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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation depicts Jupiter's atmospheric circulation cells (airflow circulation cells that flow in the north-south, up-down plane) beneath the clouds.
PIA25086:
Ferrel-Like Cells at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-27 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Citizen scientist Andrea Luck created this animated sequence using raw JunoCam image data from NASA's Juno mission as it completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter.
PIA25016:
Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter
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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.
PIA14725:
Three Eclipsing Bodies (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Kepler
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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.
PIA14726:
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.
PIA14887:
An Unusual Planetary System (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-26 Kepler
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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.
PIA15264:
Kepler's Planetary Systems in Motion (Artist Concept) 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 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.
PIA19824:
Soaking up the Rays of a Sun-like Star (Artist's Concept) 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 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 2016-10-07 Comet Kepler
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.
PIA21072:
Comet 67P Seen by Kepler 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 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This illustration depicts synthetic aperature radar patterns of seismic deformations associated with a model earthquake on the San Francisco section of the San Andreas Fault (depicted in yellow).
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk 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 2009-07-07 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Diviner
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Diviner undergoing post thermal vacuum range of motion testing. Diviner is one of seven instruments aboard NASA's LRO Mission.
PIA12089:
Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-08 Venus Magellan
Venus Express
VIRTIS
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This figure shows the volcanic peak Idunn Mons in the Imdr Regio area of Venus. The topographic backbone (brown color) was derived from data obtained by NASA's Magellan spacecraft and the overlay was derived from data from ESA's Venus Express Spacecraft.
PIA13001:
Surface Warmth on a Venus Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Mars Mars 2020
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This animation, constructed using data from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, provides an airborne perspective of the Mars 2020 landing site and its exploration area at Jezero Crater.
PIA22905:
Jezero Crater Flyover
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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 2019-07-12 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 2019-10-18 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 2019-11-07 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 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock's surface.
PIA24094:
PIXL's Hexapod Has Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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This video clip shows a 3D printing technique where a printer head scans over each layer of a part, blowing metal powder which is melted by a laser.
PIA23972:
Video of 3D printing at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-24 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24176:
Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-22 Mars 2020 Rover
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This animation shows the data collected on a Mars 2020 sample tube using a computerized tomography (CT) scanner. Engineers working on the sample tubes used the 3D imagery to better understand the tubes' internal structure.
PIA24304:
CT Scan of Mars Sample Tube
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-16 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This narrated animation shows NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars and how the rover's SuperCam laser instrument works.
PIA24426:
Animation: How Perseverance's SuperCam Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-04 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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This GIF shows the order in which the 142 images that makeup the Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama were taken. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24444:
GIF: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This set of images shows parts of the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover flexing and turning during its first checkout after landing on Mars.
PIA24338:
Flexing Perseverance's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover wiggles one of its wheels in this set of images obtained by the rover's left Navigation Camera on March 4, 2021.
PIA24340:
Perseverance Wiggles a Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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This set of images shows part of the deployment of the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) wind sensors on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, taken by the rover's Navigation Cameras on Feb. 28, 2021.
PIA24339:
Perseverance's Weather Sensors Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This simulation shows the motions the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover carried out during its first two-hour checkout on Mars. This simulation does not run in real-time.
PIA24332:
Simulation of Perseverance Arm Movement
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory driving the agency's Perseverance rover use visualization software to plan how the rover moves around on Mars. This clip from their visualization shows the rover's first drive on March 4, 2021.
PIA24481:
Perseverance Drive Visualization
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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These sets of animated GIFs show seven views of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover wiggling its wheels on March 4, 2021, the day Perseverance completed its first drive on Mars.
PIA24489:
Multiple Views of Perseverance's Wheels Wiggling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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The imagery for this animated gif was taken on March 5, 2021, by a Navigation Camera on NASA's Perseverance rover during its first drive on Mars.
PIA24490:
Perseverance Is Moving Right Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The debris shield, a protective covering on the bottom of NASA's Perseverance rover, was released on March 21, 2021. The debris shield protects the agency's Ingenuity helicopter during landing.
PIA24448:
Perseverance Rover Drops its Debris Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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These sets of images show doors opening and closing on parts of the Sample Caching System aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24497:
Perseverance Sample Caching System Doors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter remains on the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter's launch lock, which holds it in place on the rover, has been released.
PIA24441:
Ingenuity Helicopter's Launch Lock is Released
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter swings down, with two of its four legs extended, from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 28, 2021, the 37th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24442:
Ingenuity Swings Down
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-07 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover. This image was taken by the WATSON camera on the rover's robotic arm on April 6, 2021.
PIA24542:
Perseverance's Selfie with Ingenuity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-09 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter does a slow spin test of its blades, on April 8, 2021. This image was captured by the Navigation Cameras on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24582:
Ingenuity Tests its Blades
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-13 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This animation shows each step of the Ingenuity helicopter deploying from the belly of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover from March 26 to April 3, 2021. The final image shows the helicopter on the ground after the rover drove about 13 feet (4 meters) away.
PIA24548:
Ingenuity's Complete Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-13 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Ingenuity helicopter's carbon fiber blades can be seen spinning up to in this video taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on April 8, 2021, the 48th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24549:
Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity's Blades Spinning
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieves powered, controlled flight for the first time on another planet, hovering for several seconds before touching back down on April 19, 2021.
PIA24586:
Perseverance's Navcam View of Ingenuity's First Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over the Martian surface as viewed by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021. The helicopter climbed to an altitude of 10 feet (3 meters), hovering for 30 seconds.
PIA24590:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Hovering
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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In this footage captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021, the Ingenuity helicopter lifts of from Mars' surface, hovers for 30 seconds, then touches back down.
PIA24521:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity's First Full Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-20 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover shot video of Ingenuity helicopter's flight, presented here in side-by-side processed versions that have both been enhanced to show a dust plume swirling during takeoff and again on landing.
PIA24589:
Enhanced Video Shows Dust During Ingenuity's Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes off and lands in this video captured on April 19, 2021, by Mastcam-Z, an imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. This video features only the moments of takeoff and the landing.
PIA24583:
Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Taking Off and Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over Jezero Crater during its second experimental flight test on April 22, 2021. The imagery was captured by the Perseverance rover's Mastcam-Z imager.
PIA24595:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Second Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-11 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used the WATSON camera on the end of its robotic arm to conduct a focus test on May 9, 2021, the 78th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24641:
WATSON Takes a Closer Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-12 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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After the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity's third flight on April 25, the frames of the video that was stitched together were then reprojected to optimize viewing in an anaglyph.
PIA24522:
Ingenuity Flies in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-05-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter lands with a soft bounce after its fifth flight on May 7, 2021. The images in this GIF were captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24649:
Mastcam-Z GIF Show Ingenuity's Fifth Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the end of its fourth flight, on April 30, 2021. This enhanced video shows the dust kicked up by the helicopter's spinning rotors.
PIA24666:
Ingenuity Kicks Up Dust Cloud on Fourth Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-25 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This computer simulation shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover taking its first selfie, on April 6, 2021. The point of view of the rover's WATSON camera is included to show how each of the images were taken before being stitched together into the selfie.
PIA24669:
Computer Simulation of Rover Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-01 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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Perseverance relies on left and right navigation cameras. The view seen here combines the perspective of two cameras rover during the rover's first drive using AutoNav, it's auto-navigation function.
PIA24722:
Perseverance's First Autonav Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-01 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This computer simulation shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover as it carried out its first drive using its auto-navigation feature, which allows it to avoid rocks and other hazards without input from engineers back on Earth.
PIA24723:
Computer Simulation of Perseverance's First Autonav Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-20 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover reached out to examine rocks in an area on Mars nicknamed the Cratered Floor Fractured Rough area in this image captured on July 10, 2021.
PIA24748:
Perseverance's Arm Over Paver Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-21 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This video from July 1, 2021, shows scenes from the longest autonomous drive yet for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, which landed on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24743:
Perseverance Rover Camera View of Long Autonomous Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-21 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This series of images shows NASA's Perseverance rover inspecting and sealing a witness sample tube on June 21, 2021, as it prepares to collect its first sample of Martian rock and sediment.
PIA24751:
Witness Tube in Perseverance Sample Caching System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-12 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This composite image, made by the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on August 8, 2021, shows the hole in a Martian rock where the rover attempted to collect its first sample.
PIA24749:
Laser Shots at Roubion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-06 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Perseverance's first cored-rock sample of Mars rock is seen inside its titanium container tube in this image taken by the rover's Sampling and Caching System Camera (known as CacheCam).
PIA24806:
Perseverance's First Cored Mars Rock in Sample Tube
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-06 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This sealed titanium sample tube contains Perseverance's first cored sample of Mars rock. The rover's Sampling and Caching System Camera (known as CacheCam) captured this image.
PIA24807:
Sealing in Perseverance's First Sample
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie over a rock nicknamed Rochette, on September 10, 2021. Two holes can be seen where the rover used its robotic arm to drill rock core samples.
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Perseverance's Selfie at Rochette
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This video shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover using its Auto-Nav technology to drive 574 feet (175 meters) on September 12, 2021, the 200th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Perseverance's Sol 200 Auto-Nav Drive
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Mastcam-Z
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Video footage from the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover provides a big-picture perspective of the 13th flight of the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, on September 4, 2021.
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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 13th Flight: Wide-Angle Video From Perseverance
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Mastcam-Z
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Video from the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captures a closeup view of the 13th flight of the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, on September 4, 2021.
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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's Flight 13: Zoomed-In View From Perseverance
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This colorful illustration depicts NASA's Perseverance Rover on Mars, where it landed in February 2021.
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You've Got Perseverance! Illustration
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Mastcam-Z
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Taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z instrument, this video features an enhanced-color composite image that pans across Jezero Crater's delta on Mars.
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Spanning the Delta of Mars' Jezero Crater (video)
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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An animated GIF depicts the Martian surface below the Perseverance rover, showing the results of the Jan. 15, 2022, percussive drill test to clear cored-rock fragments from one of the rover's sample tubes.
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Before and After Perseverance Sample Tube Shake
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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An annotated GIF depicts a rotational test of Perseverance's bit carousel in which two of four rock fragments were ejected. The five images that make up the GIF were obtained by the rover's WATSON imager on Jan. 17, 2022.
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Rotating Perseverance's Bit Carousel
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Mastcam-Z
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A portion of a cored-rock sample is ejected from the rotary percussive drill on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The imagery was collected by the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument on Jan. 15, 2022.
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Perseverance Expels Rock Fragments
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Video taken by NASA's Perseverance Mars rover shows some of the terrain the rover had to negotiate during its drive to the delta at Jezero Crater in April 2022.
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AutoNav Drives Perseverance Forward
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, eclipsing the Sun.
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Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Captures a Phobos Solar Eclipse
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its navigation camera to capture these dust devils swirling across Jezero Crater on July 20, 2021, the 148th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Perseverance Views Dust Devils Swirling Across Jezero Crater
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This series of images from a navigation camera aboard NASA's Perseverance rover shows a gust of wind sweeping dust across the Martian plain beyond the rover's tracks on June 18, 2021.
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Perseverance Views Wind Lifting a Massive Dust Cloud
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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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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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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.
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MarCO-B (Wall-E) approaches Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT)
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This image shows a zoomed-in views of the rock dubbed 'Humphrey' following its successful grinding with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rock abrasion tool.
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Focus on "Humphrey" Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows the rover's wheels tucked under in pre-stand-up position in this image taken in January, 2004.
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Spirit Rises to the Occasion (Animation) Animation Icon
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows before and after its automated stand-up process. After standing up, the rover is approximately 12 inches higher off of the lander, resulting in a better view of the surrounding terrain.
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From Spirit's Perspective (Animation) Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows deployment of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's bogie, a part of the rover's suspension system that extends the wheel base.
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Spirit Stretches Out Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit, shows the rover is stowing and unstowing its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device. The device is designed to hold and maneuver the various instruments on board helped scientists get up-close and personal
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In and Out (Animation) Animation Icon
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This image shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before the rover begins a crucial 3-point turn to face in a west direction and roll off the lander.
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Rover Pre-Turn Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord-2 Animation Icon
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This animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the rear hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn-2 Animation Icon
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This still from an animation composed of four images taken by the front hazard-identification camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover stretching out its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device.
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Spirit Reaches for Closer Look Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This still from an animation strings together five different snapshots of the martian soil captured by the microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Each picture was taken from a different height.
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Snapshots of Martian Soil Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This still from an animation shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit heading toward its first rock target, a football-sized, mountain-shaped rock called Adirondack in 2004.
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Rover Takes a Sunday Drive Animation Icon
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Microscopic Imager
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit observes a patch of soil scientists examined at Gusev Crater just after Spirit rolled off the Columbia Memorial Station.
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Super Soil? Animation Icon
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Telemetry sent down to Earth from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has been reconstructed to create a reenactment of the rover's final 30 seconds before landing at Gusev Crater, Mars. This image is a still from that movie.
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A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent Animation Icon
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Telemetry sent down to Earth from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has been reconstructed to create a reenactment of the rover's final 30 seconds before landing at Gusev Crater, Mars. Seconds before the rover landed, its airbags were inflated.
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A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent-2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum, shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's wheels in their stowed configuration. As January 28, 2004, the rover had deployed its wheels and completed the first half of the stand-up process.
PIA05166:
A Higher Opportunity Animation Icon
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This image taken at Meridiani Planum, shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's lander before and after it successfully tilted itself forward by hyperextending its rear lander petal downward.
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Opportunity Lowers for Egress (animation) Animation Icon
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