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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
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This enhanced image from the far-ultraviolet detector on NASA's Galaxy Evolution shows a ghostly shell of ionized gas around Z Camelopardalis, a binary, or double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star known as a white dwarf, and a companion star.
PIA09219:
Ghostly Remnant of an Explosive Past Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Far-ultraviolet Detector
Near-ultraviolet Detector
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This composite image NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows Z Camelopardalis, or Z Cam, a double-star system featuring a collapsed, dead star, called a white dwarf, and a companion star, as well as a ghostly shell around the system.
PIA09220:
Scene of Multiple Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-07 Z Camelopardalis Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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This artist's concept is of Z Camelopardalis (Z Cam), a stellar system featuring a collapsed, dead star, or white dwarf, and a companion star. This image shows one of the first regions of Mars measured after CRISM's cover was opened
PIA09221:
Explosions - Large and Small (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the potato-shaped asteroid in preparation for the visit by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011. This is one frame from a movie showing the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13427:
A New Spin on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows NASA'S Dawn scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like; it incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA13768:
Virtual Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows surface details beginning to resolve as the spacecraft closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta on June 1, 2011, from a distance of about 300,000 miles (483,000 kilometers).
PIA14121:
Vesta's Surface Comes into View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn's view of Vesta from June 20, 2011, when the approaching spacecraft was about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the body.
PIA14122:
Dawn's Approach to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a movie presents a series of animations showing NASA's Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA14123:
Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaving the giant asteroid Vesta and arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA14319:
Animation of Dawn Leaving Vesta and Arriving at Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft flying above Vesta, based on an artist's concept of the surface of the giant asteroid.
PIA14320:
Animation of Dawn Scanning and Flying Above Vesta's Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image is one from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft; the series shows a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
PIA14321:
Vesta Full Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This frame from an animation illustrates asteroid-hunting results from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, taken during its one-year survey of the sky in infrared light.
PIA14735:
Changing Views of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This frame from an animation illustrates the benefits of observing asteroids in infrared light. It begins by showing two artistic interpretations of asteroids up close.
PIA14736:
Portrait of Two Asteroids in Different Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image was obtained as Dawn approached Vesta and circled the giant asteroid during the mission's survey orbit phase. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15140:
Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from a movie shows an image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft layered on a digital terrain model of an unusual hill containing a dark-rayed impact crater and nearby dark deposit on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15148:
Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of a portion of the wall and interior of the Rheasilvia impact basin in asteroid Vesta's south-polar region.
PIA15493:
Wall of Rheasilvia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows that the gravity field of Vesta closely matches the surface topography of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15602:
Vesta Shape and Gravity Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D rendering of the craters that make up the 'snowman' feature on the giant asteroid Vesta. From left to right, the craters are named Marcia, Calpurnia, and Minucia.
PIA15662:
Views of the Snowman Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a 3-D, colorized rendering of Oppia Crater near the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. Oppia is about 21 miles (34 kilometers) across.
PIA15663:
Around Oppia Crater Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have created perspective views of the Rheasilvia impact basin on the giant asteroid Vesta. Rheasilvia is located in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15667:
South Pole Vistas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of asteroid Vesta is one of many images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft to create an animation showing the diversity of minerals through color representation.
PIA15506:
Vesta's Coat of Many Colors Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or water bound to minerals in Vesta's surface.
PIA15679:
Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-05 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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After acquiring hundreds of high-resolution images during close approach to Venus, NASA's MESSENGER turned its wide-angle camera back to the planet and acquired a departure sequence.
PIA10125:
MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-08 Venus Magellan
Venus Express
VIRTIS
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This figure shows the volcanic peak Idunn Mons in the Imdr Regio area of Venus. The topographic backbone (brown color) was derived from data obtained by NASA's Magellan spacecraft and the overlay was derived from data from ESA's Venus Express Spacecraft.
PIA13001:
Surface Warmth on a Venus Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-28 VB 10 PlanetQuest
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This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.
PIA12013:
How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star Animation Icon
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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 2009-08-25 Triton Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This simulated voyage over the surface of Neptune's large moon Triton was produced using topographic maps derived from images acquired by NASA's Voyager spacecraft during its August 1989 flyby, 20 years ago this week.
PIA12187:
Flight Over Triton Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Triton Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, in the summer of 1989. Dr. Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, used Voyager data to construct the best-ever global color map of Triton.
PIA18668:
Map of Triton
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Triton Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Triton, a moon of Neptune, on August 25, 1989. This frame from a video using Voyager data recreates that exciting encounter.
PIA18669:
Triton Video Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft piercing vision reveals a never-before-seen level of detail on Titan's surface as the moon executes nearly one complete rotation under the spacecraft's watchful gaze.
PIA06080:
As Titan Turns Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
Visual and Infrared Spectrometer
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This frame from a computer animation shows the planned observations by NASA's Cassini spacecraft spanning roughly a two-day period surrounding its first very close approach to Titan.
PIA06119:
Titan Flyby Animation Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This animated gif of the south polar region of Titan was acquired over an 11.5-hour period on Oct. 23, 2004, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft approached its first close encounter with Saturn's smoggy moon.
PIA06124:
South Polar Cloud Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a movie is a condensed version of NASA's Cassini spacecraft 44-hour approach to Titan. During the movie, the planet rotates about 40 degrees and the spacecraft's distance to the moon ranges from 1,800,000 to 700,000 kilometers.
PIA06137:
Close Encounter of a First Kind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a computer animation shows the observations to be taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its second close approach to Titan on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004.
PIA06147:
Titan 'TB' Flyby Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This frame from an animation is made up from a sequence of images taken by NASA's Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) instrument on board ESA's Huygens probe, during its successful descent to Titan on Jan. 14, 2005.
PIA07234:
Descent Through Clouds to Surface Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft approaching Titan. The strips of data on the globe represent areas observed with NASA's Cassini radar instrument.
PIA07369:
Cassini Radar Titan Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This fascinating movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the changing shapes of features in the outer haze layers of Titan's atmosphere.
PIA06223:
Titan's Shifting Hazes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Although it is far too cold for blossoming flowers, summer does bring storm clouds and presumably rain to Titan's south polar region, as shown in the image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06241:
Clouds in the Distance Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie shows a quick succession of multiple products of Titan's surface from NASA's Cassini orbiter and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
PIA06435:
Huygens Landing Site (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent sequence. The probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA06434:
Huygens Descent Sequence (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This is an artist's interpretation of the area surrounding Huygens landing site, based on images and data returned Jan. 14, 2005. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
PIA06079:
Huygens Landing Site Revisited (Animation - Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie of Titan shows data taken with NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer during the last three flybys of Titan.
PIA02146:
An Infrared Movie of Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie shows how data from two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft can be combined to give an integrated view of Titan's surface.
PIA07785:
Comparing Notes on Titan -- Radar & Imaging Science Subsystem Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image is from data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer on Jan. 14, 2005.
PIA08118:
A View from Huygens - Jan. 14, 2005 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This frame from a movie, built with data collected during the ESA's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA.
PIA08117:
Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie taken by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole. These images show that many of the features commonly associated with lakes on Earth.
PIA09183:
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This false-color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows all synthetic-aperture radar images to date of Titan's north polar region. Approximately 60 percent of Titan's north polar region, above 60 degrees north latitude, is now mapped with radar.
PIA10008:
Titan's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This graphic and animation depicts a cross-section of the Saturnian moon Titan. The assumption that Titan contains an internal ocean was generated from data gleaned NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar during 19 separate passes over Titan.
PIA10243:
An Ocean Runs Through It Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. The prominent, roughly circular feature in the western part of this image is an area known as Ganesa Macula.
PIA11830:
Ganesa Macula Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini's radar mapper has obtained stereo views of close to 2 percent of Titan's surface during 19 flybys over the last five years. This pair of images covers part of Hotei Arcus.
PIA11831:
Hotei Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-15 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image is from an animation that glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The animation is based on overlapping radar images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA13173:
Flying Over Ontario Lacus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from a movie is based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft and shows a flyover of an area of Saturn's moon Titan known as Sotra Facula. Scientists believe Sotra is the best case for an ice volcano, or cryovolcano, region on Titan.
PIA13695:
Flyover of Sotra Facula, Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows how the 'explosions' of hot plasma on the night side (orange and white) periodically inflate Saturn's magnetic field (white lines).
PIA13697:
Saturn's Hot Plasma Explosions Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-14 Titan Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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This frame from an animation, derived from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows how plasma swirling around Saturn is correlated to bursts of radio waves emanating from the planet.
PIA13698:
Saturn Plasma and Radio Waves, as Seen by Cassini Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above the large methane lakes and seas near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12811:
Titan's Northern Polar Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Clouds move above Titan's large methane lakes and seas near the moon's north pole in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Methane clouds in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, appear white here.
PIA12812:
Northern Clouds in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-17 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image shows clouds in the mid-southern latitudes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of a series of images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft a few months after fall began in the southern hemisphere.
PIA12813:
Titan's Moving Mid-Latitude Clouds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This artist's concept shows 'tides' on Titan raised by Saturn's gravity, as detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Saturn's gravitational pull on Titan, its largest moon, varies as Titan orbits along an elliptical path around the planet every 16 days.
PIA15606:
Squeezing and Stretching Titan (Author's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from a movie captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft shows a south polar vortex, or shows a south polar vortex, or a swirling mass of gas around the pole in the atmosphere, at Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA14920:
Titan's South Polar Vortex in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a colorized flyover movie from NASA's Cassini mission shows the two largest seas on Saturn's moon Titan and nearby lakes. The liquid in Titan's lakes and seas is mostly methane and ethane.
PIA17656:
Flying over an Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from an animated sequence of NASA's Cassini images shows methane clouds moving above the large methane sea on Saturn's moon Titan known as Ligeia Mare.
PIA18420:
Clouds Over Ligeia Mare on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
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This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA20020:
Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn's rings. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 24, 2016.
PIA21051:
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This frame from an animation shows clear bright spots on Saturn's moon, Titan, that have been interpreted as evidence of dust storms.
PIA22483:
Spotting Dust Storms on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-01 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This brief movie catches Saturn's moon Tethys partially occulting the moon Dione. Images in this frame from a movie sequence were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Sept. 11, 2005.
PIA07620:
Tethys Meets Dione (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-22 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the shadow of Saturn's moon Tethys as it seems to disappear as it crosses the planet's rings.
PIA11659:
Shadow from the Dark Side Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The moon Tethys is upstaged by two smaller moons, Pandora and Prometheus, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11691:
Moons in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from an animation shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact.
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
PIA02134:
Capturing the Flash Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from a movie was taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft took this image after it turned around to capture last shots of a receding comet Tempel 1. Earlier, the mission's probe had smashed into the surface of Tempel 1.
PIA02140:
Tempel Fades into Night Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Tempel 1 EPOXI
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This frame from a movie begins with the launch of NASA's Deep Impact on Jan. 12, 2005, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. On July 4, 2005, the mission released a probe into Comet Tempel 1, revealing its pristine, inner material.
PIA13546:
EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-17 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed 'Sedna,' in relation to the rest of the solar system in 2004.
PIA13867:
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-12 Sol (our sun) Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Phobos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05553:
Martian Moon Blocks Sun Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-12 Sol (our sun) Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, shows the transit of Mars' moon Deimos across the Sun. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA05556:
Deimos Crosses Face of Sun Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-16 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory April 3-6, 2018. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space.
PIA22414:
Three Coronal Holes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-15 Sol (our sun) Cassini-Huygens
MIMI
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As the solar wind flows from the sun, it creates a bubble in space known as the 'heliosphere' around our solar system. The heliosphere is the region of space under the influence of our sun.
PIA12310:
The Bubble of Our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-27 Sol (our sun) Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The sun descends to the Martian horizon and sets in this image from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13736:
Sunset Watched by Opportunity, November 2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-27 Sol (our sun) Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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The larger of the two moons of Mars, Phobos, passes in front of the Sun's face in this image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. A movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13737:
Phobos Passes in Front of Sun's Face, Nov. 9, 2010 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows how the magnetic field lines emanating from our sun spiral out into the solar system as the sun rotates. NASA's Voyager 1 is in an area scientists are calling the stagnation region, at the outer layer of the heliosphere.
PIA15179:
The Sun's Magnetic Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows plasma flows around NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Voyager 1's low-energy charged particle instrument detects the speed of the wind of plasma, or hot ionized gas, streaming off the sun.
PIA16483:
Plasma Flow Near Voyager 1 (Artist Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This image from a set of animations show NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft exploring a new region in our solar system called the 'magnetic highway'.
PIA16486:
Voyager 1 Explores the "Magnetic Highway" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-09 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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Two good-sized coronal holes have rotated around to the center of the sun where they will be spewing solar wind towards Earth were observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Nov. 8-9, 2016.
PIA16909:
Earth-Facing Coronal Holes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
Plasma Wave Instrument
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This visual represents sounds captured of interstellar space by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft. Voyager 1's plasma wave instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma.
PIA17045:
Voyager Captures Sounds of Interstellar Space Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-31 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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Sparked by a medium-sized (C-class) flare, a long, magnetic filament burst out from the Sun, producing one of the best shows that SDO has seen (Aug. 31, 2012).
PIA18167:
Magnificent Outburst Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-16 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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Each day NASA solar scientists produce overlays (in white lines) that show how magnetic field lines above the sun are configured (June 16, 2016). The lines are tightly bundled near the lighter-toned active regions, which are magnetically intense regions.
PIA20881:
Magnetic Field Illuminated
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Sol (our sun) Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This single frame from a sequence of images shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from June 27 to July 8, 2015; the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun from the side facing Earth during this period.
PIA19801:
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, Summer 2015 (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-10 Sol (our sun) Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This single frame from a sequence of six images of an animation shows sunspots as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from April 4 to April 15, 2015. From Mars, the rover was in position to see the opposite side of the sun.
PIA19802:
Tracking Sunspots from Mars, April 2015 (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-26 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a large group of sunspots that rotated across the Sun over six days (Aug. 21-26, 2015).
PIA19876:
Big Sunspot Group Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a single plume of plasma, many times taller than the diameter of Earth, spewing streams of particles for over two days (Aug. 17-19, 2015) before breaking apart.
PIA19875:
Eiffel Tower Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-06 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows magnetically charged particles forming a nicely symmetrical arch at the edge of the Sun as they followed the magnetic field lines of an active region (Aug.4-5, 2015).
PIA19874:
A Golden Arch Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-30 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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This still image from an animation from NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows dark strands of plasma hovering above the Sun's surface beginning to interact with each other in a form of tug of war over two and a half days (June 28-30, 2015).
PIA18210:
Plasma Push and Pull Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-03 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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A pair of substantial coronal holes were the most notable features on the Sun over the week of Mar. 28 - Apr. 2, 2015. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light by NASA GSFC's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
PIA17915:
Two Coronal Holes Animation Icon
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