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Capturing a View of the Antelope Valley's Superbloom of Poppies



As Glenn Graham, director of Armstrong Flight Research Center's Office of Safety and Mission Assurance flew his T-34 aircraft over California's Antelope Valley, he beheld a once in a lifetime event--a superbloom. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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2019 Astronaut Hall of Fame Honorees



Astronauts Jim Buchli and Janet Kavandi are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2019 during a ceremony on April 6, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Launching Rockets to Study Auroras



NASA successfully launched the Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment or AZURE mission on April 5, 2019, from the Andøya Space Center in Norway. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Takes Advantage of Innovative 3-D Printing Process for SLS Rocket



America’s powerful new deep space rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, will face harsh conditions and extreme temperatures in flight when launching NASA’s Orion spacecraft and potential cargo to lunar orbit, and for that, it’ll need strong protection. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Northrop Grumman's 11th Cargo Launch Prepares to Launch to Station



A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen during sunrise on Pad-0A, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Northrop Grumman Engineers Load Final Cargo for Cygnus Launch



Mission engineers load the final cargo into the Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A Rainbow and the Cygnus Launch



A rainbow is seen at launch Pad-0A after the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Behold the Southern Lights!



As the International Space Station orbited 265 miles above the southern Indian Ocean about halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica, the crew snapped this image of the Aurora Australis. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Formation of the Southern Crab Nebula



In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, astronomers captured an image of the tentacled Southern Crab Nebula. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Landslides in Mars' Cerberus Fossae



Cerberus Fossae is a steep-sided set of troughs cutting volcanic plains to the east of Elysium Mons, Mars. This image was captured by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Snaps a Crowded Cluster



This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering to form dense communities in the galactic suburbs. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Opportunity's Final Traverse Map



This final traverse map for NASA's Opportunity rover shows where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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New Mission Ready to Extend NASA's Study of Carbon



The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3, or OCO-3, sits on the large vibration table (known as the "shaker") in the Environmental Test Lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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InSight Lander Captures a Sunset on Mars



NASA's InSight lander used the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) on the end of its robotic arm to image this sunset on Mars on April 25, 2019, the 145th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. This was taken around 6:30 p.m. Mars local time. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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How Atmospheric Sounding Transformed Weather Prediction



In the late 1950's, NASA scientist Lewis Kaplan developed a groundbreaking way to calculate temperature in the atmosphere for weather forecasting. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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