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Tokyo at Night

5 hours 4 min ago
The night lights of Tokyo, Japan, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the island nation.
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Sometimes Black Holes Are Prettier in Pink

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:28
This image, taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in 2012, shows an extraordinary outburst from a black hole.
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Photographing a Black Hole

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 07:57
In April 2019, ablack hole and its shadow were captured in an image for the first time.
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STS-1 Takes Flight

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:33
When space shuttle Columbia took to the skies, a new era of spaceflight took wing.
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Celebrating Mary W. Jackson's 100th Birthday

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 07:56
Mary W. Jackson (second from left) seen in 1984 Student Symposium at Langley Research Center.
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Blue Dunes on the Red Planet

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 08:34
A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars' northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas.
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Researching the Environment and COVID-19

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 08:26
Today is World Health Day and we're funding studies to determine whether environmental factors influence the spread of the virus.
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Expedition 65 Soyuz Rollout

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 07:59
The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad at Site 31, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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A View of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Resupply Ship

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 07:50
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship, with its prominent cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays is pictured attached to the space station.
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Hubble Revisits the Veil Nebula

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 08:54
This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Veil Nebula, which was featured in a previous Hubble image release.
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Space Station View of Sun Over Earth From Space

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 16:09
This view of Earth’s horizon as the Sun sets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by the Expedition 7 crew onboard the International Space Station in 2003.
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Penny J. Pettigrew, ISS Payload Communications Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 07:43
As a payload communications manager Penny J. Pettigrew spends most days in the Payload Operations Integration Center at Marshall Space Flight Center.
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Exploring the Metal-Rich Asteroid Psyche

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 08:41
Set to launch next year, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will explore a metal-rich asteroid of the same name in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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Nearest Exoplanet to Our Solar System

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 09:02
This artist's concept is of a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star Epsilon Eridani.
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Expedition 65 Crew Press Conference

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 08:57
Expedition 65 backup and prime crew members are seen during a press conference.
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Frosty Sand Dunes of Mars

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:15
A field of sand dunes occupies this frosty 5-kilometer diameter crater in the high-latitudes of the northern plains of Mars.
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Kate Rubins Works to Upgrade the Space Station

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 07:34
This image, taken on March 5, 2021, shows NASA astronaut Kate Rubins during a spacewalk to install solar array modification kits on the station.
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Vision of a Stellar Ending

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 06:44
More than 11,000 years ago, a massive, supergiant star came to the end of its life.
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Exploring the Earth's Water

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 07:45
NASA has investigated humanity's impact on a number of our home planet's natural resources and recently explored our impact on freshwater resources.
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Saturn's Spring

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 08:12
Spring doesn't just hapen on Earth. Spring also happens on some of our neighboring planets in the solar system.
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