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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.
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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.
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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
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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 it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission.

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.
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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.

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
NASA Image of the Day

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 growth in space.

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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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
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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 as construction continues on the International Space Station.

John Young Makes Last Minute Inspection of Gemini III

John W. Young (1930-2018), born on Sept. 24, was NASA's longest-serving astronaut and the only astronaut to fly missions in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs.
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John Young Makes Last Minute Inspection of Gemini III

John W. Young (1930-2018), born on Sept. 24, was NASA's longest-serving astronaut and the only astronaut to fly missions in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs.

Small Satellite Demonstrates Possible Solution for 'Space Junk'

The International Space Station deployed this small satellite for the NanoRacks-Remove Debris investigation, designed to demonstrate an approach to reduce the risks presented by orbital debris or «space junk.»
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Small Satellite Demonstrates Possible Solution for 'Space Junk'

The International Space Station deployed this small satellite for the NanoRacks-Remove Debris investigation, designed to demonstrate an approach to reduce the risks presented by orbital debris or «space junk.»

First Light Data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations show that each of the instruments is working well.
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First Light Data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations show that each of the instruments is working well.

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