.
PIA04295:
Four Mars Years of South Polar Changes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-20 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a gully on a dune in an unnamed crater in the Hellespontus region of Mars, west of the Hellas Basin.
PIA04290:
New Gullies on Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows
PIA08749:
Animated Elevation Model of 'Victoria Crater' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Phoenix
MOLA
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This image indicated NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landing area on Mars to a topographical map indicating relative elevations in the landing region prior to landing. The elevations could have affected wind patterns at the site.
PIA11029:
Wind-Related Topography in Phoenix's Region of Mars (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Mars Phoenix
MOLA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an orbital view sweeping upward from Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, to the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the northern polar reaches of Mars.
PIA10694:
Phoenix's Position on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-24 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24176:
Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Mars has two small, asteroid-sized moons named Phobos and Deimos. This frame from an animation shows the point of view of the rover, located near the equator of Mars, as these moons occasionally pass in front of, or 'transit,' the disk of the sun.
PIA16151:
Phobos in Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from a video shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The material vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground.
PIA16224:
Curiosity's First Scoop of Mars, in Vibration Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A blink pair of images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity performed a 'mini drill' test on a Martian rock shows changes resulting from that activity.
PIA16762:
Before-and-After Blink of Curiosity 'Mini Drill' into Mars Rock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-15 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This frame from a movie clip shows the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing in front of the smaller Martian moon, Deimos, as observed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA17089:
Two Moons Passing in the Martian Night Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-15 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from a movie clip shows Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, passing in front of the other Martian moon, Deimos, on Aug. 1, from the perspective of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA17352:
Smoothed Movie of Phobos Passing Deimos in Martian Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Mercury Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This frame from an animation shows five versions of observations that NASA's Curiosity made about one hour apart while Mercury was passing in front of the sun on June 3, 2014. Two sunspots, each about the diameter of Earth, also appear.
PIA18389:
Mercury Transit of the Sun, Seen From Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from an animiation of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the comet passed near the red planet on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA19043:
Mars Curiosity Rover Views Comet Siding Spring Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This frame is from sequence of views NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
PIA19401:
Sunset Sequence in Mars' Gale Crater (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Sol (our sun) Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This single frame from a sequence of images shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from June 27 to July 8, 2015; the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun from the side facing Earth during this period.
PIA19801:
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, Summer 2015 (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Sol (our sun) Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.
PIA19802:
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, April 2015 (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A view from the 'Kimberly' formation on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating the ancient depression that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
PIA19839:
Strata at Base of Mount Sharp Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This series of images shows the Martian moon Phobos as it crossed in front of the Sun, as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (Sol 2359).
PIA23133:
Curiosity Observes Phobos Eclipse: Sol 2359
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Deimos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This series of images shows the Martian moon Deimos as it crossed in front of the Sun, as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Sunday, March 17, 2019 (the 2,350th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).
PIA23134:
Curiosity Observes Deimos Eclipse: Sol 2350
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured this set of images before and after it drilled a rock on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
PIA23138:
Curiosity's First Clay Unit Drill Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam instrument to take the 32 individual images that make up this panorama of the outcrop nicknamed Mont Mercou. It took a second panorama to create a stereoscopic view. Both panoramas were taken on March 4, 2021.
PIA24266:
Curiosity's 3D View of Mont Mercou
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This GIF shows clouds drifting over Mount Sharp on Mars, as viewed by NASA's Curiosity rover on March 19, 2021. Each frame of the scene was stitched together from six individual images.
PIA24661:
Curiosity GIF Shows Drifting Clouds Over Mars' Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-04 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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This GIF shows the order in which the 142 images that makeup the Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama were taken. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24444:
GIF: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-13 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Ingenuity helicopter's carbon fiber blades can be seen spinning up to in this video taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on April 8, 2021, the 48th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24549:
Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity's Blades Spinning
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over the Martian surface as viewed by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021. The helicopter climbed to an altitude of 10 feet (3 meters), hovering for 30 seconds.
PIA24590:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Hovering
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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In this footage captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021, the Ingenuity helicopter lifts of from Mars' surface, hovers for 30 seconds, then touches back down.
PIA24521:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity's First Full Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-20 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover shot video of Ingenuity helicopter's flight, presented here in side-by-side processed versions that have both been enhanced to show a dust plume swirling during takeoff and again on landing.
PIA24589:
Enhanced Video Shows Dust During Ingenuity's Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes off and lands in this video captured on April 19, 2021, by Mastcam-Z, an imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. This video features only the moments of takeoff and the landing.
PIA24583:
Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Taking Off and Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over Jezero Crater during its second experimental flight test on April 22, 2021. The imagery was captured by the Perseverance rover's Mastcam-Z imager.
PIA24595:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Second Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-12 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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After the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity's third flight on April 25, the frames of the video that was stitched together were then reprojected to optimize viewing in an anaglyph.
PIA24522:
Ingenuity Flies in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter lands with a soft bounce after its fifth flight on May 7, 2021. The images in this GIF were captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24649:
Mastcam-Z GIF Show Ingenuity's Fifth Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the end of its fourth flight, on April 30, 2021. This enhanced video shows the dust kicked up by the helicopter's spinning rotors.
PIA24666:
Ingenuity Kicks Up Dust Cloud on Fourth Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-11-18 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Video footage from the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover provides a big-picture perspective of the 13th flight of the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, on September 4, 2021.
PIA24978:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 13th Flight: Wide-Angle Video From Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-11-18 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Video from the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captures a closeup view of the 13th flight of the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, on September 4, 2021.
PIA24979:
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's Flight 13: Zoomed-In View From Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z instrument, this video features an enhanced-color composite image that pans across Jezero Crater's delta on Mars.
PIA25022:
Spanning the Delta of Mars' Jezero Crater (video)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-21 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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A portion of a cored-rock sample is ejected from the rotary percussive drill on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The imagery was collected by the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument on Jan. 15, 2022.
PIA25072:
Perseverance Expels Rock Fragments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-04-20 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, eclipsing the Sun.
PIA25179:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Captures a Phobos Solar Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this image of Bettys Rock on June 23, 2022, the 477th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25656:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Bettys Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this rocky hilltop nicknamed Rockytop on July 24, 2022, the 507th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25660:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Rockytop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this enhanced color view of the eroded eastern edge of the delta within Mars' Jezero Crater on April 7, 2022.
PIA25671:
Mastcam-Z Views the Eastern Edge of Jezero's Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this enhanced color image of Hogwallow Flats on June 6, 2022.
PIA25672:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Hogwallow Flats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-14 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the starting point of its 47th flight on Mars. The video was captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on March 9, 2023.
PIA25686:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Ingenuity's 47th Takeoff
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-16 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captured this video of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 54th flight on Aug. 3, 2023.
PIA25970:
Perseverance Rover Watches Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 54th Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Helicopter
Mastcam-Z
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This image shows two perspectives of the 59th flight of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The image on the left was captured by the Mastcam-Z on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover; the black-and-white image on the right was taken by Ingenuity.
PIA26078:
Two Views of Ingenuity's 59th Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-05 Phobos Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture the silhouette of Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, as it passed in front of the Sun on Feb. 8, 2024.
PIA26248:
Perseverance Views a Transit of Phobos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-05 Deimos Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture the silhouette of Deimos, one of the two Martian moons, as it passed in front of the Sun on Jan. 19, 2024.
PIA26249:
Perseverance Views a Transit of Deimos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-05 Mercury Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture Mercury – seen as a tiny speck – passing in front of the Sun on Oct. 28, 2023.
PIA26250:
Perseverance Views a Transit of Mercury
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Sol (our sun) Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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Sunspots are seen in images captured by NASA's Perseverance Mars rover using its Mastcam-Z cameras between May 8 and 20, 2024. These flares would send charged particles toward Mars, where several NASA spacecraft were able to study them.
PIA26301:
Perseverance Views Sunspots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-26 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The cover for the Autofocus and Context Imager camera on SHERLOC is seen moving in images captured by the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument on May 11, 2024.
PIA26338:
Moving the Lens Cover on Perseverance's SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from an animation shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact.
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from a movie was taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from NASA's EPOXI mission shows Hartley 2 moving across the background field of stars. The coma, or cloud of gas and dust around the comet, expands and brightens over this time period. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA13547:
Hartley 2 on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Image taken by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010. The spacecraft came within about 700 kilometers (435 miles) of the comet's nucleus at the time of closest approach.
PIA13602:
Flight of the Comet Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Images obtained by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft show an active end of the nucleus of comet Hartley 2. Icy particles spew from the surface. Most of these particles are traveling with the nucleus; fluffy 'snowballs' about 3 centimeters to 30 centimeters.
PIA13625:
Icy Particle Spray Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Icy particles in the cloud around Hartley 2, as seen by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft. A star moving through the background is marked with red and moves in a particular direction, with a particular speed; icy particles move in random directions.
PIA13626:
Tracking "Snowballs" Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.
PIA16748:
NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Mercury MESSENGER
MASCS
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A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere
PIA11415:
A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Mercury MESSENGER
Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
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A Tribute to MESSENGER: Video
PIA16893:
A Tribute to MESSENGER: Video Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft approached Mercury for its first flyby, the Narrow Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument acquired the nine images shown here taken from January 9 to 13, 2008.
PIA10171:
Rendezvous with Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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After NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft completed its successful flyby of Mercury, the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), took these images of the receding planet. This is a frame from an animation.
PIA10197:
MESSENGER Departs Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 2
PIA17676:
Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 1
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 1 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-01 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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MESSENGER Flyover Movie. This frame from a movie consists of 214 images acquired by NASA's MESSENGER's Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on June 8, 2014.
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MESSENGER Flyover Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Movie of Global Imaging Coverage to Date
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Movie of Global Imaging Coverage to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005.
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Earth Departure Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-05 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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After acquiring hundreds of high-resolution images during close approach to Venus, NASA's MESSENGER turned its wide-angle camera back to the planet and acquired a departure sequence.
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MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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On January 13, 2008, beginning 30 hours before NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's closest approach to Mercury, the Wide Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), began snapping images as it approached the planet.
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MESSENGER Approaches Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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The First Image After Closest Approach
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The First Image After Closest Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface
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A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-23 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Movie of Mercury's South Pole
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Movie of Mercury's South Pole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Getting the Spins
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Getting the Spins Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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A Bit of an Exaggeration
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A Bit of an Exaggeration Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
MLA
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Movie of MLA Coverage to Date
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Movie of MLA Coverage to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit observes a patch of soil scientists examined at Gusev Crater just after Spirit rolled off the Columbia Memorial Station.
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Super Soil? Animation Icon
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows soil at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The sandy soil is loosely packed.
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Now You See Them, Now You Don't Animation Icon
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Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image shows a zoomed-in views of the rock dubbed 'Humphrey' following its successful grinding with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rock abrasion tool.
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Focus on "Humphrey" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Phoenix
MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
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Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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MECA
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
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Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
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Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
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Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
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This animation depicts Jupiter's banded appearance in microwave light as seen by the microwave radiometer instrument (MWR) aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Jupiter's Appearance in Microwave Light
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Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
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This animation depicts Jupiter's planet wrapping cloud structure, commonly referred to as belts and zones, and the jet streams that encompass them.
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Jets at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
MODIS
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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
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Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-14 Earth Suomi NPP
Terra
MODIS
VIIRS
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This still from an animation shows the Larsen C Ice Shelf in West Antarctica calved one of the largest icebergs in history between July 10 and 12, 2017.
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Spawning of Massive Antarctic Iceberg Captured by NASA Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
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NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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MODIS
VIIRS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed an eye overpass of Hurricane Nicole on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:55 a.m. PDT (17:55 UTC) as the storm was moving toward Bermuda.
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NASA's CloudSat Looks Hurricane Nicole in the Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft reveal subtle and previously unknown lunar diversity and features. Animation available at the Photojournal.
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Invisible Colors of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
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Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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Numerous fires occurred near the headwaters of the Xingu River and the Xingu Indigenous Peoples' Reserve in Mato Grosso, Brazil, during late June and early July, 2004, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Fire and Deforestation near the Xingu River
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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On 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. These views were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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Breaking Tsunami Waves along India's Eastern Coast Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the strong convective development of Hurricane Katrina as it moved west through the Gulf of Mexico. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
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The Roiling Clouds of Katrina Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
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Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
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Hurricane Matthew over Haiti seen by NASA's MISR Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft has spied a rift in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, grown to 110 miles long, making it inevitable that an iceberg larger than Rhode Island will soon calve from the ice shelf.
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NASA's MISR Tracks Growth of Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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On May 28, 2017, at approximately 2:23 p.m. local time, NASA's Terra satellite passed over the tiny Aleutian island of Bogoslof, Alaska, less than 10 minutes after the eruption began.
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NASA's MISR Spots Alaskan Volcano's Latest Eruption Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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This composite image shows Hurricane Irma as viewed by the central, downward-looking camera (left), as well as the wind speeds (right) superimposed on this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
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New NASA Images of Irma's Towering Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Aug. 21, 2017, as the Moon's shadow passed through the United States, NASA's Terra satellite was capturing images of eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska from its altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the surface.
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MISR Watches Motion of the Moon's Shadow During Total Solar Eclipse Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image sequence shows views from five of nine cameras on the MISR instrument, onboard NASA's Terra satellite, a few minutes after a bright meteor exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.
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MISR Images Fireball Over Bering Sea
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