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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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Ranger 7 took this image, the first picture of the Moon by aU.S. spacecraft, on 31 July 1964 at 13:09 UT (9:09 AM EDT) about 17 minutes before impacting the lunar surface.
PIA02975:
First Image of the Moon taken by a U.S. Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 7
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Photomosaic of lunar panorama near the Tycho crater taken by Surveyor 7. The hills on the center horizon are about eight miles away from the spacecraft.
PIA02977:
Photomosaic of Tycho Crater - Surveyor 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the moon show the 'Bouguer' gravity anomalies as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red areas have stronger gravity, while blue areas have weaker gravity.
PIA16578:
Gravity of the Moon's Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-29 Earth Voyager
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA00013:
Crescent Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft took this image of Earth's moon on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin.
PIA00405:
Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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This chart highlights observations from NASA's Deep Impact mission of the northern polar regions of the moon acquired on June 9, 2009. The water signature varies significantly across the lunar surface.
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Moon GRAIL
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This is a polar stereographic map of gravity of the north polar region of the moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The map displays the region from latitude 60 north to the pole.
PIA16896:
Gravity at the Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-15 Earth MarCO
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The is the first image captured by one of NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats showing both the CubeSat's unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in the center, acquired by MarCO-B on May 9, 2018.
PIA22323:
First Image from MarCO-B
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Observations from NASA's Deep Impact mission of the moon's north pole from June 2 to 9, 2009 reveal changes in the amounts of water and hydroxyl.
PIA12222:
Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12009:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft fly in Tandem Around the Moon (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon 910x521x3
How to Find Water on the Moon
PIA12236:
How to Find Water on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Since successfully carrying out its spectacular impact experiment at comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft observed the moon for calibration purposes on several occasions. In June 2009, the northern polar regions were observed.
PIA12224:
Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 5
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Surveyor 5 image of the footpad resting in the lunar soil. The trench at right was formed by the footpad sliding during landing. Surveyor 5 landed on the Moon on 11 September 1967 at 1.41 N, 23.18E in Mare Tranquillitatis.
PIA02978:
Surveyor 5 Footpad Resting on the Lunar Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Surveyor 1
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Image of Surveyor 1's shadow against the lunar surface in the late lunar afternoon, with the horizon at the upper right. Surveyor 1, the first of the Surveyor missions to make a successful soft landing, proved the spacecraft design and landing technique
PIA02976:
Surveyor 1 Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-11 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. GRAIL is a part of NASA's Discovery Program.
PIA10130:
New NASA Mission to Reveal Moon's Internal Structure and Evolution (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-18 Moon GRAIL
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The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission utilizes the technique of twin spacecraft flying in formation with a known altitude above the lunar surface and known separation distance to investigate the gravity field of the moon.
PIA12010:
GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft -- Crust to Core (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This image shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012, around 2:28 p.m. PST.
PIA16492:
Last Flight for GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This is the first footage of one orbiting robotic spacecraft taken by another orbiting robotic spacecraft at Earth's moon. 'Flow,' one of two satellites making up NASA's GRAIL mission, captured this video of NASA's LRO as it flew by.
PIA16602:
Spacecraft Observes Another Spacecraft at the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A 300-mile-long linear gravity anomaly on the far side of the moon has been revealed by gravity gradients measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. GRAIL data are shown on the left, with red and blue corresponding to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16581:
GRAIL Spots Gravity Anomaly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
PIA16622:
GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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Map of Moon's Crust
PIA16621:
Map of Moon's Crust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
PIA16623:
GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue areas indicate stronger gradients due to underlying mass anomalies.
PIA16579:
GRAIL's Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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These maps of the near and far side of the moon show the gravity gradients as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission, highlighting a population of linear gravity anomalies.
PIA16580:
Linear Gravity Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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A linear gravity anomaly intersecting the Crisium basin on the nearside of the moon has been revealed by NASA's GRAIL mission. The GRAIL gravity gradient data are shown at left, with the location of the anomaly indicated.
PIA16582:
Gravity Anomaly Intersects Moon Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These side-by-side, 3-D comparisons depict the unnamed lunar mountain targeted by the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission for controlled impact of the Ebb and Flow spacecraft.
PIA16493:
Ebb and Flow's Final Moments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
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This graphic highlights locations on the moon NASA considers 'lunar heritage sites' and the path NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft will take on their final flight.
PIA16494:
Lunar Heritage Sites and GRAIL's Final Mile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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A profile across one of the linear gravity anomalies found by NASA's GRAIL mission shows that it has higher gravity than the surroundings.
PIA16583:
GRAIL Identifies Moon Dikes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This moon map shows the gravity gradients calculated by NASA's GRAIL mission. Red and blue correspond to stronger gravity gradients.
PIA16585:
Lunar Gravity Gradients
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon from the Lunar Prospector mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16586:
Moon Gravity Field Using Prospector Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This map shows the gravity field of the moon as measured by NASA's GRAIL mission. The viewing perspective, known as a Mercator projection, shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
PIA16587:
GRAIL's Gravity Field of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data.
PIA16588:
Closer Look at Lunar Highland Crust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16589:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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This graphic depicting the bulk density of the lunar highlands on the near and far sides of the moon was generated using gravity data from NASA's GRAIL mission and topography data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16600:
Mapping Lunar Highlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-13 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity.
PIA16603:
GRAIL's Final Resting Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Moon GRAIL
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Global map of crustal thickness of the moon derived from gravity data obtained by NASA's GRAIL spacecraft. The lunar near side is represented on the left hemisphere. The far side is represented in the right hemisphere.
PIA17674:
Moon Crustal Thickness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Moon GRAIL
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This color-coded map shows the strength of surface gravity around Orientale basin on Earth's moon. This plot is zoomed in on the part of that map featuring Orientale basin, where NASA's two GRAIL spacecraft flew extremely low near the end of their mission
PIA21050:
GRAIL Gravity Map of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Moon Galileo
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During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Moon. The Galileo spacecraft surveyed the Moon on December 7, 1992, on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-1997. Seen here at left is part of the north pole.
PIA00404:
Moon - North Polar Mosaic, Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Moon Ranger 7
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The dark flat floor of Mare Nubium on Earth's Moon dominates most of the image taken by NASA's Ranger 7 on July 31, 1964.
PIA02974:
Guericke Crater as seen by Ranger 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Moon Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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This view from NASA's Mariner 10 is of eastern Mare Frigor near the center, while Mare Crisiumis the large circular feature near the lower right. The heavily cratered region shown in the top of the mosaic shows portions of the Moon not seen from the Earth
PIA02442:
Moon's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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The Earth and Moon were imaged by NASA's Mariner 10, launched on November 3, 1973, from 2.6 million km while completing the first ever Earth-Moon encounter by a spacecraft capable of returning high resolution digital color image data.
PIA02441:
Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Copernicus is 93 km wide and is located within the Mare Imbrium Basin, northern nearside of the Moon (10 degrees N., 20 degrees W.). This image from NASA's Lunar Orbiter shows crater floor, floor mounds, rim, and rayed ejecta.
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Moon Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image from NASA's Deep Space Network depicts the moon's rugged south polar region in two lights. The color image is the highest resolution topography map to date of the moon's south pole.
PIA12077:
Moon's Rugged South Polar Region Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from 88 million miles away.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared, blue-green, and red wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars.
PIA08002:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-13 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This crescent view of Earth's Moon in infrared wavelengths comes from a camera test by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on its way to Mars. This image was taken by taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera Sept. 8, 2005.
PIA08004:
High-Resolution Mars Camera Test Image of Moon (Infrared)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-10 Moon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This pair of views shows how little of the full image frame was taken up by the Moon in test images taken Sept. 8, 2005, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA08005:
Full-Frame Reference for Test Photo of Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-06 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This composite image of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars, combines the best Earth image with the best moon image from four sets of images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Mars was about 127 million miles from Earth.
PIA21260:
Earth and Its Moon, as Seen From Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013.
PIA14949:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini narrow-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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PIA02323:
Narrow Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-10 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This composite image was made from NASA's Cassini which captured a significant portion of the Moon during a Moon flyby imaging sequence.All three images have been scaled so that the brightness of Crisium basin, the dark circular region in the upper right.
PIA02322:
Triptych of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-10 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This narrow angle image taken NASA's Cassini's camera system of the Moon is one of the best of a sequence of narrow angle frames taken as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999.
PIA02321:
Single Still Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.
PIA17171:
The Day the Earth Smiled: Sneak Preview
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-01 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This frame from a movie of the Moon was made from NASA's Cassini wide-angle camera as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999
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PIA02324:
Wide Angle Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 S Rings MESSENGER
Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
MDIS - Wide Angle
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These images show views of Earth and the moon from NASA's Cassini (left) and MESSENGER spacecraft (right) from July 19, 2013.
PIA17038:
Two Views of Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbit Laser Altimeter
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Topography of Earth's moon generated from data NASA's LRO, with the gravity anomalies bordering the Procellarum region superimposed in blue. The border structures are shown using gravity gradients calculated with data from NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA18822:
Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter
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This map of one side of the moon shows the location of some of the giant dikes identified by NASA's GRAIL mission.
PIA16584:
Moon Dike Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Radiometer
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Diviner Global Composition
PIA13391:
Diviner Global Composition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-03 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12903:
First Look: Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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One month after its first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the site again providing a new view of the historic site.
PIA12909:
Apollo 11: Second Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a debris flow extending down the southwest wall of Janssen K crater.
PIA12930:
Debris Flows I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Regolith Patterns in Mendel-Rydberg
PIA13140:
Regolith Patterns in Mendel-Rydberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-13 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector - A Fundamental Point on the Moon
PIA13037:
The Apollo 15 Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector - A Fundamental Point on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-11 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the floor of a crater in the Mare Frigoris.
PIA13132:
Central Peak of Bullialdus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a mare-highlands boundary in northern Mare Frigoris.
PIA12891:
Relative Timing of Geologic Events in Mare Frigoris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-11 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a crater (center of image) formed by impact of the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB booster.
PIA12912:
Ejecta Sweeps the Surface
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Sublunarean Void
PIA14004:
Sublunarean Void
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Small Crater in Oceanus Procellarum
PIA14026:
Small Crater in Oceanus Procellarum
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Slice of Mare
PIA14425:
Slice of Mare
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Slope Failure near Aratus Crater
PIA13683:
Slope Failure near Aratus Crater
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captures a northeast-trending wrinkle ridge cuts across the plains of Mare Imbrium.
PIA12931:
Wrinkle Ridges of Northwest Mare Imbrium
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of the floor of a l.2-km diameter crater in the Mare Frigoris.
PIA13106:
Mare Frigoris Constellation Region of Interest
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On April 14th 1970, the Apollo 13 Saturn IVB upper stage impacted the Moon North of Mare Cognitum, at -2.55° latitude, -27.88° East longitude. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12979:
Rocket Impacts Recorded by the Apollo Seismic Network
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Surveyor 6 casting 18-meter long shadow with Sun just 8° above the horizon. Surveyor 6 Landed 10 November 1967 in Sinus Medii. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12978:
Surveyor 6 on the Plains of Sinus Medii
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Surveyor 5 sitting in a 10-meter diameter crater. Surveyor 5 landed on Mare Tranquillitatis in September of 1967. This image was taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12977:
Surveyor 5: A Hole-in-One
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On February 21, 1972, Luna 20 soft landed in the rugged highlands between Mare Fecunditatis and Mare Crisium. The Luna 20 descent stage still sits silently on the Moon, clearly visible in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12960:
Soviet Union Lunar Sample Return Missions
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Soviet robotic lander Luna 17 still sitting on Mare Imbrium where it delivered the Lunokhod 1 Rover in November 1970.
PIA12967:
Soviet Union Lunar Rovers
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small portion of the rim of Erlanger crater. Much of its floor remains in permanent shadow due to its location near the north pole.
PIA12899:
Eternal Darkness Near the North Pole
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This NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows boulders on a wrinkle ridge in Mare Crisium.
PIA12958:
Crisium's Constellation Region of Interest
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The lunar highlands exhibit rhythmic patterns thought to result from slow, downslope creep of the loose regolith (soil). These subtle patterns are most easily seen when the Sun is low to the horizon in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit
PIA12953:
Near the Summit of Malapert Mountain
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This image taken NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the wall of crater Van de Graaff C, where brighter material is exposed by more active processes associated with steeper slopes, recent small craters, and even individual rolling boulders.
PIA12952:
Crater Wall in Van de Graaff
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Overlapping petals of bright ejecta illustrate the complexity of ejecta emplacement, even in smaller impact events in image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12951:
Intricate Young Ejecta Blanket in Ancient Murchison Crater
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This image taken NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a high-resolution view of part of the floor of Riccioli Crater. The view is centered on the boundary between a spur of the crater's central peak materials and volcanic lava flow deposits.
PIA12950:
Riccioli Crater: Cracked, Melted, and Draped
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This image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the spectacularly preserved viscous flow on the NE rim of Byrgius A crater.
PIA12949:
Out of the Shadows: Impact Melt Flow at Byrgius A Crater
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Precise 3D Measurements of Objects at Apollo 14 Landing Site
PIA12947:
Precise 3-D Measurements of Objects at Apollo 14 Landing Site
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Montes Pyrenaeus meets Mare Nectaris in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12946:
Montes Pyrenaeus meets Mare Nectaris
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looks near the northeast edge of the unusually large melt pond adjacent to the lunar far side crater King.
PIA12945:
King Crater's Unusual Melt Pond
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Part of the vast pyroclastic deposit located on the Aristarchus plateau is visible in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12944:
Aristarchus Plateau (2): Pyroclastic Deposit
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows boulders and impact melt line the floor of the 85-km crater Tycho, a potential site for future human exploration.
PIA12941:
The Floor of Tycho
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a lobate scarp in the mare basalts of Aitken crater on the lunar farside (arrows).
PIA12940:
Aitken Crater
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Boulders perched atop a wrinkle ridge in Mare Imbrium west of the Montes Teneriffe can be seen in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12938:
Wrinkle Ridge Near Montes Teneriffe
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A junction between the rims of three craters on the floor of Peary crater near the lunar north pole is evident in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12937:
Peary Crater: Greetings from the North Pole of the Moon
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Seeing small areas of the Moon at 50 cm per pixel often presents unexpected views, and sometimes it is hard to interpret the geology at first glance, much less what is up and what is down, as evidenced by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12936:
Moon or Abstract Expressionism?
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A subset of NAC Image M112162602L showing landslides (bottom) covering impact melt on the floor (top) of a fresh Copernican-age crater at the edge of Oceanus Procellarum and west of Balboa crater taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12935:
Fresh Copernican Crater
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A bottleneck at the start of the lunar sinuous rille within Vallis Alpes formed several morphologic features including a lava pond, a breached dam, and an island in the rille in this image captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12934:
Vallis Alpes
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Graben are common extensional features on the Moon as well as the other terrestrial planets and icy satellites. This graben formed within a larger graben as captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12933:
Pull Apart -- Grabens
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Frozen impact melt flows on the ejecta blanket of the young impact crater Giordano Bruno in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12932:
Impact Melt Flows on Giordano Bruno
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The Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger descent stage comes into focus in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12920:
Exploring the Apollo 17 Site
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