Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

— Inscription on Columbus' caravels

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Night of the Perseids

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

Have you ever experienced a meteor shower?


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Unwrapped: Five Decade Old Lunar Selfie

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

Here is one of the most famous pictures from the Moon -- but digitally reversed.


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The Red Square Nebula

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

How did a round star create this square nebula?


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The Bubble and the Star Cluster

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

To the eye,


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Perseid Outburst at Westmeath Lookout

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

Perseid Outburst at Westmeath Lookout


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Harvest Moon Trail

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

Famed in festival, story, and song the best known


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Gigantic Jet Lightning from Puerto Rico

APOD - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00am

Have you ever seen a gigantic jet?


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Cryogenic Testing of the Webb Telescope's Primary Mirror Segment

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 09/29/2021 - 8:57am
Project scientist Mark Clampin is reflected in the flight mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope during testing at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
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Equinox on a Spinning Earth

APOD - Wed, 09/29/2021 - 12:00am

When does the line between night and day become vertical?


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NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan Asteroids

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:59pm
NASA has tested the functions of Lucy, the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, filled it with fuel, and is preparing to pack it into a capsule for launch Saturday, Oct. 16.
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NASA Transfers Air Traffic Management Tool Updates to FAA

NASA - Breaking News - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:07pm
As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA has transferred findings from an air traffic management project to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide implementation, the two agencies announced at a media briefing Tuesday.
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Liftoff of Landsat 9

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 8:54am
The engine on United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket fires to launch the Landsat 9 satellite on a mission to observe Earth on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.
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Sun Spot Hill

APOD - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 8:00pm

Is this giant orange ball about to roll down that tree-lined hill?


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NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

NASA - Breaking News - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:47pm
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Earth News - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:47pm
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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Landsat 9 Is Set for Liftoff

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 9:05am
On Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at 2:12 ET a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat 9 satellite is slated to lift off on a mission to observe Earth.
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Lynds Dark Nebula

APOD - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 4:00pm

Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula


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NASA Releases Interactive Graphic Novel “First Woman”

NASA - Breaking News - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 12:32pm
NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novel on Saturday in celebration of National Comic Book Day. “First Woman: NASA’s Promise for Humanity” imagines the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon.
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Rings and Seasons of Saturn

APOD - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 12:00pm

On Saturn, the rings tell you the season.


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NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

NASA - Breaking News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 3:38pm
A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft filled with more than 4,600 pounds of supplies and valuable scientific experiments bound for NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility is set to leave the International Space Station Thursday, Sept. 30.
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