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[l] at 7/12/22 10:13am
Stephan's Quintet, a visual grouping of five galaxies, is best known for being prominently featured in the holiday classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." Today, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals Stephan's Quintet in a new light.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: James Webb Space Telescope, Stephan's Quintet]

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[l] at 7/12/22 10:13am
This landscape of "mountains" and "valleys" speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 3324]

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[l] at 7/12/22 10:13am
Some stars save the best for last.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, AStronomy]

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[l] at 7/11/22 9:54pm
Nevada, United States (41.0°N 115.2°W), 07 Jul 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Nevada]

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[l] at 7/11/22 9:54pm
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are eruptive solar events. They are often associated with solar flares and filaments.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Space Weather, space weather]

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[l] at 7/11/22 9:54pm
Like corn kernels popping in a frying pan, tiny grains of dust may hop around on the surface of asteroids, according to a new study from physicists at the University of Colorado Boulder.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Asteroids, Asteroids]

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[l] at 7/11/22 9:54pm
The first ever exoplanets were discovered 30 years ago around a rapidly rotating star, called a pulsar.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Exoplanets, Exoplanet]

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[l] at 7/11/22 9:54pm
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is conducting its science campaign, taking samples at Jezero Crater's ancient river delta, but it's also been busy scouting.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/11/22 6:26pm
The first image of the James Webb Space Telescope did not disappoint and when you think for a minute what you're looking at, it is awe inspiring.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Astronomy, James Webb Space Telescope]

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[l] at 7/11/22 4:52pm
Preparations for a cargo mission this week and a spacewalk next week are keeping the Expedition 67 crew busy aboard the International Space Station.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/11/22 4:52pm
Artificial intelligence, hearing tests, and a microscope setup topped the research agenda aboard the International Space Station on Friday.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/10/22 9:52pm
The Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as it is positioned away from the International Space Station.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, Nanoracks Bishop Airlock]

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[l] at 7/10/22 9:52pm
Technicians at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility move the engine section of NASA's Space Launch System rocket for Artemis IV from the Vertical Assembly Building to Cell G for weld priming.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Artemis, Artemis IV Engine Section Moved]

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[l] at 7/10/22 9:52pm
Hiiraan, Hirshabelle, Somalia (4.0°N 45.5°E), 04 Apr 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Hiiraan, Hirshabelle, Somalia]

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[l] at 7/10/22 8:22pm
A new NASA citizen science project, Jovian Vortex Hunter, seeks your help spotting vortices - spiral wind patterns - and other phenomena in photos of the planet Jupiter.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Jupiter, Jupiter]

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[l] at 7/10/22 1:51pm
SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA's work in human spaceflight.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Johnson Space Center, NASA, SpaceCast Weekly]

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[l] at 7/10/22 1:51pm
Ready to showcase the Webb space telescope's first full-color images, back in touch with a spacecraft on an important mission to the Moon, and our Artemis I Moon rocket and spacecraft move a step closer to launch ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA!

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: NASA, This Week at NASA]

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[l] at 7/9/22 10:38am
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/8/22 3:29pm
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Picture of the Week shows bright, colourful pockets of star formation blooming like roses in a spiral galaxy named NGC 972.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 972]

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[l] at 7/8/22 3:29pm
Northwest Greenland is featured in this icy image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Northwest Greenland]

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[l] at 7/8/22 3:29pm
Every now and then, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope glimpses a common object -- say, a spiral galaxy -- in an interesting or unusual way.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 3169]

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[l] at 7/8/22 1:58pm
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands lying in the North Atlantic Ocean, are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Earth, Canary Islands, Earth from Space, Fuerteventura Island, Lanzarote Island]

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[l] at 7/8/22 1:58pm
Artificial intelligence, hearing tests, and a microscope setup topped the research agenda aboard the International Space Station on Friday.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/8/22 1:58pm
The International Space Station continues hosting an array of advanced science experiments and spacewalk preparations.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/7/22 9:23pm
The Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as it is positioned away from the International Space Station.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, ISS]

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[l] at 7/7/22 9:23pm
Engineers and astronauts conduct testing in a representative model of the Orion spacecraft at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on July 28, 2016 to gather the crew's feedback on the design of the docking hatch and on post-landing equipment operations.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Orion, Orion]

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[l] at 7/7/22 9:23pm
After analyzing data gathered when NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collected a sample from asteroid Bennu in October 2020, scientists have learned something astonishing: The spacecraft would have sunk into Bennu had it not fired its thrusters to back away immediately after it grabbed dust and rock from the asteroid's surface.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Asteroids, Asteroid]

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[l] at 7/7/22 4:45pm
The International Space Station continues hosting an array of advanced science experiments and spacewalk preparations.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/7/22 4:45pm
The Expedition 67 crew continued exploring how humans and plants adapt in microgravity while testing robotic free-flyers on Wednesday.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/7/22 3:05pm
Wyoming, United States (43.7°N 106.8°W), 28 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Wyoming]

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[l] at 7/7/22 3:05pm
Previous images that we acquired showed recurring slope lineae (RSL) on northwest and west-facing slopes.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/7/22 3:05pm
This 280-kilometer diameter crater center has experienced a long history of water activity.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/7/22 2:32pm
At first glance this captivating scene peering through wispy clouds and down onto a dune field is reminiscent of a satellite view of one of Earth's deserts, but this is in fact a beautiful landscape on Mars.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/7/22 2:32pm
Suez, Egypt (30.2°N 32.5°E), 27 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Egypt, Suez]

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[l] at 7/7/22 2:32pm
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope depicts NGC 7027, or the "Jewel Bug" nebula.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Jewel Bug Nebula NGC 7027]

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[l] at 7/6/22 4:16pm
Najran Region, Saudi Arabia (18.5°N 45.5°E), 26 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Najran Region, Saudi Arabia]

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[l] at 7/6/22 4:16pm
This scene is a jumbled mess! There are blocks and smears of many different rocks types that appear to have been dumped into a pile.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/6/22 2:34pm
Adding to the growing list of commercial deliveries slated to explore more of the Moon than ever before under Artemis, NASA has selected two new science instrument suites, including one that will study the mysterious Gruithuisen Domes for the first time.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Moon, Moon]

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[l] at 7/6/22 2:34pm
ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Antarctica, Antarctica]

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[l] at 7/6/22 2:34pm
Wadi al Shatii, Libya (28.4°N 11.6°E), 21 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Wadi al Shatii]

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[l] at 7/6/22 2:34pm
Far away in the Ursa Major constellation is a swirling galaxy that would not look out of place on a coffee made by a starry-eyed barista

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 3895]

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[l] at 7/5/22 8:28pm
On July 4, 2022, CAPSTONE (Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment) separated successfully from the launch vehicle and is heading to the Moon on behalf on NASA.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Advanced Space, Commercial Space, CAPSTONE Mission]

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[l] at 7/5/22 8:28pm
NASA is reporting that communications issue has arisen between the spacecraft and the Deep Space Network.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: NASA, CAPSTONE Mission]

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[l] at 7/5/22 3:28pm
Space physics and human research dominated the science agenda aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 67]

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[l] at 7/5/22 3:28pm
North Kordofan State, Sudan (15.8°N 31.6°E), 24 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, North Kordofan State, Sudan]

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[l] at 7/5/22 3:28pm
This observation is part of a large and ongoing series to aid in the classification and volume estimates of dunes in the United States Geological Survey global dune database.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 7/5/22 3:28pm
The 8.2-foot (2.5-meter) primary mirror on NASA's Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths mission, or ASTHROS, is one of the largest to ever fly on a high-altitude balloon.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Balloon missions, ASTHROS]

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[l] at 7/5/22 2:08pm
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over Lake Mar Chiquita - an endorheic salt lake in the northeast province of Córdoba, Argentina.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Argentina, Lake Mar Chiquita]

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[l] at 7/5/22 2:08pm
The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 2775]

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[l] at 7/5/22 11:28am
NASA is reporting that communications issue has arisen between the spacecraft and the Deep Space Network.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: NASA, CAPSTONE Mission]

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[l] at 7/4/22 3:37pm
Namibia (19.5°S 12.7°E), 16 Jun 2022

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Namibia]

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[l] at 7/4/22 3:37pm
A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet's severe weather, climate change and other global forces.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Solar Physics, Solar physics]

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[l] at 7/4/22 2:15pm
The hollow cell structure of this 1.5 tonne block, 3D printed from simulated lunar dust, let it combine strength with low weight, like bird bones.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Moon, Moon]

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[l] at 7/4/22 2:15pm
Ahead of World Wetlands Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake Titicaca - one of the largest lakes in South America.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Lake Titicaca]

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[l] at 7/4/22 2:15pm
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (The Table Mountain), lying about 85 million light-years away.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, IC 2051]

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[l] at 7/3/22 2:51pm
Ever wondered if you have anything in common with an astronaut? Turns out there are 206 things - your bones.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Space Medicine, Space medicine]

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[l] at 7/3/22 2:51pm
Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea hosts three large volcanoes along its mountainous middle: Mount Balbi, Mount Bagana, and the Mount Takuan volcanic complex.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Bagana Volcano]

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[l] at 7/3/22 2:51pm
The Universe is simply so vast that it can be difficult to maintain a sense of scale.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 772]

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[l] at 7/3/22 2:51pm
Launching a new mission around the Moon, preparing the Space Launch System for its first flight, and undocking a resupply spacecraft from the space station ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: NASA, This Week at NASA]

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[l] at 7/2/22 2:15pm
For Asteroid Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Shoemaker Impact Structure (formerly known as Teague Ring) in Western Australia.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Asteroids, Australia, Shoemaker Crater]

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[l] at 7/2/22 2:15pm
Some of the most dramatic events in the Universe occur when certain stars die -- and explode catastrophically in the process.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, NGC 5468]

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