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Hubble Captures Cosmic Cinnamon Bun

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Observed with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the faint galaxy featured in this image is known as UGC 12588. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Launches to Monitor Global Ocean

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Nov. 21, 2020. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Carol Harrison: Seeing the Beauty in All Things

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Carol Carol "Bird Song" Harrison is a a quality assurance specialist (QAS) working in the Mission Assurance Branch at NASA's Langley Research Center. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Awakening Newborn Stars

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Lying inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this Herbig–Haro object is a turbulent birthing ground for new stars in a region known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex, located 1,350 light-years away. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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NASA, Boeing Complete Series of Starliner Parachute Tests

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NASA and Boeing have completed Starliner’s last parachute balloon-drop test designed to strengthen the spacecraft’s landing system ahead of crewed flights. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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3D Printed Rocket Parts and the Future of Spacecraft

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Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Educational CubeSats to Launch on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Rocket

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Ten NASA-sponsored CubeSats are preparing to fly on the agency’s next Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission, making this the first payload carried by Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Quasars Rip Across Galaxies Like Tsunamis

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Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Entering the Martian Atmosphere with the Perseverance Rover

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With its heat shield facing the planet, NASA’s Perseverance rover begins its descent through the Martian atmosphere in this illustration. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 

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Stellar Jewel Box

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Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603, one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603, a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way about 20,000 light-years away, reveals stages in the life cycle of stars. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
 
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