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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a section of Granicus Valles. Granicus Valles is one of several channel systems the originate near Elysium Mons.
PIA22306:
Granicus Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a section of Mamers Valles, located in Arabia Terra.
PIA22305:
Mamers Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Khurdopin Glacier in Pakistan. A large lake has formed in the Shimshal River, where the glacier has formed a dam.
PIA22304:
Khurdopin Glacier, Pakistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Off the image to the right is Yuty Crater, located between Simud and Tiu Valles. The crater ejcta forms the large lobes along the right side of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22303:
Yuty Crater Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-23 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft is one of two taken 12 minutes apart which neatly captures storm movement in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
PIA21982:
Ghost in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This is a false color image of the dune field in the Arabia Terra crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of bands, sand appears as a blue to dark blue color.
PIA22302:
Investigating Mars: Arabia Terra Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks uphill at Mount Sharp. The scene has been white-balanced so the colors of the rock materials resemble how they would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth.
PIA22313:
Curiosity is Ready for Clay
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks uphill at Mount Sharp. Highlighted is an area in white with clay-bearing rocks that scientists are eager to explore.
PIA22312:
Curiosity is Ready for Clay (Highlighted)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-22 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft showing the northern part of Hanami Planum on Ceres honors the Japanese cherry blossom festival, or 'Hanami,' a long-standing Japanese tradition of welcoming spring.
PIA21921:
Hanami Planum on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small crater in the middle of the image is at the upwind side of the dune field. There is a considerable amount of sand within the crater, with a relatively smooth surface and few dune forms. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22301:
Investigating Mars: Arabia Terra Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located southeast of the region of the large sand dune deposit. Here there is still limited amounts of available sand and the dunes formed are smaller individual features.
PIA22300:
Investigating Mars: Arabia Terra Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The bottom of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the hills and mesas within the crater. The dunes at the top of the image are engulfing and covering the hills.
PIA22299:
Investigating Mars: Arabia Terra Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic fields from which solar wind rushes out into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed this long coronal hole that stretched out across more than half the diameter of the sun (Mar. 13-15, 2018).
PIA22345:
Elongated Coronal Hole Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Earth Aqua
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When the polar vortex dips south it often makes headlines. This map created by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite shows warmer-than-normal temperatures colored in red and below average temperatures colored in blue.
PIA22344:
The Other Side of the Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The floor of this crater contains a large exposure of rocky material, a field of dark sand dunes, and numerous patches of what is probably fine-grain sand. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22298:
Investigating Mars: Arabia Terra Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was collected at the height of summer. It is during this season that winds are able to move sand sized particles, slowly modifying the dunes.
PIA22297:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter, shown here in swirls of rose-colored hues.
PIA21981:
Rose-Colored Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Earth 1080x810x3
JPL investigators used optical images acquired by Planet Labs' dove satellite constellation to map the spatial extent of the Montecito mudflows that occurred on Jan. 9, 2018, east of Santa Barbara, California.
PIA22343:
Mapping the Extent of California's Deadly Jan. 2018 Mudflows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft highlights the dune form/dune density aspects of Olypmia Undae. In the center there is a brighter, diagonal region of few dunes.
PIA22296:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-14 Ceres Dawn
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows the floor of Ceres' Juling Crater. The crater floor shows evidence of the flow of ice and rock, similar to rock glaciers in Earth's polar regions.
PIA21920:
Juling Crater's Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-14 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Ceres' tallest mountain, Ahuna Mons. A significant amount of sodium carbonate has been found, shown in green and red colors in the lower right image.
PIA21919:
Ahuna Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-14 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This view from NASA's Dawn mission shows where ice has been detected in the northern wall of Ceres' Juling Crater, which is in almost permanent shadow.
PIA21918:
Juling Crater's Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was collected during north polar summer. The dunes are now completely frost free and are dark in color due to being made of basaltic sand.
PIA22295:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was collected during north polar summer. The dunes are now completely frost free and are dark in color due to being made of basaltic sand.
PIA22294:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was collected during north polar summer. The dunes are now completely frost free and are dark in color due to being made of basaltic sand.
PIA22293:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae was collected during north polar spring. The crests of the dunes and other surfaces are light colored, indicative of a frost covering. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22292:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Olympia Undae was collected during north polar spring. The crests of the dunes and other surfaces are light colored, indicative of a frost covering.
PIA22291:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-07 Jupiter Juno
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This computer-generated image based on data from the ovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard the Juno spacecraft shows the structure of the cyclonic pattern observed over Jupiter's south pole.
PIA22337:
Jupiter's Southern Exposure in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-07 Jupiter Juno
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The image from the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission shows the structure of the cyclonic pattern observed over Jupiter's North pole: a central cyclone surrounded by eight circumpolar cyclones.
PIA22336:
A New View on Jupiter's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-07 Jupiter Juno
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Data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it.
PIA22335:
Cyclones Encircle Jupiter's North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft was collected early in north polar spring. The crests of the dunes are light colored, indicative of a frost covering.
PIA22290:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of Olympia Undae was collected early in north polar spring. The crests of the dunes are light colored, indicative of a frost covering. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22289:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours on Mar. 2, 2018, as observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.
PIA22260:
Small Bursts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are fan-shaped deposits emerging from regions of steep topography called alluvial fans. Alluvial fans on Mars are thought to be ancient and record past episodes of flowing water.
PIA22334:
The Case of the Martian Boulder Piles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a set of straight ridges in ancient bedrock near Nirgal Valles. The patterns indicate fractures from tectonic stresses.
PIA22333:
Ridges near Nirgal Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Shown in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are alluvial fans, fan-shaped deposits emerging from regions of steep topography. Alluvial fans on Mars are thought to be ancient and record past episodes of flowing water.
PIA22332:
Big Fans
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the western wall of a small pit that is located along the floor of a larger trough in Coprates Catena. Dark layers line the bottom; light-toned layers are near the top.
PIA22331:
Layers along a Pit in Coprates Catena
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Olympia Undae is a vast dune field in the north polar region of Mars. The dune field covers an area of approximately 470,000 km2 (bigger than California, smaller than Texas). This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22288:
Investigating Mars: Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-05 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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In this image, NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees Saturn and its rings through a wispy haze of Sun glare.
PIA17185:
Glare on the Window
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22287:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft captures the swirling cloud formations around the south pole of Jupiter, looking up toward the equatorial region.
PIA21980:
Jovian 'Twilight Zone'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Ius Chasma is unique from the other chasmata of Valles Marineris in possessing mega gullies on both sides of the chasma. The largest mega gullies are located in Sinai Planum. This image was obtained by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22286:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-28 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used a new drill method to produce a hole on Feb. 26, 2018, in a target named Lake Orcadie. The hole marks the first operation of the rover's drill since a motor problem began acting up more than a year ago.
PIA22224:
Curiosity Tests a New Drill Method on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern end of Ius Chasma. The southern canyon wall is at the bottom of the image, with dark sand and sand dunes.
PIA22285:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the eastern end of Ius Chasma. Geryon Montes are located in the bottom half of the image. Between the montes and the southern wall face is a region of sand and sand dunes.
PIA22284:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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This self-portrait of NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a site called 'Perseverance Valley' on the slopes of Endeavour Crater. It was taken with the rover's Microscopic Imager to celebrate the 5000th Martian Day, or sol.
PIA22222:
Opportunity's First Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of eastern Ius Chasma. The lower elevations of Geryon Montes are located at the top of the image.
PIA22282:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a section of Ius Chasma that is not dominated by landslide deposits. Geryon Montes has several visible faults, including a pair of faults that divide the uppermost ridge into two sections.
PIA22281:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This series of images from NASA's Juno spacecraft taken on Feb. 7, 2018 captures cloud patterns near Jupiter's south pole, looking up towards the planet's equator.
PIA21979:
Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth Terra
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In the far southeast corner of Libya, in the Libyan Desert, lie the uplifted massifs of Jebel Awenat and Jebel Arkenu. Both expose ancient Precambrian rocks. These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft were acquired July 19, 2012, and July 31, 2013.
PIA22283:
Jebels Awenat and Arkenu, Libya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Earth ARIA
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This map shows the location of the latest Mexico earthquake. The Pinotepa quake in Oaxaca was the largest in the area since a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in September 2017.
PIA22258:
NASA's ARIA Project Generates New Satellite-Derived Map of Ground Deformation from Latest Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the central part of Ius Chasma, where the canyon profile changes. What started as a large graben south of the main chasma wall has widened to create a central high ridge separating the chasm.
PIA22280:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-22 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows large craters Urvara (top) and Yalode (bottom) on dwarf planet Ceres. The two giant craters were formed at different times. Urvara is about 120-140 million years old and Yalode is almost 1 billion years older.
PIA21917:
Urvara and Yalode: Giant Craters on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth 3778x2234x3
This image shows a simulated snapshot of ocean turbulence in the North Atlantic Ocean in March 2012. The colors represent the magnitude of surface relative vorticity, a measure of the spin of fluid parcels.
PIA22256:
NASA Simulation Shows Ocean Turbulence in the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Earth ARIA
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The ARIA team at NASA's JPL created this map of Tongatapu, main island of Tonga, following the landfall of Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm that hit Tonga on Feb. 12-13, 2018; the map depicts damaged areas shown by red and yellow pixels.
PIA22257:
Tonga Cyclone Damage Mapped by NASA's ARIA Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the eastern section of the large landslide deposit seen in Ius Chasma. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity.
PIA22279:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover shows the edge of a mound of ice in one of the mid-latitude craters. Scientists now realize that ice is very common on the Martian surface.
PIA22255:
Icy Layers in Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This image shows the location of NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander and related hardware around the mission's May 25, 2008, landing site on far-northern Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22223:
NASA's Phoenix Lander on Mars, Nearly a Decade Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This section of the canyon floor of Ius Chasma has been completely filled by blocky deposits from large volume landslides. A landslide is a failure of slope due to gravity. This image was captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA22278:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the western end of Ius Chasma. Both the north and south canyon walls are visible in this image. At the top of the frame paired faults have created a graben.
PIA22277:
Investigating Mars: Ius Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-19 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of Saturn looks toward the planet's night side, lit in golden hues by sunlight reflected from the rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA21903:
Final Frontier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian day on Feb. 15, 2018, yielding this processed, approximately true-color scene. The view looks across Endeavour Crater.
PIA22221:
New Day for Longest-Working Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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In this image of Tithonium Chasma from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft both sides of the chasma are visible. This narrow and deep part of the chasma exist both large, chaotic block landslide deposits with smaller lobate shaped landslide deposits.
PIA22276:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-16 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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On the 8th anniversary of its launch in 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a total solar eclipse on Feb. 11, 2018 when Earth crossed in front of the sun. It lasted just 31 minutes.
PIA22259:
SDO's Version of an Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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Swirling cloud formations are seen in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this view taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft taken on Feb. 7, 2018.
PIA21978:
Jupiter's Swirling Cloud Formations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Earth 6176x4063x3
This image shows stone stripes on the side of a volcanic cone on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The stripes are made of small rock fragments and they are aligned downhill as freeze-thaw cycles have lifted them up and out of the finer-grained regolith.
PIA22219:
Rock Stripe Pattern on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This late-afternoon view from the front Hazard Avoidance Camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a pattern of rock stripes on the ground, a surprise to scientists on the rover team.
PIA22218:
Opportunity Rover Views Ground Texture 'Perseverance Valley'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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Textured rows on the ground in this portion of 'Perseverance Valley' are under investigation by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA22217:
Rock Stripes Pattern in Mars' 'Perseverance Valley'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
HiRISE
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The channel descending a Martian slope in this perspective view is 'Perseverance Valley,' the study area of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as the rover passes its 5,000th sol, or Martian day, of its mission on the surface of Mars.
PIA22216:
Martian 'Perseverance Valley' in Perspective (Vertical Exaggeration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed the sun's only visible active region as it sputtered and spurted and eventually unleashed a small (C-class) flare on Feb. 7, 2018.
PIA22244:
One Small Flare Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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In this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft a complex region of multiple overlapping landslide deposits fills most the the frame. In the center of the image the top layer has the lobate edges and radial surface grooves of a low volume slide.
PIA22275:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image of Tithonium Chasma from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the canyon wall at the top of the frame and the cliff face of the opposite side of the canyon at the bottom of the image.
PIA22274:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image of Tithonium Chasma captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the canyon wall at the top of the frame, a series of landslide deposits in the middle, and an eroded mound of materials at the bottom.
PIA22273:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR detected changes caused by severe debris flows as extreme winter rains fell in January 2018 following the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in California.
PIA22243:
Effects of Deadly California Debris Flows Seen in Before/After Images from NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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In this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft a complex region of multiple overlapping landslide deposits fills most the the frame. The very top layer has the lobate edges and radial surface grooves of a low volume slide.
PIA22272:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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These two frames were taken of the same place on Mars by the same orbiting camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter before (left) and after some images from the camera began showing unexpected blur.
PIA22215:
Slight Blurring in Newer Image from Mars Orbiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Tithonium Chasma has numerous large landslide deposits, as shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The resistant material of the plateau surface forms the linear ridges of the canyon wall.
PIA22271:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover shows a mineral vein with bright and dark portions dominating this image of a Martian rock target called 'Rona,' which is near the southern, upper edge of 'Vera Rubin Ridge' on Mount Sharp.
PIA22214:
Brushed Vein in 'Rona' on 'Vera Rubin Ridge'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover shows dark, stick-shaped features clustered on this Martian rock about the size of grains of rice.
PIA22213:
Stick-Shape, Rice-Size Features on Martian Rock "Haroldswick"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The surface of the Martian rock target in this stereo image includes small hollows with a 'swallowtail' shape characteristic of some gypsum crystals.This image was taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.
PIA22212:
Stereo View of Martian Rock Target 'Funzie'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This exposure of finely laminated bedrock on Mars includes tiny crystal-shaped bumps, plus mineral veins with both bright and dark material as seen by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.
PIA22211:
Crystal Shapes and Two-Toned Veins on Martian Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Tithonium Chasma has numerous large landslide deposits. At the bottom of this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is the high plateau between Tithonium Chasma and Ius Chasma.
PIA22270:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-07 Jupiter Juno
JunoCam
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This color enhanced image of Jupiter's southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close flyby of the gas giant planet on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA21977:
Falling Away from Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-07 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed no sunspots for almost two weeks (as of Feb. 1, 2018) and just has a single, tiny one that appeared on Jan. 31, 2018.
PIA22242:
Spotless Days Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the floor of Tithonium Chasma. Eroded materials cover most of the image.
PIA22269:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of Tithonium Chasma. A lobate 'tongue' visible between the ridge and the top of the canyon is the deposit left by a landslide event.
PIA22268:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows an impact crater looking amusingly like a tadpole because of the valley that was carved by water that used to fill it.
PIA22241:
Crater Tadpoles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill. The dark streak is an area of less dust compared to the brighter and reddish surroundings.
PIA22240:
Splitting Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Intricate gullies have formed on the northern wall of this impact crater located in the Terra Cimmeria region in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
PIA22239:
Gullies and Voids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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An enhanced-color image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reveals bedrock that is several kilometers below the top of the giant Valles Marineris canyons.
PIA22238:
Geologic History Revealed in Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the central region of Tithonium Chasma. The steep wall of the canyon is visible at the top of the image.
PIA22267:
Investigating Mars: Tithonium Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This is a false color image of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft. In this combination of filters 'blue' typically means basaltic sand.
PIA22265:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Suzhou is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired August 2, 2015.
PIA22266:
Suzhou, Jingsu, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-02-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the floor of Kaiser Crater contains several sand dune shapes and sizes. Kaiser Crater is located in the southern hemisphere in the Noachis region west of Hellas Planitia.
PIA22264:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars, taken on Jan 23, 2018, rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it's been investigating for the past several months.
PIA22207:
Mount Sharp 'Photobombs' Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Sol (our sun) SDO
Atmosphere Imaging Assembly
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a small coronal mass ejection that was also associated with a small flare on Jan. 22, 2018.
PIA22184:
Small Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image of the floor of Kaiser Crater captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft contains a large variety of sand dune shapes and sizes. The 'whiter' material is the hard crater floor surface.
PIA22263:
Investigating Mars: Kaiser Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image taken on August 17, 2016 from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a complex set of fractures found in the southwestern region of the floor of Occator Crater on Ceres.
PIA22091:
Spiderweb-like Fractures in Occator Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Climbing 'Vera Rubin Ridge' provided NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this sweeping vista of the interior and rim of Gale Crater, including much of the rover's route during its first five-and-a-half years on Mars.
PIA22210:
Wide-Angle Panorama from Ridge in Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A vantage point on 'Vera Rubin Ridge' provided NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this detailed look back over the area where it began its mission inside Gale Crater, plus more-distant features of the crater.
PIA22209:
Telephoto Vista from Ridge in Mars' Gale Crater
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