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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA20546:
Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.
PIA21653:
Three Years of NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-20 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first four years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA22419:
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This image shows comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto as imaged in multiple exposures of infrared light by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope.
PIA23165:
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on NASA New Horizons acquired images of the Pluto field three days apart in late September 2006, in order to see Pluto's motion against a dense background of stars.
PIA09234:
New Horizons Sees Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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Tvashtar Movie
PIA09357:
Tvashtar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-14 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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This five-frame sequence of New Horizons images captures the giant plume from Io's Tvashtar volcano. These were snapped by the probe's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter earlier this year.
PIA09665:
Tvashtar in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Jupiter New Horizons
LORRI
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Shepherd Moons
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Shepherd Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
LEISA
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In this frame from a movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse.
PIA09922:
Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-07 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an animation of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it raced toward Pluto in July 2014.
PIA11217:
A Moon over Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie, composed of images taken by NASA's New Horizons, shows Pluto as it rotates about its axis. The images were taken May 28-June 3, 2015, from distances ranging from approximately 56 million kilometers to 48.5 million kilometers.
PIA17807:
Faces of Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, barycentric, frame from a movie from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.
PIA19688:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Barycentric View (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, 'Pluto-centric' frame from a movie from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.
PIA19689:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Pluto-Centric View (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Charon New Horizons
MVIC
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This series of images taken by NASA's New Horizons' Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) shows how Pluto (left) and Charon (right) change in brightness as they rotate over 6.4 Earth days.
PIA19692:
True Color of Pluto and Charon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image was created by NASA New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. It was taken between June 23 and June 29, 2015.
PIA19696:
Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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What color is Pluto? The answer, revealed in the first maps made from NASA's New Horizons data, turns out to be shades of reddish brown.
PIA19697:
The 'Other' Red Planet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-08 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This four-frame movie shows NASA's New Horizons' final deep search for hazardous material around Pluto, obtained on July 1, 2015. These data allow a highly sensitive search for any new moons.
PIA19701:
Final Hazard Search Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-28 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an animation is a dramatic view of the Pluto system is as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015.
PIA19873:
Flying Past Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-21 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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Images downloaded from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft (through Sept. 11, 2015) were stitched together and rendered on a sphere to make this flyover 'movie.' This is a frame from the animation.
PIA19951:
Flyover Sputnik Planum Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Charon New Horizons
LORRI
MVIC
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Images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft were used to create a flyover video of Pluto's largest moon, Charon. The 'flight' starts with the informally named Mordor (dark) region near Charon's north pole.
PIA19965:
Flying over Charon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-05 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie is composed of the sharpest views of Pluto that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft obtained during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
PIA20202:
New Horizons' Very Best View of Pluto (movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-18 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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In April 2016, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile (145-kilometer) wide Kuiper Belt object (KBO) orbiting more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) from the sun.
PIA20589:
New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-27 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie, which extends across the hemisphere that faced New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.
PIA14457:
New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface (movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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After a 9.5-year voyage covering more than three billion miles, NASA's New Horizons flew through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto itself.
PIA20742:
Imagine a Landing on Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-31 New Horizons
LORRI
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In July 2016, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed the Kuiper Belt Object Quaoar, roughly half the size of Pluto. An animated gif is available at the Photojournal.
PIA21024:
New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-19 Kuiper Belt Object New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an animation shows a Kuiper Belt object know as 2014 MU69, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21865:
Wink of a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-24 NISAR
L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The S-band SAR arrived at JPL on March 19. The next day, technicians and engineers moved the S-SAR into the airlock to the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay 1 clean room, to be unpacked over several days in the clean room.
PIA24137:
NISAR S-Band SAR Arrival
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 NuSTAR
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NuSTAR has provided the first observational evidence in support of a theory that says exploding stars slosh around before detonating. That theory, referred to as mild asymmetries, is shown here in a simulation by Christian Ott.
PIA17845:
Sloshing Star Goes Supernova Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-08 NuSTAR
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The brightest pulsar detected to date is shown in this frame from an animation that flips back and forth between images captured by NASA's NuSTAR. A pulsar is a type of neutron star, the leftover core of a star that exploded in a supernova.
PIA18843:
NuSTAR Captures the Beat of a Dead Star (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-08 NuSTAR
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This image shows a neutron star -- the core of a star that exploded in a massive supernova. This particular neutron star is known as a pulsar because it sends out rotating beams of X-rays that sweep past Earth like lighthouse beacons.
PIA18845:
Beacons of X-ray Light (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-09 NuSTAR
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The cosmic object SS 433 contains a bright source of X-ray light surrounded by two hemispheres of hot gas. SS 433 tilts periodically, causing one X-ray beam to point toward Earth.
PIA24574:
The Changing X-ray Brightness of SS 433 (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-02 OCO-2
OCO-2
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Technicians prep NASA's OCO-2 instrument for shipping at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Ca. Animation available in More Details.
PIA17797:
NASA's OCO-2 Instrument Completes Construction Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-07 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This animation shows the accumulation of data from NASA's OCO-3 instrument used to create a map of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations that covers about 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
PIA24523:
Carbon Dioxide Over the L.A. Metropolitan Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-09 Asteroid OSIRIS-REx
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Using data collected by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, this animation shows the trajectories of rock particles after being ejected from asteroid (101955) Bennu's surface.
PIA24101:
Asteroid Bennu's Particle Ejection Events (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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In this side-by-side visualization, Pacific Ocean sea surface height anomalies during the 1997-98 El Niño (left) are compared with 2015 Pacific conditions (right).
PIA20009:
NASA Studying 2015 El Nińo Event as Never Before Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during its more than 9-month journey to Mars.
PIA10659:
Cruising to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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Seven minutes before NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enters the Martian atmosphere, it will jettison the cruise stage hardware that it relied on during the long flight from Earth.
PIA10660:
Cruise Stage Separation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will enter the Martian atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.
PIA10661:
Hypersonic Entry Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will be in free fall after it separates from its back shell and parachute, but not for long.
PIA10662:
Phoenix Without its Parachute Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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During the first 25 seconds after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander deploys its parachute, the spacecraft will jettison its heat shield and extend its three legs.
PIA10663:
Phoenix Extends its Legs Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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After NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enters the Martian atmosphere, and is traveling at about 1.7 times the speed of sound, it will deploy its parachute.
PIA10664:
Parachuting to Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will open its solar arrays 20 minutes after it touches down on the surface of Mars.
PIA10665:
Phoenix Soaks up the Sun Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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This artist's conception depicts NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander a moment before its touchdown on the arctic plains of Mars.
PIA10666:
Phoenix Eases Down to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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This artist's concept shows the route NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took to get from Earth to Mars.
PIA10667:
Phoenix's Path to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Phoenix
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander adjusting its course to Mars, an event called a trajectory correction maneuver.
PIA10678:
How to Correct a Trajectory (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This video shows the propulsion system on an engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander being successfully tested.
PIA10673:
Water Hammer Test Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander is able to get a better look at its footing and the physical characteristics of the underlying soil on the surface of the Red Planet.
PIA10692:
How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars, as seen by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shortly after touching down on the Red Planet. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking.
PIA10693:
Looking out Across the Martian Polar Plains Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Mars Phoenix
MOLA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an orbital view sweeping upward from Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, to the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the northern polar reaches of Mars.
PIA10694:
Phoenix's Position on Mars Animation Icon
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This image shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander stays in contact with Earth.
PIA10695:
How Phoenix Talks to Earth Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it parachuted down to the surface of Mars.
PIA10696:
How to Take a Picture of a Spacecraft Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This artist's image of an imaginary camera zooming in from above shows the location of the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it acquires an image of the scoop at the end of the arm.
PIA10715:
View from Above of Phoenix's Stowed Robotic Arm Camera Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image zooms in on the backshell and parachute, about 300 meters to the south of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. In the distance, about 9 miles or 15 kilometers away, is a range of hills.
PIA10700:
Animation Showing Backshell and Parachute Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Phoenix
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to take a picture of the Phoenix lander roughly 22 hours after landing.
PIA10704:
Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's robotic arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled. The arm is still folded up, with its 'elbow' shown at upper left and its scoop at bottom right.
PIA10708:
Ready to Unfurl Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an artist's concept of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander snapping a picture of its arm, then transitions to the actual picture of the arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled.
PIA10709:
How to Take a Picture of A Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is scheduled to begin raising its robotic arm up and out of its stowed configuration on the third Martian day, or Sol 3 (May 28, 2008) of the mission.
PIA10714:
Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image of a camera going through the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix lander. At the end of the animation is an approximate color mosaic taken by Phoenix's SSI camera.
PIA10719:
Phoenix Sol 2 Northwestern Panorama Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from Sol 1 shows a mosaic of NASA's Mars Phoenix digging area in the Martian terrain. Phoenix scientists were very pleased with this view as the terrain features few rocks -- an optimal place for digging.
PIA10718:
Phoenix Work Area Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of the Canadian-built meteorological station's lidar, which was successfully activated on Sol 2 by first opening its dust cover, then emitting rapid pulses of light.
PIA10727:
Phoenix Lidar Operation Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) taken on Sol 3. It shows the stair-step motion used to unstow the arm from a protective covering called the biobarrier.
PIA10728:
Phoenix Deploying its Robotic Arm Elbow Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) on Sol 3. It illustrates the actions that Phoenix's Robotic Arm took to deploy its wrist.
PIA10730:
Phoenix Deploying its Wrist Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Fun, fairy-tale nicknames have been assigned to features in this animated view of the workspace reachable by the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. For example, 'Sleepy Hollow' denotes a trench and 'Headless' designates a rock.
PIA10731:
A Fairy-Tale Landscape Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the workspace reachable by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, along with some measurements of rock sizes.
PIA10732:
Phoenix Checks out its Work Area Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is of the Canadian-built lidar in operation (with the cover open) was acquired at the NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander landing site on Sol 3.
PIA10736:
Weather Station's Lidar in Action Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10740:
Phoenix Site Panorama Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-03 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10752:
Scoopful of Martian Soil After Release Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 8.
PIA10753:
Telltale Animation (Sol 8) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
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Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
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Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10756:
How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is an image of a camera pushing through NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10757:
Phoenix Telltale Movement Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander reaching with its Robotic Arm and taking a picture of the surface underneath the lander. The light feature in the middle of the image below the leg is informally called 'Holy Cow.'
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How Phoenix Looks Under Itself Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an overhead view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and the work area of the Robotic Arm.
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Flyover Video of Phoenix Work Area Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows a sample of Martian soil resting on a screen over the opening to one of the eight ovens of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument (TEGA) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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Small Effect of Vibrating Martian Soil Sample on Oven Door Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its Robotic Arm during the mission's 15th Martian day since landing (June 9, 2008) to test a 'sprinkle' method for delivering small samples of soil to instruments on the lander deck.
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Sprinkle Test by Phoenix's Robotic Arm (Movie) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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These two images were taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander when it was pointed almost straight up, toward the southwest. Zenith is near the top of the center frame.
PIA10787:
Blowing in the Wind Animations Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from an animated 'flyover' of the workspace of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), or the 14th Martian day after landing.
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Flyover Animation of Phoenix Workspace Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, combined into a panoramic view looking north from the lander.
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Phoenix Animation Looking North Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama looks to the southeast and shows rocks casting shadows, polygons on the surface and as the image looks to the horizon, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's backshell gleams in the distance.
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Animation of Panorama of Phoenix Landing Area Looking Southeast Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope.
PIA10793:
Panorama of Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
PIA10794:
Digging Movie from Phoenix's Sol 18 Animation Icon
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MECA
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
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Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this true-color image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
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Animation of "Dodo" and "Goldilocks" Trenches Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image of the trench shows a white layer that has been uncovered by the Robotic Arm (RA) scoop onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and is visible in the wall of the trench.
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First Dodo Trench with White Layer Visible in Dig Area Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager and shows sublimation of ice in the trench informally called 'Dodo-Goldilocks' over the course of four days.
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Disappearing Ice Animation Icon
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MECA
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
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Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows a microscopic view of fine-grained material at the tip of the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 20, 2008, the 26th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Pan and Zoom of 'Rosy Red' Soil in Scoop Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This image shows the first time that the four spikes of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's thermal and electrical conductivity probe were inserted into Martian soil.
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Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the trench informally named 'Snow White' taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on July 21, 2008.
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Before & After of Rasping on Sol 56 Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This image of 'Snow Queen,' was taken by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
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'Snow Queen' Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The full-circle panorama in approximately true color taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the polygonal patterning of ground at the landing area, similar to patterns in permafrost areas on Earth.
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Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Lander's Robotic Arm scoop delivering a sample to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) and how samples are analyzed within the instrument.
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TEGA Sample Delivery and Analysis (Animation) Animation Icon
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Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows testing under simulated Mars conditions on Earth in preparation for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander using its robotic arm for delivering a sample to the doors of a laboratory oven.
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Testing of Icy-Soil Sample Delivery in Simulated Martian Conditions (Animation) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander captures a scene with three different filters. The images are sent to Earth in black and white and the color is added by mission scientists.
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How Phoenix Creates Color Images (Animation) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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A laser beam from the Canadian-built lidar instrument on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can be seen in this contrast-enhanced image taken by Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager on July 26, 2008, during early Martian morning hours of the 61st Martian day.
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Zenith Movie showing Phoenix's Lidar Beam (Animation) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the evolution of the trench called 'Snow White' that NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander began digging on the 22nd Martian day of the mission after the May 25, 2008, landing.
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Snow White Trench (Animation) Animation Icon
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MECA
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
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Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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