Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

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Hubble Captures Pair of Star-Forming Spirals

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 8:00am
This new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope looks at two spiral galaxies, collectively known as Arp 303.
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Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Landing

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 8:30am
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft opens its main parachutes as it lands at White Sands Missile Range’s Space Harbor, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
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Ultracold Bubbles (in Pink)

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:20am
Since the Apollo program, astronauts have documented (and contended with) how liquids behave differently in microgravity than they do on Earth.
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InSight's Final Selfie

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 6:11am
NASA's InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Mysteries of the Needle's Eye, a Dwarf Spiral Galaxy

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 9:18am
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a section of the spiral galaxy nicknamed the Needle’s Eye.
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Starliner Launches to Space Station

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 8:37am
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, May 19, 2022.
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Boeing’s Starliner on the Pad

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 8:13am
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard is illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad.
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Hubble Peers Through Giant Elliptical’s Layers

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 8:00am
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the central region of the gigantic elliptical galaxy NGC 474.
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Kartik Sheth: Advancing Science and Equity

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 7:47am
Dr. Kartik Sheth's career spans academia, non-profits, and government.
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Introducing Quesst: Speed Never Sounded So Quiet

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 9:00am
Quesst is what NASA is calling its mission to enable supersonic air travel over land.
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Hubble Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the Serpent

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 8:00am
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster, Abell 2147.
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Hubble Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the Serpent

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 8:00am
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster, Abell 2147.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Earth from Orbit: NOAA Debuts First Imagery from GOES-18

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 8:06am
NOAA shared the first images of the Western Hemisphere from its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T), later designated GOES-18.
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Nina Wang: Bringing Accountability Into Focus

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 9:06am
Nina Wang has more than a decae of experience in financial reporting and analysis, financial statement audits, and internal controls.
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A View of Earth From the Space Station

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 8:37am
NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins floats in the space station’s cupola, a direct nadir viewing window from which Earth and celestial objects are visible.
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Splashes Down

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 8:30am
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft is seen shortly after it landed with NASA and ESA astronauts on Friday, May 6, 2022.
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Crew-3 on the Way Home Aboard SpaceX Dragon Endurance

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 8:52am
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Black Holes Are Hard to Find

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 9:54am
Black holes are hard to find. They have such strong gravity that light can’t escape them, so scientists must rely on clues from their surroundings to find them.
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NASA Celebrates Teachers!

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 9:13am
May 2-6, 2022, is Teacher Appreciation Week! At NASA, we know the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
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Misty Snopkowski: Working to Make Commercial Space a Reality

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 8:01am
Misty Snopkowski is NASA’s program executive for the Commercial Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Development program.
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