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The images below are provided as a courtesy. All images are in the public domain. When using an NRL image in a publication, please provide the following photo credit, "Photo/Image provided courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory."
|NRL's GRAB satellite, launched in 1960, was the first operational intelligence satellite.
|A team of Vanguard I scientists mount the satellite in the rocket.
|The 3-lb, grapefruit-sized Vanguard satellite launched on March 17, 1958.
|Color-enhanced Clementine satellite image of the sunrise and Venus over the moon.
Access all 1.8 million Clementine Lunar images at http://www.nrl.navy.mil /clementine
|NRL spectroheliograph image of the sun, taken aboard Skylab in 1973, using the extreme ultraviolet radiation from ionized helium, 304 Angstom wavelength.
|A 1979 image from NRL's SOLWIND experiment shows a comet colliding with the sun. It was the first positive evidence of a celestial body colliding with the sun and the first instance of a comet being discovered by satellite instrumentation.
|Simulation of LASCO data prior to its 1995 launch on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
See near-real-time LASCO images at http://lasco-www.nrl.navy.mil
|False-color, wide-field radio image of the Galactic Center. Areas of brightness indicate intense radio emission.