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

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Earth May Be Surrounded by Hairy Dark Matter

11 hours 30 min ago
This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called "hairs."
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Carol Harrison: Seeing the Beauty in All Things

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 8:43am
Carol Carol "Bird Song" Harrison is a a quality assurance specialist (QAS) working in the Mission Assurance Branch at NASA's Langley Research Center.
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It's Black Hole Friday!

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 8:41am
What is a black hole? A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it.
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Kenneth Attocknie: Fulfilling a Dream

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 8:04am
Kenneth Attocknie has worked as an engineer for more than two decades at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Artemis I Stacks Up

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 8:11am
The first of 10 pieces of the twin Space Launch System (SLS) rocket boosters for NASA’s Artemis I mission was placed on the mobile launcher Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.
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Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Launches to Monitor Global Ocean

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:10am
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Nov. 21, 2020.
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Hubble Captures Cosmic Cinnamon Bun

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 10:00am
Observed with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the faint galaxy featured in this image is known as UGC 12588.
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Marcellus Proctor: Bring a Unique Perspective

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 4:14am
Marcellus Proctor is an enrolled member of the Piscataway-Conoy Nation and the Assistant Chief in the Electrical Engineering Division at NASA Goddard .
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Approaches Space Station

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 8:41am
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is pictured approaching the International Space Station for a docking.
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Hubble Spies Galaxy through Cosmic Lens

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 9:00am
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the galaxy LRG-3-817, also known as SDSS J090122.37+181432.3.
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Crew-1 Launches on Historic Journey

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 8:19am
SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches Crew-1 to the space station on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.
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Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 5:25am
With a degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Southern California, Lauren Denson is now an quality engineer and supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Lauren Denson: Jumping for Joy at JPL

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 5:25am
With a degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Southern California, Lauren Denson is now an quality engineer and supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Hubble Catches a Cosmic Cascade

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 8:23am
The galaxy UGCA 193, seen here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant).
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rolls Out for Saturday Launch

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 9:16am
Launch is scheduled for 7:49 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
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Astronauts Launching on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Arrive at Kennedy Space Center

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:29am
NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, second from left, Mike Hopkins, second from right, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, right, are seen as they speak to members of the media after arriving at the Launch and Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center ahead of SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission.
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Preparing the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite for Launch

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 9:22am
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite is being encapsulated in the SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing.
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Aerospace Engineer Joseph Connolly

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 3:33am
Joseph Connolly is an aerospace engineer at NASA's Glenn Research Center.
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Our Sun's Glint Beams Off San Francisco

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 9:03am
The crew aboard the International Space Station snapped this image of the Earth's limb, or horizon, with the Sun's glint beaming off the U.S. West Coast.
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