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Launching to Observe Our Sun



On June 21, 1975, NASA successfully launched the eighth Orbiting Solar Observatory aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This satellite was the final in a series of spacecraft specifically designed to look at the Sun in high-energy wavelength bands. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Crew Dragon Hardware Put to the Test



SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, to undergo testing in the In-Space Propulsion Facility. The chamber will allow SpaceX and NASA to verify Crew Dragon’s ability to withstand the extreme temperatures and vacuum of space. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A Slice of Glory



If you have ever seen a series of concentric rings of color near a mist or fog, you have likely seen a glory. This colorful optical phenomenon, bright red on the outside and blue toward the center, forms when water droplets scatter sunlight back toward a source of light. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Earth's Limb, Pacific Ocean and the Space Station's Kibo Laboratory



The Earth's limb and the Pacific Ocean contrast segments of the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in this June 23, 2018 image. At right is a portion of the Experiment Logistics Module, Pressurized Section (ELM-PS) which is the Kibo lab's storage facility. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA's Unmanned Ikhana Flies in National Airspace Without Chase Plane



NASA’s Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, takes off on June 12, 2018, for the agency’s first large-scale, remotely-piloted aircraft flight in the national airspace without a safety chase aircraft. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon to the International Space Station



At 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, 2018, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft lifts off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon is carrying more than 5,900 pounds of research, equipment, cargo and supplies that will support dozens of investigations aboard the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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The Heart of Madagascar



As the International Space Station flew overhead, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this photograph of a changing landscape in the heart of Madagascar, observing drainage into the sea in the Betsiboka Estuary due to decimation of rainforests and coastal mangroves. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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'X'-ploring the Eagle Nebula and 'Pillars of Creation'



The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Jamming with the 'Spiders' from Mars



This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, "spiders" begin to emerge from the landscape. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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