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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-20 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took this selfie over a rock nicknamed Rochette, on September 10, 2021. Two holes can be seen where the rover used its robotic arm to drill rock core samples.
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Perseverance's Selfie at Rochette
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-19 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This video shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover using its Auto-Nav technology to drive 574 feet (175 meters) on September 12, 2021, the 200th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Perseverance's Sol 200 Auto-Nav Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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As NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft approached Mercury for its first flyby, the Narrow Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument acquired the nine images shown here taken from January 9 to 13, 2008.
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Rendezvous with Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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On January 13, 2008, beginning 30 hours before NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's closest approach to Mercury, the Wide Angle Camera, part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), began snapping images as it approached the planet.
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MESSENGER Approaches Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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After NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft completed its successful flyby of Mercury, the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC), part of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS), took these images of the receding planet. This is a frame from an animation.
PIA10197:
MESSENGER Departs Mercury Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
FIPS
EPPS
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This frame from an animation shows a conceptual sketch of Mercury's magnetosphere at the time of NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's flyby.
PIA10379:
MESSENGER Flies through Mercury's Magnetosphere 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
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The First Image After Closest Approach 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
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A Movie of Magnetometer Measurements from the Second Mercury Flyby Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Mercury MESSENGER
MASCS
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A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere
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A Movie of MESSENGER's Observations of Mercury's Exosphere Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-31 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface
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A Color Movie of Mercury's Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Movie of Global Imaging Coverage to Date
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Movie of Global Imaging Coverage to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
MLA
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Movie of MLA Coverage to Date
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Movie of MLA Coverage to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
Magnetometer (MAG)
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-16 Mercury MESSENGER
Gamma-ray Spectrometer (GRS)
X-ray Spectrometer (XRS)
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Movie of Mercury's Magnetic Equator Versus Longitude
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-23 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Movie of Mercury's South Pole
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Movie of Mercury's South Pole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Getting the Spins
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Getting the Spins Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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A Bit of an Exaggeration
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A Bit of an Exaggeration Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Mercury MESSENGER
Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
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A Tribute to MESSENGER: Video
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A Tribute to MESSENGER: Video Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 2
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 1
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Ride Along with MESSENGER: Movie 1 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-06 Mercury MESSENGER
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NASA's MESSENGER prepares to perform the Mercury orbit insertion burn in this animated artist's concept.
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Mercury Orbit Insertion (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Mercury Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This frame from an animation shows five versions of observations that NASA's Curiosity made about one hour apart while Mercury was passing in front of the sun on June 3, 2014. Two sunspots, each about the diameter of Earth, also appear.
PIA18389:
Mercury Transit of the Sun, Seen From Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-01 Mercury MESSENGER
MDIS - Narrow Angle
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MESSENGER Flyover Movie. This frame from a movie consists of 214 images acquired by NASA's MESSENGER's Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on June 8, 2014.
PIA18638:
MESSENGER Flyover Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Messier 104 Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on one of the most famous objects in the sky, Messier 104, also called the Sombrero galaxy.
PIA07899:
Spitzer Spies Spectacular Sombrero Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-05 Messier 31 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image shows the Andromeda galaxy, first as seen in visible light by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, then as seen in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA08506:
Fade to Red Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Mimas, a little moon of Saturn with a big crater, is the star of this image, a frame from a movie consisting of 37 individual frames taken over 20 minutes, while NASA's Cassini spacecraft remained sharply pointed at the icy worldlet.
PIA06198:
Mimas On the Move Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-05 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie was made of narrow-angle images taken over a period of seven hours during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA07710:
Flying Over Mimas Animation Icon
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Mira Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This artist's concept illustrates a star flying through our galaxy at supersonic speeds, leaving a 13-light-year-long trail of glowing material in its wake. The star, named Mira (pronounced my-rah) after the latin word for 'wonderful.'
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A Real Shooting Star (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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Narrow Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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Wide Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-05 Moon Ranger 9
TV Camera
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On March 24, 1965, a nationwide TV audience watched live video from Ranger 9 as it purposefully crashed into the Moon within the crater Alphonsus. Ranger's six cameras sent back more than 5800 video images during the last 18 minutes of its 3-day journey,
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Live from the Moon - Impact! 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.
PIA12238:
Invisible Colors of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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Mare Orientale Flyover
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Mare Orientale Flyover Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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Map of Moon's Crust
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Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
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Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-15 Orion Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
PIA08653:
The Sword of Orion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-08 OTS 44 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf surrounded by a swirling disc of planet-building dust. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope spotted such a disc around a surprisingly low-mass brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
PIA07335:
Birth of an Unusual Planetary System (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-01 Pan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sighted tiny Pan, a body only 20 kilometers (12 miles) across. Pan is responsible for parting the Encke Gap in Saturn's outer A ring.
PIA06084:
Pan Found! Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's small, walnut-shaped moon, Pan, embedded in the planet's rings, coasts along in this frame from a movie clip from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08320:
Cruising with Pan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Phobos Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit observed the Martian moon Phobos entering the shadow of Mars during the night of the rover's 675th sol (Nov. 27, 2005).
PIA03611:
Spirit Movie of Phobos Eclipse, Sol 675 Animation Icon
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Panoramic Camera
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This image shows Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, as it transits in front of the sun. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the afternoon of the rover's 3,078th Martian day, or sol.
PIA16228:
Phobos Transit Viewed by Opportunity on Sol 3078 Animation Icon
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Navcam (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, passing overhead, as observed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, centered straight overhead starting shortly after sunset.
PIA17270:
Phobos Passing Overhead Animation Icon
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Mastcam
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This frame from a movie clip shows the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, passing in front of the smaller Martian moon, Deimos, as observed by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA17089:
Two Moons Passing in the Martian Night Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-15 Phobos Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from a movie clip shows Phobos, the larger of the two moons of Mars, passing in front of the other Martian moon, Deimos, on Aug. 1, from the perspective of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA17352:
Smoothed Movie of Phobos Passing Deimos in Martian Sky Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-04 Phobos 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This frame from an animation was taken in visible-wavelength light as the THEMIS camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey scanned across the Martian moon Phobos on Sept. 29, 2017.
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Series of Images from THEMIS Scanning Phobos
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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 2019-04-04 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).
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Curiosity Observes Sunset Eclipse: Sol 2358
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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.
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Odyssey Views Phobos in Visible Light: April 24, 2019
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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.
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Odyssey's Three Views of Phobos in Visible Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Phoebe Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 took this photo sequence of Saturn's outer satellite, Phoebe, on Sept. 4, 1981, from 2.2 million kilometers (1.36 million miles) away.
PIA02260:
Voyager 2 Movie of Saturn's Moon: Phoebe Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on NASA New Horizons acquired images of the Pluto field three days apart in late September 2006, in order to see Pluto's motion against a dense background of stars.
PIA09234:
New Horizons Sees Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-04 Pluto Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
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Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes Animation Icon
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LORRI
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This frame from an animation of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, was taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it raced toward Pluto in July 2014.
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A Moon over Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie, composed of images taken by NASA's New Horizons, shows Pluto as it rotates about its axis. The images were taken May 28-June 3, 2015, from distances ranging from approximately 56 million kilometers to 48.5 million kilometers.
PIA17807:
Faces of Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, barycentric, frame from a movie from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.
PIA19688:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Barycentric View (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-11 Pluto New Horizons
MVIC
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This near-true color, 'Pluto-centric' frame from a movie from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.
PIA19689:
Pluto and Charon in Color: Pluto-Centric View (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This image was created by NASA New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. It was taken between June 23 and June 29, 2015.
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Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-03 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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What color is Pluto? The answer, revealed in the first maps made from NASA's New Horizons data, turns out to be shades of reddish brown.
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The 'Other' Red Planet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-08 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This four-frame movie shows NASA's New Horizons' final deep search for hazardous material around Pluto, obtained on July 1, 2015. These data allow a highly sensitive search for any new moons.
PIA19701:
Final Hazard Search Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-28 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an animation is a dramatic view of the Pluto system is as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft saw it in July 2015.
PIA19873:
Flying Past Pluto (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-21 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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Images downloaded from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft (through Sept. 11, 2015) were stitched together and rendered on a sphere to make this flyover 'movie.' This is a frame from the animation.
PIA19951:
Flyover Sputnik Planum Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-05 Pluto New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from a movie is composed of the sharpest views of Pluto that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft obtained during its flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015.
PIA20202:
New Horizons' Very Best View of Pluto (movie)
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LORRI
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In April 2016, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile (145-kilometer) wide Kuiper Belt object (KBO) orbiting more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) from the sun.
PIA20589:
New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object Animation Icon
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LORRI
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This frame from a movie, which extends across the hemisphere that faced New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the NASA probe.
PIA14457:
New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface (movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-14 Pluto New Horizons
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After a 9.5-year voyage covering more than three billion miles, NASA's New Horizons flew through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015, coming within 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) of Pluto itself.
PIA20742:
Imagine a Landing on Pluto Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Prometheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Prometheus slowly collides with the diffuse inner edge of Saturn's F ring in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The oblong moon pulls a streamer of material from the ring and leaves behind a dark channel.
PIA08397:
Soft Collision Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from an animation show two crescent moons dance around Saturn as far-off Dione slips behind its
sibling moon Rhea. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view on Dec. 5, 2005.
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Rhea Eclipses Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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In a silent orbital ballet, Saturn's crater-covered moon Rhea slips between the moons Mimas and Enceladus. The movie was created using 59 clear-filter images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera over a period of about 40 minutes.
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The Silent Spheres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The bright crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus slides past distant Rhea in this mutual event, or occultation, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Enceladus Transits Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-30 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Janus overtakes the larger moon Rhea in a dance played out before Saturn and its rings in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Catching Big Sister Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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The small moon Mimas passes in front of the larger moon Rhea which is partly obscured by Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11695:
Before a Veiled Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini orbiter has revealed many surprises within the Saturn system, including the possible presence of a ring of debris surrounding the ancient heavily cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon.
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Rhea's Blue Streaks (Looking South) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-01 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Cassini orbiter has revealed the possible presence of a ring of debris surrounding the ancient heavily cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon. The bluish material in this image is believed to be fresh ice.
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Rhea's Blue Streaks (Looking West) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-11 Ring Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds a delicate flower in the Ring Nebula, as shown in this image. The outer shell of this planetary nebula looks surprisingly similar to the delicate petals of a camellia blossom.
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Ring Beholds a Delicate Flower Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope surveyed the danger zones around five O-stars in the Rosette nebula. This artist's animation illustrates how this process works.
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Highway to the Danger Zone (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-18 Rosette Nebula Spitzer Space Telescope
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is of the Rosette nebula, a turbulent star-forming region located 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.
PIA09268:
Infrared Rose Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows dark drapes in the inner strands of Saturn's F ring caused by the gravitational influence of the shepherd moon Prometheus (102 kilometers, or 63 miles across).
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Shaping the Drapes Animation Icon
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A solitary clump-like feature in Saturn's F ring orbits past in this frame from a movie sequence made from NASA's Cassini images.
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Unidentified F Ring Objects Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie shows a bright arc of material flashing around the edge of Saturn's G ring, a tenuous ring outside the main ring system. The images were acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on April 25, 2006.
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Persistent Arc Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus are captured swinging around Saturn's rings and past Dione in this frame from a movie sequence from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Three Moons Meet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Prometheus zooms across NASA's Cassini spacecraft's field of view, attended by faint streamers and deep gores in the F ring. This frame from a movie sequence of five images shows the F ring shepherd moon shaping the ring's inner edge.
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The Ring Sculptor Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-14 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A brilliant spot of sunlight, the opposition effect, travels outward across the rings as NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbits Saturn. This surge in ring brightness is created around the point directly opposite the Sun from the spacecraft.
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Surging Onward Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is of Saturn's G ring over a full orbital revolution captures its single bright arc on the ring's inner edge.
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Rounding the Corner Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft watches Saturn's moon Janus and Epimetheus in their orbital dance as the F ring slides out of view.
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Janus-Epimetheus Swing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This frame from a movie begins with a view of the sunlit side of the rings. As the spacecraft speeds from south to north, the rings appear to tilt downward and collapse to a thin plane.
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The Great Crossing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image was taken with NASA's Cassini Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument's ion and neutral camera, showing Saturn's dynamic 'ring current,' which is an invisible ring of energetic ions trapped in the magnetic field of the planet.
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Saturn's "Ring Current" Animation Icon
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This is an artist concept of the view from NASA's Cassini during the star occultation that detected 'Mittens,' the small object to the right of the star.
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"Staring Mittens" (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This is a computer simulation of the final stage of the growth of a 'clump' in Saturn's rings. The gravity from a hypothesized moonlet (solid gray sphere in frame center) has collected smaller ring particles (black) to form a temporary aggregation.
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Clumpy Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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 2009-06-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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 2009-12-23 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A gaggle of moons parade around Saturn's rings in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in which the large moon Rhea passes in front of the small moon Janus. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
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Moon Jumble Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-08 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is part of a set of images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing a propeller-shaped structure created by a hidden, embedded moon moving through one of Saturn's rings. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
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Propeller Churns the A Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image is from a simulation showing the changes to a portion of Saturn's F ring as the shepherding moon Prometheus swings by it. The animation uses data obtained by the imaging cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12787:
The Effect of Prometheus on the F Ring Animation Icon
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