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Prepping the Parker Solar Probe for Space

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:05
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber. The thermal vacuum chamber simulates the harsh conditions that the spacecraft will experience on its journey through space, including near-vacuum conditions and severe hot and cold temperatures.

Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:35
This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

Even in the Desert

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:37
For the second time in three years, snow has accumulated in the desert near the northern Algerian town of Aïn Séfra.

Three of the 'Thirty-Five New Guys'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:08
On January 16, 1978, NASA announces the first astronaut class in nine years, which included the first African Americans.

Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:13
Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

All the Glittering Stars

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:06
A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's galactic bulge reveals that our galaxy's hub is a dynamic environment.

Now This: The Apollo 11 Crew

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:36
On Jan. 9, 1969, NASA announced the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. This portrait was taken on Jan. 10, the day after the announcement of the crew assignment. From left to right are lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, commander Neil Armstrong; and command module pilot Michael Collins.

New Day

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:40
Sunrise as seen from the International Space Station. "A view of the sunrise from the ISS is a perfect start to a new day," so said @Anton_Astrey, otherwise known as cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a member of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station, orbiting 250 miles above the Earth.

Veil of Ice

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:14
Saturn’s rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

Winter Storm Pummels the East Coast

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:35
Millions of people along the East Coast of the United States faced snow and ice, gusty winds, power outages, travel delays, school closings, and flooding as a rapidly-intensifying Nor’easter plowed northward during the first week of 2018.

Geocolor Image From NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite of Powerful East Coast Storm

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:35
This Geocolor image from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. The powerful nor'easter is battering coastal areas with heavy snow and strong winds, from Florida to Maine.

From Mercury Mark II to Project Gemini

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:57
On Jan. 3, 1962, the newly announced Mercury Mark II project was renamed Project Gemini. This artist's concept of a two-person Gemini spacecraft in flight shows a cutaway view.

From the Earth, Moon and Beyond

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:18
THE OSIRIS-REx mission will map and return samples from asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich hunk of rock that might contain organic materials or molecular precursors to life. OSIRIS-Rex is expected to reach Bennu in August, 2018.

Under the Midnight Sun

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:23
In September 2017, a new iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier—one of the main outlets where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet flows into the ocean.

Naples at Night

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:06
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy.

Kwanzaa Tholus on Ceres

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:43
These images show a subtle feature on dwarf planet Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus.

Hubble's Holiday Nebula “Ornament”

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:34
The Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks like a colorful holiday ornament in space. It's actually an image of NGC 6326, a planetary nebula with glowing wisps of outpouring gas.

Launch Day!

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:00
On Dec. 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew leaves the Kennedy Space Center's then-named Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the mission's prelaunch countdown on the way to their history-making lunar orbiting flight.

Hello From Above

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:02
Greetings from @Astro_Sabot, otherwise known as Mark Vande Hei, from aboard the International Space Station.

The Bluest of Ice

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:14
Acquired on November 29 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, this image shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound.