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Hubble Eyes an Emitting Galaxy

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For this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful eye toward an emission-line galaxy called NGC 3749. It lies over 135 million light-years away and is moderately luminous. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Inspiring a New Generation of Astronauts

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Native American NASA Astronaut, John Herrington is pictured here with Lucasti and Caibiya Tsabetsaye in front of the NASA Artemis banner at the 2019 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s National Conference. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away

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Black holes are famous for ripping objects apart, including stars. But now, astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the births of stars over a mind-boggling distance, and across multiple galaxies. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Glancing Back

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Just after its close flyby of Jupiter on Nov. 3, 2019, NASA's Juno spacecraft caught this striking view of Jupiter's southern hemisphere as the spacecraft sped away from the giant planet. This image captures massive cyclones near Jupiter's south pole, as well as the chaotic clouds of the folded filamentary region. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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‘Robot Hotel’ Launching to the International Space Station

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Robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Spots Galaxy’s Dramatic Details

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Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. When these star deaths, or supernovae, occur, their brightness can rival the light of a whole galaxy. The galaxy NGC 5468, shown in this Hubble image, has hosted a number of these supernovae the past 20 years. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station

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To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Brilliance at Night: The Americas in Darkness

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This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A Treat for the International Space Station's First Crew

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In this image from December 2000, the Expedition One crew--the first to permanently inhabit the International Space Station--are about to eat a treat of fresh oranges. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Views Galaxy’s Dazzling Display

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NGC 3175 is located around 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump). The galaxy can be seen slicing across the frame in this Hubble image, with its mix of bright patches of glowing gas, dark lanes of dust, bright core, and whirling, pinwheeling arms coming together to paint a beautiful celestial scene. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth

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As the holiday season approaches, people in the northern hemisphere will gather indoors to stay warm. In keeping with the season, astronomers have studied two groups of galaxies that are rushing together and producing their own warmth. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble’s Close-Up of Spiral’s Disk, Bulge

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (the Table Mountain) lying about 85 million light-years away. It is a spiral galaxy, as evidenced by its characteristic whirling, pinwheeling arms, and it has a bar of stars slicing through its center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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