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  • Invention Challenge 2012

    Invention Challenge

    Students compete in the 2012 Invention Challenge at JPL.

    The event drew more than 240 students, teachers and guests from 18 schools throughout Southern California. This year's challenge w...

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  • 2012 FIRST Robotics competition

    Robot Basketball

    Student-controlled robots compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition by shooting foam basketballs into hoops.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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  • 2012 FIRST Robotics - Long Beac

    2012 FIRST Robotics - Long Beach

    Twenty-first season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at the Long Beach Arena.

    Image credit: NASA/JPL-Calt...

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  • FIRST Robotics Competition

    FIRST Robotics Competition

    Teaming up with engineers from businesses, universities and research institutions, students design and build their own robots in a competition called FIRST Robotics. The robots, which are controlled b...

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  • Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Visitors to Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are touching the solar panels of a full-scale model of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover. JPL's annual Open House on Saturda...

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  • NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

    Soaring High Five!

    NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden tag up during the NASA live TV program, in which they both shared childhood stories. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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  • Acidalia Planitia Mud Volcanoes

    Acidalia Planitia Mud Volcanoes

    This proposed future Mars landing site in Acidalia Planitia targets densely occurring mounds thought to be mud volcanoes.

    Mud volcanoes are geological structures formed when a mixture of ...

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  • rimless pits in the Tharsis region

    Dark Rimless Pits in the Tharsis Region

    Two dark, rimless pits are located to the northwest of Ascraeus Mons in the Tharsis volcanic region of Mars. These pits are approximately 180 meters (591 feet) and 310 meters (1,017 feet) in diameter....

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  • Graben cutting lava flow in Tharsis

    Graben Cutting Lava Flow in Tharsis

    This image shows a graben (a trough formed when the ground drops between two parallel faults) and a lava flow in the Tharsis volcanic province of Mars. North is up. The image covers an area about 6 ki...

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  • Sand ripples inside a rimless Martian pit (Stretched)

    Sand Ripples Inside a Rimless Martian Pit (Stretched)

    This enhanced image shows the inside of a rimless pit about 180 meters (591 feet) in diameter, northwest of the mountain Ascraeus Mons in the northern hemisphere of Mars. The pit has a very steep east...

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  • Boulders inside a rimless martian pit (Stretched)

    Boulders Inside a Rimless Martian Pit (Stretched)

    This enhanced image shows the inside of a rimless pit about 310 meters (1,017 feet) in diameter, northwest of the mountain Ascraeus Mons in the northern hemisphere of Mars. The pit has a very steep ea...

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