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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 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. This image is from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor.
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
PIA17388:
Looking Back at Us
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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 1999-06-12 Earth DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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During its flight and lunar orbit, NASA's Clementine spacecraft returned images of the planet Earth and the Moon.
PIA00432:
Clementine Images of Earth and Moon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.272 MB)     JPEG (132.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon. It was taken at a distance of 3,563,735 kilometers (more than 2 million miles) on April 19, 2001 as the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft left the Earth.
PIA00559:
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
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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 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 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 1999-05-15 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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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.
PIA01967:
Crescent-shaped Earth and 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 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
PIA13474:
Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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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 2003-05-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Taken on May 22, 2003, this image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk when Jupiter, Earth, and the Moon aligned.
PIA04529:
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the north polar region of the Moon was obtained by NASA's Galileo's camera during the spacecraft's flyby of the Earth-Moon system on December 7 and 8, 1992.
PIA00126:
Moon - North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-17 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Different wavelengths of light provide new information about the Orientale Basin region of the moon in a composite image taken by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper, a guest instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft.
PIA11727:
NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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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 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Lunar mosaic of ~1500 NASA Clementine images of the north polar region of the moon.
PIA00002:
North Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of the western hemisphere of the Moon was taken through a green filter by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at 9:35 a.m. PST Dec. 9 at a range of about 350,000 miles. In the center is the Orientale Basin.
PIA00120:
Moon - Western Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Mineral Mapping the Moon
PIA12229:
Mineral Mapping the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Craters and the Tell-Tale Signatures
PIA12234:
Craters and the Tell-Tale Signatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Nearside of the Moon
PIA12235:
Nearside of the Moon
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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 2010-09-16 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 1996-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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This orthographic projection is centered on the south polar region of the moon as seen by NASA's Clementine spacecraft. The Schrodinger Basin is located in the lower right of the mosaic.
PIA00001:
South Pole Region of the Moon as Seen by Clementine
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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 2003-04-16 Moon Terra
MISR
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A special maneuver of NASA's Terra spacecraft was performed as it traversed the nightside enabling a 'backward somersault' of the spacecraft, allowing the normally Earth-viewing instruments to look at deep space and the waxing gibbous Moon.
PIA04327:
MISR Views the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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This image of the far side of the lunar surface, with Earth in the background, is of crater De Forest and was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft.
PIA15514:
MoonKAM Looks Homeward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Moon GRAIL
MoonKAM
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This image of the lunar surface was taken by NASA's MoonKAM system onboard the Ebb spacecraft and shows Crater Poinsot located on the northern part of the moon's far side.
PIA15515:
Far Side of Moon Imaged by MoonKAM
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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 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 1996-02-02 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color image of the Moon was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at 9:35 a.m. PST Dec. 9, 1990, at a range of about 350,000 miles. The concentric, circular Orientale basin, is near the center; the nearside is to the right, the far side to the left.
PIA00113:
Moon Color Composite
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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 1998-06-03 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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The Aristarchus region is one of the most diverse and interesting areas on the Moon. About 500 images from NASA's Clementine spacecraft were processed and combined into a multispectral mosaic of this region.
PIA00090:
Multispectral Mosaic of the Aristarchus Crater and Plateau
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of the crescent moon was obtained by the Galileo Solid State imaging system on December 8, 1995 at 5 a.m. PST as NASA's Galileo spacecraft neared the Earth.
PIA00224:
Moon - Western Near Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of the moon was obtained by the Galileo Solid State imaging system on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. PST as NASA's Galileo spacecraft passed the Earth and was able to view the lunar surface from a vantage point not possible from the Earth.
PIA00225:
Far Side of the 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 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 2009-08-03 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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NASA's Moon Minerology Mapper, a guest instrument onboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission to the moon, looks homeward. Australia is visible in the lower center of the image.
PIA12158:
Moon Mapper Looks Homeward
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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 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
PIA12225:
Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Water Around a Fresh Crater
PIA12226:
Water Around a Fresh Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Colorful Cubes of Light
PIA12230:
Colorful Cubes of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Dispersing Light through the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
PIA12232:
Dispersing Light through the Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Mapping the Moon, Point by Point
PIA12233:
Mapping the Moon, Point by Point
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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This image of the moon is from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 mission. It is a three-color composite of reflected near-infrared radiation from the sun.
PIA12237:
Water Detected at High Latitudes
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These color visualizations of the Moon were obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it left the Earth after completing its first Earth Gravity Assist. The images were acquired Dec. 8-9, 1990.
PIA00075:
Moon Color Visualizations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-29 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Challenger Astronauts Memorialized on the Moon
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Challenger Astronauts Memorialized on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Sublunarean Void
PIA14004:
Sublunarean Void
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Striated Blocks in Aristarchus Crater
PIA14009:
Striated Blocks in Aristarchus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-08 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Boulder in Recht Crater
PIA14018:
Boulder in Recht Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-22 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Small Crater in Oceanus Procellarum
PIA14026:
Small Crater in Oceanus Procellarum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-20 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Slice of Mare
PIA14425:
Slice of Mare
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These pictures of the Moon were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at (right photo) Dec.8, 1990 from a distance of almost 220,000 miles, and at (left photo) Dec. 9, 1990 at a range of more than 350,000 miles.
PIA00077:
Moon - 2 Views of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Slope Failure near Aratus Crater
PIA13683:
Slope Failure near Aratus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-14 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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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 2012-03-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC) visible to ultraviolet portrait of Copernicus crater
PIA13964:
Absolute Time
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-04 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Crater Mendeleev
PIA14002:
Crater Mendeleev
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-07 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 l.2-km diameter crater in the Mare Frigoris.
PIA13106:
Mare Frigoris Constellation Region of Interest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-22 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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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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 2010-03-15 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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 a wide variety of geologic features on northwest of Plato crater.
PIA12948:
Plato Crater
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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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This image is a Digital Terrain Model of the large Orientale Basin, located on the western hemisphere of the Moon.
PIA12943:
A Digital Terrain Model of the Orientale Basin
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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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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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Scientists, using cameras aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon's north polar region.
PIA18138:
NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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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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