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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 9.
PIA10755:
Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is an image of a camera pushing through NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10757:
Phoenix Telltale Movement Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander reaching with its Robotic Arm and taking a picture of the surface underneath the lander. The light feature in the middle of the image below the leg is informally called 'Holy Cow.'
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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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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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 Mars Phoenix
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Phoenix
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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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-03 Mars Phoenix
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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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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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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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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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).
PIA11716:
Dark Skies and Clouds Move in at Phoenix site Animation Icon
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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.
PIA11734:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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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.
PIA11988:
Weather Movie, Mars South Polar Region, March-April 2009 (Close-up View) Animation Icon
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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.
PIA11987:
Weather Movie, Mars South Polar Region, March-April 2009 Animation Icon
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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).
PIA12471:
Movement from Spirit's Second Extrication Drive Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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Movement from Spirit's Third Extrication Drive
PIA12378:
Movement from Spirit's Third Extrication Drive Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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Little Movement in Spirit's Sol 2099 Drive
PIA12477:
Little Movement in Spirit's Sol 2099 Drive Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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Diagnostic tests were run on the right-rear wheel and right-front wheel on NASA's Spirit. The right-rear wheel continued to show no motion in the latest tests and exhibited very high resistance in the motor winding.
PIA12398:
Slight Movement by Spirit's Right-Front Wheel, Sol 2113 Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This frame (taken from a three-frame animation) aids evaluation of performance of the right-front wheel on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during a drive on the rover's 2,117th Martian day, or sol (Dec. 16, 2009).
PIA12482:
Rotations by Spirit's Right-Front Wheel, Sol 2117 Animation Icon
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Hazcam
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This image is one of two frames showing NASA's Spirit driving backward as next technique for attempting to extricate the rover from the sand trap where it is embedded. Go to the Photojournal for the animation.
PIA12497:
Movement During Backward Drive, Sols 2147 Animation Icon
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Navigation Camera
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This image shows NASA's Opportunity's climb out of Victoria crater. It is the first frame of a movie that spans three days when the rover exited the crater at the alcove called 'Duck Bay' leaving two sets of wheel tracks.
PIA13088:
Opportunity's Wheel Tracks at Victoria Crater Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A rippled patch of sand in Becquerel Crater on Mars moved about two meters (about two yards) between November 24, 2006 and September 5, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14876:
Blowing in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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The eastern margin of a rippled dune in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average distance of three meters (about three yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, in one of two images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14877:
Shifting Sand in Herschel Crater Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about two meters (about two yards) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14878:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A rippled dune front in Herschel Crater on Mars moved an average of about one meter (about one yard) between March 3, 2007 and December 1, 2010, as seen in one of two images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14879:
Rippling Dune Front in Herschel Crater on Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A dune in the northern polar region of Mars shows significant changes between June 25, 2008 and May 21, 2010 in one of two images taken on by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA14880:
Movement in Martian Dune Field Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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A Martian dust devil was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA15545:
Mars' Whirling Dust Devil Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This image, from an animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a dark, rippled sand dune overlying bright-toned rock.
PIA15295:
Advancing Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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HiRISE
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This image, one of two from a two-image animation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows movement of ripples covering a sand dune on Mars.
PIA15680:
Ripple Movement on Sand Dune in Nili Patera, Mars Animation Icon
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MAHLI
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This frame from a video shows an engineering test for NASA's Curiosity rover. During the test, the clear dust covers on the Hazard-Avoidance cameras were popped off.
PIA15961:
Popping the Lid off Curiosity's Hazard Cameras Animation Icon
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flying over NASA's Curiosity (shown in pink) as the rover lands on the Red Planet.
PIA15964:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Flying Over Mars Animation Icon
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This artist's concept shows how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth via two of NASA's Mars orbiters, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey.
PIA15965:
Communicating with Curiosity (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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This artist's concept shows how NASA how orbiters over Mars will monitor the landing of NASA's Curiosity rover as it speeds towards its Martian landing site in Gale Crater.
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Great Convergence of Spacecraft around Mars Animation Icon
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This artist's concept depicts how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth during landing. As the rover descends to Mars, it will send out basic radio-frequency tones that go directly to Earth.
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Curiosity Speaks (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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This image from an animation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showing the landing effects of the descent stage, the rover lander, the back shell and parachute, and the heat shield, all found on the left side of the image.
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Before and After Curiosity's Touchdown Animation Icon
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This still image from an animation shows the effects of weights from the entry vehicle of NASA's Curiosity rover hitting the surface of Mars.
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Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up Animation Icon
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Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up (with arrows)
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Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up (with arrows) Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter obtained this color image with the Mars Descent Imager aboard NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface. Curiosity landed on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).
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A Better Look of the Martian Surface Animation Icon
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This image from an animated gif shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars.
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Wiggle in the Gravel Animation Icon
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NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times at rocks exposed by thrusters on the rover's sky crane at the scour mark called 'Goulburn.'
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After the Laser Shots Animation Icon
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the inlet covers for the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument as the rover continues to check out its instruments in the first phase after landing.
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Opening and Closing SAM Animation Icon
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Mars has two small, asteroid-sized moons named Phobos and Deimos. This frame from an animation shows the point of view of the rover, located near the equator of Mars, as these moons occasionally pass in front of, or 'transit,' the disk of the sun.
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Phobos in Transit Animation Icon
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This image from a video shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The material vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground.
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Curiosity's First Scoop of Mars, in Vibration Movie Animation Icon
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The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its laser and spectrometers to examine what chemical elements are in a drift of Martian sand during the mission's 74th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 20, 2012).
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Laser Hit on Martian Sand Target, Before and After Animation Icon
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This set of images from NASA's Curiosity rover shows a patch of rock before and after it was cleaned by Curiosity's Dust Removal Tool (DRT).
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Before and After a Little Dusting Animation Icon
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A blink pair of images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity performed a 'mini drill' test on a Martian rock shows changes resulting from that activity.
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Before-and-After Blink of Curiosity 'Mini Drill' into Mars Rock Animation Icon
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This frame from a set of three images from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the rover's drill in action on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, Curiosity's 182nd Martian day of operations.
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This frame from an animation of NASA's Curiosity rover shows the complicated suite of operations involved in conducting the rover's first rock sample drilling on Mars and transferring the sample to the rover's scoop for inspection.
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This frame from a video clip shows moments during a demonstration of drilling into a rock at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., with a test double of the Mars rover Curiosity. The drill combines hammering and rotation motions of the bit.
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rock target 'Cumberland' before and after Curiosity drilled into it to collect a sample for analysis.
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This frame from an animation from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rover drilling into rock target 'Cumberland.' The drilling was performed during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the Curiosity's work on Mars (May 19, 2013).
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Curiosity Mars Rover Drilling Into Its Second Rock Animation Icon
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The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was used to check the composition of gray tailings from the hole in rock target 'Cumberland' that the rover drilled on May 19, 2013.
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Drilled Hole and ChemCam Marks at 'Cumberland'
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This image from an animation shows how repeated laser shots from the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity cause a pit to form at the target point in Martian soil.
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Pitting in Martian Soil During Repeated Laser Shots From Mars Rover Animation Icon
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Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013 taken by NASA's Mars rover's Navigation Camera (Navcam).
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Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars Animation Icon
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These images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the appearance of dark markings on Martian slope changes with the seasons. The marks, called recurrent slope linea extend down slopes during warmer months.
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover drove over a dune spanning 'Dingo Gap' on Mars. The light-toned dome on the right side of the horizon is part of Mount Sharp.
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This image from an animation shows a patch of sandstone scrubbed with the Dust Removal Tool, a wire-bristle brush, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. This rock target is called 'Windjana,' after a gorge in Western Australia.
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Martian Sandstone Target "Windjana" Before and After Brushing Animation Icon
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This two-image blink shows a comparison of two exposure times in images from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity showing comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it flew near Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
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Mars Rover Opportunity's View of Comet (Blink of Two Exposures) Animation Icon
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This image from an animiation of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the comet passed near the red planet on Oct. 19, 2014.
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Mars Curiosity Rover Views Comet Siding Spring Animation Icon
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This frame from an animated artist's rendering begins with NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft above Mars. The movie then transitions to a sequence of HiRISE images of the comet taken as it flew past Mars.
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Mars Orbiter Observes Comet Siding Spring (Animation) Animation Icon
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This frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring before and after its close pass by Mars in October 2014. False color enhances subtle variations in brightness in the comet's coma.
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This frame from an animation simulates a flyover of a portion of a Martian canyon detailed in a geological map produced by the U.S. Geological Survey and based on observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Simulated Flyover of Mars Canyon Map (Animation) Animation Icon
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a blast zone where the sky crane from NASA's Curiosity rover mission hit the ground after setting the rover down in August 2012. The images are from HiRISE on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Changes in Scars From 2012 Mars Landing Animation Icon
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Martian gullies as seen in the top image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resemble gullies on Earth that are carved by liquid water.
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This frame is from sequence of views NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
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Sunset Sequence in Mars' Gale Crater (Animation) Animation Icon
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This frame from an animation simulates a fly-around look at one of the places on Mars where dark streaks advance down slopes during warm seasons, possibly involving liquid water. This image is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Animation of Site of Seasonal Flows in Hale Crater, Mars Animation Icon
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A view from the 'Kimberly' formation on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating the ancient depression that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
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Strata at Base of Mount Sharp Animation Icon
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of two spots that likely appeared in connection with the Oct. 19, 2016, arrival of ESA's Schiaparelli test lander. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
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