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Lucy Mission Set to Launch to Study Trojan Asteroids

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With the Lucy spacecraft aboard, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Armstrong's Visual Communications Manager Steven Lighthill

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Steve Lighthill began to study art at the age of 16, taking courses in painting, sculpture, and jewelry during high school in northern California. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Images Colorful Planetary Nebula Ringed by Hazy Halo

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The colorful planetary nebula, NGC 2438, formed after the death of a Sun-like star. It appears to lie on the outskirts of the open star cluster, M46 (NGC 2437), when in fact it is in the foreground between us and the star cluster. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Particles From the Sun Produce Light Show on Earth

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The aurora borealis glow on the northern horizon while stars wheel overhead in this long exposure, taken near the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Nov. 4, 2021. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Spotted by Hubble: Dark Star-Hatching frEGGs

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This image shows knots of cold, dense interstellar gas where new stars are forming. These Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (frEGGs) are located in the Northern Coalsack Nebula in the direction of Cygnus, the Swan. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Crew Dragon Endeavour Recovered After a Successful Splashdown

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the GO Navigator recovery ship after it landed off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Mon., Nov. 8, 2021. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Mocha Swirls in Jupiter’s Turbulent Atmosphere

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During its 36th low pass over Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet’s mid-southern latitudes. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Crew-3 Launches to the Space Station

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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