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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars' moon Deimos.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars' moon Deimos.

First Asteroid Image from the Surface of Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars' moon Deimos.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA17937
Added: 2014-04-24

Views: 11954

First Asteroid Image from the Surface of Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars' moon Deimos.

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This graph shows variability in the intensity of the water absorption signal detected at Ceres by the Herschel space observatory on March 6, 2013.
This graph shows variability in the intensity of the water absorption signal detected at Ceres by the Herschel space observatory on March 6, 2013.

Water Detection on Ceres

This graph shows variability in the intensity of the water absorption signal detected at Ceres by the Herschel space observatory on March 6, 2013.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
ID#: PIA17831
Added: 2014-01-22

Views: 2213

Water Detection on Ceres

This graph shows variability in the intensity of the water absorption signal detected at Ceres by the Herschel space observatory on March 6, 2013.

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Dwarf planet Ceres is located in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this artist's conception.
Dwarf planet Ceres is located in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this artist's conception.

Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist's Impression

Dwarf planet Ceres is located in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this artist's conception.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
ID#: PIA17830
Added: 2014-01-22

Views: 2763

Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist's Impression

Dwarf planet Ceres is located in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this artist's conception.

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This graphic shows the planned trek of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its launch in 2007 through its arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015.
This graphic shows the planned trek of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its launch in 2007 through its arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015.

Journey to Ceres

This graphic shows the planned trek of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its launch in 2007 through its arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Dawn
ID#: PIA17651
Added: 2013-12-03

Views: 3120

Journey to Ceres

This graphic shows the planned trek of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its launch in 2007 through its arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015.

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This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.
This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.

On the Way to Ceres (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Dawn
ID#: PIA17650
Added: 2013-12-03

Views: 2494

On the Way to Ceres (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.

Closing in on Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
ID#: PIA17479
Added: 2013-12-03

Views: 2639

Closing in on Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.

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This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.
This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes

This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Hubble Space Telescope
ID#: PIA18179
Added: 2010-02-04

Views: 521

Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes

This is the most detailed view to date of the entire surface of the dwarf planet Pluto, as constructed from multiple NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken from 2002 to 2003.

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A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.
A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

Pluto and its Moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra

A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Advanced Camera for Surveys
ID#: PIA12453
Added: 2009-04-21

Views: 6734

Pluto and its Moons: Charon, Nix, and Hydra

A pair of small moons photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered orbiting Pluto in 2005 now have official names: Nix and Hydra.

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This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The contrast has been enhanced to reveal surface details.
This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The contrast has been enhanced to reveal surface details.

Color View of Ceres

This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The contrast has been enhanced to reveal surface details.

Target: Ceres
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Advanced Camera for Surveys
ID#: PIA10235
Added: 2005-09-07

Views: 7124

Color View of Ceres

This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The contrast has been enhanced to reveal surface details.

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These time-lapse images of a newfound dwarf planet in our solar system, formerly known as 2003 UB313 (or Xena), and now called Eris, were taken using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory.
These time-lapse images of a newfound dwarf planet in our solar system, formerly known as 2003 UB313 (or Xena), and now called Eris, were taken using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

Tenth Planet Discovered

These time-lapse images of a newfound dwarf planet in our solar system, formerly known as 2003 UB313 (or Xena), and now called Eris, were taken using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

Target: Eris
Spacecraft: Palomar Observatory
Instrument: Samuel Aschin Telescope, Palomar Adaptive Optics System
ID#: PIA03034
Added: 2005-08-03

Views: 6149

Tenth Planet Discovered

These time-lapse images of a newfound dwarf planet in our solar system, formerly known as 2003 UB313 (or Xena), and now called Eris, were taken using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory.

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This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto.
This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto.

Newest Member of Our Solar System (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto.

Target: Eris
Spacecraft: Palomar Observatory
Instrument: Samuel Aschin Telescope
ID#: PIA08003
Added: 2005-08-03

Views: 11841

Newest Member of Our Solar System (Artist's Concept)

This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto.

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This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.
This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

Hubble Portrait of the "Double Planet" Pluto & Charon

This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Faint Object Camera
ID#: PIA00827
Added: 1998-03-28

Views: 6443

Hubble Portrait of the "Double Planet" Pluto & Charon

This is the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The image was taken by the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera on February 21, 1994.

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This image-based surface map of Pluto was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
This image-based surface map of Pluto was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Map of Pluto's Surface

This image-based surface map of Pluto was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Faint Object Camera
ID#: PIA00826
Added: 1998-03-28

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Map of Pluto's Surface

This image-based surface map of Pluto was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble.
The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble.

The Surface of Pluto

The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble.

Target: Pluto
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spacecraft: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: Faint Object Camera
ID#: PIA00825
Added: 1998-03-28

Views: 12750

The Surface of Pluto

The never-before-seen surface of the distant planet Pluto is resolved in these NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures, taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC) aboard Hubble.

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