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High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter

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NASA's Juno mission captured this look at Jupiter's tumultuous northern regions during the spacecraft's close approach to the planet on Feb. 17, 2020. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis

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Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at NASA’s Ames Research Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight

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Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

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NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after the crew arrived at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at sunrise as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars

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The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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SpaceX Demo-2: A New Era in Human Spaceflight

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen illuminated on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Demo-2: Launching Into History

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On Saturday, May 30, 2020, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Ice Melt Accelerates Regional Freshwater Depletion

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A small glacier in the Arctic region of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, as photographed by NASA's Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Preparing the Perseverance Mars Rover to Collect Samples on the Red Planet

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The samples Apollo 11 brought back to Earth from the Moon were humanity's first from another celestial body. The upcoming Perseverance rover mission will collect the first samples from another planet. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Space Station Instrument Helps Researchers to Understand Lightning

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Lightning flashes from a storm cloud to strike the ground. Such bolts represent only a small part of the overall phenomenon of lightning. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Catches Cosmic Snowflakes

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The stars of the globular cluster NGC 6441 sparkle peacefully in the night sky, about 13,000 light-years from the Milky Way’s galactic center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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The Red Planet's Holden Crater

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Exquisite layering is revealed emerging from the sand in southern Holden Crater. Sequences like these offer a window into Mars' complicated geologic history. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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