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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
PIA08530:
Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Right Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
PIA08531:
Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Left Front Wheel) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image illustrates the recent escape of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from dangerous, loose material on the vast plains leading to the rover's next long-term target, 'Victoria Crater' during the rover's drive May-June, 2006.
PIA08532:
Opportunity Rolls Free Again (Four Wheels) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
PIA07804:
The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The slim crescent of the moon Rhea glides silently onto the featureless, golden face of Saturn in this mesmerizing color movie. Images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera, at a distance close to 221,000 kilometers from Rhea.
PIA07806:
Rhea Transits Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA07808:
Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08320:
Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
PIA07805:
Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-24 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept demonstrates how a dusty planet-forming disk can slow down a whirling young star, essentially saving the star from spinning itself to death. Evidence for this phenomenon comes from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA08626:
Stars Can't Spin Out of Control (Artist's Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 Orion Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
PIA08653:
The Sword of Orion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
PIA08262:
The Ring Sculptor Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows
PIA08749:
Animated Elevation Model of 'Victoria Crater' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
PIA08267:
Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
PIA08327:
Rounding the Corner Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a blistering world revolving around its nearby 'sun.' NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope observed a planetary system like this one, as the planet's sunlit and dark hemispheres swung alternately into the telescope's view.
PIA01936:
Fire and Ice Planet (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-26 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This artist's concept shows the explosion of a massive star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that the star exploded with some degree of order.
PIA01902:
Order Amidst Chaos of Star's Explosion (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft stares deep into the swirling hurricane-like vortex at Saturn's south pole, where the vertical structure of the clouds is highlighted by shadows.
PIA08332:
Looking Saturn in the Eye Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-18 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates the universe's early years, from its explosive formation to its dark ages to its first stars and mini-galaxies. Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found patches of infrared light splattered across the sky.
PIA09099:
Stars Spring up Out of the Darkness (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
PIA08348:
Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Hyperion appears to tumble toward NASA's Cassini in this frame from a movie that shows variations in color across the moon's surface.
PIA08349:
Multicolor Hyperion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08350:
Enceladus Transits Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Rovers Get New Driving Capability
PIA09114:
Rovers Get New Driving Capability Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-29 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This image shows two side-by-side streaks of wispy, white clouds against a dark gray sky moving from the middle of the frame toward the left. To their right are several fainter, laterally extending rays of wispy clouds moving in the same direction.
PIA09170:
Martian Clouds Pass By on a Winter Afternoon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-21 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept, based on spectral observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, shows a cloudy Jupiter-like planet that orbits very close to its fiery hot star.
PIA09200:
Exotic Atmospheres (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
PIA08356:
The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
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This enhanced image from the far-ultraviolet detector on NASA's Galaxy Evolution shows a ghostly shell of ionized gas around Z Camelopardalis, a binary, or double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star known as a white dwarf, and a companion star.
PIA09219:
Ghostly Remnant of an Explosive Past Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
Near-ultraviolet Detector
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This composite image NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows Z Camelopardalis, or Z Cam, a double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star, called a white dwarf, and a companion star, as well as a ghostly shell around the system.
PIA09220:
Scene of Multiple Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This artist's concept is of Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam), a stellar system featuring a collapsed, dead star, or white dwarf, and a companion star. This image shows one of the first regions of Mars measured after CRISM's cover was opened
PIA09221:
Explosions - Large and Small (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie taken by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole. These images show that many of the features commonly associated with lakes on Earth.
PIA09183:
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-27 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes.
PIA09187:
Spinning Saturn Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-29 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's image depicts a faraway solar system like our own except for one big difference. Planets and asteroids circle around not one, but two suns. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such solar systems may be common in the universe.
PIA09229:
Two Suns Raise Family of Planetary Bodies (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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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 2007-04-02 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 2007-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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On sol 1120 (February 26, 2007), the navigation camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured one of the best dust devils it's seen in its three-plus year mission.
PIA09260:
Dust Devils Whip by Spirit Animation Icon
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Feels Dust Gust
PIA09261:
Spirit Feels Dust Gust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope surveyed the danger zones around five O-stars in the Rosette nebula. This artist's animation illustrates how this process works.
PIA09266:
Highway to the Danger Zone (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is of the Rosette nebula, a turbulent star-forming region located 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.
PIA09268:
Infrared Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Jupiter New Horizons
LORRI
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Shepherd Moons
PIA09921:
Shepherd Moons 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 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image shows the first-ever map of the surface of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. Showing temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733b, the infrared data is taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA09376:
First Map of Alien World (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were able to create the first-ever map of the surface of a planet beyond our solar system. The planet, a hot and cloudy gas giant is called HD 189733b.
PIA09377:
How to Map a Very Faraway Planet (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 149026b Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates the hottest planet yet observed in the universe. The scorching ball of gas, a 'hot Jupiter' called HD 149026b, is about 3 times hotter than the rocky surface of Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system.
PIA09378:
Blacker than Black (Artist's Concept) 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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MDIS - Wide Angle
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After acquiring hundreds of high-resolution images during close approach to Venus, NASA's MESSENGER turned its wide-angle camera back to the planet and acquired a departure sequence.
PIA10125:
MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus Animation Icon
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NASA's MESSENGER prepares to perform the Mercury orbit insertion burn in this animated artist's concept.
PIA18146:
Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Panoramic Camera
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
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This frame from an animation shows a hypothetical flyover above Victoria Crater, where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is perched on a rim.
PIA09687:
Surveying the Scene Above Opportunity (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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This frame from an animation shows a simulated rover descending into Victoria Crater via the rock-paved slopes of an alcove informally named 'Duck Bay.'
PIA09688:
Rolling into Victoria Crater (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This image maps out the travels of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, from is landing site at Eagle Crater to the rim of Victoria Crater about six miles (9.7 kilometers) away in September of 2006.
PIA09689:
Opportunity's Long Road to Victoria (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The 60th moon of Saturn reveals itself in a sequence of images. The series of images was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on May 30, 2007.
PIA08369:
Sixty for Saturn Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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During July 2007, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity rover rode out a regional dust storm for several weeks. Conditions became particularly dreary in the Meridiani Planum region where Opportunity sat, perched on the edge of Victoria Crater.
PIA09935:
Dust Storm Time Lapse Shows Opportunity's Skies Darken Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Mira Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
PIA09960:
A Real Shooting Star (Artist Concept) 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 2007-10-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows all synthetic-aperture radar images to date of Titan's north polar region. Approximately 60 percent of Titan's north polar region, above 60 degrees north latitude, is now mapped with radar.
PIA10008:
Titan's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Prometheus slowly collides with the diffuse inner edge of Saturn's F ring in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The oblong moon pulls a streamer of material from the ring and leaves behind a dark channel.
PIA08397:
Soft Collision Animation Icon
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ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sails low over the surface of Iapetus on approach to its close encounter with the enigmatic moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08404:
Flight over Iapetus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-06 55 Cancri PlanetQuest
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This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.
PIA10109:
Journey to a Star Rich with Planets (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 L1157 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us what our own solar system might have looked like billions of years ago.
PIA10119:
Baby Picture of our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CRISM
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NASA's CRISM onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' seasonal caps consist of frozen carbon dioxide mixed with smaller amounts of water ice frost and dust.
PIA10137:
Carbon-Dioxide Frost Settling from Seasonal Outbursts on Mars (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This image was taken with NASA's Cassini Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera, showing Saturn's dynamic 'ring current,' which is an invisible ring of energetic ions trapped in the magnetic field of the planet.
PIA10095:
Saturn's "Ring Current" Animation Icon
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This is an artist concept of the view from NASA's Cassini during the star occultation that detected 'Mittens,' the small object to the right of the star.
PIA10082:
"Staring Mittens" (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a 'clump' in Saturn's rings. The gravity from a hypothesized moonlet (solid gray sphere in frame center) has collected smaller ring particles (black) to form a temporary aggregation.
PIA10083:
Clumpy Moons Animation Icon
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In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
PIA10149:
Europa Tide Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft approached Mercury for its first flyby, the Narrow Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument acquired the nine images shown here taken from January 9 to 13, 2008.
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Rendezvous with Mercury Animation Icon
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MDIS - Narrow Angle
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After NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft completed its successful flyby of Mercury, the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), took these images of the receding planet. This is a frame from an animation.
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MESSENGER Departs Mercury Animation Icon
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MDIS - Wide Angle
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On January 13, 2008, beginning 30 hours before NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's closest approach to Mercury, the Wide Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), began snapping images as it approached the planet.
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FIPS
EPPS
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This frame from an animation shows a conceptual sketch of Mercury's magnetosphere at the time of NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's flyby.
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Radar Mapper
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This graphic and animation depicts a cross-section of the Saturnian moon Titan. The assumption that Titan contains an internal ocean was generated from data gleaned NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar during 19 separate passes over Titan.
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An Ocean Runs Through It Animation Icon
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UVIS
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New structure, density and composition measurements of Enceladus' water plume were obtained when NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph observed the star zeta Orionis pass behind the plume Oct. 24, 2007, as seen in this image.
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Stellar Data on Plume Animation Icon
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARSIS
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension
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Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension Animation Icon
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Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This artist's concept illustrates how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used radar to map the insides of the north polar ice cap on Mars.
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Peeling Back Layers of a Martian Polar Ice Cap (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during its more than 9-month journey to Mars.
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Cruising to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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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.
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Cruise Stage Separation Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will enter the Martian atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.
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Hypersonic Entry Animation Icon
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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.
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Phoenix Without its Parachute Animation Icon
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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.
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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.
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Parachuting to Mars Animation Icon
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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.
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Phoenix Soaks up the Sun Animation Icon
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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.
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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.
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Phoenix's Path to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Phoenix
HiRISE
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This frame from an animation zooms in on the area on Mars where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will touchdown on May 25, 2008. The image was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Zooming in on Landing Site Animation Icon
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Phoenix
MARCI
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This false-color polar map was generated from images obtained by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Mars Color Imager (MARCI). It shows a large local dust storm that researchers were monitoring on May 25, 2008.
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Clear Skies Ahead
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This video shows the propulsion system on an engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander being successfully tested.
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Water Hammer Test Animation Icon
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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.
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How to Correct a Trajectory (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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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.
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How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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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.
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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.
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This image shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander stays in contact with Earth.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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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.
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View from Above of Phoenix's Stowed Robotic Arm Camera 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.
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Phoenix Work Area Animation 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.
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Phoenix Sol 2 Northwestern Panorama Animation Icon
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This image illustrates how a light echo works, and how an optical illusion of material moving outward is created.
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Dissecting a Light Echo Animation Icon
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