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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained Sept. 1996, is part of a sequence of full disk Io images taken prior to NASA's Galileo orbiter's second encounter with Ganymede.
PIA01073:
Io Plume Monitoring (frames 1-36) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained June 26, 1996, by NASA's Galileo orbiter, shows dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA01083:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the Near-infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) taken on July 21, 1997, shows sand dunes in the polar regions as they are beginning to defrost after a long, cold winter.
PIA01230:
Motion in Jupiter's Atmospheric Vortices (Near-infrared filters) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. Images were taken at a range of 1.1 million kilometers by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01231:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-18 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two observations, taken one hour apart, illustrate the winds around a white oval on Jupiter which is the result of the historic merger of two classic white ovals at 33 degrees south planetocentric latitude. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01651:
Dynamics after Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. These images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01655:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A simulated flyover of an area on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, based on images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, takes the viewer over rugged, ancient terrain that is interrupted by a bright icy swath of more recent surfacing.
PIA02583:
Arbela Sulcus Flyover Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-12 Io Galileo
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This graphic shows the internal structure of Jupiter's moon Io as revealed by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io is bathed in magnetic field lines (shown in blue) that connect the north polar region of Jupiter to the planet's south polar region.
PIA14116:
Io's "Sounding Signal" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Io Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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This basemap of Jupiter's moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both NASA's Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions.
PIA09257:
Io in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Ganymede Galileo
Voyager
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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 2015-09-15 Jupiter Galileo
Voyager
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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 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 2009-08-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA's Deep Space Network, Goldstone radar images show triple asteroid 1994 CC, which consists of a central object approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in diameter and two smaller moons that orbit the central body. Animation available at the Photojournal
PIA12134:
Triple Asteroid System Triples Asteroid Observers Interest Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image of asteroid Toutatis was generated with data collected using NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012 and indicates that it is an elongated, irregularly shaped object with ridges and perhaps craters.
PIA16599:
Tumbling Asteroid Toutatis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This radar imagery of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon was generated from data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on June 1, 2013.
PIA17235:
Radar Movies Highlight Asteroid 1998 QE2 and Its Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.
PIA18412:
Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.
PIA19644:
Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-31 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.
PIA19646:
Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-24 Comet Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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These radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 were taken on March 23, 2016, by scientists using an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. At the time, the comet was about 2.2 million miles (3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA20542:
Comet Frozen In Time by NASA Radar Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-09 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.
PIA21597:
New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-19 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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NASA's GRACE mission has become a key source of knowledge about global ice mass changes. Studies of Greenland using GRACE and other data indicate that between 2000 and 2008 the Greenland ice sheet lost as much as 1,500 gigatons of mass.
PIA12845:
Greenland Gains Some, Loses More Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This image is from data taken by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment showing the Amazon basin in South America. The amount of water stored in the Amazon basin varies from month to month.
Animations are available at the Photojournal.
PIA13243:
Measuring Water Storage in the Amazon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 Early 2013 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
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Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 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.
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Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon 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 2013-07-02 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 2010-02-04 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
PIA18179:
Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC3
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Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.
PIA19643:
Spinning Jupiter and Global Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC3
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This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.
PIA19648:
New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot 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.
PIA21837:
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Messier 104 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.
PIA07899:
Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-10 Cassiopeia A Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image from three of NASA's Great Observatories provides one example of a star that died in a fiery supernova blast. Called Cassiopeia A, this supernova remnant is located 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.
PIA03519:
Cassiopeia A: Death Becomes Her Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-24 M82 Galaxy Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view of the M82 galaxy. The lively 
portrait celebrates Hubble's 'sweet sixteen' birthday.
PIA08093:
Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Jupiter IRTF
Juno
Infrared Telescope
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This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
PIA19640:
Jupiter's Infrared Glow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight spacecraft unlatched its robotic arm on Nov. 27, 2018, the day after it landed on Mars.
PIA22892:
Unlatching InSight's Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This set of images from the Instrument Deployment Camera shows NASA's InSight lander placing its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
PIA22977:
Putting SEIS on the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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A fish-eye view of NASA's InSight lander deploying its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, taken by the spacecraft's Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22978:
InSight Seismometer in Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23048:
InSight's Deck Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23049:
InSight's Arm Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. This series of images was taken on April 25, 2019.
PIA23180:
InSight Images Clouds on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars InSight lander moves in place over the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and opens the fingers of its grapple in this series of images from June 1, 2019.
PIA23277:
Getting Ready to Help InSight's Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the fisheye Instrument Context Camera.
PIA23308:
Fisheye Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the Instrument Deployment Camera.
PIA23309:
Arm Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This animation illustrates NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars, its thrusters setting a rock in motion.
PIA23345:
Rolling Stones Rock (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA InSight's robotic arm will use its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or 'mole,' against the wall of its hole.
PIA23373:
Preparing to Pin the Mole
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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 2019-10-28 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 2019-11-06 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23512:
InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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InSight recently moved its robotic arm closer to its digging device, called the mole, in preparation to push on its top, or back cap.
PIA23622:
InSight Prepares to Push on the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The movement of sand grains in the scoop on the end of NASA InSight's robotic arm suggests that the spacecraft's self-hammering mole had begun tapping the bottom of the scoop while hammering on June 20, 2020.
PIA23896:
NASA InSight's Mole Taps the Bottom of the Lander's Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight retracted its robotic arm on Oct. 3, 2020, revealing where the spike-like mole is trying to burrow into Mars. In the coming months, the arm will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24098:
InSight's Arm Pulls Back, Revealing the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This footage from Aug. 19, 2019, shows a replica of InSight scraping soil with a scoop on the end of its robotic arm in a test lab at JPL. On Mars, InSight will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24099:
Replica of InSight's Arm Practices Scraping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-14 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The mole, a heat probe that traveled to Mars aboard NASA's InSight lander, as it looked after hammering on Jan. 9, 2021. After trying since Feb. 28, 2019, to bury the probe, the mission team called an end to their efforts.
PIA24263:
InSight's Mole Comes to Rest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight lander used a scoop on its robotic arm to begin trickling soil over the cable connecting its seismometer to the spacecraft on March 14, 2021. Scientists hope insulating it from the wind will make it easier to detect marsquakes.
PIA24450:
InSight Starts Burying Seismometer's Cable
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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To clean a bit of dust from one of its solar panels, NASA's InSight lander trickled sand above the panel. The wind-borne sand grains then picked up some dust on the panel, enabling the lander to gain about 30 watt-hours of energy per sol on May 22, 2021.
PIA24664:
InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Remove Solar Panel Dust Trickles Sand in the Wind
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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 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Created with altimeter data from NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite and the Jason-1 satellite, this image shows a portion of the Gulf Stream off the east coast of the United States.
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.
PIA17744:
Juno Detects a Ham Radio "HI" from Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-10 Earth Juno
Star Tracker
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This frame from a movie was captured by a star tracker camera on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft. It was taken over several days as Juno approached Earth for a close flyby that would send the spacecraft onward to the giant planet.
PIA17748:
Juno's Approach to the Earth-Moon System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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As NASA's Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter on Aug. 27, 2016, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument captured the planet's glow in infrared light.
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Juno Captures Jupiter's Glow in Infrared Light Animation Icon
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Waves
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During its close flyby of Jupiter on August 27, 2016, the Waves instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft received radio signals associated with the giant planet's very intense auroras.
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Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Sing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Jupiter Juno
Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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The complexity and richness of Jupiter's 'southern lights' (also known as auroras) are on display in this frame from an animation of false-color maps from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Jupiter's Southern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Jupiter Juno
Subaru Telescope
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This frame from a video shows Jupiter as revealed by a powerful telescope sensitive to the giant planet's tropospheric temperatures and cloud thickness. It combines observations made on Jan. 14, 2017, using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
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Rotating Jupiter With Great Red Spot, January 2017 Animation Icon
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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.
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Jupiter's Northern Lights Animation Icon
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JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno's spacecraft, shows a simulation of a flight into, and then out of, Jupiter's upper atmosphere at the location of the Great Red Spot.
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The Great Red Spot Plunge (animation) Animation Icon
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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.
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Great Red Spot Rotation (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-23 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft is one of two taken 12 minutes apart which neatly captures storm movement in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
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Ghost in Motion Animation Icon
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JIRAM
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This infrared image of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec. 16, 2017.
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Jupiter Moon Io in Infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-30 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Changing cloud formations across Jupiter's southern hemisphere are captured in this series of images from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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'Dolphin' in the Jovian Clouds
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JunoCam
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This movie was generated using imagery collected from NASA's Juno spacecraft on Oct. 29, 2018, during Juno's 16th perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center).
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Juno Flyby Movie
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SRU
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This animation illustrates how the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft supports 'attitude determination' -- the knowledge of which way Juno is pointing as the spacecraft navigates through space.
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The Day Job for Juno's SRU (Artist's Concept)
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SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
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Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
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Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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JunoCam
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A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter's southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Jupiter Storm Tracker
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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.
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Jupiter's Magnetic Field
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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.
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Circumlocuting Jupiter's Shadow (Animation)
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JunoCam
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In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright pop-up clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for shallow lighting.
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When Jupiter's Clouds Pop Up
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JunoCam
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During the closest approach of this pass, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within approximately 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops.
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A Flight Over Jupiter
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Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This animation gives an X-ray view of the Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera as it is bombarded by high-energy particles in Jupiter's inner radiation belts.
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High Energy and Juno's Stellar Reference Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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This artist's image illustrates Kepler-16b, the first directly detected circumbinary planet, which is a planet that orbits two stars.
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Three Eclipsing Bodies (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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This artist's image illustrates the Kepler-16 system from an overhead view, showing the eccentric orbits of the two stars as they twirl around each other every 41 days like figure skaters.
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A Dance of Two Suns and One Planet (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This artist's concept flies through the Kepler-20 star system, where NASA's Kepler mission discovered the first Earth-size planets around a star beyond our own. The system is jam-packed with five planets.
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An Unusual Planetary System (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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This artist's concept shows an overhead view of the orbital position of the planets in systems with multiple transiting planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. All the colored planets have been verified.
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Kepler's Planetary Systems in Motion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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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.
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Dead Star Warps Light of Red Star (Artist's Animation) Animation Icon
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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.
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Kepler-62e (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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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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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.
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Young Star and Its Infant Planet (Artist's animation) Animation Icon
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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.
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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Core Collapse Supernova) Animation Icon
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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.
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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Stealing Matter) Animation Icon
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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.
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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Merger) Animation Icon
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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.
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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Felt Supernova) Animation Icon
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Rosetta
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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.
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Comet 67P Seen by Kepler Animation Icon
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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.
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Cool Star Marked by Long-Lived Storm (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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