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Apollo 11 Crew Trains for Excursion on the Sea of Tranquility

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The Apollo 11 crew simulates deploying and using lunar tools on the surface of the Moon during a training exercise on April 22, 1969. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Vortices Near Jupiter’s North Pole

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As NASA’s Juno mission completed its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter on July 5, 2022, its JunoCam instrument captured this striking view of vortices — hurricane-like spiral wind patterns — near the planet’s north pole. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Zeta Ophiuchi: A Star With a Complicated Past

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Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion. A new look by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory helps tell more of the story of this runaway star. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Pays Tribute to Nichelle Nichols

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NASA celebrates the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first women and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Wildflowers in Bloom at Kennedy Space Center

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With wildflowers surrounding the view, NASA’s Space Launch System Moon rocket – carried atop the crawler-transporter 2 – arrives at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 6, 2022. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Ice Stars

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Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Curiosity's Dusty Selfie

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Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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