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Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy



NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Liftoff of SpaceX's CRS-17 Dragon Cargo Craft



SpaceX's Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Saturday, May 4. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Astronaut Ricky Arnold Talks STEM Education



Today is National Teacher Day! NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold was a science teacher at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf, Maryland. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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InSight Sees Drifting Clouds on Mars



NASA's InSight Mars Lander used its Instrument Context Camera beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset on the Red Planet. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Good Vibrations: Orion Crew Module Undergoes Testing



On April 29 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Orion’s service module moved to the lift station inside the assembly bay. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Galaxy Blazes With New Stars Born From Close Encounter



The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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From Day Into Night on the International Space Station



A couple times a year, the International Space Station orbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SLS Begins Insulation Process for Booster Segments for Second Flight



NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Sees a Galaxy Bucking the Trend



This luminous orb is the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. Located in the 2,000-strong Virgo cluster of galaxies within the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), Messier 59 lies approximately 50 million light-years away from us. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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