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

The Star Streams of NGC 5907

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Grand tidal streams of stars seem to surround galaxy


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M16 and the Eagle Nebula

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A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by


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Mercury and the Quiet Sun

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Mercury and the Quiet Sun


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Mercury in Silhouette

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Mercury in Silhouette


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NGC 3717: A Nearly Sideways Spiral Galaxy

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Some spiral galaxies are seen nearly sideways.


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Lunar Craters Langrenus and Petavius

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The history of the Moon is partly written in its craters.


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Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

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How do stars form?


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A Mercury Transit Sequence

APOD - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 12:00am

Tomorrow -- Monday --


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Saturn the Giant

APOD - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 12:00am

On May 25, 1961 U.S. president


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NASA to Announce Additional Commercial Moon Delivery Providers

NASA - Breaking News - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 3:26pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18, to announce additional American companies joining the competitive pool for delivery services to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project.
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Hubble Spots a Curious Spiral

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:30am
Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image, look relatively similar: spiraling arms, a glowing center, and a mixture of bright specks of star formation and dark ripples of cosmic dust weaving throughout. This galaxy, a spiral galaxy named NGC 772, is no exception.
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NGC 3572 and the Southern Tadpoles

APOD - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 8:00pm

NGC 3572 and the Southern Tadpoles


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Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:59am
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Messier 45: The Daughters of Atlas and Pleione

APOD - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 4:00pm

Hurtling through a


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Powtawche Valerino: Supporting NASA’s Space Launch System Program

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 1:58am
Powtawche Valerino is a guidance engineer who works for Aerodyne Industries at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting the agency’s Space Launch System program.
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Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Ames Research Center, Discuss Lunar Exploration

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 5:11pm
Vice President Mike Pence, along with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will visit NASA's Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the role the center will play in the agency’s plans to return astronauts to the Moon.
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Media Invited to Artemis Day, Unveiling of Moon Mission Rocket Stage

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 1:11pm
Media and social media influencers are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Monday, Dec. 9, for Artemis Day: Michoud/Stennis.
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21st Century M101

APOD - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:00pm

21st Century M101


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Mercury's Solar Transit

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:37am
The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, low center, as it transits across the face of the Sun, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
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Spiral Galaxies Spinning Super Fast

APOD - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 8:00am

Why are these galaxies spinning so fast?


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