All's not as it appears, this tale has many twists -
but if I wasn't here documenting the story
would that mean that the plot did not exist?

— Peter Hammill

NASA

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun


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Carina Nebula Panorama from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

How do violent stars affect their surroundings?


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Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited


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Sunset Analemma

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Today, the


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A View Toward M106

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Big, bright, beautiful


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Our Galaxys Magnetic Center

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

What's the magnetic field like in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy?


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25 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

APOD - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00pm

Do you know the names of some of the brightest stars?


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Coverage Set for NASA Test of Orion Abort System for Moon to Mars Missions

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:44pm
NASA Television will broadcast launch and prelaunch activities for the Ascent Abort-2 flight test of the launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft’s, which will help pave the way for Artemis missions with astronauts to the Moon and then Mars.
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NASA Awards Contract for Second Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:30pm
NASA has selected Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, to design and build a second mobile launch platform, known as Mobile Launcher 2 or ML2, for Exploration Ground Systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Cyanide Compounds Discovered in Meteorites May Hold Clues to the Origin of Life

Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:00am
Cyanide and carbon monoxide are both deadly poisons to humans, but compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites may have helped power life on early Earth.
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Cyanide Compounds Discovered in Meteorites May Hold Clues to the Origin of Life

NASA - Universe News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:00am
Cyanide and carbon monoxide are both deadly poisons to humans, but compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites may have helped power life on early Earth.
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Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:59am
The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 59 crew members.
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NASA Technology Missions Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:08am
NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space environment around Earth and how it affects us, have launched into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket.
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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, Crewmates Return from Space Station Mission

NASA - Breaking News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:49pm
NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m. EDT (8:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, local time) after months of science and four spacewalks aboard the microgravity laboratory.
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Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

APOD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:00pm

Did you see the full moon last night?


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Preparing for the Expedition 59 Space Station Crew Landing

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:02am
NASA astronaut and Astronaut Office Representative Joe Acaba is seen along with other NASA, Canadian Space Agency and Roscosmos teams as they deploy from Karaganda for the Expedition 59 landing.
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Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent

APOD - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 12:00pm

To see the feathered serpent


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'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

NASA Image of the Day - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 9:32am
Satellites love hydrazine – a type of space propellant – but it’s toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
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Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

APOD - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:00am

What created this unusual mountain?


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Media Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission

NASA - Breaking News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:00pm
Media are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for the Space Launch System’s Artemis 1 Moon mission.
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