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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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These natural color views from NASA's Cassini spacecraft compare the appearance of Saturn's north-polar region in June 2013 and April 2017.
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Saturn's Hexagon as Summer Solstice Approaches Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This mosaic combines views captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it made the first dive of the mission's Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere.
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Cassini "Noodle" Mosaic of Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Radio and Plasma Wave Science Instrument
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This colorful spectrogram represents data collected by the Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument onboard NASA's Cassini's spacecraft as it crossed through Saturn's D ring on May 28, 2017.
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Cassini's First D-Ring Crossing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-28 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light, Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights.
PIA21623:
Southern Auroras Over Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-04 Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a 'spacecraft's eye' view of Enceladus during Cassini's recent flyby on Aug. 1, 2017.
PIA21344:
Nevertheless, It Moves Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
PIA21887:
Last Enceladus Plume Observation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This montage of images, made from data obtained by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows the location on Saturn where the NASA spacecraft entered Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
PIA21896:
Impact Site: Infrared Image Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21889:
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-16 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini used its Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph to capture this final view of ultraviolet auroral emissions in Saturn's north polar region on Sept. 14, 2017.
PIA21899:
Polar Lights at Saturn Bid Cassini Farewell Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.
PIA22483:
Spotting Dust Storms on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New composite images made from NASA's Cassini spacecraft data are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA24023:
Enceladus in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-11 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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Ultraviolet and infrared images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope show active and quiet auroras at Saturn's north and south poles.
PIA17900:
Dance of Saturn's Auroras 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.
PIA21712:
Sky Survey Detected This Small Asteroid Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-06 Cassiopeia A Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This visualization of Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago, uses data from several NASA telescopes.
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Supernova Remnant in 3-D Animation Icon
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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.
PIA12238:
Invisible Colors of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over then-Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 26, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. CDT (19:45 UTC) as the storm was nearly stationary over south Texas.
PIA17392:
NASA's CloudSat Sees Tropical Storm Harvey in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC) as the storm was approaching Puerto Rico in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21947:
Powerful Hurricane Irma Seen in 3D by NASA's CloudSat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-20 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Maria on Sept. 17, 2017, at 1:23 p.m. EDT (17:23 UTC) as the storm had just strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA21961:
Taking a 3-D Slice of Hurricane Maria's Cloud Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Data from NASA's CloudSat satellite, acquired on Aug., 2019, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) was used to make this 3D animation of then-Tropical Storm Dorian. It shows cloud heights extending 9 miles (15 kilometers) into the atmosphere.
PIA23359:
NASA's CloudSat Images Dorian in 3D
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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 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.
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CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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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 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image is a blinking of two 14-minute exposures of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 600,000 miles from Earth. Bill Dillon, a regular advanced user of Sierra Stars Observatory.
PIA12016:
Image of Dawn Spacecraft 600,000 miles From Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows NASA'S Dawn scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like; it incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA13768:
Virtual Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows surface details beginning to resolve as the spacecraft closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta on June 1, 2011, from a distance of about 300,000 miles (483,000 kilometers).
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Vesta's Surface Comes into View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn's view of Vesta from June 20, 2011, when the approaching spacecraft was about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the body.
PIA14122:
Dawn's Approach to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a movie presents a series of animations showing NASA's Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta.
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Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaving the giant asteroid Vesta and arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres.
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Animation of Dawn Leaving Vesta and Arriving at Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft flying above Vesta, based on an artist's concept of the surface of the giant asteroid.
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Animation of Dawn Scanning and Flying Above Vesta's Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image is one from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft; the series shows a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
PIA14321:
Vesta Full Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image was obtained as Dawn approached Vesta and circled the giant asteroid during the mission's survey orbit phase. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15140:
Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from a movie shows an image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft layered on a digital terrain model of an unusual hill containing a dark-rayed impact crater and nearby dark deposit on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15148:
Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of a portion of the wall and interior of the Rheasilvia impact basin in asteroid Vesta's south-polar region.
PIA15493:
Wall of Rheasilvia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows that the gravity field of Vesta closely matches the surface topography of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15602:
Vesta Shape and Gravity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D rendering of the craters that make up the 'snowman' feature on the giant asteroid Vesta. From left to right, the craters are named Marcia, Calpurnia, and Minucia.
PIA15662:
Views of the Snowman Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D, colorized rendering of Oppia Crater near the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. Oppia is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) across.
PIA15663:
Around Oppia Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have created perspective views of the Rheasilvia impact basin on the giant asteroid Vesta. Rheasilvia is located in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15667:
South Pole Vistas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of asteroid Vesta is one of many images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft to create an animation showing the diversity of minerals through color representation.
PIA15506:
Vesta's Coat of Many Colors Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or water bound to minerals in Vesta's surface.
PIA15679:
Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation comes from NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it observed Ceres for an hour on Jan. 13, 2015, from a distance of 238,000 miles (383,000 kilometers).
PIA19168:
Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by the Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015. These images of Ceres, and they represent the highest-resolution views to date of the dwarf planet.
PIA19171:
Ceres Sharper Than Ever (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-05 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
PIA19174:
Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-06 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
PIA19180:
Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-04 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This is a frame from an animation showcasing a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
PIA19182:
Animation of Ceres on Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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Ceres rotates in this frame from a movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet. The images were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers).
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Ceres Awaits Dawn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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The surface of Ceres is covered with craters of many shapes and sizes, as seen in this frame from an animation of a map of the dwarf planet's surface as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Feb. 19, 2015.
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Cratered Surface of Ceres in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-16 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by the Dawn spacecraft on April 10, 2015. Dawn was at a distance of 21,000 miles (33,000 kilometers) when its framing camera took these images.
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Ceres' North Pole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-20 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animated sequence of images shows northern terrain on the sunlit side of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on April 14 and 15, 2015.
PIA19064:
Settling in at Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this closest-yet view of Ceres, the brightest spots within a crater in the northern hemisphere are revealed to be composed of many smaller spots. This frame is from an animation of sequences taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015.
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Ceres RC3 Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-28 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation shows a color-coded map from NASA's Dawn mission revealing the highs and lows of topography on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA19605:
Ceres Topographic Globe Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-06 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a video shows the bright spots in Occator crater on dwarf planet Ceres, generated from data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA19619:
Ceres Animations: Global View, Occator, Mountain, 3-D View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
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Dawn Takes a Closer Look at Occator
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots.
PIA19890:
Circling the Lights of Occator Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-09 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, features a color-coded topographic map of Occator crater on Ceres.
PIA19891:
Circling Occator -- Topographic Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows dwarf planet Ceres in false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials.
PIA20182:
Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater (Video) Animation Icon
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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 2016-03-22 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a movie shows that the brightest area on Ceres, located in Occator Crater, was one of the last features to be imaged as NASA's Dawn progressively built its map.
PIA20356:
Ceres LAMO Coverage Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-22 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft flys over dwarf planet Ceres which Dawn has been orbiting for mre than a year, providing us with fascinating views of an alien world.
PIA20537:
Unveiling Ceres (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation shows dwarf planet Ceres overlaid with the concentration of hydrogen determined from data acquired by the gamma ray and neutron detector (GRaND) instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA21081:
Water Ice Abundance on Ceres (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater in the northern polar region of Ceres that is partly in shadow year-round, where bright water ice deposits have been observed in several craters.
PIA21082:
Ceres Persistent Shadow (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-15 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a video captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a flyover of the intriguing crater named Occator on dwarf planet Ceres. Occator is home to Ceres' brightest area.
PIA21080:
Flight Over Occator (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-22 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows how the illumination of Ceres' northern hemisphere varies with the dwarf planet's axial tilt, or obliquity.
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Ceres' Shadowed Craters Over Time Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-16 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This is one frame from a movie made of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.
PIA21405:
Ceres During 'Opposition Surge' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-26 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft took these images of dwarf planet Ceres. The map overlaid on the right gives scientists hints about Ceres' internal structure.
PIA22083:
Clues to Ceres' Internal Structure Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the potato-shaped asteroid in preparation for the visit by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011. This is one frame from a movie showing the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13427:
A New Spin on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
PIA02134:
Capturing the Flash Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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 2005-07-11 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft took this image after it turned around to capture last shots of a receding comet Tempel 1. Earlier, the mission's probe had smashed into the surface of Tempel 1.
PIA02140:
Tempel Fades into Night Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 ISON Deep Impact
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.
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NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire from July 7 to July 22. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23695:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Southern Oregon Bootleg Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over northern California's Dixie Fire from July 15 to July 24. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23696:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Northern California Dixie Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Tempel 1 EPOXI
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This frame from a movie begins with the launch of NASA's Deep Impact on Jan. 12, 2005, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. On July 4, 2005, the mission released a probe into Comet Tempel 1, revealing its pristine, inner material.
PIA13546:
EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
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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 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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This artist's concept shows a view of NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its Nov. 4, 2010 flyby of comet Hartley 2. The fluffy shell around the comet, called a coma, is made up of gas and dust that blew off the comet's core, or nucleus.
PIA13548:
Comet Hartley 2 Gets a Visitor (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft's High- and Medium-Resolution Imagers (HRI and MRI) captured multiple jets emanating from comet Hartley 2 turning on and off while the spacecraft is 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) away from the comet.
PIA13568:
Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets Animation Icon
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts a time-series of ground deformation at Mount Etna Volcano between 1992 and 2001. The deformation results from changes in the volume of a shallow chamber centered approximately 5 km (3 miles) below sea level.
PIA13201:
Mount Etna InSAR Time Series Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.
PIA13202:
Southern California INSAR Time Series Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-22 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a typical young galaxy, teeming with hot, newborn stars and exploding supernovas. The supernovas are seen as white flashes of light.
PIA07144:
Fires of Galactic Youth (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 GJ 3685A Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image taken by NASA'S Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows one of the largest flares, or star eruptions, ever recorded at ultraviolet wavelengths. This star is called GJ 3685A.
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Dwarf Star Erupts in Giant Flare Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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Since its launch in 2003, NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer the space telescope originally designed to observe galaxies across the universe in ultraviolet light has discovered a festive sky blinking with flaring and erupting stars.
PIA07250:
It's Not a Bird or a Plane Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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A group of six streaking objects, the identities of which remain unknown, can be seen here flying across the telescope's sight in this image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
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Surprise Ultraviolet Party in the Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
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This enhanced image from the far-ultraviolet detector on NASA's Galaxy Evolution shows a ghostly shell of ionized gas around Z Camelopardalis, a binary, or double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star known as a white dwarf, and a companion star.
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Ghostly Remnant of an Explosive Past Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
Near-ultraviolet Detector
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This composite image NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows Z Camelopardalis, or Z Cam, a double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star, called a white dwarf, and a companion star, as well as a ghostly shell around the system.
PIA09220:
Scene of Multiple Explosions Animation Icon
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This artist's concept is of Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam), a stellar system featuring a collapsed, dead star, or white dwarf, and a companion star. This image shows one of the first regions of Mars measured after CRISM's cover was opened
PIA09221:
Explosions - Large and Small (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Mira Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
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A Real Shooting Star (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-02 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This computer-simulated image shows gas from a tidally shredded star falling into a black hole. Astronomers observed the flare in ultraviolet light using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
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Black Hole Erupts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-18 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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The Blue Ring Nebula consists of two expanding cones of debris. The base of one cone is moving toward Earth. Both bases are outlined in magenta, revealing shockwaves created as the debris races through space.
PIA23868:
Geometry of the Blue Ring Nebula (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by Galileo at about 6:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.3 million miles from the planet during the first of two Earth flybys on its way to Jupiter.
PIA00114:
Earth - South America (First Frame of Earth Spin Movie) Animation Icon
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