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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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During orbits 404 through 414 on 19-20 September 1990, NASA's Magellan spacecraft imaged a peak-ring crater.
PIA00463:
Venus - Barton Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image covers part of a deep valley on Venus called Devana Chasma. The image is a composite of the first two orbits recorded by NASA's Magellan spacecraft in August 1990 superimposed on Pioneer Venus topography.
PIA00464:
Venus - Magellan Data Superimposed on Pioneer Venus Data - Devana Chasma and Phoebe Regio
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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These radar images show an identical area on Venus as imaged by the NASA's Magellan spacecraft in 1991 (left) and the U.S.S.R. Venera 15/16 spacecraft in the early 1980's (right).
PIA00465:
Venus - Comparison of Venera and Magellan Resolutions
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft shows an impact crater in the central Eistla Region of the equatorial highlands of Venus. The crater is slightly irregular in platform and its walls appear terraced.
PIA00466:
Venus - Large Impact Crater in the Eistla Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is in the Lavinia Region of Venus. Volcanic vent areas in this part of the plains west of Alpha Regio consist of domes and pits up to nearly 3 kilometers across.
PIA00467:
Venus - Lavinia Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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In September 1990, Magellan imaged this impact crater that is representative of Venusian craters that are of the proper diameter (about 15 kilometers) to be 'transitional' in their morphology between 'complex' and irregular' craters.
PIA00468:
Venus - 'Transitional' Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft covers region near Hestia Rupes on the northwestern corner of Aphrodite Terra. This complex network exhibits tributary-like branches similar to those observed in river systems on Earth.
PIA00469:
Venus - Complex Network of Narrow Fractures Near Hestia Rupes Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This crater in the Navka region of Venus was mapped by NASA's Magellan on Sept. 26-27, 1990 during orbits 459 and 460. It has the terraced walls, flat radar-dark floor, and central peak that are characteristic of craters classified as complex.
PIA00470:
Venus - Complex Crater 'Buck' in Navka Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This is a full resolution mosaic from NASA's Magellan spacecraft showing a series of complex lava flows which emerge from the northern flank of Sif Mons, a large volcano just to the south.
PIA00471:
Venus - Complex Lava Flows at Sif Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-20 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This full-resolution image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft shows an impact crater named Jeanne. The distinctive triangular shape of the ejecta indicates that the impacting body probably hit obliquely, traveling from southwest to northeast.
PIA00472:
Venus - Impact Crater 'Jeanne
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-20 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is of Sachs Patera on Venus. Defined as a sag-caldera, Sachs is an elliptical depression 130 meters (81 feet) in depth, spanning 40 kilometers (25 miles) in width along its longest axis.
PIA00473:
Venus - Sag Caldera 'Sachs Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-20 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is of the eastern Navka Region of Venus. The crater, which is approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) in diameter, displays a butterfly symmetry pattern.
PIA00474:
Venus - Impact Crater in Eastern Navka Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-20 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is of Crater Stephania in northern Sedna Planitia on Venus. It is one of the smaller craters on Venus.
PIA00475:
Venus - Crater 'Stefania' in N. Sedna Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-22 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft shows an irregular crater of approximately 14- kilometer (8.7-mile) mean diameter. The crater is actually a cluster of four separate craters that are in rim contact.
PIA00476:
Venus - Multi-Floor Irregular Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This full resolution mosaiced image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is located in the Lakshmi region of Venus at 47 degrees north latitude and 334 east longitude.
PIA00477:
Venus - Possible Remnants of a Meteoroid in Lakshmi Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This synthetic aperture radar mosaic from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is a global view of the surface of Venus.
PIA00478:
Venus - Global View Centered at 180 degrees
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is from the northeastern Atalanta Region of Venus. The image shows the complex impact crater, Dickinson, characterized by a partial central ring and a floor flooded by radar-dark and radar-bright materials.
PIA00479:
Venus - Complex Crater 'Dickinson' in NE Atalanta Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-26 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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Crater Isabella is seen in this radar image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft. The second largest impact crater on Venus, the crater is named in honor of the 15th Century queen of Spain, Isabella of Castile.
PIA00480:
Venus - Impact Crater 'Isabella
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-12-02 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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A portion of Alpha Regio is displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the surface of Venus from NASA's Magellan spacecraft. In 1963, Alpha Regio was the first feature on Venus to be identified from Earth-based radar.
PIA00481:
Venus - Three-Dimensional Perspective View of Alpha Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-07 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft shows an area of dark volcanic lava flows overlying the brighter surrounding plains which are thought to have been formed from older flows.
PIA00482:
Venus - Dark Volcanic Lava Flows
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-14 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is from the southern portion of Navka. In the center of this image are two bright deposits running north to south.
PIA00483:
Venus - Outflow Channel in South Navka
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-14 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft reveals Sacajawea Patera, a large, elongate caldera located in Western Ishtar Terra on the smooth plateau of Lakshmi Planum.
PIA00485:
Venus - A Large Elongated Caldera 'Sacajawea Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-14 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This radar image mosaic of Venus from NASA's Magellan spacecraft, is in the Lada region. The mosaic shows a system of east-trending radar-bright and dark lava flows encountering and breaching a north-trending ridge belt (left of center).
PIA00486:
Venus - System of Lava Flows and Ridge Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-14 Venus Magellan
Imaging Radar
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This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is from the eastern Ovda region of Venus. The image shows some small volcanic domes on the flank of the volcano Maat.
PIA00487:
Venus - Volcanic Domes on Flank of Volcanic Maat in East Ovda Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-18 Venus Hubble Space Telescope
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Venus Cloud Tops Viewed by Hubble. This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet-light image of the planet Venus, taken on January 24 1995, when Venus was at a distance of 70.6 million miles (113.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA01544:
Venus Cloud Tops Viewed by Hubble
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-15 Venus Magellan
Arecibo Radar Data
Radar System
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The images used for the base of this globe show the northern and southern hemispheres of Venus as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 NASA Magellan mission.
PIA03151:
Venus Hemispherical Globes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-27 Venus Magellan
Arecibo Radar Data
Radar System
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The images used for the base of this globe show the northern and southern hemispheres of Venus as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 NASA Magellan mission.
PIA03167:
Venus Hemispherical Globes (with place names)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-27 Venus Mariner 2
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NASA's Mariner 2 was the world's first successful interplanetary spacecraft. Launched August 27, 1962, on an Atlas-Agena rocket, Mariner 2 passed within about 34,000 kilometers (21,000 miles) of Venus.
PIA04594:
Mariner 2 (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-05 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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After acquiring hundreds of high-resolution images during close approach to Venus, NASA's MESSENGER turned its wide-angle camera back to the planet and acquired a departure sequence.
PIA10125:
MESSENGER Bids Farewell to Venus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-24 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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On Oct. 24, 2006, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft came within 2,990 kilometers (1,860 miles) of Venus during its second planetary encounter.
PIA10123:
Approaching Venus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-05 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft snapped a series of images as it approached Venus on June 5. The planet is enshrouded by a global layer of clouds that obscures its surface to the MESSENGER Dual Imaging System (MDIS) cameras.
PIA10124:
Approaching Venus Image #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Venus MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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This image from NASA's MESSENGER is one of many from the latest vulcanoid search are currently being transmitted to Earth. Vulcanoids are small rocky bodies that have been postulated to exist but not yet been detected.
PIA12443:
A View of Venus while Searching for Vulcanoids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-08 Venus Magellan
Venus Express
VIRTIS
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This figure shows the volcanic peak Idunn Mons in the Imdr Regio area of Venus. The topographic backbone (brown color) was derived from data obtained by NASA's Magellan spacecraft and the overlay was derived from data from ESA's Venus Express Spacecraft.
PIA13001:
Surface Warmth on a Venus Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-15 Venus ACRIMSAT
ACRIM3
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Observations of the total solar irradiance made with the ACRIM3 instrument on NASA's ACRIMSAT satellite on June 5 and 6, 2012, tracked the effect of the transit of Venus, which lasted about six hours.
PIA15820:
NASA's ACRIMSAT Observes Venus Transit
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-01 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These two images of Uranus, one in true color and the other in false color, were compiled from images returned in 1986, by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA00032:
Uranus in True and False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of pale blue-green Uranus was recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan 25, 1986, as the spacecraft left the planet behind. The thin crescent of Uranus is seen here between the spacecraft, the planet and the Sun.
PIA00143:
Uranus - Final Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Uranus Voyager
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This image shows a crescent Uranus, a view that Earthlings never witnessed until Voyager 2 flew near and then beyond Uranus on Jan 24, 1986.
PIA00346:
Color Voyager 2 Image Showing Crescent Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These time-lapse images of Uranus. taken by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 14, 1986, show the movement of two small, bright, streaky clouds -- the first such features ever seen on the planet.
PIA00369:
Uranus Cloud Movement
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-26 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This false-color picture of Uranus, obtained by NASA's Voyager on Jan. 14, 1986, shows a discrete cloud seen as a bright streak near the planet's limb.
PIA00370:
Uranus - Discrete Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-21 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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Taking its first peek at Uranus, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detected six distinct clouds in images taken July 28,1997.
PIA01278:
Hubble Tracks Clouds on Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
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Taken in 1997, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using visible light, detected clouds in the northern hemisphere of Uranus.
PIA01279:
Hubble Spots Northern Hemispheric Clouds on Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into Uranus' atmosphere to see clear and hazy layers created by a mixture of gases. Using infrared filters, Hubble captured detailed features of three layers of Uranus' atmosphere.
PIA01280:
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Uranus' Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings, at least five of the inner moons, and bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere.
PIA01281:
Hubble Observes the Moons and Rings of Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the planet Uranus reveals the planet's rings and bright clouds and a high altitude haze above the planet's south pole.
PIA01282:
Hubble Observes the Planet Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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These three NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the planet Uranus reveal the motion of a pair of bright clouds in the planet's southern hemisphere, and a high altitude haze that forms a 'cap' above the planet's south pole.
PIA01283:
Hubble the Rotation of Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-21 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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Several craters are seen on the surface of 1985U1, one of several small moons of Uranus discovered by NASA's Voyager 2. The spacecraft acquired this single image, the only 

close-up it obtained of any of the new moons, on Jan. 24, 1986.
PIA01357:
Uranus Moon - 1985U1
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These two pictures of Uranus were compiled from images recorded by NASA's Voyager 2 on Jan. 1O, 1986. This view is toward the planet's pole of rotation, which lies just left of center. The image on the right is a false-color image.
PIA01360:
Uranus, Toward the Planet's Pole of Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-08 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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A sliver of Uranus is seen by NASA's Voyager 2. This image was taken through three color filters and recombined to produce the color image.
PIA01391:
Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-02 Uranus Voyager
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This computer enhancement of a NASA Voyager 2 image, emphasizes the high-level haze in Uranus' upper atmosphere. Clouds are obscured by the overlying atmosphere.
PIA01488:
Uranus' Upper Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Uranus Voyager
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A latitude-longitude grid superimposed on this false color image obtained by NASA's Voyager 2 in 1986 shows that Uranus' atmosphere circulates in the same direction as the planet rotates.
PIA01489:
Uranus' Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-08 Uranus Voyager
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Processing brings out Uranus' atmosphere in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 2.
PIA01535:
Uranus' Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-24 Uranus Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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A recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope view reveals Uranus surrounded by its four major rings and by 10 of its 17 known satellites.
PIA02963:
Hubble Finds Many Bright Clouds on Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 1986-12-18 Uranus Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986.
PIA18182:
Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-11 Uranus Keck Telescope
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An infrared composite image of the two hemispheres of Uranus obtained with Keck Telescope adaptive optics.
PIA17306:
Keck Telescope views of Uranus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Uranus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft features a blue planet, Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. Uranus is a pale blue in this natural color image because its visible atmosphere contains methane gas and few aerosols or clouds.
PIA17178:
Blue Orb on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
This computer generated image depicts a view of Earth as seen from the surface of the asteroid Toutatis on Nov 29th 1996. A 2.5 degree field-of-view synthetic computer camera was used for this simulation.
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-18 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Hale Telescope 200-inch
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The high speed of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft causes it to appear as a long streak across the sky in the constellation Virgo during the 10-minute exposure time of this photograph taken by Mr. Palomar's 200-inch telescope.
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Taken on April 25, 2005, sixty-nine days before it gets up-close-and-personal with a comet, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully photographed its quarry, comet Tempel 1, at a distance of 39.7 million miles.
PIA07879:
Deep Impact Spots Quarry
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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On April 25, 2005 NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft obtained its first optical navigation (Op-Nav) image of comet Tempel 1. At the time the picture was taken the distance between spacecraft and comet was 64 million kilometers (39.7 million miles) away.
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This artist's concept gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater.
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-16 Tempel 1 Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1 m Telescope
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he Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1-meter telescope observed comet Tempel 1 on April 11, 2005, when the comet was near its closest approach to the Earth. A pinkish dust jet is visible to the southwest, with the broader neutral gas coma surrounding it.
PIA07881:
Kitt Peak Observes Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-16 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image is a compilation of four images that were taken on June 13, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact. The spacecraft is 18,675,137.9 kilometers (11,604,190 miles) away from comet Tempel 1.
PIA07998:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. The comet's coma shines brightly.
PIA03297:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. The comet's coma can be senn.
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-19 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 19, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. A star to the right is six times brighter than the brightest pixel of the comet.
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft on June 20, 2005. The object on the right is a star.
PIA02100:
Getting Closer
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This picture of Tempel 1 was taken by NASA's Deep Impact. Even though the spacecraft was over 10 days away from the comet when these data were acquired, it detected some of the molecules making up the comet's gas and dust envelope, or coma.
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 25, 2005.
PIA02102:
I Spy a Comet!
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 26, 2005.
PIA02103:
Comet Dead Ahead
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 27, 2005.
PIA02104:
On Course for a Comet
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 29, 2005.
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This display shows highly processed images of the outburst of comet Tempel 1 between June 22 and 23, 2005. The pictures were taken by NASA's Deep Impact's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 30, 2005.
PIA02113:
Headed Toward the Light
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on July 1, 2005.
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe was taken by the mission's mother ship, or flyby spacecraft, after the two separated at 11:07 p.m. Pacific time, July 2 (2:07 a.m. Eastern time, July 3), 2005. The impactor is seen at the center.
PIA02115:
Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Comet Tempel 1 as seen by the NASA's Deep Impact impactor targeting sensor at 7:44 Universal Time, July 3, 2005.
PIA02116:
Impactor Eyes Comet Target
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from an animation shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact.
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on June 30, 2005, Universal Time. The comet was bright and condensed.
PIA02118:
X-ray Eyes on Tempel
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image from NASA TV shows the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 from Deep Impact's flyby's high-resolution imager.
PIA02119:
Tempel 1 Nucleus
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 sixty seconds before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02120:
Face-to-Face With a Comet
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02121:
Bull's Eye!
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 six minutes before it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe at 10:52 a.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02124:
Before the Crash
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Hubble Space Telescope
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These pictures of comet Tempel 1 were taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They show the comet before and after it ran over NASA's Deep Impact probe.
PIA02122:
Hubble Witnesses Comet Crash
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 on July 3, 2005. It was taken by the spacecraft's high-resolution camera 13 seconds after impact.
PIA02123:
Gone in a Flash
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This frame from a movie shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor in 2005.
PIA02125:
We're Going In! Animation Icon
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows the view from NASA's Deep Impact's probe 30 minutes before it was pummeled by comet Tempel 1. The picture's brightness has been enhanced to show the jets of dust streaming away from the comet.
PIA02126:
Blinded by the Jets
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 5 minutes before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02127:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 90 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02128:
So Close You Can Almost Touch It
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 approximately 30 seconds before NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. It was taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor.
PIA02129:
Untouched Tempel
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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When NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with Tempel 1, a bright, small flash was created, which rapidly expanded above the surface of the comet. This flash lasted for more than a second.
PIA02131:
Moment of Impact
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Infrared Spectrometer
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This image composite shows comet Tempel 1 in infrared light . The infrared picture highlights the warm, or sunlit, side of the comet, where NASA's Deep Impact probe later hit.
PIA02132:
Sunny Side of a Comet
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This image shows the view from NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft as it turned back to look at comet Tempel 1. Fifty minutes earlier, the spacecraft's probe was run over by the comet.
PIA02133:
Looking Back at a Job Well Done
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High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe taken by the high-resolution camera over a period of 40 seconds.
PIA02134:
Capturing the Flash Animation Icon
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe approaching comet Tempel 1. It is made up of images taken by the probe's impactor targeting sensor on July 4, 2005. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA02135:
One-Way Trip to Tempel Animation Icon
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This frame from a movie was taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) Animation Icon
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Autonomous Navigation System
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This image shows how NASA's Deep Impact's impactor targeted comet Tempel 1 as the spacecraft made its final approach in the early morning hours of July 4, 2005.
PIA02136:
A Cyber-Astronaut's Final Moves
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This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated NASA's Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft.
PIA02137:
Tempel Alive with Light
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