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Hubble Spots a Cosmic Cloud’s Silver Lining

May 14th 2021 at 09:45
This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases the emission nebula NGC 2313.

Atmospheric Scientist Jie Gong

April 20th 2021 at 11:06
As an atmospheric scientist, Jie Gong explores ice clouds and other frozen precipitation like snow.

A View of NASA’s X-59 Engine Inlet

May 13th 2021 at 07:43
NASA’s X-59 requires the use of creative and strategic supersonic technologies to control and soften the jarring sound as the aircraft flies faster than the speed of sound.

Systems Engineer Allen Chen

May 12th 2021 at 08:35
Perseverance entry, descent, and landing lead Allen Chen, gives remarks during a NASA Perseverance rover mission landing update.

OSIRIS-REx Bids Farewell to Asteroid Bennu

May 11th 2021 at 08:32
OSIRIS-REx bids farewell to Asteroid Bennu and begins its long journey home.

Looking at Stars in the Early Universe

May 10th 2021 at 09:19
This June 2020 image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.

Hubble Gazes at a Cluster Full of Cosmic Clues

May 7th 2021 at 08:45
This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study.

Hey Ricky: It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 6th 2021 at 08:37
Before he joined the Astronaut Corps, Arnold was a teacher in classrooms all over the world, from Malaysia to Romania. Arnold also served aboard the International Space Station on Expedition 55/56.

President Kennedy Awards Alan Shepard NASA's Distinguished Service Medal

May 5th 2021 at 08:03
A U.S. Marine helicopter recovery team hoists astronaut Alan Shepard from his Mercury spacecraft after a successful flight and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

Discovering Circumbinary Star Systems

May 4th 2021 at 07:31
When the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, it featured the now-iconic two-sun, β€œcircumbinary” planet Tatooine.

Alan Shepard Completes His Mission

May 5th 2021 at 04:15
On May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard piloted his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule in a 15-minute suborbital flight, becoming America's first astronaut. In this image, he is shown being hoisted aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter after splashdown. The flight carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles.

Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations Lead Swati Mohan

May 3rd 2021 at 09:43
Swati Mohan is currently the Mars 2020 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations Lead, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Hubble Views a Dazzling Cosmic Necklace

April 30th 2021 at 09:00
The interaction of two doomed stars has created this spectacular ring adorned with bright clumps of gas ­– a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions.

Space Launch System Core Stage Arrives at the Kennedy Space Center

April 29th 2021 at 10:35
After its journey from NASA’s Stennis Space Center aboard the Pegasus barge, the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center on April 27, 2021.

Constant Gardening on the Space Station

April 28th 2021 at 08:27
Astronauts on the space station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of astronaut Michael Hopkins.

A View of SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Approaching the Station

April 27th 2021 at 08:41
This image from April 24, 2021, shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour as it approached the International Space Station.

How Stars Explode

April 26th 2021 at 08:27
Scientists have found fragments of titanium blasting out of a famous supernova.

SpaceX Crew-2 Launch

April 23rd 2021 at 07:52
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is seen to the right of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington as it is launches the Crew-2 mission.

There's No Place Like Home

April 22nd 2021 at 20:24
​Sunset at Gobabeb, Namibia.

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