"When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."

— William Shakespeare
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Setting the Stage for Artemis Testing

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:37am
All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System.
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Martin Luther King Day of Service at NASA Headquarters

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 9:03am
The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir performs at the MLK Day of Service.
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Liftoff of SpaceX's In-Flight Abort Test

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:47am
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 10:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 19, 2020.
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Hubble Views Galaxy From Famous Catalog

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:43am
This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the Painter’s Easel), and it was discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel.
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Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:13am
In the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla lies the Cuatro Cienegas Basin.
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Astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain at the National Air and Space Museum

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:39am
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about their experiences onboard the International Space Station at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 2:46pm
A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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Welcoming NASA’s Newest Astronauts

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:35pm
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday.
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Observing Titan for Signs of Life

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:45am
NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.
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What Happens When Planets Collide

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:04am
This artist’s concept illustrates a catastrophic collision between two rocky exoplanets, turning both into dusty debris.
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A waxing crescent Moon

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 1:23pm
A waxing crescent Moon is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the north African country of Algeria.
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TESS Finds First Earth-Size Planet in the Habitable Zone

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:47am
TOI 700 d is the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by TESS, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
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The Next Step in Testing Rockets to Take Humanity to the Moon

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 11:35am
On Jan.1, 2020, ​​NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "Making progress! The massive @NASA_SLS core stage is moving to Building 110 at the Michoud Assembly Facility.
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Hubble Sights Galaxy’s Celestial Sequins

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 7:30am
This smattering of celestial sequins is a spiral galaxy named NGC 4455, located in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). This might sound like an odd name for a constellation — and in fact it is somewhat unusual. It’s the only modern constellation named in honor of a real person from history: Queen Berenice II of Egypt.
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Glittering Lights of Earth As Seen From the Space Station

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 10:30am
Stars glitter in the night sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow.
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Galactic Pyrotechnics From 23 Million Light Years Away

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 12:18am
NGC 4258, a galaxy about 23 million light years away, is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks.
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Exploring the Night Sky with Hubble’s Caldwell Catalog

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 9:55am
This loose collections of stars, known as an open star cluster, is image 100 of the Caldwell catalog.
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