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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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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 2008-10-16 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a series of images shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale instrument waving in the Martian wind. Documenting the telltale's movement helps mission scientists and engineers determine what the wind is like on Mars.
PIA11235:
Telltale Instrument Waving in the Martian Wind Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from an animation shows the movement of several dust storms near NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. These images were taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on the 137th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 13, 2008).
PIA11234:
Dust Storm Moving Near Phoenix Lander Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-13 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This near-infrared image of Saturn's north pole shows a giant cyclone, encircled by a hexagon feature. A movie was created from several images, taken by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11215:
Infrared Movie of Saturn's North Polar Region Animation Icon
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MDIS - Wide Angle
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The First Image After Closest Approach
PIA11352:
The First Image After Closest Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Phoenix Lander's Robotic Arm scoop delivering a sample to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) and how samples are analyzed within the instrument.
PIA11212:
Animation of TEGA Sample Delivery and Analysis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager camera aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander acquired a series of images of the laser beam in the Martian night sky. Bright spots in the beam are reflections from ice crystals in the low level ice-fog.
PIA11211:
Phoenix's Laser Beam in Action on Mars Animation Icon
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MARDI
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This frame from an animation shows a zoom into the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) instrument onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. The Phoenix team will soon attempt to use a microphone on the MARDI instrument to capture sounds of Mars.
PIA11210:
Animation of MARDI Instrument Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This view combines more than 500 images taken after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on an arctic plain at 68.22 degrees north latitude, 234.25 degrees east longitude on Mars.
PIA11209:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Lander Deck and Landing Site on Northern Mars, Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This frame from a sequence of nine images taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the sun rising on the morning of the lander's 101st Martian day after landing.
PIA11201:
Martian Sunrise at Phoenix Landing Site, Sol 101 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-20 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This images from a sequence of images that combines 32 images of clouds moving eastward across a Martian horizon. The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took this set of images on Sept. 18, 2008,
PIA11184:
Clouds Move Across Mars Horizon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-17 Aqua
AIRS
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Light energy is collected by the optics system on the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument and digitized.
PIA11170:
Light Travels Through AIRS Optics Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-14 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander caught this dust devil in action west of the lander on Sol 104, or the 104th Martian day of the mission, Sept. 9, 2008.
PIA11155:
Martian Dust Devil Movie, Phoenix Sol 104 Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's telltale catches a breeze as clouds move over the landing site on Sol 103 (Sept. 7, 2008), the 103rd Martian day since landing.
PIA11152:
Phoenix Telltale Movie with Clouds, Sol 103 Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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An angry looking sky is captured in this frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA11151:
Nighttime Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-03 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Clouds scoot across the Martian sky in a frame from a movie clip consisting of 10 frames taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA11060:
Ice Clouds in Martian Arctic (Accelerated Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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A scientific illustration of the operation of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Atomic Force Microscope, or AFM. The AFM is part of Phoenix's Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer, or MECA.
PIA11040:
Atomic Force Microscope Operation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The full-circle panorama in approximately true color taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the polygonal patterning of ground at the landing area, similar to patterns in permafrost areas on Earth.
PIA11007:
Full-Circle Color Panorama of Phoenix Landing Site on Northern Mars Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the evolution of the trench called 'Snow White' that NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander began digging on the 22nd Martian day of the mission after the May 25, 2008, landing.
PIA11031:
Snow White Trench (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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A laser beam from the Canadian-built lidar instrument on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can be seen in this contrast-enhanced image taken by Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager on July 26, 2008, during early Martian morning hours of the 61st Martian day.
PIA11030:
Zenith Movie showing Phoenix's Lidar Beam (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Phoenix
MOLA
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This image indicated NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landing area on Mars to a topographical map indicating relative elevations in the landing region prior to landing. The elevations could have affected wind patterns at the site.
PIA11029:
Wind-Related Topography in Phoenix's Region of Mars (Animation) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander captures a scene with three different filters. The images are sent to Earth in black and white and the color is added by mission scientists.
PIA11028:
How Phoenix Creates Color Images (Animation) Animation Icon
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Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows testing under simulated Mars conditions on Earth in preparation for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander using its robotic arm for delivering a sample to the doors of a laboratory oven.
PIA11027:
Testing of Icy-Soil Sample Delivery in Simulated Martian Conditions (Animation) Animation Icon
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Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows NASA's Phoenix Lander's Robotic Arm scoop delivering a sample to the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA) and how samples are analyzed within the instrument.
PIA11026:
TEGA Sample Delivery and Analysis (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-29 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This image of 'Snow Queen,' was taken by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA11000:
'Snow Queen' Animation Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the trench informally named 'Snow White' taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on July 21, 2008.
PIA10974:
Before & After of Rasping on Sol 56 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
MIPS
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This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows he 'Peony nebula' star, a blazing ball of gas shines with the equivalent light of 3.2 million suns.
PIA10955:
'Peony Nebula' Star Settles for Silver Medal Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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This image shows the first time that the four spikes of the NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's thermal and electrical conductivity probe were inserted into Martian soil.
PIA10941:
Phoenix Conductivity Probe Inserted in Martian Soil Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-26 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows a microscopic view of fine-grained material at the tip of the Robotic Arm scoop as seen by the Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander on June 20, 2008, the 26th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA10918:
Pan and Zoom of 'Rosy Red' Soil in Scoop Animation Icon
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MECA
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This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument.
PIA10914:
Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image was acquired by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager and shows sublimation of ice in the trench informally called 'Dodo-Goldilocks' over the course of four days.
PIA10906:
Disappearing Ice Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image of the trench shows a white layer that has been uncovered by the Robotic Arm (RA) scoop onboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and is visible in the wall of the trench.
PIA10902:
First Dodo Trench with White Layer Visible in Dig Area Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this true-color image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
PIA10901:
Animation of "Dodo" and "Goldilocks" Trenches Animation Icon
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MECA
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A camera view zooms in from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launch site all the way to Phoenix's Microscopy and Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) aboard the spacecraft on the Martian surface.
PIA10799:
Animated Optical Microscope Zoom in from Phoenix Launch to Martian Surface Animation Icon
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MECA
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This image shows the workings of the microscope station of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument suite of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10798:
Schematic Animation of Phoenix's Microscope Station Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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The Surface Stereo Imager on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander recorded this image of the lander's Robotic Arm enlarging and combining the two trenches informally named 'Dodo' (left) and 'Goldilocks.'
PIA10794:
Digging Movie from Phoenix's Sol 18 Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop. The image was taken just before the sample was delivered to the Optical Microscope.
PIA10793:
Panorama of Phoenix's Solar Panel and Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This panorama looks to the southeast and shows rocks casting shadows, polygons on the surface and as the image looks to the horizon, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's backshell gleams in the distance.
PIA10792:
Animation of Panorama of Phoenix Landing Area Looking Southeast Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Images taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager, combined into a panoramic view looking north from the lander.
PIA10791:
Phoenix Animation Looking North Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from an animated 'flyover' of the workspace of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's was taken by the Surface Stereo Imager on Sol 14 (June 8, 2008), or the 14th Martian day after landing.
PIA10790:
Flyover Animation of Phoenix Workspace Animation Icon
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Phoenix
MARCI
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Scientists were anticipating clear skies when NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrives on the north polar plains of the Red Planet Sunday, May 25, 2008.
PIA10788:
Martian Dust Storm on May 18, 2008 Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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These two images were taken by the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander when it was pointed almost straight up, toward the southwest. Zenith is near the top of the center frame.
PIA10787:
Blowing in the Wind Animations Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its Robotic Arm during the mission's 15th Martian day since landing (June 9, 2008) to test a 'sprinkle' method for delivering small samples of soil to instruments on the lander deck.
PIA10783:
Sprinkle Test by Phoenix's Robotic Arm (Movie) Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer
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This image shows a sample of Martian soil resting on a screen over the opening to one of the eight ovens of the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument (TEGA) on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
PIA10782:
Small Effect of Vibrating Martian Soil Sample on Oven Door Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an overhead view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and the work area of the Robotic Arm.
PIA10768:
Flyover Video of Phoenix Work Area Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander reaching with its Robotic Arm and taking a picture of the surface underneath the lander. The light feature in the middle of the image below the leg is informally called 'Holy Cow.'
PIA10760:
How Phoenix Looks Under Itself Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is an image of a camera pushing through NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10757:
Phoenix Telltale Movement Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can measure wind speed and direction by imaging the Telltale with the Stereo Surface Imager (SSI).
PIA10756:
How Phoenix Measures Wind Speed and Direction Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
PIA10755:
Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 9.
PIA10754:
Telltale Animation (Sol 9) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image taken by the Stereo Surface Imager aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander focuses on items on the deck rather than the workspace or horizon on Sol 8.
PIA10753:
Telltale Animation (Sol 8) Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10752:
Scoopful of Martian Soil After Release Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) camera shows Phoenix's parachute, backshell, heatshield, and impact site.
PIA10740:
Phoenix Site Panorama Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image is of the Canadian-built lidar in operation (with the cover open) was acquired at the NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander landing site on Sol 3.
PIA10736:
Weather Station's Lidar in Action Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the workspace reachable by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, along with some measurements of rock sizes.
PIA10732:
Phoenix Checks out its Work Area Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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Fun, fairy-tale nicknames have been assigned to features in this animated view of the workspace reachable by the robotic arm of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. For example, 'Sleepy Hollow' denotes a trench and 'Headless' designates a rock.
PIA10731:
A Fairy-Tale Landscape Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image was taken by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) on Sol 3. It illustrates the actions that Phoenix's Robotic Arm took to deploy its wrist.
PIA10730:
Phoenix Deploying its Wrist Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Stereo Surface Imager (SSI) taken on Sol 3. It shows the stair-step motion used to unstow the arm from a protective covering called the biobarrier.
PIA10728:
Phoenix Deploying its Robotic Arm Elbow Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander of the Canadian-built meteorological station's lidar, which was successfully activated on Sol 2 by first opening its dust cover, then emitting rapid pulses of light.
PIA10727:
Phoenix Lidar Operation Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Cassiopeia A Spitzer Space Telescope
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A seething cauldron of light appears to bubble and ooze around the remains of a giant star that astronomers have been watching tear itself apart for the last 300 years. Different observations taken over three years by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA10724:
Cauldron of Light Animation Icon
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This image illustrates how a light echo works, and how an optical illusion of material moving outward is created.
PIA10723:
Dissecting a Light Echo Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image of a camera going through the Surface Stereo Imager (SSI) on NASA's Phoenix lander. At the end of the animation is an approximate color mosaic taken by Phoenix's SSI camera.
PIA10719:
Phoenix Sol 2 Northwestern Panorama Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from Sol 1 shows a mosaic of NASA's Mars Phoenix digging area in the Martian terrain. Phoenix scientists were very pleased with this view as the terrain features few rocks -- an optimal place for digging.
PIA10718:
Phoenix Work Area Animation Animation Icon
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Robotic Arm Camera (RAC)
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This artist's image of an imaginary camera zooming in from above shows the location of the Robotic Arm Camera on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it acquires an image of the scoop at the end of the arm.
PIA10715:
View from Above of Phoenix's Stowed Robotic Arm Camera Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is scheduled to begin raising its robotic arm up and out of its stowed configuration on the third Martian day, or Sol 3 (May 28, 2008) of the mission.
PIA10714:
Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an artist's concept of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander snapping a picture of its arm, then transitions to the actual picture of the arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled.
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How to Take a Picture of A Robotic Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Mars Phoenix
Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shows the spacecraft's robotic arm in its stowed configuration, with its biobarrier unpeeled. The arm is still folded up, with its 'elbow' shown at upper left and its scoop at bottom right.
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Ready to Unfurl Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Phoenix
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera to take a picture of the Phoenix lander roughly 22 hours after landing.
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Simulated Imaging of Phoenix Landing Site Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image zooms in on the backshell and parachute, about 300 meters to the south of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. In the distance, about 9 miles or 15 kilometers away, is a range of hills.
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Animation Showing Backshell and Parachute Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander as it parachuted down to the surface of Mars.
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How to Take a Picture of a Spacecraft Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Phoenix
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This image shows how NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander stays in contact with Earth.
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How Phoenix Talks to Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Mars Phoenix
MOLA
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows an orbital view sweeping upward from Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system, to the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander in the northern polar reaches of Mars.
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Phoenix's Position on Mars Animation Icon
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Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This image shows the vast plains of the northern polar region of Mars, as seen by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander shortly after touching down on the Red Planet. The flat landscape is strewn with tiny pebbles and shows polygonal cracking.
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Looking out Across the Martian Polar Plains Animation Icon
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This image shows how NASA's three-legged Phoenix Mars Lander is able to get a better look at its footing and the physical characteristics of the underlying soil on the surface of the Red Planet.
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How Phoenix Gets a Look at its Footing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Phoenix
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander adjusting its course to Mars, an event called a trajectory correction maneuver.
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How to Correct a Trajectory (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Phoenix
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This video shows the propulsion system on an engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander being successfully tested.
PIA10673:
Water Hammer Test Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
MARCI
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This false-color polar map was generated from images obtained by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Mars Color Imager (MARCI). It shows a large local dust storm that researchers were monitoring on May 25, 2008.
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Clear Skies Ahead
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Phoenix
HiRISE
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This frame from an animation zooms in on the area on Mars where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will touchdown on May 25, 2008. The image was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA10669:
Zooming in on Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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This artist's concept shows the route NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander took to get from Earth to Mars.
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Phoenix's Path to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Phoenix
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This artist's conception depicts NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander a moment before its touchdown on the arctic plains of Mars.
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Phoenix Eases Down to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will open its solar arrays 20 minutes after it touches down on the surface of Mars.
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Phoenix Soaks up the Sun Animation Icon
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After NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enters the Martian atmosphere, and is traveling at about 1.7 times the speed of sound, it will deploy its parachute.
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Parachuting to Mars Animation Icon
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During the first 25 seconds after NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander deploys its parachute, the spacecraft will jettison its heat shield and extend its three legs.
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Phoenix Extends its Legs Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will be in free fall after it separates from its back shell and parachute, but not for long.
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Phoenix Without its Parachute Animation Icon
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will enter the Martian atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.
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Hypersonic Entry Animation Icon
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Seven minutes before NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander enters the Martian atmosphere, it will jettison the cruise stage hardware that it relied on during the long flight from Earth.
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Cruise Stage Separation Animation Icon
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander during its more than 9-month journey to Mars.
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Cruising to Mars (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-15 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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This artist's concept illustrates how NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used radar to map the insides of the north polar ice cap on Mars.
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Peeling Back Layers of a Martian Polar Ice Cap (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-17 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARSIS
Shallow Subsurface Radar (SHARAD)
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Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension
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Mars Radar Opens a Planet's Third Dimension Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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New structure, density and composition measurements of Enceladus' water plume were obtained when NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph observed the star zeta Orionis pass behind the plume Oct. 24, 2007, as seen in this image.
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Stellar Data on Plume 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.
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An Ocean Runs Through It Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-30 Mercury MESSENGER
FIPS
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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.
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MESSENGER Flies through Mercury's Magnetosphere Animation Icon
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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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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.
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MESSENGER Departs Mercury Animation Icon
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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 2007-12-13 Europa 637x361x3
In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
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Europa Tide Movie 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 2007-12-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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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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