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Hubble Snaps a Crowded Cluster

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 07:42
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering to form dense communities in the galactic suburbs.
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Station Crew Views the Frozen Southern Tip of Hudson Bay

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:08
The International Space Station crew snapped this image of the Hudson Bay's frozen southern tip.
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Landslides in Mars' Cerberus Fossae

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:47
Cerberus Fossae is a steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons, Mars. This image was captured by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Formation of the Southern Crab Nebula

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:39
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, astronomers captured an image of the tentacled Southern Crab Nebula.
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NASA Earth Data Helps Scientists to Understand Our Home Planet

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:35
In September 2017, the Atlantic Ocean was brewing with several large hurricanes.
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Behold the Southern Lights!

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:43
As the International Space Station orbited 265 miles above the southern Indian Ocean about halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica, the crew snapped this image of the Aurora Australis.
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A Rainbow and the Cygnus Launch

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00
A rainbow is seen at launch Pad-0A after the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Northrop Grumman Engineers Load Final Cargo for Cygnus Launch

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:02
Mission engineers load the final cargo into the Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
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Northrop Grumman's 11th Cargo Launch Prepares to Launch to Station

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:04
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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NASA Takes Advantage of Innovative 3-D Printing Process for SLS Rocket

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:07
America’s powerful new deep space rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, will face harsh conditions and extreme temperatures in flight when launching NASA’s Orion spacecraft and potential cargo to lunar orbit, and for that, it’ll need strong protection.
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Space Launch System Ascent Testing Advances Understanding of Cargo Configuration

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:00
Space Launch System Ascent Testing Advances Understanding of Cargo Configuration
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Launching Rockets to Study Auroras

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:59
NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5, 2019, from the Andøya Space Center in Norway.
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David Saint-Jacques' First Spacewalk

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:46
David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency completed the first spacewalk of his career on Monday, April 8, 2019.
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2019 Astronaut Hall of Fame Honorees

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:17
Astronauts Jim Buchli and Janet Kavandi are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2019 during a ceremony on April 6, 2019.
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Capturing a View of the Antelope Valley's Superbloom of Poppies

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:48
As Glenn Graham, director of Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance flew his T-34 aircraft over California's Antelope Valley, he beheld a once in a lifetime event--a superbloom.
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Snow and Sand in Central Asia

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 16:20
In December 2018, an astronaut on the International Space Station took this highly oblique photograph of snow on the eastern Tien Shan and Taklimakan Desert in Central Asia.
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Cloud Formation in the South Indian Ocean

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:22
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station snapped this image as the station flew 265 miles above this cloudy formation in the south Indian Ocean.
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Operation IceBridge: Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:29
In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise.
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