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Sang Choi Earns a Place in NASA's Inventors Hall of Fame

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 07:52
Sang Choi has worked for NASA for nearly 40 years. Since beginning work at the Langley Research Center in October 1980, Choi has received 71 awards from the agency.
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Shining a Light on Dark Matter

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 06:48
Dark matter, although invisible, makes up most of the universe’s mass and creates its underlying structure.
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Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 10:00
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA's Mars Perseverance rover, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020.
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30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:02
On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the cargo bay of space shuttle Discovery.
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NASA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:13
On Friday, April 24, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the White House to brief President Trump on NASA's fight to alleviate COVID-19.
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Space Station Crew Snaps an Image of the Susquehanna River

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 02:45
The Susquehanna River cuts through the folds of the Valley-and-Ridge province of the Appalachian Mountains in this photograph taken by the crew of the International Space Station.
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An Otherworldly-Looking Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 02:38
On the northwestern coast of Madagascar, the salty waters of the Mozambique Channel penetrate inland to join with the freshwater outflow of the Betsiboka River, forming Bombetoka Bay.
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The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 07:06
This image is one of several global images of the Earth at night released in 2017.
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Life Detection Systems Branch Chief Vance Oyama Examines Apollo 11 Samples

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 14:54
Life Detection Systems branch chief Vance Oyama operates a specially designed soil distribution system, used for dispersing the lunar soil in equal amounts to thousands of petri dishes.
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The Gulf Stream in Infrared

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 07:21
This image shows a small portion of the Gulf Stream off of South Carolina as it appeared in infrared data collected by the Landsat 8 satellite in April 2013.
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The Blue Marble: The View From Apollo 17

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 02:20
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day.
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Jessica Meir and Her Crewmates Return Safely from the Space Station

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 09:13
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gives a thumbs up after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan landed in their Soyuz MS-15.
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Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight

Thu, 04/16/2020 - 02:13
This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface.
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Checkpoint: OSIRIS-REx Practices Sample Collection

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 09:22
This image shows sample site Nightingale Crater, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu.
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NASA 'Optometrists' Verify Mars Perseverance Rover's 20/20 Vision

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 08:43
Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars Perseverance rover underwent an "eye" exam after several cameras were installed.
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Hubble Spots Spirals Within a Spiral

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 07:35
A galaxy having so many distinct rings is rare, making NGC 2273 unusual. Galaxy NGC 2273 hosts an inner ring and two outer “pseudorings." Rings are created when a galaxy's spiral arms appear to loop around and nearly close upon one another.
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Imagining Apollo 13 on the Lunar Surface

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 01:54
Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, on a journey to become the third crew to land on the Moon. The crew never made it.
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Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:17
The Soyuz MS-16 lifts off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
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Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 09:34
The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation.
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Cardiac Research on the Space Station

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:05
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox.
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