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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter remains on the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter's launch lock, which holds it in place on the rover, has been released.
PIA24441:
Ingenuity Helicopter's Launch Lock is Released
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Jupiter Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This animation gives an X-ray view of the Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera as it is bombarded by high-energy particles in Jupiter's inner radiation belts.
PIA24436:
High Energy and Juno's Stellar Reference Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam instrument to take the 32 individual images that make up this panorama of the outcrop nicknamed Mont Mercou. It took a second panorama to create a stereoscopic view. Both panoramas were taken on March 4, 2021.
PIA24266:
Curiosity's 3D View of Mont Mercou
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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 2021-03-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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These sets of images show doors opening and closing on parts of the Sample Caching System aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24497:
Perseverance Sample Caching System Doors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The debris shield, a protective covering on the bottom of NASA's Perseverance rover, was released on March 21, 2021. The debris shield protects the agency's Ingenuity helicopter during landing.
PIA24448:
Perseverance Rover Drops its Debris Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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These sets of animated GIFs show seven views of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover wiggling its wheels on March 4, 2021, the day Perseverance completed its first drive on Mars.
PIA24489:
Multiple Views of Perseverance's Wheels Wiggling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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The imagery for this animated gif was taken on March 5, 2021, by a Navigation Camera on NASA's Perseverance rover during its first drive on Mars.
PIA24490:
Perseverance Is Moving Right Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory driving the agency's Perseverance rover use visualization software to plan how the rover moves around on Mars. This clip from their visualization shows the rover's first drive on March 4, 2021.
PIA24481:
Perseverance Drive Visualization
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This simulation shows the motions the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover carried out during its first two-hour checkout on Mars. This simulation does not run in real-time.
PIA24332:
Simulation of Perseverance Arm Movement
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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This set of images shows part of the deployment of the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) wind sensors on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, taken by the rover's Navigation Cameras on Feb. 28, 2021.
PIA24339:
Perseverance's Weather Sensors Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover wiggles one of its wheels in this set of images obtained by the rover's left Navigation Camera on March 4, 2021.
PIA24340:
Perseverance Wiggles a Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This set of images shows parts of the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover flexing and turning during its first checkout after landing on Mars.
PIA24338:
Flexing Perseverance's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-04 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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This GIF shows the order in which the 142 images that makeup the Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama were taken. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24444:
GIF: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-16 Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This narrated animation shows NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars and how the rover's SuperCam laser instrument works.
PIA24426:
Animation: How Perseverance's SuperCam Works
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-14 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The mole, a heat probe that traveled to Mars aboard NASA's InSight lander, as it looked after hammering on Jan. 9, 2021. After trying since Feb. 28, 2019, to bury the probe, the mission team called an end to their efforts.
PIA24263:
InSight's Mole Comes to Rest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-05 SPHEREx
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This animation shows the preliminary design for the spacecraft, including hexagonal sun shields that will help keep the instruments cool.
PIA23869:
SPHEREx Preliminary Design (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-12-22 Mars 2020 Rover
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This animation shows the data collected on a Mars 2020 sample tube using a computerized tomography (CT) scanner. Engineers working on the sample tubes used the 3D imagery to better understand the tubes' internal structure.
PIA24304:
CT Scan of Mars Sample Tube
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-24 Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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Engineers lower MOXIE into the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24176:
Engineers Lower MOXIE into Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-11-18 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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The Blue Ring Nebula consists of two expanding cones of debris. The base of one cone is moving toward Earth. Both bases are outlined in magenta, revealing shockwaves created as the debris races through space.
PIA23868:
Geometry of the Blue Ring Nebula (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-19 Mars 2020 Rover
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This video clip shows a 3D printing technique where a printer head scans over each layer of a part, blowing metal powder which is melted by a laser.
PIA23972:
Video of 3D printing at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This footage from Aug. 19, 2019, shows a replica of InSight scraping soil with a scoop on the end of its robotic arm in a test lab at JPL. On Mars, InSight will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24099:
Replica of InSight's Arm Practices Scraping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight retracted its robotic arm on Oct. 3, 2020, revealing where the spike-like mole is trying to burrow into Mars. In the coming months, the arm will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24098:
InSight's Arm Pulls Back, Revealing the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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During the closest approach of this pass, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within approximately 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops.
PIA23807:
A Flight Over Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-01 3840x2160x3
A disk of hot material around a supermassive black hole emits a burst of visible light, which travels out to a ring of dust that subsequently emits infrared light.
PIA23866:
Echo Mapping in a Black Hole Accretion Disk and Torus (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock's surface.
PIA24094:
PIXL's Hexapod Has Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New composite images made from NASA's Cassini spacecraft data are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA24023:
Enceladus in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth UAVSAR
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A NASA aircraft equipped with Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew above California fires on Sept. 3 and 10 to examine the ground below.
PIA24102:
NASA's UAVSAR Flights Observe California Fires
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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 2020-09-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spotted this dust devil with one of its Navigation Cameras around 11:35 a.m. local Mars time on Aug. 9, 2020 (the 2,847th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).
PIA24039:
Curiosity Spots a Dust Devil in the Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-18 Asteroid 1841x1033x3
This illustration shows asteroid 2020 QG's trajectory bending during its close approach to Earth. The asteroid is the closest known non-impacting asteroid ever detected.
PIA24037:
Asteroid 2020 QG Zips Around the Earth (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-05 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright pop-up clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for shallow lighting.
PIA24041:
When Jupiter's Clouds Pop Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The movement of sand grains in the scoop on the end of NASA InSight's robotic arm suggests that the spacecraft's self-hammering mole had begun tapping the bottom of the scoop while hammering on June 20, 2020.
PIA23896:
NASA InSight's Mole Taps the Bottom of the Lander's Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-04-28 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This animation shows two massive black holes in the OJ 287 galaxy.
PIA23687:
Animation of Black Hole Disk Flare in OJ 287
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-25 Uranus Voyager
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An animated GIF showing Uranus' magnetic field.
PIA23683:
GIF of Uranus' Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This video, taken by one of the Navigation Cameras, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, shows the rover's robotic arm as it rotates to take a selfie.
PIA23625:
Navcam Movie of How Curiosity Takes a Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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InSight recently moved its robotic arm closer to its digging device, called the mole, in preparation to push on its top, or back cap.
PIA23622:
InSight Prepares to Push on the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-10 Mars 960x540x3
In this illustration, Mars holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters.
PIA23515:
Water Ice Marked on Mars Globe (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-05 Asteroid 2532x1417x3
This animation illustrates the modeled trajectories of particles that were ejected from Bennu's surface on Jan. 19, 2019.
PIA23555:
Bennu Particles (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-07 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.
PIA23470:
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover in Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-06 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23512:
InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust carved out by a massive star. A drawing overlaid on the image reveals why researchers nicknamed this region the Jack-o-lantern Nebula.
PIA23403:
The Jack-o-Lantern Nebula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-28 Mars InSight
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In this image from Oct. 26, 2019, InSight's heat probe is seen after backing about halfway out of the hole it had burrowed.
PIA23213:
InSight's Heat Probe Partially Backs Out of Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-24 Mars 2020 Rover
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This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the first time the Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.
PIA23468:
That's One Small Step for a Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers working on NASA's Mars 2020 mission remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil from the rover after a move from JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility to the Simulator Building for testing.
PIA23467:
NASA's Mars 2020 Unfoiled Again
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-17 Mars InSight
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This animation shows NASA InSight's heat probe, or 'mole,' digging about a centimeter (half an inch) below the surface.
PIA23379:
Pinning Helps the Mole Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows the position of NASA's Curiosity rover as it journeyed through 'the clay-bearing unit' on Mars between May 31 and July 20, 2019. The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took both images.
PIA23377:
HiRISE Watches Curiosity Journey Across the Clay Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This animation demonstrates the salty ponds and streams that scientists think may have been left behind as Gale Crater dried out over time.
PIA23375:
Sutton Island Model of Drying Lakes (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA InSight's robotic arm will use its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or 'mole,' against the wall of its hole.
PIA23373:
Preparing to Pin the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-01 Jupiter Juno
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This animated gif depicts the point of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft during its eclipse-free approach to the gas giant Nov. 3, 2019.
PIA23465:
Circumlocuting Jupiter's Shadow (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-30 Spitzer Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars.
PIA23402:
Spitzer Spots Bubbles and Bow Shocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D at 2 a.m. EDT on Sep. 3, 2019 (11 p.m PDT on Sept. 2, 2019). The layers in the animation reveal slices of the hurricane from four depths.
PIA23431:
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Data from NASA's CloudSat satellite, acquired on Aug., 2019, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) was used to make this 3D animation of then-Tropical Storm Dorian. It shows cloud heights extending 9 miles (15 kilometers) into the atmosphere.
PIA23359:
NASA's CloudSat Images Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019.
PIA23356:
NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This animation illustrates NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars, its thrusters setting a rock in motion.
PIA23345:
Rolling Stones Rock (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-19 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's illustration of the exoplanet LHS 3844b, shows the planet's surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA23130:
Rare Glimpse of the Surface of a Rocky World (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-22 Mars 1400x788x3
This artist's concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like as they move through different layers of the Martian interior.
PIA23344:
Seismic Waves Inside Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Mars 2020 Rover
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A team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the legs and wheels on the Mars 2020 rover.
PIA23261:
Mars 2020's Hot Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the Instrument Deployment Camera.
PIA23309:
Arm Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the fisheye Instrument Context Camera.
PIA23308:
Fisheye Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars InSight lander moves in place over the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and opens the fingers of its grapple in this series of images from June 1, 2019.
PIA23277:
Getting Ready to Help InSight's Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 17, 2019, the 2,410th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23243:
Curiosity's Three-Frame Mosaic of Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 7, 2019, the 2,400th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23242:
Curiosity Sees More Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 12, 2019, the 2,405th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23241:
Curiosity Sees Drifting Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field at a single moment in time from data acquired by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA23229:
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This series of images shows carbon dioxide ice sublimating (going directly from a solid to a gas) inside a pit at Mars' south pole. Each frame of the animation was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23238:
HiRISE Spots CO2 Ice Sublimating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity rover, which is climbing lower Mount Sharp on Mars.
PIA23179:
Curiosity's Proposed Path up Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Each of the three panels is a series of images taken on different dates. Deimos, Mars' other moon, can also be seen in the second panel.
PIA23208:
Odyssey's Three Views of Phobos in Visible Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-09 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This movie shows the Martian moon Phobos as viewed in visible light by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter on April 24, 2019.
PIA23207:
Odyssey Views Phobos in Visible Light: April 24, 2019
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. This series of images was taken on April 25, 2019.
PIA23180:
InSight Images Clouds on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Asteroid 1220x700x3
This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach.
PIA23195:
Asteroid Apophis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-18 Mars 2020 Rover
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This image shows major components of NASA's Mars 2020 mission in the High Bay 1 clean room in JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
PIA23164:
Mars 2020 Components in High Bay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 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 2019-04-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured this set of images before and after it drilled a rock on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
PIA23138:
Curiosity's First Clay Unit Drill Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-09 CubeSat
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A brief laser flash, seen here at the center of the image, was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats.
PIA23117:
CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This series of images shows the shadow of Phobos as it sweeps over NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and darkens the sunlight on Monday, March 25, 2019 (Sol 2358).
PIA23135:
Curiosity Observes Sunset Eclipse: Sol 2358
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Deimos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This series of images shows the Martian moon Deimos as it crossed in front of the Sun, as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Sunday, March 17, 2019 (the 2,350th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).
PIA23134:
Curiosity Observes Deimos Eclipse: Sol 2350
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-04 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This series of images shows the Martian moon Phobos as it crossed in front of the Sun, as seen by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (Sol 2359).
PIA23133:
Curiosity Observes Phobos Eclipse: Sol 2359
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image sequence shows views from five of nine cameras on the MISR instrument, onboard NASA's Terra satellite, a few minutes after a bright meteor exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.
PIA22825:
MISR Images Fireball Over Bering Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23049:
InSight's Arm Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23048:
InSight's Deck Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a long lunar transit on Mar. 6, 2019.
PIA21905:
Criss-Crossing Lunar Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-04 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows that the Sun has gone an entire month without any sunspots (Feb. 1-18, 2019).
PIA21218:
Spotless February Animation Icon
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Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is in another eclipse season as of Feb. 6, 2019. This image shows the Earth briefly blocking SDO's view of the Sun.
PIA21213:
Spring 2019 Eclipse Season Arrives Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-04 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander deployed its Wind and Thermal Shield on Feb. 2, 2019 (sol 66). The shield covers InSight's seismometer, which was set down onto the Martian surface on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22959:
InSight Deploys its Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter's southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22943:
Jupiter Storm Tracker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captures a polar vortex moving from Central Canada into the U.S. Midwest from January 20 through January 29, 2019.
PIA22823:
AIRS Captures Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Side-by-side images depict NASA's Curiosity rover (left) and a moon buggy driven during the Apollo 16 mission.
PIA23041:
A Mars Buggy and a Moon Buggy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-24 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showed four smallish prominences along the sun's edge at about the same time (Dec. 12-14, 2018).
PIA21212:
Small Prominences Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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A fish-eye view of NASA's InSight lander deploying its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, taken by the spacecraft's Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22978:
InSight Seismometer in Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This set of images from the Instrument Deployment Camera shows NASA's InSight lander placing its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
PIA22977:
Putting SEIS on the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Juno
SRU
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This animation illustrates how the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft supports 'attitude determination' -- the knowledge of which way Juno is pointing as the spacecraft navigates through space.
PIA22961:
The Day Job for Juno's SRU (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Mars Mars 2020
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This animation, constructed using data from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, provides an airborne perspective of the Mars 2020 landing site and its exploration area at Jezero Crater.
PIA22905:
Jezero Crater Flyover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-12 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This movie was generated using imagery collected from NASA's Juno spacecraft on Oct. 29, 2018, during Juno's 16th perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center).
PIA22906:
Juno Flyby Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-11 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows an active region that appeared on Dec. 5, 2018.
PIA21211:
Solar Active Region's Cameo Appearance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-10 Voyager Interstellar Mission
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At the end of 2018, the cosmic ray subsystem aboard NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft provided evidence that Voyager 2 had left the heliosphere.
PIA22924:
Voyager 2: Hello Interstellar Space, Goodbye Heliosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars MarCO
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MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took these images as it approached Mars, just before NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the planet.
PIA22655:
MarCO-B (Wall-E) approaches Mars
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