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Hubble Views Edge of Stellar Blast

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This Hubble Space Telescope image depicts a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave, the result of the "death" of a star 20 times more massive than our Sun 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. Light from this supernova takes around 2,400 years to reach Earth. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Sunrise Shadows Over the Philippine Sea

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As the International Space Station orbited more than 200 miles above our home planet, the crew caught this glimpse of the sunrise casting long shadows over a cloudy Philippine Sea. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Artist Concept of Space Launch System on Launchpad

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The Space Launch System, or SLS, will be designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as important cargo, equipment and science experiments. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Booster Test for Future Space Launch System Flights

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The first solid rocket booster test for Space Launch System (SLS) missions beyond Artemis III seen here during a two-minute hot fire test, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at the T-97 Northrop Grumman test facility in Promontory, Utah. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Completing the Roman Telescope's Primary Mirror

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The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s primary mirror, which will collect and focus light from cosmic objects near and far, has been completed. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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California's Creek Fire at Night

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This NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite image from Sept. 7, 2020, shows the night band image of the Creek Fire at night as well as the smoke from the fire causing lights at night to diffuse or "bloom." (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Hubble Stows a Pocketful of Stars

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Globular cluster NGC 1805, a tight grouping of thousands of stars is, located near the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. In the dense center of one of these clusters, stars are 100 to 1,000 times closer together than the nearest stars are to our Sun. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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She's Back: Kate Rubins Set to Return to Space Station

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During her first mission to space and to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Frank Rubio: From Pilot to Doctor to Astronaut

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Dr. Frank Rubio was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He reported for duty in August 2017 and having completed the initial astronaut candidate training is now eligible for a mission assignment. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA Image Shows Fires, Hurricanes Across the U.S.

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NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of the United States on Sep. 15, 2020, showing the fires in the West, the smoke from those fires drifting over the country, several hurricanes converging from different angles. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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A New View of Jupiter's Storms

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A unique and exciting detail of Hubble’s snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm traveling around the planet at 350 miles per hour. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Ellen Ochoa Shakes Hands with First Humanoid Robot to Head to Station

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Then-NASA Johnson Space Center deputy director Ellen Ochoa poses for a photo with Robonaut 2 (R2) during media day in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility on Aug. 4, 2010. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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