Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

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Hubble Captures a Drifting Galaxy

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 7:00am
The jellyfish galaxy JW39 hangs serenely in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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Strategic Partnerships Manager Anita Dey

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 1:20pm
"If I can advocate for all the groups that need equity, I'm glad to do it." – Anita Dey, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Outreach and Engagement, NASA Headquarters
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Whistling Through the Wildflowers

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 12:08pm
Two black-bellied whistling ducks walk through a field of wildflowers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 19, 2023.
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SpaceX Dragon Crew Ship Approaches the International Space Station

Tue, 05/23/2023 - 2:18pm
The SpaceX Dragon crew spacecraft, named Freedom, is seen as it approaches the International Space Station with four Axiom Mission 2 private astronauts aboard on Monday, May 22, 2023.
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Baby Stars in the Orion Constellation

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 9:29am
Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174.
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Hubble Peers into a Glistening Star Cluster

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 7:00am
The densely packed globular cluster NGC 6325 glistens in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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U.S. Senate Members Meet the Crew of Artemis II

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 11:39am
The four astronauts who will fly around the Moon on NASA’s Artemis II visited Washington on Wednesday, May 17, to discuss their upcoming mission with members of Congress and others.
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Laguna San Rafael National Park Viewed from the Space Station

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 1:12pm
Laguna San Rafael National Park, photographed on May 9, 2023 as the space station orbited 268 miles above Chile.
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Moon Over the Southern Atlantic

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 11:33am
The waxing gibbous Moon stands out against the stark darkness of space on May 3, 2023.
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Hearing and Seeing the Music of the Spheres

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 12:21pm
Maestro Piotr Gajewski conducts the National Philharmonic in the world premiere performance of Henry Dehlinger’s “Cosmic Cycles,” in this photo from Thursday, May 11, 2023, as an enhanced color image of Jupiter is displayed above.
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50th Anniversary of the Skylab 1 Launch

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 11:48am
Clouds of smoke billow out over the surrounding area as the uncrewed Skylab 1/Saturn V space vehicle launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 1973.
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Stabilizing Shorelines with Mangroves

Thu, 05/11/2023 - 12:05pm
A team member from the Environmental Management Branch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center works to remove a mangrove seedling deposited by tropical winds on the shoreline of KARS Park at Kennedy in this image from April 12, 2023.
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Vance Oyama, Searching for Life in Our Solar System

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 12:25pm
Vance I. Oyama holds a readout from the gas chromatograph in the life detection laboratory at NASA’s Ames Research Center in this picture from April 22, 1965.
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Spacewalkers Stephen Bowen and Sultan Alneyadi Exit the Quest Airlock

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 7:33pm
Spacewalkers Stephen Bowen and Sultan Alneyadi are pictured in their Extravehicular Mobility Units, or spacesuits, exiting the International Space Station's Quest airlock and beginning a spacewalk.
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Plumes from Popocatépetl Volcano

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 12:18pm
Popocatépetl, one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes, has been erupting since 2005.
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Eyes on Ice

Fri, 05/05/2023 - 7:50am
Curtis Flack (left) and Paul von Hardenberg inspect the ice formation on the spinner of an Advanced Air Mobility proprotor model tested in the Icing Research Tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
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Exploring the Cosmos Together

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 11:49am
Miloslav Stašek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States (left), Foreign Affairs Minister for the Czech Republic, Jan Lipavský (second from left), NASA Administrator Bill Nelson (second from right), and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Jennifer R. Littlejohn (right),
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Hubble Captures Extraordinarily Bright Interacting Galaxies

Wed, 05/03/2023 - 7:00am
This new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows interacting galaxies known as AM 1214-255.
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Neutron Stars Collide

Tue, 05/02/2023 - 12:12pm
Two neutron stars begin to merge in this illustration, blasting a jet of high-speed particles and producing a cloud of debris.
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Astronaut Kjell Lindgren

Mon, 05/01/2023 - 10:50am
"I think that getting to be a crewmember on the International Space Station, and getting to serve there over the course of two long-duration stays, we really feel like we are bridge-builders." — Kjell Lindgren, Astronaut, NASA's Johnson Space Center
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