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Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin

​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.

A Scar That the Woolsey Fire Left Behind

In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California.

Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova

Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept.

Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Northop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Raging Six-Day-Old Camp Fire Reaches 125,000 Acres in Size

The six day old Camp Fire has already attained the unfortunate title of California's deadliest fire.

Flooding Along the Nueces River

On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.

The Frozen Wild Dnieper River

Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea in this image from the International Space Station on Feb. 9th, 2017.

Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean

On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. This is one in a series of tests that will verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft af

Earth Enveloped in Airglow

Earth Enveloped in Airglow

Suwannee Blackwater River Meets the Sea

The Suwannee is known as a “blackwater river” because of its dark-brown waters laden with organic material.

The International Space Station as of Oct. 4, 2018

The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking.

Orion’s European Service Module to Arrive for First Mission

The Airbus team poses with the European Service Module during preparations for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Happy Birthday, Michael Collins!

Happy birthday, Michael Collins! Test pilot and NASA astronaut Michael Collins served as the pilot for Gemini X and as the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, the first time humans set foot on another celestial body.

A New View of Our Starry Night

After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.

John Glenn Returns to Space on the STS-95 Mission

Senator John Glenn during water survival training for the STS-95 mission at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. On Oct. 29, 1998, space shuttle Discovery launched with Senator Glenn aboard, as he returned to space for the first time since his 1962 flight.

It’s Valley Fog Season

It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, which means many people living in mountainous areas are awakening to fog-filled valleys.

Hubble Captures the Ghost of Cassiopeia

The ghost of Cassieopeia's ethereal glow might remind people of apparitions such as those reported by paranormal investigators.

Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Earth

On Sept. 25, 2018, Parker Solar Probe captured a view of Earth as it sped toward the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. Earth is the bright, round object visible in the right side of this image.

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

Splashdown! Apollo 7 Returns Home

On October 22, 1968, 50 years ago, the Apollo 7 crew splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy

This glittering ball of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1898, which lies toward the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Launching the Galileo Mission

On Oct. 18, 1989, space shuttle Atlantis deployed NASA's Galileo spacecraft six hours, 30 minutes into the STS-34 mission. Galileo arrived at Jupiter in December, 1995 and spent eight years in orbit around the gas giant, becoming the first spacecraft to orbi

Magnetic Fields May Be the Key to Black Hole Activity

This artist’s conception of the core of Cygnus A shows the dusty donut-shaped surroundings, called a torus, and jets launching from its center.

Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station

Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's «window to the world,» is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7.

Ellen Ochoa at Work on the Shuttle

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but i

Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7

This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12, 1968.

Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur

Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport.

The Space Station Transits Our Sun

This composite image shows the International Space Station, with a crew of three onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Soyuz Rolls to the Pad for Next Launch to the Space Station

The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, for the Expedition 57 launch.

Astronaut Joe Acaba Farms in Space

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic women and men of NASA. In this image, astronaut Joe Acaba installs botany gear for the International Space Station's Veggie facility, to demonstrate plant g

Home Again! Space Station Crew Lands

The landing jets fire as the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft lands with Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev, members of the Expedition 55 and 56 crews onboard the International Space Station.

The Creativity of Mother Nature

International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst has a better view of our home planet than most.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold Works With a Student-Designed Experiment

International Space Station astronaut and former teacher Ricky Arnold works with a student-designed experiment using NanoRacks commercial science hardware.

Aeronautics: NASA's First 'A'

Aeronautics, the first A of the NASA acronym, has always been a part of the agency.

Apollo 7 Crew Trains to Test Technology for Missions to the Moon

This Aug. 5 1968 image was taken aboard the MV Retriever in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Apollo 7 crew, Walter Schirra, Walter Cunningham and Donn Eisele practiced water egress procedures in preparation for the October 1968 mission.

Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria Works on Constructing the International Space Station

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic women and men of NASA. In this Feb. 2007 photo, astronaut Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Expedition 14 commander, participates in a 6-hour, 40-minute spacewalk a

Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture

NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.

Our Sun: Two Wavelengths, Two Different Images

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory views our Sun in ten different wavelengths because each wavelength reveals different solar features.
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