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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows the approximate true position of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars. A 3-D virtual model of Curiosity is shown inside Gale Crater, near Mount Sharp, Curiosity's ultimate destination.
PIA15984:
Explore Mars With Curiosity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video shows the mast of NASA's Curiosity rover deploying in a pre-launch test.
PIA16006:
Curiosity Pre-Launch Mast Test - August 07, 2012 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image was taken by the Hazard-Avoidance cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover to show evidence for an impact plume created when the rover's sky crane fell to the Martian surface.
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Now You See an Impact Plume, Now You Don't Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from an animated gif shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars.
PIA16087:
Wiggle in the Gravel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times at rocks exposed by thrusters on the rover's sky crane at the scour mark called 'Goulburn.'
PIA16091:
After the Laser Shots Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows a test using an engineering model of the soil scoop for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The scoop dips to about 1.4 inches (3.5 centimeters) deep. This test took place at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in 2011.
PIA16203:
Test Scooping for Mars Rover Curiosity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows plasma flows around NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Voyager 1's low-energy charged particle instrument detects the speed of the wind of plasma, or hot ionized gas, streaming off the sun.
PIA16483:
Plasma Flow Near Voyager 1 (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This image from a set of animations show NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a new region in our solar system called the 'magnetic highway'.
PIA16486:
Voyager 1 Explores the "Magnetic Highway" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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Map of Moon's Crust
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Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation depicts NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilling a hole to collect a rock-powder sample at a target site called 'John Klein.'
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Simulation of Curiosity Rover Drilling into Martian Bedrock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Samford Valley Observatory
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This frame from a movie from the Samford Valley Observatory in Brisbane, Australia, shows the progress of asteroid 2012 DA14 across the night sky as it nears its closest approach. It was taken at 12:59 UTC on Feb. 15 (7:59 a.m. EST, or 4:59 a.m. PST).
PIA16735:
Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 from Samford Valley Observatory Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Siding Spring Observatory
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An animated set of images, from the telescope known as the iTelescope.net Siding Spring Observatory, shows asteroid 2012 DA14 as the streak moving from top to bottom in the field of view. The animation is available in the Planetary Photojournal.
PIA16737:
Asteroid 2012 DA14 as Seen from Siding Spring, Australia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Gingin Observatory
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This frame from a movie shows the asteroid 2012 DA14 flying safely by Earth, as seen by the Gingin Observatory in Australia around the time of its closest approach, 11:24:42 a.m. PST (2:24:42 p. The animation is available in the Planetary Photojournal.
PIA16736:
Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid at Closest Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video clip shows moments during a demonstration of drilling into a rock at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., with a test double of the Mars rover Curiosity. The drill combines hammering and rotation motions of the bit.
PIA16733:
Video Clip of a Rover Rock-Drilling Demonstration at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Planck
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ESA's Planck has imaged the most distant light we can observe, called the cosmic microwave background, with unprecedented precision.
PIA16880:
Through the Universe's Looking Glass Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Planck
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This artist's concept depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.
PIA16882:
A Journey of Light Through Space and Time Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Kepler
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This artist's concept depicts an ultra-dense dead star, called a white dwarf, passing in front of a small red star. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler was able to detect gravitational lensing by measuring a strangely subtle dip in the star's brightness.
PIA16885:
Dead Star Warps Light of Red Star (Artist's Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-18 Kepler
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The artist's concept depicts Kepler-62e, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star smaller and cooler than the sun, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.
PIA17004:
Kepler-62e (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Herschel Space Observatory
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This frame from a simulation shows the merging of two massive galaxies. The merging galaxies are split into two views: a visible-light view on the left, and infrared view on the right.
PIA17012:
Mega Galaxy Merger Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-24 899x709x3
Created with the help of supercomputers, this frame from a simulation shows the formation of a massive galaxy during the first 2 billion years of the universe.
PIA17014:
Cosmic Swirly Straws Feed Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory is two instruments combined that provides information on every patch of snow, including how deep it is and how fast it's melting. This is a frame from an animation.
PIA17774:
Measuring Snowpack from the Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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Spatial distribution of snow water equivalent across the Tuolumne River Basin from April 10 to June 1, 2013 as measured by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory.
PIA17775:
Spatial Distribution of Tuolumne River Basin Mapped by Airborne Snow Observatory Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Ganymede Galileo
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This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.
PIA17902:
Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 NuSTAR
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NuSTAR has provided the first observational evidence in support of a theory that says exploding stars slosh around before detonating. That theory, referred to as mild asymmetries, is shown here in a simulation by Christian Ott.
PIA17845:
Sloshing Star Goes Supernova Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Mercury MESSENGER
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NASA's MESSENGER prepares to perform the Mercury orbit insertion burn in this animated artist's concept.
PIA18146:
Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 ISON Hubble Space Telescope
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Superficially resembling a skyrocket, Comet ISON is hurtling toward the Sun at a whopping 48,000 miles per hour in this still from a Hubble animation.
PIA17483:
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-14 Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO)
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Artist concept of NASA's STEREO-A Spacecraft Observing a very active Sun.
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NASA's STEREO-A Spacecraft Observing a very Active Sun (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-25 Spitzer Space Telescope
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This frame from an animation shows the coldest brown dwarf yet seen, and the fourth closest system to our sun. Called WISE J085510.83-071442.5, this dim object was discovered through its rapid motion across the sky.
PIA18002:
Cold and Quick: a Fast-Moving Brown Dwarf Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-08 Earth LDSD
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This frame from a video clip shows rockets fired by the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator project.
PIA18644:
Firing the Saucer Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-08 NuSTAR
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The brightest pulsar detected to date is shown in this frame from an animation that flips back and forth between images captured by NASA's NuSTAR. A pulsar is a type of neutron star, the leftover core of a star that exploded in a supernova.
PIA18843:
NuSTAR Captures the Beat of a Dead Star (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-08 NuSTAR
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This image shows a neutron star -- the core of a star that exploded in a massive supernova. This particular neutron star is known as a pulsar because it sends out rotating beams of X-rays that sweep past Earth like lighthouse beacons.
PIA18845:
Beacons of X-ray Light (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This artist's concept depicts a proposed helium-atmosphere planet called GJ 436b.
PIA19344:
Helium-Shrouded Planets (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Kepler
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This artist's concept depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun.
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Soaking up the Rays of a Sun-like Star (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's conception shows the silhouette of a rocky planet, dubbed HD 219134b, as it passes in front of its star. At 21 light-years away, the planet is the closest outside of our solar system that can be seen crossing, or transiting, its star.
PIA19831:
Little Black Spot on the Star Today (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's rendition shows one possible appearance for the planet HD 219134b, the nearest confirmed rocky exoplanet found to date outside our solar system.
PIA19833:
Hot, Rocky World (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Jupiter Galileo
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This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).
PIA19655:
Map of Io's Volcanic Heat Flow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Kepler
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This illustration shows a cool star, called W1906+40, marked by a raging storm near one of its poles. The storm is thought to be similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Scientists discovered it using NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes.
PIA20055:
Cool Star Marked by Long-Lived Storm (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Ceres Dawn
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This frame is from a simulated flight of NASA's Dawn over Ceres which emphasizes the most prominent craters, as well as the mountain Ahuna Mons.
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Flight Over Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
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The turbulent atmosphere of a hot, gaseous planet known as HD 80606b is shown in this simulation based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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Simulated Atmosphere of a Hot Gas Giant Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This illustration shows one possible scenario for the hot, rocky exoplanet called 55 Cancri e, which is nearly two times as wide as Earth. New data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the planet has extreme temperature swings.
PIA20068:
Hot-Lava World Illustration Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-20 Kepler
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When a planet such as K2-33b passes in front of its host star, it blocks some of the star's light.shown in this frame from an animation as discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
PIA20692:
Young Star and Its Infant Planet (Artist's animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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After a 9.5-year voyage covering more than three billion miles, NASA's New Horizons flew through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto itself.
PIA20742:
Imagine a Landing on Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Comet Kepler
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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft observed the comet during the final month of the Rosetta mission, while the comet was not visible from Earth. This is a frame from an animation composed of images from Kepler of the comet.
PIA21072:
Comet 67P Seen by Kepler Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.
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Now and Long Ago at Gale Crater, Mars (Illustration) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 KELT-9b 5120x2880x3
This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discovered so far.
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Hottest Hot Jupiter Animation (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Asteroid Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
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This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.
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Sky Survey Detected This Small Asteroid Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-20 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
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The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars.
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NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-25 Comet 1992x1000x3
This frame from an animation portrays a comet as it approaches the inner solar system. Light from the Sun warms the comet core, an object so small it cannot be seen at this scale.
PIA21749:
Comet Illustration (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-17 Spitzer Space Telescope
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By using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found that the varying glow of brown dwarfs over time can be explained by bands of patchy clouds rotating at different speeds, as shown in this artist's concept.
PIA21752:
Brown Dwarf Weather (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Jupiter Juno
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This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter's northern lights through the filters of Juno's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVS) instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator.
PIA21938:
Jupiter's Northern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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This image shows the sudden appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm as observed by NASA's Maven orbiter. The purple-white color scheme shows the intensity of ultraviolet light seen on Mars' night side over the course of the event.
PIA21854:
Solar Storm Triggers Whole-Planet Aurora at Mars (Video)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
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This image is from a simulation of the motion of clouds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot by applying a wind movement model to a mosaic of NASA's JunoCam images.
PIA22178:
Great Red Spot Rotation (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows a gigantic star exploding in a 'core collapse' supernova. As molecules fuse inside the star, eventually the star can't support its own weight anymore.
PIA22350:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Core Collapse Supernova) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows the explosion of a white dwarf, an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.
PIA22352:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Stealing Matter) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows the merger of two white dwarfs. A white dwarf is an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.
PIA22353:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Merger) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Kepler
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This image from an animation shows a kind of stellar explosion called a Fast-Evolving Luminous Transient. In this case, a giant star 'burp' out a shell of gas and dust about a year before exploding.
PIA22351:
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Felt Supernova) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-13 ASTERIA
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This image from a series of images is from a single observation of a star by the ASTERIA spacecraft.
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Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid 1400x787x3
Artist's concept of what binary asteroid 2017 YE5 might look like. The two objects showed striking differences in radar reflectivity, which could indicate that they have different surface properties.
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Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Artist's illustration of the trajectory of asteroid 2017 YE5 through the solar system. At its closest approach to Earth, the asteroid came to within 16 times the distance between Earth and the moon.
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Trajectory of Asteroid 2017 YE5 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-20 Earth CubeSat
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This image combines NASA's TEMPEST-D data with a visible image of the storm from NASA's GOES weather satellite revealing the eye of the storm surrounded by towering, intense rain bands.
PIA22652:
Hurricane Florence as Seen from a CubeSat Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This image shows the size of NASA's tiny weather satellite, Raincube, in comparison to the International Space Station. RainCube was deployed into low-Earth orbit from the ISS in July, 2018.
PIA22653:
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-16 MarCO
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This animation depicts the MarCO CubeSats relaying data from NASA's InSight lander as it enters the Martian atmosphere.
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MarCO Relaying Data from InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars MarCO
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MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took these images as it approached Mars, just before NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the planet.
PIA22655:
MarCO-B (Wall-E) approaches Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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At the end of 2018, the cosmic ray subsystem aboard NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft provided evidence that Voyager 2 had left the heliosphere.
PIA22924:
Voyager 2: Hello Interstellar Space, Goodbye Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Side-by-side images depict NASA's Curiosity rover (left) and a moon buggy driven during the Apollo 16 mission.
PIA23041:
A Mars Buggy and a Moon Buggy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-09 CubeSat
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A brief laser flash, seen here at the center of the image, was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats.
PIA23117:
CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Asteroid 1220x700x3
This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach.
PIA23195:
Asteroid Apophis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field at a single moment in time from data acquired by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA23229:
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23261:
Mars 2020's Hot Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-22 Mars 1400x788x3
This artist's concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like as they move through different layers of the Martian interior.
PIA23344:
Seismic Waves Inside Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration of the exoplanet LHS 3844b, shows the planet's surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA23130:
Rare Glimpse of the Surface of a Rocky World (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D at 2 a.m. EDT on Sep. 3, 2019 (11 p.m PDT on Sept. 2, 2019). The layers in the animation reveal slices of the hurricane from four depths.
PIA23431:
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-01 Jupiter Juno
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This animated gif depicts the point of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft during its eclipse-free approach to the gas giant Nov. 3, 2019.
PIA23465:
Circumlocuting Jupiter's Shadow (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This animation demonstrates the salty ponds and streams that scientists think may have been left behind as Gale Crater dried out over time.
PIA23375:
Sutton Island Model of Drying Lakes (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-17 Mars InSight
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This animation shows NASA InSight's heat probe, or 'mole,' digging about a centimeter (half an inch) below the surface.
PIA23379:
Pinning Helps the Mole Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil from the rover after a move from JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility to the Simulator Building for testing.
PIA23467:
NASA's Mars 2020 Unfoiled Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.
PIA23468:
That's One Small Step for a Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-28 Mars InSight
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In this image from Oct. 26, 2019, InSight's heat probe is seen after backing about halfway out of the hole it had burrowed.
PIA23213:
InSight's Heat Probe Partially Backs Out of Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.
PIA23470:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover in Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-05 Asteroid 2532x1417x3
This animation illustrates the modeled trajectories of particles that were ejected from Bennu's surface on Jan. 19, 2019.
PIA23555:
Bennu Particles (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-10 Mars 960x540x3
In this illustration, Mars holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters.
PIA23515:
Water Ice Marked on Mars Globe (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-25 Uranus Voyager
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An animated GIF showing Uranus' magnetic field.
PIA23683:
GIF of Uranus' Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-18 Asteroid 1841x1033x3
This illustration shows asteroid 2020 QG's trajectory bending during its close approach to Earth. The asteroid is the closest known non-impacting asteroid ever detected.
PIA24037:
Asteroid 2020 QG Zips Around the Earth (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-09 Asteroid OSIRIS-REx
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Using data collected by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, this animation shows the trajectories of rock particles after being ejected from asteroid (101955) Bennu's surface.
PIA24101:
Asteroid Bennu's Particle Ejection Events (Animation)
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