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    Space Bursting at the Seams

    NASA Picture Of The Day Bursting at the Seams Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice out from many locations along the famed 'tiger stripes' near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic...
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    Space Heads of Agency International Space Station

    NASA Picture Of The Day Heads of Agency International Space Station The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Tokyo, Japan, on March 11, 2010, to review ISS cooperation. From the left are Dr. Keiji Tachikawa...
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    Space Snapshot of the International Space Station

    NASA Picture Of The Day Snapshot of the International Space Station On March 13, 2008, the International Space Station passed across the field-of-view of Germany's remote sensing satellite, TerraSAR-X, at a distance of 195 kilometers, or 122 miles, and at a relative speed of 34,540 kilometers...
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    Space A Mosaic of Cassiopeia

    NASA Picture Of The Day A Mosaic of Cassiopeia This mosaic of images from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explore, or WISE, in the constellation of Cassiopeia contains a large star-forming nebula within the Milky Way Galaxy, called IC 1805 or the Heart Nebula, a portion of which is seen at the...
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    Space Huygens on Titan

    NASA Picture Of The Day Huygens on Titan In 2005 the robotic Huygens probe landed on Titan, Saturn's enigmatic moon, and sent back the first ever images from beneath Titan's thick cloud layers. This artist's impression is based on those images. In the foreground, sits the car-sized lander...
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    Space Winds of Change

    NASA Picture Of The Day Winds of Change This is a composite image of NGC 1068, one of the nearest and brightest galaxies containing a rapidly growing supermassive black hole. The X-ray images and spectra obtained using Chandra's High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer show that a strong...
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    Space Iceberg Collision in Antarctica

    NASA Picture Of The Day Iceberg Collision in Antarctica An oblong iceberg roughly as big as Rhode Island called B-09B (center right in this image) collided with the edge of the Mertz Glacier in eastern Antarctica this month breaking away a new iceberg (top left) that is nearly as large at...
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    Space Seeing Eye-to-Eye on How to Fly

    NASA Picture Of The Day Seeing Eye-to-Eye on How to Fly The National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, or NACA, which celebrates its 95th anniversary on March 3, provided the nation's earliest research and helped develop important technologies, as well as knowledge of flight safety and...
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    Space The Crab Nebula

    NASA Picture Of The Day The Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova noted by Earth-bound chroniclers in 1054 A.D., is filled with mysterious filaments that are are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher...
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    Space Haze over Santiago, Chile After Quake

    NASA Picture Of The Day Haze over Santiago, Chile After Quake Haze lingered over the metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile, following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010. In an image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite at 14:25...
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    Space Blasting Off Into History

    NASA Picture Of The Day Blasting Off Into History NASA's Space Shuttle Program conducted the final test firing of a reusable solid rocket motor Feb. 25 in Promontory, Utah. The flight support motor, or FSM-17, burned for approximately 123 seconds--the same time each reusable solid rocket...
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    Space The Possibility of a Brand New World

    NASA Picture Of The Day The Possibility of a Brand New World Several of the dwarf galaxies of in the Hickson Compact Group 31 are slowly merging. Will the result of these galactic collisions be one big elliptical galaxy? Most assuredly. The pictured galaxies of Hickson Compact Group 31 will...
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    Space Window to the World

    NASA Picture Of The Day Window to the World Floating just below the International Space Station, astronaut Nicholas Patrick put some finishing touches on the newly installed cupola space windows last week. Patrick was a mission specialist onboard the space shuttle Endeavor's recently...
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    Space Preparing for the Next Mission

    NASA Picture Of The Day Preparing for the Next Mission At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, work platforms are moved into position around space shuttle Endeavour in Orbiter Processing Facility-2, following its touchdown at the completion of the STS-130 mission to the International Space...
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    Space Homecoming

    NASA Picture Of The Day Homecoming Darkness enshrouded space shuttle Endeavour as it touched down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After 14 days in space, Endeavour's 5.7-million-mile STS-130 mission was completed on orbit 217. During the...
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    Space Beginning the Journey Home

    NASA Picture Of The Day Beginning the Journey Home This view of the port side of space shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay was recorded after separation from the International Space Station on Feb. 19, 2010, as the STS-130 astronauts prepared for a Feb. 21 landing, after spending over a week...
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    Space Inspecting Friendship 7

    NASA Picture Of The Day Inspecting Friendship 7 Astronaut John Glenn inspects artwork that will be painted on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft, which he nicknamed Friendship 7. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket to become the first...
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    Space President Speaks to Crew on Space Station

    NASA Picture Of The Day President Speaks to Crew on Space Station “And so we just wanted to let you know that the amazing work that's being done on the International Space Station not only by our American astronauts but also our colleagues from Japan and Russia is just a testimony to the...
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    Space Let There Be Light

    NASA Picture Of The Day Let There Be Light Endeavour pilot Terry Virts opened the windows of the newly installed cupola one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station's room with a view that they had...
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    Space Installing a Room With a View

    NASA Picture Of The Day Installing a Room With a View In the grasp of the Canadarm2, the cupola was relocated from the forward port to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station's newly installed Tranquility node. The cupola is a robotic control station with six windows around...
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