On the GOES

Crews transport NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-U) from the Astrotech...

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HuskyWorks During Rover Testing

“HuskyWorks,” a team from Michigan Technological University’s Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab, tests the excavation tools of a robot on a...

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NASA's Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with "Rose" of Galaxies

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Balti...

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Celebrating Juneteenth

This image of Galveston was taken on Nov. 23, 2022, from the International Space Station as it orbited 224 miles above Earth. While President Abraham ...

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Management and Program Analyst Mallory Carbon

“I feel that my larger purpose at NASA, which I've felt since I came on as an intern, is to leave NASA a better place than I found it." — Mallory Carb...

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Hubble Captures a Cosmic Fossil

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the globular cluster NGC 2005. It’s not an unusual globular cluster in and of itself, but it is a ...

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Sea Ice Swirls

Floating fragments of sea ice spun into intricate patterns as ocean currents carried them south along Greenland’s east coast in spring 2024. The MODIS...

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A Solitary Sight

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above Earth from the International Space Station as it soared into an orbital nighttime 260 miles above the Atlant...

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Celebrating Pride at NASA’s Ames Research Center

The Intersex Progress Pride flag flies beneath the American flag on the center pole with the California state and NASA flag at either side. The Inters...

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“Earthrise” by NASA Astronaut Bill Anders

The rising Earth is about five degrees above the lunar horizon in this telephoto view taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft near 110 degrees east longitu...

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What Are You Looking At?

A Florida redbelly turtle casts a suspicious look as he is being photographed on the grounds of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The redbelly t...

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Artemis II Astronauts Participate in Moon Tree Dedication Ceremony

The Artemis II crew, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Reid Wiseman, and Christina Koch, and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen, pose fo...

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Starliner to the Stars

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Spac...

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Crews Unpack NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft

Technicians inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida prepare to rotate the agency’s largest planetary...

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Hurricane Season Begins

An external high-definition camera on the International Space Station captured this image of Hurricane Idalia at 11:35 a.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 29, 2...

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Webb Spots a Starburst

Featured in this new image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope is the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449. This galaxy, also known as Caldwell 21, resi...

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Deputy Program Manager Vir Thanvi

"I say that to my team, whenever I have an opportunity. I share with my team that they are enabling science and exploration for dozens of missions bei...

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Apollo 10 Ends Successfully

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot, egresses the Apollo 10 spacecraft during recovery operations in the South Pacific. U.S. Navy underwate...

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Helen Ling, Changemaker

Helen Ling was a supervisor for the computing group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 1960s. She was influential in the inclusion of women in...

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A Moonlit Moonwalk

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins places a sample marker in the soil before collecting a sample during a nighttime simulated moonwalk in the San Francisco Vo...

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Modeling the Hawaiian Shoreline

Present-day Island of Hawai'i coastal flood risk, with higher risk indicated in dark blue, was modeled to help the County of Hawai'i in their shorelin...

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Readying Apollo 10 for Launch

Nighttime, ground-level view of the Apollo 10 space vehicle on Pad B, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center. This photograph of the 363-feet tall Ap...

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Hubble Views the Dawn of a Sun-like Star

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a triple-star star system. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Duchene (Universite de Grenoble I); Image Proce...

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Space Physics and Space Weather Scientist Dr. Yihua (Eva) Zheng

"For the girls or women in science — or in any profession or job — opportunities are more abundant than they were previously. Sometimes you need to ta...

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Good Night, Moon

An illuminated waning gibbous moon contrasts the deep black of space as the International Space Station soared 270 miles over the Southern Ocean.

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Aurora over Utah

The aurora turns the sky near Malad City, Utah, red, purple, and green in this 8-second exposure taken on May 11, 2024.

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That's Refreshing

An American Flamingo takes a sip of water in the Indian River at Haulover Canal on Merritt Island on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. The American Flamingos a...

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Spitzer Space Telescope Captures Galactic Snack

This image of the Andromeda galaxy uses data from NASA’s retired Spitzer Space Telescope. Multiple wavelengths are shown, revealing stars (in blue and...

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Sulaiman Mountain Haze

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this oblique photograph of the Sulaiman Mountains in central Pakistan. The range resulted fro...

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced image is a co...

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Astronaut Suni Williams Prepares for Crew Flight Test

During a mission dress rehearsal, NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test astronaut Suni Williams flashes a thumbs up in her Boeing spacesuit inside the crew s...

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A Moonlit Trio

The Moon, left, Jupiter, right, and Saturn, above and to the left of Jupiter, are seen after sunset with the Washington Monument, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2020...

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Galaxy Evolution Explorer Searches for Light

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was launched on April 28, 2003. Its mission was to study the shape, brightness, size and distance of galaxies across ...

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By Their Powers Combined

In a historic first, all six radio frequency antennas at the Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex – part of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) – carri...

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International Space Station Program Manager Dana Weigel

"What you eventually realize is that your success as a leader is not really yours, it’s the team’s. You’re not successful without the team, so it’s yo...

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The Horse’s Mane

Rising from turbulent waves of dust and gas is the Horsehead Nebula, otherwise known as Barnard 33, which resides roughly 1,300 light-years away. The ...

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Hubble Spots a Magnificent Barred Galaxy

The magnificent central bar of NGC 2217 (also known as AM 0619-271) shines bright in the constellation of Canis Major (The Greater Dog), in this image...

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Navigating the Moon with Art

Artists used paintbrushes and airbrushes to recreate the lunar surface on each of the four models comprising the LOLA simulator. Project LOLA or Lunar...

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Tracking Spring Flooding

Rivers swelled in southern Russia and northern Kazakhstan in April 2024 following heavy rain and rapid snowmelt. This image shows Orenburg on April 13...

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Hubble Spots the Little Dumbbell Nebula

In celebration of the 34th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s legendary Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers took a snapshot of the Little Dumbbell Ne...

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Our Beautiful Water World

Behold one of the more detailed images of Earth. This Blue Marble Earth montage—created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiomet...

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Looking Beyond the Veil

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) of star-forming region NGC 604 shows how stellar winds from bright, ...

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Water Touches Everything

The ocean holds about 97 percent of Earth's water and covers 70 percent of our planet's surface. According to the United Nations, the ocean may be hom...

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Sometimes Getting the Perfect Picture Really Is Rocket Science

NASA Engineer Cindy Fuentes Rosal waves goodbye to a Black Brant IX sounding rocket launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during t...

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NASA’s VIPER Gets Its Head and Neck

A team of engineers lifts the mast into place atop of NASA’s VIPER robotic Moon rover in a clean room at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Seeing the Solar Eclipse from 223,000 Miles Away

This spectacular image showing the Moon’s shadow on Earth’s surface was acquired during a 20-second period starting at 2:59 p.m. EDT (18:59:19 UTC) on...

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The First Space Shuttle

The new era in space flight began on April 12, 1981. That is when the first Space Shuttle mission (STS-1) was launched. The Marshall Space Flight Cent...

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Seeing Totality

A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas, Texas on Monday, April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American con...

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Astronauts Protect Their Eyes with Eclipse Glasses

NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, left, Frank Rubio, Warren Hoburg, and UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, right, pose for a photo wea...

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Exobiology Deputy Branch Chief Melissa Kirven-Brooks

“… I've just seen such tremendous things happen since I've been part of the Astrobiology Program, and that's why I'm pretty confident we're going to f...

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Carving a Path

What looks like highways going through a metropolitan area are actually a series of glaciers carving their way through the Karakoram mountain range no...

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A Home for Astronauts around the Moon

The primary structure of the Gateway space station's HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost) module is one step closer to launch following welding com...

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Safety First!

Safety is important, no matter where you're viewing the eclipse. NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station show off their eclipse glasses...

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International Space Station Program Deputy Chief Scientist Meghan Everett

“One of my cornerstone pinnacles [is], ‘Show up to work [and] life with integrity and intent.’ So, accomplish your goals with integrity, intent, and a...

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Mariner 7 Goes to Mars

An Atlas-Centaur launched at 5:22 p.m. EST on March 27, 1969, to send Mariner 7 on its way to Mars. Mariner 7 joined its sister spacecraft, Mariner 6,...

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Sending “Water” to Europa

NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft will carry a special message when it launches in October 2024 and heads toward Jupiter's moon Europa. The moon shows ...

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CADRE Rovers’ Test Drive in the Mars Yard

Two full-scale development model rovers that are part of NASA's CADRE (Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration) technology demonstratio...

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Hubble Views a Galaxy Under Pressure

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows LEDA 42160, a galaxy about 52 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. The dwarf ga...

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A Tranquil Sunrise

A fast boat is seen at sunrise after the landing of SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft a few hours earlier in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pens...

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Ocean Worlds Planetary Scientist Dr. Lynnae Quick

"I've come a long way from thinking, 'Well, I did this whole dissertation on geysers, what it would take for them to erupt, for a spacecraft to see th...

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Gemini VI Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Walter M. Schirra Jr.

Gemini VI astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), pilot, and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, are shown during suiting up exercises at Cape Kennedy...

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St. Patrick's Aurora Illuminates the Night Sky

This majestic image of the dazzling green lights of the aurora borealis was captured on March 17, 2015, around 5:30 a.m. EDT in Donnelly Creek, Alaska...

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Celebrating Pi Day on the International Space Station

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Stephen Bowen holds a small pie that is festively decorated in commemoration of Pi Day aboard the Int...

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Apollo 9 Crew Comes Home

Immediately after splashdown, a recovery helicopter from the USS Guadalcanal hovers over the Apollo 9 spacecraft. Still inside the Command Module are ...

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NASA Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara Read First Woman

Expedition 70 Flight Engineers (from left) Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara, both NASA astronauts, are pictured inside the International Space Station...

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Moon and Sun Over Wyoming

The Moon is seen passing in front of the Sun at the point of the maximum of the partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A...

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Martian Barchan Dunes

This image shows two types of sand dunes on Mars. The small dots are called barchan dunes, and from their shape we can tell that they are upwind. The ...

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Apollo 9 Astronaut David Scott’s Spacewalk

Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 command and service modules (CSM) and lunar module (LM), with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R....

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NASA’s Newest Astronauts

NASA newest class of astronauts, selected in 2021, graduate during a ceremony on March 5, 2024, at the at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston...

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Women of NASA Langley Research Center

In honor of Women’s History Month 2024 and those who paved the way for them, hundreds of female staff – from artists to administrative support, educat...

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Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil

This densely populated group of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1841, which is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our M...

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Odysseus Lands on the Moon

Following a launch on Feb. 15, Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander touched down in the Moon’s south polar region on Feb. 22 and has since transmitted ...

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Atmospheric Science Branch Chief Dr. Charles Gatebe

"Anyone you see on the streets, their color or background doesn't matter; we all come into this world the same way. You're equipped with skills, so fi...

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A Splash of Pink

A female (left) and a male roseate spoonbill get together near the tall grasses at the edge of a pond in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, ...

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NASA, Partners Test Artemis II Recovery Procedures

Members of NASA’s Exploration Ground System’s Landing and Recovery team and partners from the Department of Defense aboard the USS San Diego practice ...

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Hubble Views an Active Star-Forming Galaxy

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features IC 3476, a dwarf galaxy that lies about 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Com...

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Shanghai from Space

The city lights of Shanghai, the most populous city in China with a population of about 24.9 million, and the Huangpu River flowing through downtown, ...

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Studying Arctic Ice

On July 12, 2011, crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy retrieved a canister dropped by parachute from a C-130, which brought supplies for some ...

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Deputy Program Manager Dr. Camille Alleyne

"You must have grit, resilience, courage, and strength. I'm able to really share all the wisdom and the lessons I've learned throughout my career with...

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Signing Our Names

The Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis II mission received its latest makeover. Teams adhered the agency’s iconic “worm” logo and ESA (European Space...

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Intuitive Machines Launches to the Moon

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1...

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A Floridian Sunset

Photographers at NASA capture the sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, near the Vehicle Assembly Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida...

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NGC 4254 (Webb Image)

It’s oh-so-easy to be mesmerized by this spiral galaxy. Follow its clearly defined arms, which are brimming with stars, to its center, where there may...

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Astronaut Charles Bolden Preps for Deorbit

STS-60 commander Charles F. Bolden is seen at the commander's station on the forward flight deck of the space shuttle Discovery. He is wearing the ora...

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Astronaut Bob Hines

"Being able to see the world from a different perspective is incredible, and getting to fly in space was the culmination of that, seeing the world fro...

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Skylab 4 Recovery Ends Program

The crewmen of the third and final manned Skylab mission relax on the USS New Orleans, prime recovery ship for their mission, about an hour after thei...

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless Performs the First Untethered Spacewalk

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II approaches his maximum distance from the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger in this 70mm frame photographed by his ...

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First Artemis Moon Crew Trains for Return to Earth

NASA astronaut and Artemis II commander Reid Wiseman exits the side of a mockup of the Orion spacecraft during a training exercise in the Neutral Buoy...

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Deputy Discovery and Systems Health Technical Area Lead Dr. Rodney Martin

"... it's challenge, service, and building the future. If I don't do anything else in my entire life except for those three things, I'm at least getti...

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Hubble Sees a Merged Galaxy

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows ESO 185-IG013, a luminous blue compact galaxy (BCG). BCGs are nearby galaxies that show an intense bu...

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First Hot Fire Test of the Year for Artemis

NASA completed a full-duration, 500-second hot fire of an RS-25 certification engine Jan. 17, continuing a critical test series to support future SLS ...

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Cygnus Flies to the International Space Station

A successful liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida as Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, atop a Spa...

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Earth's Atmospheric Glow

This high exposure photograph revealed Earth's atmospheric glow against the backdrop of a starry sky in this image taken from the International Space ...

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A New Home for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prototype

The aerial prototype of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Friday, D...

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Day of Remembrance

From left to right, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Israel Eliav ...

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Celebrating NASA's Spirit and Opportunity Rovers’ Mars Landings

On the 20th anniversary of the landing of Spirit and Opportunity, celebrate NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project with this two-sided poster that list...

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Axiom Mission 3 Launches to the International Space Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Dragon spacecraft for Axiom Space’s Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) to the International Space Station lifts of...

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NASA Interns at Johnson’s Rock Yard

A NASA intern uses an augmented reality headset to test out heads-up display technology being developed for future Artemis missions. This technology w...

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NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Curation Team Reveals Remaining Asteroid Sample

A top-down view of the OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go-Sample-Acquisition-Mechanism (TAGSAM) head with the lid removed, revealing the remainder of the asteroi...

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Hubble Captures a Monster Merger

This Hubble Picture of the Week features Arp 122, a peculiar galaxy that in fact comprises two galaxies — NGC 6040, the tilted, warped spiral galaxy a...

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An Aurora in Another Light

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor on the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of the aurora borealis, or northern ligh...

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NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Unveiled

NASA and Lockheed Martin publicly unveil the X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft at a ceremony in Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmda...

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Verdant Farmlands of Simsbury, Connecticut

The Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 captured this image of Simsbury on September 15, 2022. The tobacco farm where Martin Luther King worked—Mea...

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30 Doradus B: NASA Telescopes Start the Year With a Double Bang

This deep dataset from Chandra of the remains of a supernova known as 30 Doradus B (30 Dor B) reveals evidence for more than one supernova explosion i...

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Orbital-1 Launch: 10th Anniversary

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it launches from Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Thursday, January 9, 2014, Wallop...

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A "Green Monster" Lurks in Star's Debris

For the first time, astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and James Webb Space Telescope to study the well-known supern...

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Hubble Views a Vast Galactic Neighborhood

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features a richness of spiral galaxies: the large, prominent spiral galaxy on the right side of th...

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Preflight Checks for Astronaut Loral O’Hara

Expedition 70 NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara has her Russian Sokol spacesuit pressure checked ahead launching to the International Space Station with fel...

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Amazonian Leaders Visit "Space for Earth"

Amazonian leaders visit "Space for Earth," an immersive audio-visual installation that draws from near real-time satellite data and images, in NASA's ...

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NASA’s Crew-4 Q&A With Students at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Jessica Watkins, and Robert Hines participate in STEM demonstrations with local students at the Martin Luther King Jr ...

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Preflight

Jupiter, top, and Venus, bottom, are seen with the crescent Moon above the Vehicle Assembly Building, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at NASA’s Kennedy Spac...

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Large Magellanic Fireworks

Resembling sparks from a fireworks display, this image taken by a JPL camera onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows delicate filaments that are s...

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Reflection

Creating an artistic reflection, a Great Blue Heron skims its wings on a waterway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 11, 2021. The cent...

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Research Physical Scientist Tra-My Justine Richardson

"It takes a lot of courage to confront your fears and failures. Each and every time is really difficult, but you will feel really empowered. It’s a ve...

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Ringing in the Holidays

Seen here by Webb, ice giant Uranus is a dynamic world with rings, moons, storms, extreme seasons, and more. Webb’s sensitivity has even captured the ...

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On Cupid! On, Donner and BARREL!

Four reindeer walk past the BARREL payload on the launch pad at Esrange Space Center near Kiruna, Sweden. The BARREL team was at Esrange Space Center ...

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NASA’s Artemis II Crew Meet with President, VP at White House

Artemis II crew members: CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen, left, NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Victor Glover, and Reid Wiseman, r...

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Making Fire Sense on Monroe Mountain

At the start of October 2023, green conifers and golden aspen covered the slopes of Monroe Mountain in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest. Then, starting...

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NGC 2264: Telescopes Illuminate 'Christmas Tree Cluster'

This composite image shows the Christmas Tree Cluster. The blue and white lights (which blink in the animated version of this image) are young stars t...

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Ice Flows on Mars

The surface of Mars is littered with examples of glacier-like landforms. While surface ice deposits are mostly limited to the polar caps, patterns of ...

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120th Anniversary of the First Powered, Controlled Flight

Orville Wright makes the first powered, controlled flight on Earth as his brother Wilbur looks on in this image taken at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, o...

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Lead Space Launch System Avionics Engineer Ales-Cia Winsley

"Once the rocket launched, [I saw] how it illuminated such a dark space. So even when you're in a dark space, you can let your light shine. And it won...

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2023 in Review: Artemis II Crew Visits Kennedy

Artemis II crew members, shown inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, stand in front of...

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Astronaut Kathryn Thornton Works on Hubble Space Telescope

Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton works with equipment associated with servicing chores on the Hubble Space Telescope during the fourth spacewalk on the e...

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Cluster in the Cloud

This striking image shows the densely packed globular cluster known as NGC 2210, which is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC lies a...

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Artemis II Crew’s SLS Visit

Artemis II NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman (left) and Christina Koch (middle) of NASA and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen (second fro...

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25 Years Ago: The First Pieces of the International Space Station

The mated Russian-built Zarya (left) and U.S.-built Unity modules are backdropped against the blackness of space and Earth's horizon shortly after lea...

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Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction

The Moon, left, Saturn, upper right, and Jupiter, lower right, are seen after sunset from Washington, DC, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2020. The two planets drew c...

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Pioneer 10 Crosses the Asteroid Belt (Illustration)

If spacecraft are to visit the outer Solar System, they must cross the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The Pioneer mission was faced with the ...

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NASA Research Pilot David Zahn

"Everyone needs an anchor from their community to motivate and inspire them to move forward. I want to be a motivational anchor for the next generatio...

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Globular Cluster Omega Centauri Looks Radiant in Infrared

A cluster brimming with millions of stars glistens like an iridescent opal in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Called Omega Centauri, t...

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The Beginnings of a Sunrise

The sun's first rays begin illuminating Earth's atmosphere in this photograph from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above the c...

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Mariner-C Spacecraft Model

A model of the Mariner-C spacecraft at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center for a June 1964 Conference on Ne...

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Festive Northern Lights

The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the space station near the highest point of its orbital path. T...

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A Black Hole Gobbles Up a Star

A disk of hot gas swirls around a black hole in this illustration from Dec. 20, 2022. A long stream of hot gas on the right, coming from a star that w...

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A Space Station Thanksgiving

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins (left) and Rick Mastracchio, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, pose for a photo with a Thanksgiving meal in the Uni...

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Astronaut Nicole Mann Prepares for Spacewalk

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Nicole Mann is pictured during a fit check of her spacesuit ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade t...

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Seeing Sagittarius C in a New Light

The NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s reveals a portion of the Milky Way’s dense core in a new light. An...

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Celebrating Astronaut Alan Shepard's 100th Birthday

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., attired in his Mercury pressure suit, poses for a photo on May 5, 1961, prior to his launch in a Mercury-Redstone 3 spa...

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On This Day: Artemis I Liftoff

NASA’s Space Launch System carrying the Orion spacecraft lifts off the pad at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:...

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A View Through Skylab

A 35mm camera, operated by astronaut William R. Pogue, Skylab 4 pilot, recorded this wide scene of his Skylab 4 crewmates on the other end of the orbi...

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NASA's C-130 Delivers GUSTO Payload to Antarctica

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility C-130 aircraft delivered the agency’s Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) payload t...

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Dragon Lights Up the Night

In this photo from Nov. 9, 2023, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket illuminates the water as it launches at night from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. T...

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NASA Sounding Rocket Launches into Alaskan Aurora

A sounding rocket launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 8, 2023, carrying the DISSIPATION mission. The rocket launched in...

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Tribal Students Make Robots with NASA Aerospace Engineer Casey Denham

Casey Denham, aerospace engineer with the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, works with...

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Euclid Spots a Spiral Galaxy

The spiral galaxy IC 342, located about 11 million light-years from Earth, lies behind the crowded plane of the Milky Way: Dust, gas, and stars obscur...

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NASA’s Worm Logo

The NASA Worm Logo sign is unveiled before the ribbon cutting ceremony to open NASA’s Earth Information Center, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at NASA Head...

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Jupiter in Ultraviolet

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals an ultraviolet view of Jupiter.

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Nighttime on the East Coast

This nighttime view from the International Space Station shows the city lights of the northeastern United States and major urban areas including Long ...

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Just in Time for Halloween, NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Eerie “Face” on Jupiter

On Sept. 7, 2023, during its 54th close flyby of Jupiter, NASA’s Juno mission captured this view of an area in the giant planet’s far northern regions...

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Rusty Red Waters in Madagascar

This image, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station, shows the reddish-brown waters of the Betsiboka River Delta in Madagascar. The c...

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NASA’s Modern History Makers: Maricela Lizcano

Maricela Lizcano poses inside NASA Glenn Research Center’s Aerospace Communications Facility.

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Artemis II Water Deluge Test

NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems conducts a water flow test with the mobile launcher at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39B in Florida on Oct. ...

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CADRE Rover Getting Prepped for Testing

An engineer prepares a small rover – part of NASA's CADRE (Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration) technology demonstration that's hea...

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A Storm in the Arabian Sea

A storm is pictured in the Arabian Sea less than 700 miles off the coast of Oman as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above.

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NASA Test Piloting Legends Reunite

Former flight test instructor and current NASA test pilot Nils Larson reunited with former student and current astronaut Victor Glover on Oct. 21 duri...

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2021 Astronaut Candidates with NASA Senior Leadership

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, second from right, NASA associate administrator Bob Cabana, far right, and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy (back ...

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Darkened by the Moon's Shadow

On October 14, 2023, the Moon aligned with the Sun and Earth to produce an annular solar eclipse. The spectacle bathed millions of Americans in a luna...

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The Moon Passes in Front of the Sun

The Moon passes in front of the Sun during the annular solar eclipse in this photograph taken by Expedition 70 Flight Engineer Jasmin Moghbeli aboard ...

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Baja California Sur

The north coast of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur on the Pacific Ocean is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 258 mi...

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Psyche Launch

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Psyche spacecraft onboard is launched from Launch Complex 39A, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Ce...

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Psyche Rollout

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Psyche spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 3...

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Hubble Views a Vibrant Virgo Cluster Galaxy

It’s easy to get swept up in the swirling starry arms of this intermediate spiral galaxy, NGC 4654, in the constellation Virgo. The galaxy has a brigh...

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Research Scientist Alfonso Davila

“I think the experience of putting yourself in an uncomfortable environment and coming at the other end with lessons learned is always positive. Tryin...

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A Bear on Mars?

This feature looks a bit like a bear's face. What is it really? There's a hill with a V-shaped collapse structure (the nose), two craters (the eyes), ...

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Astronaut Raja Chari Is Ready for Taco Night

iss066e083715 (Nov. 26, 2021) --- NASA astronaut and Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Raja Chari is ready for taco night as he shows off a taco made with...

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Expedition 69 Soyuz Landing

Expedition 69 NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is carried to a medical tent shortly after he, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Dmitri Petelin and Sergey Prokopyev l...

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Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created on October 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aero...

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OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Capsule Lands in the Utah Desert

The sample return capsule from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is seen shortly after touching down in the desert, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at the Department ...

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A Leisurely Swim

A turtle moves through a waterway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 4, 2017.

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OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Capsule Lands in the Utah Desert

The sample return capsule from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is seen shortly after touching down in the desert, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at the Department ...

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Seeing New Zealand From a New Perspective

Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Jasmin Moghbeli captured this image of New Zealand, dotted by white clouds, on Sept. 12, 2023, as the International Spac...

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Artemis II Astronauts Complete Day of Launch Dry Run for Moon Mission

The Artemis II crew and teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program successfully completed on Sept. 20, the first in a series of integrated g...

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Strategic Communications Manager Isidro Reyna

"The stars aligned – I was working at Johnson Space Center in Houston about six months later. That’s how I got here, in a roundabout way.” — Isidro Re...

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NASA Moon Camera Mosaic Sheds Light on Lunar South Pole

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Artemis Landing and Recovery Director Liliana Villarreal

"It's amazing when I get a chance to see the space station fly over. I am very fortunate to be able to say that my hands were on a lot of the hardware...

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Hubble Spots a Dreamy Galaxy

This dream-like image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy known as NGC 3156.

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Accelerated Ice Breakup in Hudson Bay

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the NOAA-20 satellite captured this image of fragmented ice in Hudson Bay on June 28, 2023.

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DROID 2 Captures the Wind

Justin Hall lands the Dryden Remotely Operated Integrated Drone 2 (DROID 2) aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California...

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Frank Rubio Breaks NASA’s Single Spaceflight Record

In this image from July 24, 2023, astronaut Frank Rubio completes a session on the Surface Avatar Remote Control Terminal, which investigates how hapt...

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Snowy Egret Searches the Waters

A snowy egret, identifiable by its slender black bill, black legs and yellow feet, marches through a pond near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, looking fo...

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Opening the Hatch: Crew-6 Splashdown

Support teams onboard the SpaceX recovery ship MEGAN work to open the hatch of the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed in the A...

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Hubble Sees Glittering Globular Cluster Embedded Inside Our Milky Way

Hubble's colorful image of the globular star cluster Terzan 12 is a spectacular example of how dust in space affects starlight coming from background ...

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Practicing for the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return

A recovery team member takes part in field rehearsals in preparation for the retrieval of the sample return capsule from NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission in ...

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