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In this image, a yellow dot in the middle represents the Sun.  A blue circle around the Sun represents the Earth in orbit around the Sun and a red line outside of that represents Mars orbiting.  A blue dot on the blue line represent liftoff of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from Earth on August 12, 2005.  A green and yellow line represents the spacecraft's journey away from Earth and toward Mars.  Opportunities for trajectory correction maneuvers (TCMs) are marked along the green and yellow line.  Some major events in the mission are labeled: launch, cruise, approach and Mars orbit insertion. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is on the Approach - 02/03/2006
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The HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this image of part of Jewel Box, an open star cluster.  Jewel Box was so named by Sir John Herschel because of the variety of star colors in the cluster, including the large red giant seen near the bottom of this image. Stellar Calibration, HiRISE!  - 12/27/2005
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The insert in this black and white image is a drawing of a simulation of what the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's optical navigation camera will see when snapping pictures of the martian moons, Phobos and Deimos.  A square box roughly represents the outsides of the image.  The planet Mars is on the lower left side, half of it in shadow.  In the center of the image is the martian moon Deimos, represented by a tiny speck.  Surrounding Deimos are numbered plus signs that represent stars.  These contextual images will help navigators accurately predict the spacecraft's location before it enters the martian orbit. Phobos and Deimos, Prepare to Say 'Cheese!' - 12/22/2005
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NOAA image of the sun from the NOAA Solar X-ray Imager aboard the NOAA GOES-12 satellite taken Sept. 7, 2005, at 1:46 p.m. EDT. MRO Faces Huge Solar Flare - 09/27/2005
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In this image, the sun is in the center.  Two circles go around the sun, representing Earth's orbit and Mars' orbit.  MRO is shown transferring from Earth toward Mars. Smooth Sailing - 09/12/2005
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