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Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean



On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. This is one in a series of tests that will verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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The Frozen Wild Dnieper River



Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea in this image from the International Space Station on Feb. 9th, 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Flooding Along the Nueces River



On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Northop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad



The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad



The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova



Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A Scar That the Woolsey Fire Left Behind



In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin



The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SS John Young Cargo Craft Docks to Space Station



"Captured Cygnus today with @Astro_Alex…Proud to have The SS John Young on-board!" said astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor today, as the International Space Station crew brought aboard the latest Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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20 Years Ago, Construction Began on the International Space Station



On Nov. 20, 1998, the Zarya Functional Cargo Block launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to serve as a temporary control module for the nascent International Space Station. This October 2018 photo shows the station today, fully complete. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient Found in Glass



A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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InSight and MarCO, New Technologies Headed for the Red Planet



NASA social media participant Bryan Branly takes a photograph of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) model before the Mars InSight pre-landing briefing. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Ringing in InSight's Landing on the Red Planet



NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Melanie Saunders and astronaut Mike Massimino ring the closing bell of Nasdaq after the NASA's InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Explores the Coma Cluster's More Than 1,000 Galaxies



This Hubble Space Telescope mosaic is of a portion of the immense Coma cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 300 million light-years from Earth. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A 'BrainStorm Trooper' Inquires About NASA Exploration



A Nova Labs Robotics "BrainStorm Troopers" team member from Reston, Virginia, asks a question during an Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) announcement. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station



Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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New Research, Hardware Headed to Space Station



Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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