Awakening Newborn Stars
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Awakening Newborn Stars

Lying inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this Herbig–Haro object is a turbulent birthing ground for new stars in a region known as the Orion B mol...
It's Black Hole Friday!
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It's Black Hole Friday!

What is a black hole? A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it.
Artemis I Stacks Up
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Artemis I Stacks Up

The first of 10 pieces of the twin Space Launch System (SLS) rocket boosters for NASA’s Artemis I mission was placed on the mobile launcher Saturday, ...
Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy at JPL
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Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy at JPL

With a degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Southern California, Lauren Denson is now an quality engineer and su...
Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy
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Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy

With a degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Southern California, Lauren Denson is now an quality engineer and su...
Hubble Catches a Cosmic Cascade
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Hubble Catches a Cosmic Cascade

The galaxy UGCA 193, seen here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant).
Our Sun's Glint Beams Off San Francisco
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Our Sun's Glint Beams Off San Francisco

The crew aboard the International Space Station snapped this image of the Earth's limb, or horizon, with the Sun's glint beaming off the U.S. West Coa...
Our Halloween Sun
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Our Halloween Sun

Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014.
Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall
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Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall

In this spectacular image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the center...
Studying Aircraft Noise
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Studying Aircraft Noise

An array of 960 microphones is seen here off the end of runway 11 at Boeing’s research facility near Glasgow, Montana.
Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu
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Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample collection mission performed a successful “Touch-And-Go” (TAG) maneuver.
Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery
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Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery

This Hubble image shows a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules. Called frEGGs for short, these da...
The Ghost Nebula
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The Ghost Nebula

​Powerful gushers of energy from seething stars can sculpt eerie-looking figures with long flowing veils of gas and dust.
The Iris Nebula
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The Iris Nebula

The beautiful, blushing Iris Nebula is unique amongst its counterparts.
Thumbs Up From Out of This World
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Thumbs Up From Out of This World

ASA spacewalkers (from left) Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy give a thumbs up during a spacewalk to install hardware and upgrade International Space Sta...
Grappling With the Future
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Grappling With the Future

The tip of the Canadarm2 robotic arm, also formally known as the Latching End Effector, is pictured as the International Space Station soared over the...
Hubble Captures Galactic Glamour Shot
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Hubble Captures Galactic Glamour Shot

This stunning image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the spiral galaxy NGC 5643 in the constellation of Lupus (the Wolf). NGC 5643 is a...
Retroreflectors: From Apollo to Mars
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Retroreflectors: From Apollo to Mars

When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, the crew brought devices with them called retroreflectors, which are essentially small arrays of mirrors.
Hubble Shoots the Moon
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Hubble Shoots the Moon

This image from 1991 shows Earth's Moon, with its dark basaltic mare, clearly visible in great detail.
NASA Has Eyes on the Universe
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NASA Has Eyes on the Universe

Humanity has "eyes" that can detect all different types of light through telescopes around the globe and a fleet of observatories in space.
Moon Shadow Over Jupiter
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Moon Shadow Over Jupiter

Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
A New View of Jupiter's Storms
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A New View of Jupiter's Storms

A unique and exciting detail of Hubble’s snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm traveling around the plane...
Hubble Stows a Pocketful of Stars
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Hubble Stows a Pocketful of Stars

Globular cluster NGC 1805, a tight grouping of thousands of stars is, located near the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our o...
California's Creek Fire at Night
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California's Creek Fire at Night

This NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite image from Sept. 7, 2020, shows the night band image of the Creek Fire at night as well as the smoke from the fire ...
Mars's Twin Peaks
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Mars's Twin Peaks

NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed on the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. It's tiny rover, named Sojourner after abolitionist Sojourner Truth, spent 83...
Sunrise Shadows Over the Philippine Sea
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Sunrise Shadows Over the Philippine Sea

As the International Space Station orbited more than 200 miles above our home planet, the crew caught this glimpse of the sunrise casting long shadows...
Hubble Views Edge of Stellar Blast
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Hubble Views Edge of Stellar Blast

This Hubble Space Telescope image depicts a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave, the result of the "death" of a star 20 times more massiv...
Defining Radiation Risk to Astronauts
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Defining Radiation Risk to Astronauts

In this image, one of the radiation detectors for the Radi-N2 experiment floats in the space station. This device will help researchers explore the ra...
Hubble Hooks a Supernova Host Galaxy
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Hubble Hooks a Supernova Host Galaxy

Galaxy NGC 2442, seen here by the Hubble Space Telescope, is nicknamed the Meathook galaxy owing to its extremely asymmetrical and irregular shape.