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Hubble Captures Dynamic Dying Star

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:10
This Hubble image shows a dark, gloomy scene in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins). The subject of this image confused astronomers when it was first studied — rather than being classified as a single object, it was instead recorded as two objects, owing to its symmetrical lobed structure.
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Wildfires in the Brazilian Rainforest Creating Cross Country Smoke

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:37
Amazon rainforest fires causing smoke to drift across the whole of Brazil.
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A View of the National Space Council

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:03
A member of the audience takes a picture with their phone as Vice President Mike Pence is introduced during the sixth meeting of the National Space Council.
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SpaceX Dragon Crew Emergency Evacuation Rehearsal

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:11
A quick moving storm passes as teams from NASA and SpaceX practice procedures for medical emergency evacuation onboard the GO Searcher ship, Friday, August 15, 2019.
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3D Printing and the Future of Aeronautics

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 10:18
Today is National Aviation Day and progress is ongoing in the next evolution of air mobility – all thanks to emerging 3D printing technology.
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Hubble’s Portrait of Star’s Gaseous Glow

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:30
Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging star.
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NASA and SpaceX: Dragon Crew Extraction Rehearsal

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:07
On August 13, 2019, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken continue to work with teams from NASA and SpaceX to rehearse crew extraction from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon.
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Studying How Arctic Wildfires Change the World

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:57
Standing among dead black spruce trees in a burned area near Delta Junction, Richard Chen dug soil sampling pits throughout the burned area.
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A Full Moon Over the Pacific

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:26
The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of a full Moon as the orbiting complex flew 270 miles above the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.
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One Year of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:54
The Parker Solar Probe's WISPR instrument saw the solar wind streaming past during the spacecraft's first solar encounter in November 2018.
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Hubble Catches 2 Galaxies at Play

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:30
This galactic duo is known as UGC 2369. The galaxies are interacting, meaning that their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling them closer and closer together and distorting their shapes in the process.
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Hubble Spots Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:40
This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.
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Seven Years After Landing, Curiosity Rover is Still Rock N' Rolling

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:12
Our Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet (368 meters) to its current location.
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Our Sun Today

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 09:32
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory, or SDO, was the first mission to be launched for NASA's Living With a Star (LWS) Program, and is designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth.
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Mariner 6 and 7 Explore the Red Planet

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:12
Lost in the glare following the Apollo 11 Moon landing, two intrepid robotic spacecraft flew by Mars in the summer of 1969 and returned photographs and a trove of scientific information.
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One Small Step: The Legacy of Neil Armstrong

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 14:33
Born on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong was a man of many accomplishments and when he landed on the Moon, he walked into the history books.
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Colonel Raja Chari: NASA Astronaut Candidate

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:41
NASA astronaut candidate Raja Chari climbs into a NASA T-38 aircraft.
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This Week in NASA History: First Use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle – July 31, 1971

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:09
This week in 1971, Apollo 15 became the first mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
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Viewing the Mediterranean Coasts of Tunisia and Libya from the Space Station

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:04
The Mediterranean coasts of Tunisia and Libya and the Italian island of Sicily across the sea are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above north Africa.
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NASA Pilot Rich Rogers: "All Good Things ..."

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:03
For NASA Wallops Flight Facility research pilot Rich Rogers, July 26 brought an end to one of the things in his life that he has greatly enjoyed – flying Navy and NASA aircraft.
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