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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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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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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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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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