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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This GIF shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover collecting two samples of regolith – broken rock and dust – with a regolith sampling bit on the end of its robotic arm.
PIA25654:
NASA's Perseverance Rover Collects Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its WATSON camera to view the texture of a rock nicknamed Bettys Rock on June 22, 2022, the 476th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25659:
Perseverance's WATSON Views Bettys Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this image of Bettys Rock on June 23, 2022, the 477th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25656:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Bettys Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this rocky hilltop nicknamed Rockytop on July 24, 2022, the 507th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA25660:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Rockytop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this enhanced color view of the eroded eastern edge of the delta within Mars' Jezero Crater on April 7, 2022.
PIA25671:
Mastcam-Z Views the Eastern Edge of Jezero's Delta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-15 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to capture this enhanced color image of Hogwallow Flats on June 6, 2022.
PIA25672:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Hogwallow Flats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-24 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance took a selfie looking down at one of 10 tubes the rover deposited at the sample depot it created in an area within Jezero Crater nicknamed Three Forks. This image was taken on Jan. 22, 2023.
PIA25681:
Perseverance's Three Forks Sample Depot Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-02-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This movie is made from images taken by the Mars Perseverance rover's Front Left Hazard Avoidance Camera between Sol 13 (March 4, 2021) and Sol 708 (Feb. 16, 2023), during the first two years of the rover's surface mission.
PIA25799:
Front Left Hazcam – Two Year Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-14 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the starting point of its 47th flight on Mars. The video was captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on March 9, 2023.
PIA25686:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Views Ingenuity's 47th Takeoff
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used one of its navigation cameras to take a series of images of drifting clouds just before sunrise on March 18, 2023.
PIA25821:
Perseverance Views Drifting Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-23 Mars Mars Helicopter
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This animation shows the progress of Perseverance Mars Rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as they make their way up the Jezero river delta. The Mars Helicopter's route is depicted in green. The rover's progress is depicted in orange.
PIA25687:
Ingenuity and Perseverance Make Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-03-31 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This animation shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover collecting a rock sample from an outcrop the science team calls Berea using a coring bit on the end of its robotic arm. The images were taken by one of the rover's front hazard cameras.
PIA25689:
Perseverance Cores 'Berea'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-16 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captured this video of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 54th flight on Aug. 3, 2023.
PIA25970:
Perseverance Rover Watches Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's 54th Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-21 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Made with data recorded by NASA's Perseverance during a July 15, 2023 autonomous drive, this animation shows how the rover used AutoNav to maneuver around the 14-inch (35-centimeter) rock at center-left.
PIA26073:
Perseverance AutoNav Avoids a Boulder
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-09-29 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover captured this Martian dust devil moving east to west at a clip of about 12 mph (19 kph) along Thorofare Ridge on Aug. 30, 2023.
PIA26074:
Martian Whirlwind Takes the 'Thorofare'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Helicopter
Mastcam-Z
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This image shows two perspectives of the 59th flight of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The image on the left was captured by the Mastcam-Z on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover; the black-and-white image on the right was taken by Ingenuity.
PIA26078:
Two Views of Ingenuity's 59th Flight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-11-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This unusual view of the horizon of Mars was captured by NASA's Odyssey orbiter using its THEMIS camera, in an operation that took engineers three months to plan.
PIA26203:
Odyssey's THEMIS Views the Horizon of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-12 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This animated artist's concept depicts water breaking through the rim of Mars' Jezero Crater, which NASA's Perseverance rover is now exploring. Water entered the crater billions of years ago, forming a lake before the Red Planet dried up.
PIA26207:
Water Enters Jezero Crater Billions of Years Ago (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-12-12 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This time-lapse video uses an engineering model of one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to show how the instrument evaluates safe placement against a rock.
PIA26204:
How Perseverance's PIXL Gets Close to a Rock Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity rover used its front and rear black-and-white Hazcams to capture 12 hours of a Martian day. The rover's shadow is visible on the surface in these images taken by the front Hazcam.
PIA26209:
Curiosity's Hazcams Capture a Day on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-02-27 Mars Mars Helicopter
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this video showing the shadows of its rotor blades turning on Feb. 11, 2024. Engineers planned the video to get more information about damage that was sustained during the helicopter's 72nd flight on Jan. 18, 2024
PIA26244:
Ingenuity's Navcam Reveals a Missing Rotor Blade
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-03-29 Mars Mars Helicopter
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This animation shows a simulation of the response of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to the Sys-ID process. Sys-ID is a method for understanding the behavior of a system by studying how specific inputs impact the motion of the vehicle.
PIA26240:
Animation of Mars Helicopter Flight Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-03 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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The 21st rock core captured by NASA's Perseverance has a composition that would make it good at trapping and preserving signs of microbial life, if any was once present. The sample was cored from Bunsen Peak on March 12, 2024.
PIA26314:
Perseverance Cores 'Bunsen Peak'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured streaks and specks using one of its navigation cameras just as particles from a solar storm arrived on the Martian surface. These artifacts are caused by energetic particles hitting the camera's image detector.
PIA26302:
Curiosity Sees Streaks and Specks During 2024 Solar Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The specks in this scene were caused by charged particles from a solar storm hitting a camera aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA26303:
Curiosity Sees Specks Caused By 2024 Solar Storm While Recording a Wind Gust on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-10 Mars MAVEN
Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS)
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The purple color in this animated GIF shows auroras on Mars' nightside as detected by the ultraviolet instrument aboard NASA's MAVEN orbiter between May 14 and 20, 2024. The brighter the purple, the more auroras were present.
PIA26304:
MAVEN Detects Auroras During Solar Storm in 2024
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-26 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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Imagery captured by a navigation camera aboard NASA's Perseverance rover shows the position of a cover on the SHERLOC instrument. The cover became stuck in January but the rover team has found a way to address the issue for continued operation.
PIA26339:
Checking the Cover on Perseverance's SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-06-26 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The cover for the Autofocus and Context Imager camera on SHERLOC is seen moving in images captured by the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument on May 11, 2024.
PIA26338:
Moving the Lens Cover on Perseverance's SHERLOC
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-24 M82 Galaxy Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Visible Light
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NASA's Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view of the M82 galaxy. The lively 
portrait celebrates Hubble's 'sweet sixteen' birthday.
PIA08093:
Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-29 L1157 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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A rare, infrared view of a developing star and its flaring jets taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows us what our own solar system might have looked like billions of years ago.
PIA10119:
Baby Picture of our Solar System Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-19 Kuiper Belt Object New Horizons
LORRI
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This frame from an animation shows a Kuiper Belt object know as 2014 MU69, as seen by NASA's New Horizons.
PIA21865:
Wink of a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This artist's concept flies through the Kepler-20 star system, where NASA's Kepler mission discovered the first Earth-size planets around a star beyond our own. The system is jam-packed with five planets.
PIA14887:
An Unusual Planetary System (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 KELT-9b 5120x2880x3
This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discovered so far.
PIA21472:
Hottest Hot Jupiter Animation (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained June 26, 1996, by NASA's Galileo orbiter, shows dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA01083:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the Near-infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) taken on July 21, 1997, shows sand dunes in the polar regions as they are beginning to defrost after a long, cold winter.
PIA01230:
Motion in Jupiter's Atmospheric Vortices (Near-infrared filters) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. Images were taken at a range of 1.1 million kilometers by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01231:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-03-18 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two observations, taken one hour apart, illustrate the winds around a white oval on Jupiter which is the result of the historic merger of two classic white ovals at 33 degrees south planetocentric latitude. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01651:
Dynamics after Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. These images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
PIA01655:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie records an eruptive event in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter over a period of 8 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 2 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02257:
Voyager 2 Jupiter Eruption Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows a portion of Jupiter in the southern hemisphere over 17 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02258:
Voyager 1 Jupiter Southern Hemisphere Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows the portion of Jupiter around the Great Red Spot as it swirls through more than 60 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02259:
Voyager 1 Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
PIA02829:
Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02831:
Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Jupiter's high-altitude clouds are seen in this still image made from seven frames taken by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02850:
Movie of High Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is a frame from the original Voyager 'Blue Movie' (so named because it was built from Blue filter images). It records the approach of NASA's Voyager 1 during a period of over 60 Jupiter days.
PIA02855:
Voyager 1 "Blue Movie" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-28 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The frame from the first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time.
PIA02863:
Planetwide Color Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This brief movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approached Jupiter, shows the motions, over a 16 hour-period, of two satellites embedded in Jupiter's ring.
PIA02872:
Satellite Rings Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Glowing spots of hot lava and ethereal auroral emissions are highlighted against blackness in this sequence of 48 frames captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02882:
Io in Eclipse, Movie Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles in this frame from a movie composed of NASA Cassini spacecraft images that have been re-projected as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole.
PIA03452:
Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Persistent polar storms and zonal winds on Jupiter can be seen in this magnified quadrant from a movie projecting images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole and the planet were flattened.
PIA03453:
Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Blowup Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a global movie of 70 days of Jupiter's cloud movements photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that zones of eastward and westward winds cover the planet virtually from pole to pole.
PIA03454:
70 Days of Jupiter Winds Animation Icon
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LORRI
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Shepherd Moons
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Shepherd Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
LEISA
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In this frame from a movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse.
PIA09922:
Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Jupiter IRTF
Juno
Infrared Telescope
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This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
PIA19640:
Jupiter's Infrared Glow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Jupiter Galileo
Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).
PIA19655:
Map of Io's Volcanic Heat Flow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC3
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Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.
PIA19643:
Spinning Jupiter and Global Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC3
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This image is one of two images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope comparing the movement of Jupiter's clouds.
PIA19648:
New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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As NASA's Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter on Aug. 27, 2016, the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument captured the planet's glow in infrared light.
PIA21036:
Juno Captures Jupiter's Glow in Infrared Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-02 Jupiter Juno
Waves
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During its close flyby of Jupiter on August 27, 2016, the Waves instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft received radio signals associated with the giant planet's very intense auroras.
PIA21037:
Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Sing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-25 Jupiter Juno
Ultraviolet Spectrograph
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The complexity and richness of Jupiter's 'southern lights' (also known as auroras) are on display in this frame from an animation of false-color maps from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA21643:
Jupiter's Southern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Jupiter Juno
Subaru Telescope
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This frame from a video shows Jupiter as revealed by a powerful telescope sensitive to the giant planet's tropospheric temperatures and cloud thickness. It combines observations made on Jan. 14, 2017, using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
PIA21715:
Rotating Jupiter With Great Red Spot, January 2017 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Jupiter Juno
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This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter's northern lights through the filters of Juno's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVS) instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator.
PIA21938:
Jupiter's Northern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno's spacecraft, shows a simulation of a flight into, and then out of, Jupiter's upper atmosphere at the location of the Great Red Spot.
PIA22176:
The Great Red Spot Plunge (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
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This image is from a simulation of the motion of clouds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot by applying a wind movement model to a mosaic of NASA's JunoCam images.
PIA22178:
Great Red Spot Rotation (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-23 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft is one of two taken 12 minutes apart which neatly captures storm movement in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
PIA21982:
Ghost in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-30 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Changing cloud formations across Jupiter's southern hemisphere are captured in this series of images from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22694:
'Dolphin' in the Jovian Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-12 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This movie was generated using imagery collected from NASA's Juno spacecraft on Oct. 29, 2018, during Juno's 16th perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's center).
PIA22906:
Juno Flyby Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
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This animation is an artist's rendition of NASA's Juno spacecraft inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17. During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager to date.
PIA22962:
Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-19 Jupiter Juno
SRU
MWR
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This animation shows the overlap of the field of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Antenna-1 beam.
PIA22967:
Juno SRU and MWR Coverage (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter's southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22943:
Jupiter Storm Tracker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field at a single moment in time from data acquired by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA23229:
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-01 Jupiter Juno
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This animated gif depicts the point of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft during its eclipse-free approach to the gas giant Nov. 3, 2019.
PIA23465:
Circumlocuting Jupiter's Shadow (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-05 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright pop-up clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for shallow lighting.
PIA24041:
When Jupiter's Clouds Pop Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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During the closest approach of this pass, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within approximately 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops.
PIA23807:
A Flight Over Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Jupiter Juno
Stellar Reference Unit (SRU)
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This animation gives an X-ray view of the Juno spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera as it is bombarded by high-energy particles in Jupiter's inner radiation belts.
PIA24436:
High Energy and Juno's Stellar Reference Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
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This animation depicts Jupiter's banded appearance in microwave light as seen by the microwave radiometer instrument (MWR) aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA24961:
Jupiter's Appearance in Microwave Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network
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This animation and audio represent the subtle gravitational signal acquired by an antenna of NASA's Deep Space Network as the agency's Juno spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2019.
PIA24963:
Great Red Spot Gravity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
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This animation depicts Jupiter's planet wrapping cloud structure, commonly referred to as belts and zones, and the jet streams that encompass them.
PIA24964:
Jets at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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This animation depicts the invisible forces at work at Jupiter's south pole that keep the five circumpolar cyclones there in position relative to each other and to the polar cyclone.
PIA24968:
Movement at Jupiter's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-10-28 Jupiter Juno
JIRAM
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In this animation, forces created by movement toward the south pole of a circumpolar cyclone results in the temporary shift in location by the polar cyclone and the four other circumpolar cyclones.
PIA24969:
Oscillating Cyclones at Jupiter's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-12-17 Jupiter Juno
Waves
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Radio emissions collected during Juno's June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter's moon Ganymede are presented here, both visually and in sound.
PIA25030:
Audio of Juno's Ganymede Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-18 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet's mid-southern latitudes.
PIA25069:
Earth's Ocean and Jupiter's Atmosphere (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation depicts Jupiter's atmospheric circulation cells (airflow circulation cells that flow in the north-south, up-down plane) beneath the clouds.
PIA25086:
Ferrel-Like Cells at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-05-27 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Citizen scientist Andrea Luck created this animated sequence using raw JunoCam image data from NASA's Juno mission as it completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter.
PIA25016:
Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-14 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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JunoCam, the color public engagement camera aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft, captured this sequence of images during its 46th close pass by the giant planet on September 29, 2022.
PIA25723:
Juno Offers a Window Seat for a Jupiter Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06221:
Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-23 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11694:
Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 ISON Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.
PIA16748:
NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 ISON Hubble Space Telescope
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Superficially resembling a skyrocket, Comet ISON is hurtling toward the Sun at a whopping 48,000 miles per hour in this still from a Hubble animation.
PIA17483:
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained Sept. 1996, is part of a sequence of full disk Io images taken prior to NASA's Galileo orbiter's second encounter with Ganymede.
PIA01073:
Io Plume Monitoring (frames 1-36) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its 1979 flyby, NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io only from a distance. However, the volcanic activity discovered by Voyager 1 months earlier was readily visible.
PIA02857:
Io Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Io Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io on the far side of Jupiter in this set of images. This sequence of nine images was collected using the Green filter from about 1.2 million kilometers.
PIA02858:
Jupiter-shine' on Io Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Io Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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During an eclipse of Jupiter's moon Io on January 1, 2001, NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded glows from auroras and volcanoes on Io.
PIA03450:
Io Color Eclipse Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Io Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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This basemap of Jupiter's moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both NASA's Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions.
PIA09257:
Io in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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Tvashtar Movie
PIA09357:
Tvashtar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-14 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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This five-frame sequence of New Horizons images captures the giant plume from Io's Tvashtar volcano. These were snapped by the probe's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter earlier this year.
PIA09665:
Tvashtar in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-12 Io Galileo
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This graphic shows the internal structure of Jupiter's moon Io as revealed by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io is bathed in magnetic field lines (shown in blue) that connect the north polar region of Jupiter to the planet's south polar region.
PIA14116:
Io's "Sounding Signal" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-13 Io Juno
JIRAM
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This infrared image of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA22599:
Jupiter Moon Io in Infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-18 Io Juno
JunoCam
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This animation is an artist's concept of Loki Patera, a lava lake on Jupiter's moon Io, made using data from the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA26293:
Looking Into Io's Loki Patera (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-18 Io Juno
JunoCam
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Created using data collected by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno during flybys in December 2023 and February 2024, this animation is an artist's concept of a feature on the Jovian moon Io that the mission science team nicknamed Steeple Mountain.
PIA26294:
Io's 'Steeple Mountain' (Artist's Concept)
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