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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-13 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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The Ingenuity helicopter's carbon fiber blades can be seen spinning up to in this video taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on April 8, 2021, the 48th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24549:
Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity's Blades Spinning
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This animation shows each step of the Ingenuity helicopter deploying from the belly of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover from March 26 to April 3, 2021. The final image shows the helicopter on the ground after the rover drove about 13 feet (4 meters) away.
PIA24548:
Ingenuity's Complete Deployment
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Mastcam-Z
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The Ingenuity helicopter's solar panel charges six lithium-ion batteries inside the helicopter. The small amount of dust on the panel has no adverse effects on the helicopter's power.
PIA24545:
Mars Helicopter's Solar Array as Seen by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-09 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter does a slow spin test of its blades, on April 8, 2021. This image was captured by the Navigation Cameras on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24582:
Ingenuity Tests its Blades
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter unlocked its blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021. This image was captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on the following sol, April 8, 2021.
PIA24581:
Ingenuity's Blades Are Released
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover. This image was taken by the WASTON camera on the rover's robotic arm on April 6, 2021.
PIA24542:
Perseverance's Selfie with Ingenuity
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. This image was taken on April 5, the 45th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24547:
Mastcam-Z Gives Ingenuity a Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-05 Mars 2020 Rover
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Photo of a rover wheel with etched illustration inside, featuring two sets of rover wheel tracks, one straight and one twisted.
PIA24552:
Rover DNA Inscription
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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Two name plates mounted on the Mars Perseverance rover's robotic arm are visible in this composite image, made from photos taken by the rover's left Navcam on Sol 12 of its mission (March 2, 2021).
PIA24467:
Perseverance Shows Off its Nameplates
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen on Mars as viewed by the Perseverance rover's rear Hazard Camera on April 4, 2021, the 44th Martian day, or sol of the mission.
PIA24541:
Ingenuity Deployed on Mars
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen here with all four of its legs deployed before dropping from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 30, 2021, the 39th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24449:
Ingenuity Helicopter is Ready to Drop
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter extends vertically into place after being rotated outward from its horizontal position on the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 29, 2021.
PIA24443:
Ingenuity Goes Vertical
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter swings down, with two of its four legs extended, from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 28, 2021, the 37th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24442:
Ingenuity Swings Down
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter remains on the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter's launch lock, which holds it in place on the rover, has been released.
PIA24441:
Ingenuity Helicopter's Launch Lock is Released
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter can be seen on the belly of the Perseverance rover, ready to be dropped off at the helicopter's deployment location.
PIA24424:
WATSON Spies Ingenuity on Perseverance Rover's Belly
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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These sets of images show doors opening and closing on parts of the Sample Caching System aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24497:
Perseverance Sample Caching System Doors
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This image shows the flight zone of NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter flight zone from the perspective of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The flight zone is the area within which the helicopter will fly.
PIA24495:
Rover Point of View of Ingenuity Flight Zone
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The debris shield, a protective covering on the bottom of NASA's Perseverance rover, was released on March 21, 2021. The debris shield protects the agency's Ingenuity helicopter during landing.
PIA24448:
Perseverance Rover Drops its Debris Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-17 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Left Navigation Camera (Navcam) on Mar. 7, 2021 (Sol 16).
PIA23729:
Mars Perseverance Sol 16: Left Navigation Camera (Navcam)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-10 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
SuperCam
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This image shows a close-up view of the rock target named Maaz from the SuperCam instrument on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. It was taken by SuperCam's Remote Micro-Imager (RMI). Maaz means Mars in the Navajo language.
PIA24493:
SuperCam Close-Up of Maaz
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SuperCam
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Combining two images, this mosaic shows a close-up view of the rock target named Yeehgo from the SuperCam instrument on NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars.
PIA24492:
SuperCam Close-Up of Yeehgo Target
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SuperCam
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Stitched together from five images, this mosaic shows the calibration target for the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. The component images were taken by SuperCam's remote micro-imager (RMI).
PIA24491:
SuperCam Calibration Target on Mars
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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Taken on March 5, 2021, this color-calibrated image from a Navigation Camera aboard NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover shows tracks from the rover's first drive and an area scoured by the Mars 2020 mission's descent stage rockets.
PIA24488:
Rocket Scour and Wheel Prints
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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These sets of animated GIFs show seven views of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover wiggling its wheels on March 4, 2021, the day Perseverance completed its first drive on Mars.
PIA24489:
Multiple Views of Perseverance's Wheels Wiggling
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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The imagery for this animated gif was taken on March 5, 2021, by a Navigation Camera on NASA's Perseverance rover during its first drive on Mars.
PIA24490:
Perseverance Is Moving Right Along
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Mastcam-Z
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From its landing site, Octavia E. Butler Landing, NASA's Perseverance rover can see a remnant of a fan-shaped deposit of sediments known as a delta (the raised area of dark brown rock in the middle ground) with its Mastcam-Z instrument.
PIA24485:
Perseverance View of the Delta in Jezero Crater
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Mastcam-Z
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Taken Feb. 22, 2021, this image from the Mastcam-Z instrument on NASA's Perseverance rover shows a target for analysis by the rover's SuperCam instrument.
PIA24484:
A Target for Perseverance's SuperCam
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This image was captured while NASA's Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on March 4, 2021. One of Perseverance's Hazcams captured this image as the rover completed a short traverse and turn from its landing site in Jezero Crater.
PIA24482:
Perseverance Hazcam First Drive
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory driving the agency's Perseverance rover use visualization software to plan how the rover moves around on Mars. This clip from their visualization shows the rover's first drive on March 4, 2021.
PIA24481:
Perseverance Drive Visualization
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This simulation shows the motions the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover carried out during its first two-hour checkout on Mars. This simulation does not run in real-time.
PIA24332:
Simulation of Perseverance Arm Movement
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Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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This set of images shows part of the deployment of the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) wind sensors on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, taken by the rover's Navigation Cameras on Feb. 28, 2021.
PIA24339:
Perseverance's Weather Sensors Deployed
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover wiggles one of its wheels in this set of images obtained by the rover's left Navigation Camera on March 4, 2021.
PIA24340:
Perseverance Wiggles a Wheel
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This set of images shows parts of the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover flexing and turning during its first checkout after landing on Mars.
PIA24338:
Flexing Perseverance's Robotic Arm
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This image was taken during the first drive of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars on March 4, 2021.
PIA24487:
Perseverance Is Roving on Mars
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Lander Vision System Camera (LCAM)
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This image was taken by the Lander Vision System Camera (LCAM) of NASA's Perseverance rover. The camera served as part of the Terrain-Relative Navigation system, a kind of autopilot that helps the spacecraft avoid hazards as it lands.
PIA24447:
LCAM Views the Heat Shield After Being Released from Mars 2020 Spacecraft
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Lander Vision System Camera (LCAM)
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This image was taken by the Lander Vision System Camera (LCAM) of NASA's Perseverance rover. The camera served as part of the Terrain-Relative Navigation system, a kind of autopilot that helps the spacecraft avoid hazards.
PIA24446:
Perseverance's LCAM Views the Heat Shield During Descent
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Mastcam-Z
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This image shows the 142 images that make up Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24445:
Still: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Mastcam-Z
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This GIF shows the order in which the 142 images that makeup the Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama were taken. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24444:
GIF: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Mastcam-Z
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Stitched together from 79 individual images, this Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z right-eye 110-mm zoom mosaic is from the camera's first high-resolution panorama imaging sequence.
PIA23727:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z First High-Resolution Panorama
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This image from one of the rear Hazcams, aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, shows a smoke plume from the crashed descent stage that lowered the rover to the Martian surface.
PIA24425:
Black and White: Smoke Plume from Perseverance's Descent Stage
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Mastcam-Z
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This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The panorama was stitched together from 142 individual images taken on February 21, 2021.
PIA24264:
Mastcam-Z's First 360-Degree Panorama
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This annotated image was taken by a parachute-up-look camera aboard the protective back shell of NASA's Perseverance rover during its descent toward Mars' Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021.
PIA24431:
Mars Decoder Ring
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Mastcam-Z
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Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA's Perseverance rover, imaged its calibration targets for the first time on Feb. 20, 2021. The targets are used as reference markers so scientists can adjust the colors and settings on the cameras.
PIA24423:
Mastcam-Z Looks at Its Calibration Target
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This panorama, taken on Feb. 20, 2021, by the Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, was stitched together from six individual images after they were sent back to Earth.
PIA24422:
Perseverance Navcams 360-Degree Panorama
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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The Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover captured this view of the rover's deck on Feb. 20, 2021. This view provides a good look at PIXL, one of the instruments on the rover's stowed arm.
PIA24421:
Navcam View of Perseverance's Rover Deck
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the underside NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after its landing on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24430:
Perseverance's First Full-Color Look at Mars
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This high-resolution image shows one of the six wheels aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, which landed on Feb.18, 2021. The image was taken by one of Perseverance's color Hazard Cameras (Hazcams).
PIA24429:
Perseverance's Big Wheel
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This is a high-resolution still image, part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars. A camera aboard the descent stage captured this shot.
PIA24428:
High-Resolution Still Image of Perseverance's Landing
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NASA's Perseverance rover was able to use its new Terrain-Relative Navigation technology to avoid hazards and find a safe place to land in Jezero Crater on Mars.
PIA23970:
Avoiding Hazards at Jezero Crater
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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This is one of the first images NASA's Perseverance rover sent back after touching down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. The view, from one of Perseverance's Hazard Cameras, is partially obscured by a dust cover. The rover's shadow can be seen at left.
PIA24268:
Perseverance Rover's First Image from Mars
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The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will rely on data depicted in this Hazard Map to help guide it to a safe landing.
PIA24167:
Jezero's Hazard Map
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NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is equipped with two microphones that will capture the sounds during entry, descent, and landing, and sounds on the Martian surface.
PIA24166:
Mars 2020 Microphone Testing at JPL
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SuperCam
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This narrated animation shows NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars and how the rover's SuperCam laser instrument works.
PIA24426:
Animation: How Perseverance's SuperCam Works
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This graphic shows the B-Plane for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission as of February 15, 2021.
PIA24296:
Mars 2020's B-Plane
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This graphic shows the location of four cameras and a microphone on the spacecraft for NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission. These cameras will capture the entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission.
PIA24378:
Mars 2020 Camera and Microphone Location (Illustration)
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This image is an illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover exploring inside Mars' Jezero Crater.
PIA24309:
Exploring Majestic Jezero Crater (Illustration)
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This illustration depicts the some of the major milestones NASA's Perseverance rover will go through during its seven-minute descent to the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24265:
Perseverance's Stages of Descent (Illustration)
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SuperCam
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SuperCam's mast unit before being installed atop the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover's remote sensing mast.
PIA24208:
SuperCam Mast Unit
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SuperCam
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The mast-mounted portion of Mars 2020's SuperCam awaits integration into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24207:
SuperCam is Not Seeing Red
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The bowtie-shaped antenna for the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) instrument has been mounted on the underside of the Perseverance rover.
PIA24206:
Put a Bowtie on It!
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronics box before being integrated into the Perseverance rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24205:
This Gold Box to Searches for Buried Treasure
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Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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This image, taken in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, shows the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronic's box after it has been inserted into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24204:
The Parts Inside Perseverance
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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In this image, the gold-plated Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) Instrument shines after being installed inside the Perseverance rover.
PIA24203:
MOXIE All Tucked In
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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This engineering model of Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument is about to undergo vibration testing in a lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24202:
MOXIE Shakes it UP
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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The engineering model (EM), an almost identical twin of Mars 2020's MOXIE, is used for testing in the lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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MOXIE Twin During Testing
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Mastcam-Z
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The twin Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras, shown with a pocket knife for scale, are assembled and ready for testing in this photo taken at Malin Space Science Systems, in San Diego, California.
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Ready for a Close Up (or a Wide Angle)
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Mastcam-Z
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This modern-looking geoboard adds a pop of color to the lab at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California.
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Modern Art for Mastcam-Z
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Mastcam-Z
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The Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z cameras are on a workbench during their assembly at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.
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Mastcam-Z Looking Left
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Mastcam-Z
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A JPL optical technician performs a final inspection and swab cleaning of the front optics of the Mars 2020 mission's Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in March 2020.
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Mastcam-Z Final Lens Cleaning
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Mastcam-Z
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With two cameras set about 10 inches apart at the top of the Mars 2020 rover's remote sensing mast, Mastcam-Z can produce a 3D image to be viewed with 3D glasses.
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Mastcam-Z Can See in 3D
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The white circle near the center of this image of Mars represents the location where NASA's Perseverance rover is expected to land on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Perseverance Rover Landing Ellipse in Jezero Crater
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The target landing area of NASA's Perseverance rover is overlaid on this image of its landing site on Mars, Jezero Crater.
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Zeroing in on the Target
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This illustration shows the events that occur in the final minutes of the nearly seven-month journey that NASA's Perseverance rover takes to Mars.
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Perseverance Rover's Entry, Descent and Landing Profile
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This illustration depicts the interior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
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Anatomy of a Sample Tube Interior
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This illustration depicts the exterior of a sample tube being carried aboard the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
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Anatomy of a Sample Tube
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A tray holding 39 sample tubes, each protected in a gold-colored sheath, is installed in NASA's Perseverance rover in this picture taken at the agency's Kennedy Space Center on May 21, 2020.
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Installing Perseverance's Sample Tubes
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This animation shows the data collected on a Mars 2020 sample tube using a computerized tomography (CT) scanner. Engineers working on the sample tubes used the 3D imagery to better understand the tubes' internal structure.
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CT Scan of Mars Sample Tube
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A technician working on the Mars 2020 mission takes a sample from the surface of sample tube 241, to test for contamination. The image was taken in a clean room facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the tubes were developed and assembled.
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Sampling Mars 2020 Sample Tube 241
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An illustration of the planet Mars, highlighting NASA's Mars Perseverance rover mission.
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Mars Perseverance Rover (Gradient Illustration)
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An illustration of the planet Mars, highlighting NASA's Mars Perseverance rover and future human explorers.
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Mars Perseverance Rover Mission (Humans and Robots Illustration)
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars Perseverance rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
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Perseverance Rover on Mars (Gradient Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
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Perseverance Rover Touchdown (Gradient Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover deploying its supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing.
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Swoosh Goes the Parachute (Gradient Illustration)
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars Perseverance rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
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Perseverance Rover on Mars (Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
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Perseverance Rover Touchdown (Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Mars Perseverance rover deploying its supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing.
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Swoosh Goes the Parachute (Illustration)
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This map of Mars shows the landing site for NASA's Perseverance rover in relation to those of previous successful Mars missions. The newest addition to the group, Perseverance is set to land in Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Mars Landing Sites, Including Perseverance (Illustration)
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An illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover landing safely on Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Perseverance Touches Down on Mars (Illustration)
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NASA's Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface in this illustration.
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Powered Descent for Perseverance (Illustration)
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance rover gets its first look at the Martian surface below, after dropping its heat shield just under six minutes after entry into the Mars atmosphere.
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Perseverance Heat Shield Separates (Illustration)
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NASA's Perseverance rover deploys a supersonic parachute from its aeroshell as it slows down before landing, in this artist's illustration.
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Perseverance Deploys its Parachute (Illustration)
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The aeroshell containing NASA's Perseverance rover guides itself towards the Martian surface as it descends through the atmosphere in this illustration.
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Perseverance Guides Itself Towards the Surface (Illustration)
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In this illustration of its descent to Mars, the spacecraft containing NASA's Perseverance rover slows down using the drag generated by its motion in the Martian atmosphere.
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Perseverance Rover Decelerates in the Martian Atmosphere (Illustration)
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With its heat shield facing the planet, NASA's Perseverance rover begins its descent through the Martian atmosphere in this illustration.
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Entering the Martian Atmosphere with the Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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This illustration shows NASA's Perseverance rover casting off its spacecraft's cruise stage, minutes before entering the Martian atmosphere.
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Perseverance Rover's Cruise Stage Separates (Illustration)
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This illustration shows NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft carrying the Perseverance rover as it approaches Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
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Perseverance Rover Approaches Mars (Illustration)
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The calibration target for SHERLOC, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, features a slice of Martian meteorite, plus spacesuit materials, including helmet-visor material that doubles as a geocache target.
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SHERLOC's Calibration Target Aboard the Perseverance Mars Rover
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SuperCam
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This fragment of a Martian meteorite, seen floating inside the International Space Station, is is now part of a calibration target for SuperCam, one of the instruments aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
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Supercam's Mars Meteorite Aboard the ISS
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Mastcam-Z
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Scientists use the color swatches on the primary calibration target for Mastcam-Z aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. Symbols and mottos relevant to the mission are included around the target's perimeter.
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Mastcam-Z's Calibration Target
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Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE)
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An illustration of MOXIE and its components. An air pump pulls in carbon dioxide gas from the Martian atmosphere, which is then regulated and fed to the Solid OXide Electrolyzer (SOXE), where it is electrochemically split to produce pure oxygen.
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Components of MOXIE (Illustration)
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