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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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A seething cauldron of light appears to bubble and ooze around the remains of a giant star that astronomers have been watching tear itself apart for the last 300 years. Different observations taken over three years by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10724:
Cauldron of Light 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Mars Phoenix
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Mars Phoenix
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-04 Mars Phoenix
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.
PIA10754:
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.
PIA10755:
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-04 Mars Phoenix
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.'
PIA10760:
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.
PIA10768:
Flyover Video of Phoenix Work Area Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-09 Mars Phoenix
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.
PIA10782:
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.
PIA10783:
Sprinkle Test by Phoenix's Robotic Arm (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Mars Phoenix
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
MARCI
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Scientists were anticipating clear skies when NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrives on the north polar plains of the Red Planet Sunday, May 25, 2008.
PIA10788:
Martian Dust Storm on May 18, 2008 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Mars Phoenix
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.
PIA10790:
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.
PIA10791:
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.
PIA10792:
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.
PIA10798:
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.
PIA10799:
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.'
PIA10901:
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.
PIA10902:
First Dodo Trench with White Layer Visible in Dig Area Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-20 Mars Phoenix
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.
PIA10906:
Disappearing Ice Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Phoenix
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.
PIA10914:
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.
PIA10918:
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.
PIA10941:
Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows he 'Peony nebula' star, a blazing ball of gas shines with the equivalent light of 3.2 million suns.
PIA10955:
'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Mars Phoenix
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.
PIA10974:
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.
PIA11000:
'Snow Queen' Animation 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.
PIA11026:
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.
PIA11027:
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.
PIA11028:
How Phoenix Creates Color Images (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Phoenix
MOLA
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This image indicated NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landing area on Mars to a topographical map indicating relative elevations in the landing region prior to landing. The elevations could have affected wind patterns at the site.
PIA11029:
Wind-Related Topography in Phoenix's Region of Mars (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.
PIA11030:
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.
PIA11031:
Snow White Trench (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.
PIA11007:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars 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.
PIA11040:
Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Clouds scoot across the Martian sky in a frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA11060:
Ice Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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An angry looking sky is captured in this frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA11151:
Nighttime Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale catches a breeze as clouds move over the landing site on Sol 103 (Sept. 7, 2008), the 103rd Martian day since landing.
PIA11152:
Phoenix Telltale Movie with Clouds, Sol 103 Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west of the lander on Sol 104, or the 104th Martian day of the mission, Sept. 9, 2008.
PIA11155:
Martian Dust Devil Movie, Phoenix Sol 104 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-17 Aqua
AIRS
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Light energy is collected by the optics system on the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument and digitized.
PIA11170:
Light Travels Through AIRS Optics Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This images from a sequence of images that combines 32 images of clouds moving eastward across a Martian horizon. The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this set of images on Sept. 18, 2008,
PIA11184:
Clouds Move Across Mars Horizon Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a sequence of nine images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the sun rising on the morning of the lander's 101st Martian day after landing.
PIA11201:
Martian Sunrise at Phoenix Landing Site, Sol 101 Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines more than 500 images taken after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
PIA11209:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Lander Deck and Landing Site on Northern Mars, Animation Animation Icon
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MARDI
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This frame from an animation shows a zoom into the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The Phoenix team will soon attempt to use a microphone on the MARDI instrument to capture sounds of Mars.
PIA11210:
Animation of MARDI Instrument Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager camera aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander acquired a series of images of the laser beam in the Martian night sky. Bright spots in the beam are reflections from ice crystals in the low level ice-fog.
PIA11211:
Phoenix's Laser Beam in Action on Mars Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This frame from an animation 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.
PIA11212:
Animation of TEGA Sample Delivery and Analysis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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The First Image After Closest Approach
PIA11352:
The First Image After Closest Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This near-infrared image of Saturn's north pole shows a giant cyclone, encircled by a hexagon feature. A movie was created from several images, taken by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11215:
Infrared Movie of Saturn's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from an animation shows the movement of several dust storms near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. These images were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on the 137th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 13, 2008).
PIA11234:
Dust Storm Moving Near Phoenix Lander Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a series of images shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale instrument waving in the Martian wind. Documenting the telltale's movement helps mission scientists and engineers determine what the wind is like on Mars.
PIA11235:
Telltale Instrument Waving in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Mercury MESSENGER
Magnetometer
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A Movie of Magnetometer Measurements from the Second Mercury Flyby
PIA11413:
A Movie of Magnetometer Measurements from the Second Mercury Flyby Animation Icon
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MASCS
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A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere
PIA11415:
A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere Animation Icon
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MDIS - Wide Angle
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A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface
PIA11416:
A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-12 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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NASA's MARCI acquires a global view of the red planet and its weather patterns every day. This image was taken on Nov. 3, 2008 by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA11418:
MRO MARCI Weather Report for the week of 3 November 2008 9 November 2008 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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These three images show the progression of 'stacking' NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover and its descent stage in one of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's 'clean room.'
PIA11423:
So Happy Together Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is part of simulated flyover showing rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars.
PIA11444:
Flyover Animation of Becquerel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Clouds of dust and ice swirl past the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in this frame from a series of images taken on the 132nd Martian day of the mission (Oct. 7, 2008).
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Dark Skies and Clouds Move in at Phoenix site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a 'rotating' Enceladus. Video created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Enceladus' Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This video demonstrates two examples of the interpretation of tectonic spreading along the 'tiger stripe' fractures in the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This video was created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Reconstructing the Past on Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-21 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines more than 400 images taken during the first several weeks after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
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Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera captured Saturn's moon Rhea as it gradually slipped into the planet's shadow, an event known as 'ingress,' on Aug. 19, 2008.
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Darkness Falls on Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Dark spokes dance around Saturn's B ring in this series of movies comprised of images taken NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera.
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'Tis the Season for Spokes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-06 Cassiopeia A Chandra X-ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
IRAC
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For the first time, a multiwavelength three-dimensional reconstruction of a supernova remnant has been created. This visualization of Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, the result of an explosion approximately 330 years ago, uses data from several NASA telescopes.
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Supernova Remnant in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a computer simulation of the planet HD 80606b from an observer located at a point in space lying between the Earth and the HD 80606 system.
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Tour of Planet with Extreme Temperature Swings Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Around the time of equinox, Epimetheus' shadow was cast on Saturn's rings rather than the planet in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on Jan. 16, 2009.
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Moon Shadow in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. The prominent, roughly circular feature in the western part of this image is an area known as Ganesa Macula.
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Ganesa Macula Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. This pair of images covers part of Hotei Arcus.
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Hotei Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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Glowing like a neon lasso, Saturn's aurora is seen spinning above Saturn's north pole over the course of most of a Saturn day in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Mary 25, 2007.
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Ultraviolet Aurora Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-14 Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO)
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Artist concept of NASA's STEREO-A Spacecraft Observing a very active Sun.
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NASA's STEREO-A Spacecraft Observing a very Active Sun (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the southern high-latitudes region of Mars from Mar. 19-Apr. 14, 2009, a period when regional dust storms occurred along the retreating edge of carbon-dioxide frost in the seasonal south polar cap.
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Weather Movie, Mars South Polar Region, March-April 2009 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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This image shows the southern high-latitudes region of Mars from March 19 through April 14, 2009, a period when regional dust storms occurred along the retreating edge of carbon-dioxide frost in the seasonal south polar cap.
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Weather Movie, Mars South Polar Region, March-April 2009 (Close-up View) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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Created with altimeter data from NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite and the Jason-1 satellite, this image shows a portion of the Gulf Stream off the east coast of the United States.
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-13 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates how silicate crystals like those found in comets can be created by an outburst from a growing star. The image shows a young sun-like star encircled by its planet-forming disk of gas and dust. Animation available.
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Silicate Crystal Formation in the Disk of an Erupting Star (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-28 VB 10 PlanetQuest
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This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.
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How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image is a blinking of two 14-minute exposures of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 600,000 miles from Earth. Bill Dillon, a regular advanced user of Sierra Stars Observatory.
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Image of Dawn Spacecraft 600,000 miles From Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Mimas' shadow traverses the sunlit side of Saturn's rings in this image and mosaic showcasing the unusual sights seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn as the planet approaches its August 2009 equinox.
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A Shadow's Traverse Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys as it seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings.
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Shadow from the Dark Side Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Part of the shadow of Saturn's moon Mimas appears as if it has been woven through the planet's rings in this unusual series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Weaving a Shadow Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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As the moon Enceladus eclipses its neighbor Mimas, NASA's Cassini spacecraft records a scene possible only around the time of Saturn's approaching equinox.
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Eclipsing Mimas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, San Francisco Bay and more.
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Cruising Over California Animation Icon
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ASTER
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Data from JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite provides views of the L.A. Basin, including Dodger Stadium, the L.A.X. airport and JPL.
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Cruising Over Los Angeles 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.
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Diviner Undergoing Post Thermal Vacuum Range of Motion Testing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA's Deep Space Network, Goldstone radar images show triple asteroid 1994 CC, which consists of a central object approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in diameter and two smaller moons that orbit the central body. Animation available at the Photojournal
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Triple Asteroid System Triples Asteroid Observers Interest Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-10 HD 172555 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. NASA's Spitzer found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star.
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Planetary Demolition Derby (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-25 Triton Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
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Flight Over Triton Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Carbon monoxide in the smoke from the Station fire was lofted high into the atmosphere, where it was observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Animation available at the Photojournal.
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Concentration and Transport of Carbon Monoxide from the California Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft reveal subtle and previously unknown lunar diversity and features. Animation available at the Photojournal.
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Invisible Colors of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation depicts NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilling a hole to collect a rock-powder sample at a target site called 'John Klein.'
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Simulation of Curiosity Rover Drilling into Martian Bedrock Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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As the solar wind flows from the sun, it creates a bubble in space known as the 'heliosphere' around our solar system. The heliosphere is the region of space under the influence of our sun.
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The Bubble of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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This image is one of two images which documents very slight forward movement of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during a drive on the rover's 2,090th Martian day, or sol (Nov. 19, 2009).
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Movement from Spirit's Second Extrication Drive Animation Icon
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