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Perseverance Rover Mated to Its Atlas V Rocket

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:19
In this image, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.
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Hubble Sees a Star Called HBC 672 and the Bat Shadow

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 08:37
A young star's unseen, planet-forming disk casts a huge shadow across a more distant cloud in a star-forming region.
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Creating Psyche: Mission to an Asteroid

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 05:38
An electric Hall thruster, identical to those that will be used to propel NASA's Psyche spacecraft, undergoes testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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STS-135: Shuttle's Final Launch and the Beginning of a New Era

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:08
Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission launched from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011 and was the last space shuttle mission.
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Heat Shield Milestone Complete for First Orion Mission with Crew

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:22
Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently finished meticulously applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.
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Jupiter's Magnificent Swirling Clouds

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:54
A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Upgrading the Space Station Is All in a Day's Work

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 08:33
NASA astronaut Robert Behnken works during the Wednesday, July 1, 2020, six-hour and one-minute spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery on the International Space Station's Starboard-6 truss structure.
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July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:30
Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived on Mars on July 4, 1997.
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A Day's Work: Robert Behnken Updates Power Systems on the Station

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:02
On June 26, 2020, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy conducted the first of two spacewalks to swap batteries and upgrade power systems on the International Space Station.
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Deep Space 1 Spacecraft at 2.3 Million Miles from Earth

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:53
June 30 is Asteroid Day.
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An Astronaut's View of Work

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:16
Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station.
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Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:13
We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.
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The Space Station's Solar Transit

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:42
This composite image, made from six frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of five onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun.
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A Solar Eclipse Shadows Asia

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 08:58
On June 21, 2020, as the International Space Station orbited over Kazakhstan and into China, an external high-definition camera captures this picture of the solar eclipse shadowing a portion of the Asian continent.
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NGC 7027: Like a Metallic Jewel Bug in the Sky

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 02:42
In this image NGC 7027 resembles a jewel bug, an insect with a brilliantly colorful metallic shell.
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Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken Work on U.S. Spacesuits

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:41
NASA astronauts (from top) Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken work on U.S. spacesuits.
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Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 11:29
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
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Preparing for Future Missions at the Armstrong Flight Research Center

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:06
Pilots Troy Asher and Wayne Ringelberg walk out of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center’s (AFRC) hangar in Palmdale, California, toward the flight line.
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Viewing the Red Planet

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 09:05
This artist's concept shows an astronaut on Mars, as viewed through the window of a spacecraft.
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Hubble Makes a Bright Find

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:16
Seen here in incredible detail is the starburst galaxy formally known as PLCK G045.1+61.1. The galaxy, which appears as multiple reddish dots near the center of the image, is being gravitationally lensed by a cluster of closer galaxies, also seen in the image.
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