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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 before and after its automated stand-up process. After standing up, the rover is approximately 12 inches higher off of the lander, resulting in a better view of the surrounding terrain.
PIA05032:
From Spirit's Perspective (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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During this period, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit covered about 80 meters (262 feet) in its climb toward 'Cumberland Ridge' in the 'Columbia Hills.' The terrain shown has many rocks.
PIA07448:
Spirit Drive Animation, Sols 365 to 390 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 456 (Plain and Isolated)
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 456 (Plain and Isolated) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 456 (Enhanced)
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 456 (Enhanced) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 459 (Plain and Isolated)
PIA07862:
Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 459 (Plain and Isolated) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 459 (Enhanced)
PIA07863:
Gusev Dust Devil Movie, Sol 459 (Enhanced) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Wind-Driven Traveler on Mars (Spirit Sol 486)
PIA07253:
Wind-Driven Traveler on Mars (Spirit Sol 486) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Dust Devil in Gusev Crater, Sol 445
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Dust Devil in Gusev Crater, Sol 445 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Dust Devil Near Spirit, Sol 446
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Dust Devil Near Spirit, Sol 446 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Several Dust Devils in Gusev Crater, Sol 461
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Several Dust Devils in Gusev Crater, Sol 461 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Dust Devils in Gusev Crater, Sol 463
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Dust Devils in Gusev Crater, Sol 463 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Large Dust Devil on Horizon, Sol 468
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Large Dust Devil on Horizon, Sol 468 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Gust and Dust at Gusev, Sol 495
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Gust and Dust at Gusev, Sol 495 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Whirlwind Drama During Spirit's 496th Sol
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Whirlwind Drama During Spirit's 496th Sol Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Mars Gusts Blow Toward Spirit
PIA07140:
Mars Gusts Blow Toward Spirit 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 several dust devils moving across the plain inside Mars' Gusev Crater. It consists of frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the rover's 525th martian day, or sol (June 25, 2005).
PIA04152:
Dust Devils at Gusev, Sol 525 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 a dust devil seen by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on July 2, 2005. The dust-carrying whirlwind is moving across a plain inside Gusev Crater and viewed from Spirit's vantage point on hills rising from the plain.
PIA04153:
Gusev Dust Devil, sol 532 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 some distant dust devils and one closer one blowing across the floor of Mars' Gusev Crater. It consists of frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on July 7, 2005.
PIA04154:
Dust Devils at Gusev, Sol 537 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One dust devil scoots across the center of the view showing a few dust devils inside Mars' Gusev Crater. The image was taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the rover's 543rd martian day, or sol (July 13, 2005).
PIA04155:
Gusev Dust Devil, Sol 543 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 several dust devils moving from right to left across a plain inside Mars' Gusev Crater, as seen from the vantage point of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in hills rising from the plain on July 13, 2005.
PIA04157:
Sol 568 Dust Devil in Gusev, Unenhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-29 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows two side-by-side streaks of wispy, white clouds against a dark gray sky moving from the middle of the frame toward the left. To their right are several fainter, laterally extending rays of wispy clouds moving in the same direction.
PIA09170:
Martian Clouds Pass By on a Winter Afternoon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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On sol 1120 (February 26, 2007), the navigation camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured one of the best dust devils it's seen in its three-plus year mission.
PIA09260:
Dust Devils Whip by Spirit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Spirit Feels Dust Gust
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Spirit Feels Dust Gust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image shows NASA's Opportunity's climb out of Victoria crater. It is the first frame of a movie that spans three days when the rover exited the crater at the alcove called 'Duck Bay' leaving two sets of wheel tracks.
PIA13088:
Opportunity's Wheel Tracks at Victoria Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover wiggles one of its wheels in this set of images obtained by the rover's left Navigation Camera on March 4, 2021.
PIA24340:
Perseverance Wiggles a Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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The imagery for this animated gif was taken on March 5, 2021, by a Navigation Camera on NASA's Perseverance rover during its first drive on Mars.
PIA24490:
Perseverance Is Moving Right Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-09 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter does a slow spin test of its blades, on April 8, 2021. This image was captured by the Navigation Cameras on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24582:
Ingenuity Tests its Blades
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieves powered, controlled flight for the first time on another planet, hovering for several seconds before touching back down on April 19, 2021.
PIA24586:
Perseverance's Navcam View of Ingenuity's First Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-06 Mars Mars Helicopter
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took these images on its fourth flight, on April 30, 2021, using its navigation camera.
PIA24630:
Black-and-White View of Ingenuity's Fourth Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-27 Mars Mars Helicopter
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This sequence of images, taken on May 22, 2021, by the navigation camera aboard NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter depicts the last 29 seconds of the rotorcraft's sixth flight.
PIA24598:
Ingenuity Flight Six Navcam Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-01 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Perseverance relies on left and right navigation cameras. The view seen here combines the perspective of two cameras rover during the rover's first drive using AutoNav, it's auto-navigation function.
PIA24722:
Perseverance's First Autonav Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-21 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This video from July 1, 2021, shows scenes from the longest autonomous drive yet for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, which landed on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24743:
Perseverance Rover Camera View of Long Autonomous Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This video shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover using its Auto-Nav technology to drive 574 feet (175 meters) on September 12, 2021, the 200th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24934:
Perseverance's Sol 200 Auto-Nav Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-01 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its navigation camera to capture these dust devils swirling across Jezero Crater on July 20, 2021, the 148th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25290:
Perseverance Views Dust Devils Swirling Across Jezero Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-06-01 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This series of images from a navigation camera aboard NASA's Perseverance rover shows a gust of wind sweeping dust across the Martian plain beyond the rover's tracks on June 18, 2021.
PIA25361:
Perseverance Views Wind Lifting a Massive Dust Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used one of its navigation cameras to take a series of images of drifting clouds just before sunrise on March 18, 2023.
PIA25821:
Perseverance Views Drifting Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-29 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance rover captured this Martian dust devil moving east to west at a clip of about 12 mph (19 kph) along Thorofare Ridge on Aug. 30, 2023.
PIA26074:
Martian Whirlwind Takes the 'Thorofare'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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These sets of images show doors opening and closing on parts of the Sample Caching System aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24497:
Perseverance Sample Caching System Doors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the inlet covers for the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument as the rover continues to check out its instruments in the first phase after landing.
PIA16164:
Opening and Closing SAM Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, passing overhead, as observed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, centered straight overhead starting shortly after sunset.
PIA17270:
Phobos Passing Overhead Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows a dust-carrying whirlwind, called a dust devil, scooting across the ground inside Gale Crater, as observed on the local summer afternoon of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover's on Feb. 1, 2017.
PIA21270:
Martian Dust Devil Action in Gale Crater, Sol 1597 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Beyond a dark sand dune closer to the rover, a Martian dust devil passes in front of the horizon in this frame from an animation from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21481:
Dust Devil Passes Near Martian Sand Dune Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Dust devils dance in the distance in this frame from a sequence of images taken by the Navigation Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 12, 2017, during the summer afternoon.
PIA21482:
Curiosity Observes Whirlwinds Carrying Martian Dust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a dust-carrying whirlwind, called a dust devil, on lower Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater, as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover during the summer afternoon of Feb. 18, 2017.
PIA21483:
Swirling Dust in Gale Crater, Mars, Sol 1613 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Clouds drift across the sky above a Martian horizon in this frame from an accelerated sequence of enhanced images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21840:
Clouds Sailing Above Martian Horizon, Enhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Wispy clouds float across the Martian sky in this frame from an accelerated sequence of enhanced images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21841:
Clouds Sailing Overhead on Mars, Enhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Wispy clouds float across the Martian sky in this frame from an unehanced accelerated sequence of early-morning images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21842:
Clouds Sailing Overhead on Mars, Unenhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This series of images shows the shadow of Phobos as it sweeps over NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and darkens the sunlight on Monday, March 25, 2019 (Sol 2358).
PIA23135:
Curiosity Observes Sunset Eclipse: Sol 2358
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 12, 2019, the 2,405th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23241:
Curiosity Sees Drifting Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 7, 2019, the 2,400th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23242:
Curiosity Sees More Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 17, 2019, the 2,410th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23243:
Curiosity's Three-Frame Mosaic of Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This video, taken by one of the Navigation Cameras, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, shows the rover's robotic arm as it rotates to take a selfie.
PIA23625:
Navcam Movie of How Curiosity Takes a Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spotted this dust devil with one of its Navigation Cameras around 11:35 a.m. local Mars time on Aug. 9, 2020 (the 2,847th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).
PIA24039:
Curiosity Spots a Dust Devil in the Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Using the navigation cameras on its mast, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took these images of clouds just after sunset on March 31, 2021.
PIA24645:
Curiosity Navigation Cameras Spot Twilight Clouds on Sol 3075
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Using the navigation cameras on its mast, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took these images of clouds just after sunset on March 28, 2021.
PIA24646:
Curiosity Navigation Cameras Spot Twilight Clouds on Sol 3072
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured streaks and specks using one of its navigation cameras just as particles from a solar storm arrived on the Martian surface. These artifacts are caused by energetic particles hitting the camera's image detector.
PIA26302:
Curiosity Sees Streaks and Specks During 2024 Solar Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The specks in this scene were caused by charged particles from a solar storm hitting a camera aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA26303:
Curiosity Sees Specks Caused By 2024 Solar Storm While Recording a Wind Gust on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-03 Comet NEOWISE
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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.
PIA18460:
Infrared View of a Comet and Distant Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-13 Comet NEOWISE
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's NEOWISE survey in the mission's first year following its restart in December 2013. Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.
PIA19101:
One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA20546:
Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.
PIA21653:
Three Years of NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first four years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA22419:
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This image shows comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto as imaged in multiple exposures of infrared light by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope.
PIA23165:
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-02 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca. Animation available in More Details.
PIA17797:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-07 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
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This animation shows the accumulation of data from NASA's OCO-3 instrument used to create a map of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations that covers about 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
PIA24523:
Carbon Dioxide Over the L.A. Metropolitan Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 ISS
OPALS
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This frame from an animated GIF shows Earth's moon moving below NASA's OPALS laser instrument as seen by a robotic camera on the exterior of the International Space Station.
PIA18386:
OPALS and the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-15 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This still from a sequence of images shows comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moving against the background star field.
PIA18376:
Rosetta's Comet Comes Alive Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-17 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This frame from an animated sequence combined 36 interpolated images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, each separated by 20 minutes. This comet is the destination for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in 2014.
PIA18403:
Rotation and Shape of Rosetta Mission's Target Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model of the nucleus.
PIA18419:
Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This frame from an animated sequence shows the Rosetta mission's Philae lander descending toward comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (not in frame) on Nov. 12, 2014. The images are from the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on the ESA's Rosetta orbiter.
PIA18877:
Descent to the Surface of a Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-11 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This frame from an animation shows a very strong jet from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by Rosetta's OSIRIS on July 29, 2015.
PIA19867:
Rosetta Comet In Action (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity watches a sunset on a martian afternoon. Rapid dimming of the Sun near the horizon is due to the dust in the sky. Dust in the martian atmosphere scatters blue light forward creating a'halo' of blueish sky color.
PIA05343:
The Sun Sets on Mars Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Phobos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05553:
Martian Moon Blocks Sun Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Deimos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05556:
Deimos Crosses Face of Sun Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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'Cobra Hoods'
PIA06267:
'Cobra Hoods' Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows winter clouds drifting across the skies at 'Endurance Crater' in Mars' Meridiani Planum.
PIA06776:
Cloudy Skies on Mars Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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This approximate true-color panorama was taken by NASA's Spirit rover after it successfully trekked to the top of 'Husband Hill,' in the 'Columbia Hills' of Gusev Crater. The rover left tracks to the left point toward the west.
PIA04184:
Spirit's Spectacular View from the Summit Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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Two Moons and the Pleiades from Mars
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Two Moons and the Pleiades from Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Phobos Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit observed the Martian moon Phobos entering the shadow of Mars during the night of the rover's 675th sol (Nov. 27, 2005).
PIA03611:
Spirit Movie of Phobos Eclipse, Sol 675 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This frame from an animation shows a simulated rover descending into Victoria Crater via the rock-paved slopes of an alcove informally named 'Duck Bay.'
PIA09688:
Rolling into Victoria Crater (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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During July 2007, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity rover rode out a regional dust storm for several weeks. Conditions became particularly dreary in the Meridiani Planum region where Opportunity sat, perched on the edge of Victoria Crater.
PIA09935:
Dust Storm Time Lapse Shows Opportunity's Skies Darken Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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The sun descends to the Martian horizon and sets in this image from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13736:
Sunset Watched by Opportunity, November 2010 Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes in front of the Sun's face in this image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13737:
Phobos Passes in Front of Sun's Face, Nov. 9, 2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Phobos Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image shows Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, as it transits in front of the sun. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the afternoon of the rover's 3,078th Martian day, or sol.
PIA16228:
Phobos Transit Viewed by Opportunity on Sol 3078 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This two-image blink shows a comparison of two exposure times in images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA18617:
Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Comet (Blink of Two Exposures) Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera to snap pictures of Mars' moon Deimos. Three frames were taken with long exposures to measure Deimos' position with respect to the background stars.
PIA12290:
Opportunity for Moon-Gazing Animation Icon
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Panoramic Camera
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
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This frame from an animation shows a hypothetical flyover above Victoria Crater, where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is perched on a rim.
PIA09687:
Surveying the Scene Above Opportunity (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-06 Planck
Planck LFI-HFI
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This image of the microwave sky was synthesized using data spanning the range of light frequencies detected by ESA's Planck. A vast portion of the sky is dominated by the diffuse emission from gas and dust in our Milky Way galaxy.
PIA13239:
Planck's View of the Whole Sky
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock's surface.
PIA24094:
PIXL's Hexapod Has Moves
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Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This time-lapse video uses an engineering model of one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to show how the instrument evaluates safe placement against a rock.
PIA26204:
How Perseverance's PIXL Gets Close to a Rock Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
Plasma Wave Instrument
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This visual represents sounds captured of interstellar space by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft. Voyager 1's plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma.
PIA17045:
Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft approaching Titan. The strips of data on the globe represent areas observed with NASA's Cassini radar instrument.
PIA07369:
Cassini Radar Titan Movie Animation Icon
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Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie Animation Icon
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Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie taken by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole. These images show that many of the features commonly associated with lakes on Earth.
PIA09183:
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows all synthetic-aperture radar images to date of Titan's north polar region. Approximately 60 percent of Titan's north polar region, above 60 degrees north latitude, is now mapped with radar.
PIA10008:
Titan's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This graphic and animation depicts a cross-section of the Saturnian moon Titan. The assumption that Titan contains an internal ocean was generated from data gleaned NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar during 19 separate passes over Titan.
PIA10243:
An Ocean Runs Through It Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. The prominent, roughly circular feature in the western part of this image is an area known as Ganesa Macula.
PIA11830:
Ganesa Macula Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. This pair of images covers part of Hotei Arcus.
PIA11831:
Hotei Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image is from an animation that glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The animation is based on overlapping radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13173:
Flying Over Ontario Lacus Animation Icon
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