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The Fault in Our Mars

10 hours 34 min ago
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.
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Chandra Reveals the Elementary Nature of Cassiopeia A

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:33
Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants.
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Science From the Moon’s Shadow

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:29
The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse was rare in its long, uninterrupted path over land, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth in ways that aren’t usually possible. On Dec. 11, researchers discussed initial findings based on observations gathered during the eclipse.
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Retrospective: Moon

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:12
This false-color image is composed of 15 images taken through three color filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it passed through the Earth-Moon system on Dec. 8, 1992.
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NASA's Science Aircraft Flies Over Thomas Fire in California

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:14
During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, around 1 p.m. PST on Dec. 5th, 2017.
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Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft at Sunrise

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:22
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise, prior to its departure from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA gave the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm the command to release Cygnus.
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Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:09
Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of the stunning scene on November 25.
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Space Station Transits the Moon

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:42
The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
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Hubble Sees Galaxy Cluster Warping Space and Time

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:04
The Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537.
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Space Station in the Sky Over Washington D.C.

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:37
The International Space Station is seen in this twenty-second exposure as it flies over the Washington National Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
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A Proving Ground in Space

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:26
Dellingr is a shoebox-sized spacecraft built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable and capable of gathering highly robust science.
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Alpha and Omega

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:44
These two images illustrate just how far Cassini traveled to get to Saturn.
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Star Wanders Too Close to a Black Hole

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:07
This artist's rendering shows the tidal disruption event named ASASSN-14li, where a star wandering too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole was torn apart. The debris gathered into an accretion disk around the black hole.
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The Beauty of Ice

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:42
Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance.
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Tending Your Garden ... In Space

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:46
If you plant it, will it grow (in space)? The answer is yes, at least for certain types of plants.
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Behold! Observing the Sun

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:07
A broad hole in the corona was the Sun's dominant feature November 7-9, 2017.
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Jovian Tempest

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:39
This color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
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Sunrise Flight to the Space Station

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:56
Orbital ATK's Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station on Nov. 14, 2017.
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How to See the Atmosphere

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:04
How can you see the atmosphere? The answer is blowing in the wind.
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Mariner 9 Sees Shield Volcano on Mars

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:15
On November 14, 1971, Mariner ( took this image of a shield volcano on Mars.
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