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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  Managing many of NASA's robotic missions exploring Earth, the solar system and the universe. Photos from JPL's News Office. jpl.nasa.gov

Ad astra ✨For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. @NASA's Voyager 2 probe has exited the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
Visit the link in our bio to download a free, print-quality file of our latest poster, celebrating Voyager’s achievement.
#voyager #voyager2 #outerspace #spacecraft #interstellarspace #NASA #JPL #NASAJPL #space #poster #spaceposter #vger #interstellar

💪 @NASA's #InSight mission flexes its robotic arm on the plains of #Mars. Check out the full mission status update at the link in our bio: http://go.nasa.gov/2E6yAnF

Photo 2: The Instrument Deployment Camera at the “elbow” of InSight’s robotic arm returned this image of the lander’s scoop and stowed grapple, poised above the Martian surface.

Photo 3: This view shows part of InSight’s deck and grapple above Mars’ Elysium Planitia.

#space #science #Mars #NASAInSight #robots #robotics #omgrobots #NASA #JPL

It was the camera that saved @nasahubble.
Twenty-five years ago this week, JPL’s Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) was installed by astronauts on the space telescope. The sharp images it produced left the world speechless. Visit the link in our bio for the full story: https://go.nasa.gov/2RysCA3
The first image, taken by WFPC2, shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.
In the second image, astronauts Jeffrey Hoffman and Story Musgrave install WFPC2 on the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1993.
#Hubble #HubbleTelescope #telescope #spacetelescope #WFPC2 #NASA #JPL #NASAJPL #spacewalk #galaxy #spaceimage #spacepic #astronomy #spacewalk

"So long and thanks for all the fish!" 🐬
-@NASAJuno
This series of images from @NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures changing cloud formations across Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. A cloud in the shape of a dolphin appears to be swimming through the cloud bands along the South South Temperate Belt.
#Jupiter #NASA #NASAJPL #JPL #NASAJuno #Juno #spacecraft #planet #space #outerspace #science

“This is America … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” — George H.W. Bush

RIP, Mr. President 📸: GALEX

The mission’s ultraviolet eyes captured this image of a globular star cluster, called NGC 362, in our own Milky Way galaxy. The cluster appears next to stars from a more distant neighboring galaxy, known as the Small Magellanic Cloud.

The light blue dots surrounding the cluster core are called extreme horizontal branch stars. These stars used to be very similar to our sun and are nearing the end of their lives. They are very hot, with temperatures reaching up to about four times that of the surface of our sun (25,000 Kelvin or 45,500 degrees Fahrenheit). #space #science #rip #bush #ripgeorgehwbush #galex #nasa #jpl #tribute

Extra! Extra! This just in from #Mars!
📸: #NASAInSight
These raw images show the lander's robotic arm and scoop, as well as a view without a lens cover of the workspace in front of the lander (though there is still some dust on the lens). Bookmark the link in our bio for more raw images from the mission: go.nasa.gov/InSightRaws
#space #science #insight #nasainsight #nasa #jpl #robot #omgrobots

As @NASA’s InSight lander was heading to the surface of #Mars, a special group of digital creators landed here at JPL for a behind-the-scenes tour and conversations with the mission team. Swipe to see inside the #NASASocial event.
#MarsLanding #NASA #JPL #NASAJPL #InSight #NASAInSight #martian #CyberMonday

Science on Deck: Data from Odyssey indicate #NASAInSight’s solar arrays are open and batteries are charging. The transmission also included this view from the instrument deployment camera, showing the seismometer (left), grapple (center) and robotic arm (right).
#science #space #Mars #Martian #NASA #JPL #NASAJPL #InSight #robotics #robots #omgrobots #tech #technology #news

We'll always have Mars. After relaying live communications for #NASAInSight as it landed, the tiny #MARCO B cubesat sent back this farewell image of the planet.
#MarsLanding #mars #nasa #jpl #nasajpl #InSight #martian #redplanet #CyberMonday

Her eyes are open. This is InSight's first glimpse of her new home on Mars. Read the landing day milestones through our bio link: https://go.nasa.gov/2P4QFV2
#MarsLanding #NASAInSight #InSight #NASA #JPL #NASAJPL #redplanet #theredplanet #Martian #planet #CyberMonday

Land more than a deal this #CyberMonday. Land on Mars. See inside JPL mission control as signals from @NASA’s InSight mission come back from the Red Planet. #MarsLanding live coverage begins at 11 am PT (2 pm ET, 1900 UTC). http://NASA.gov/live (link in bio) #space #science #nasainsight #nasa #jpl #mars #news #live #missioncontrol

LIVE NOW 🔴 Learn how a robot made to detect the faintest signals from #Mars is about to go through the most intense moments of its life. Here’s a preview of InSight’s upcoming #MarsLanding (link in our bio): http://www.youtube.com/nasajpl/live

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