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Finding a New Earth

Tue, 01/26/2021 - 08:41
Kepler-22b is the first planet discovered inside the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.
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Welcoming a New Addition to the Deep Space Network

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 08:28
A powerful new antenna has been added to the NASA Space Communications and Navigation’s Deep Space Network.
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Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:42
Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold.
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Hot Fire Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 08:44
The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a scheduled 8-minute duration hot fire test, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
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Fulfilling the Dream

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:02
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, look on.
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Bright, Blue Stars

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:42
Inside star cluster NGC 602, a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud, bright, blue, newly formed stars are blowing a cavity in this nebula.
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Finding a Missing Black Hole

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:28
Astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh between 3 billion and 100 billion times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.
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NASA Provides Ground Support for COVID-19 Aid Work

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:50
NASA has once again joined forces with the community in the continuing effort to fight COVID-19.
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Georgia HUNCH Students 3D Print Parts for Space Station

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:57
The HUNCH – High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware – Program has expanded its partnership opportunities to the Dade County, Georgia, school system in Trenton. Students will increase their advanced manufacturing capabilities by producing super-strength carbon fiber elements for NASA, the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Demo 2 Mission Launches into History

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 08:14
In this black and white infrared image, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.
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Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 08:33
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter departs the International Space Station moments after being released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm.
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Behold: The City of Boston at Night!

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 08:24
The lights of the city of Boston seemingly spread from a central point in this image taken by the crew of the International Space Station.
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Lucy Mission to Study Trojan Asteroids

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 08:22
Slated to launch in October 2021, NASA's Lucy mission will be the first space mission to study the Trojan asteroids.
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Pareidolia: Seeing Shapes in the Cosmos

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 08:57
What is pareidolia? It is the psychological phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.
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Tending the Plant Habitat-02

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 09:39
NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins tends to radish plants growing for the Plant Habitat-02 experiment.
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Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 18:45
Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula
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Retrofuturistic NASA Space Art

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 08:58
Retrofuturistic NASA Space Art
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Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 10:26
Dr. George Carruthers, right, and William Conway, a project manager at the Naval Research Institute, examine the gold-plated ultraviolet camera/spectrograph, the first Moon-based observatory that Carruthers developed for the Apollo 16 mission. Apollo 16 astronauts placed the observatory on the moon in April 1972.
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Shaping a Spiral Galaxy

Mon, 12/28/2020 - 02:46
Magnetic fields in NGC 1068, or M77, are shown as streamlines over a visible light and X-ray composite image of the galaxy.
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Apollo 8: Earthrise

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 03:11
This iconic picture shows Earth peeking out from beyond the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon.
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