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Making a Picture-Perfect Landing

3 hours 6 min ago
An adult osprey, carrying a fish in its talons, prepares to land in its nest atop a speaker platform in the parking lot at Kennedy Space Center.

OMG: The Beauty of Ice

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 08:43
Most of Greenland's glaciers that empty into the ocean are at greater risk of rapid ice loss than previously understood.

Turquoise Plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:47
Brightly glowing plumes of the Large Magellanic Cloud appear almost like an ocean current.

CAPSTONE Launches for Lunar Orbit

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 08:32
The CAPSTONE mission launched at 5:55 a.m. EDT (09:55 UTC) on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from New Zealand.

Public Affairs Specialist Tyrone McCoy

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 03:55
"A piece of my story that I think needs to get told is that broken crayons still color." – Tyrone McCoy, Public Affairs Specialist, NASA Headquarters

CAPSTONE Slated for Launch Into Lunar Orbit

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 09:00
CAPSTONE, the pathfinder for NASA’s lunar outpost, will test an orbit around the Moon that has never been flown before.

Mirrors Aligned: Webb Telescope’s First Full-Color Images Due in July

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 06:53
We're counting down to the release of the Webb Telescope’s first full-color images!

A Sea of Stars Like Sequins

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 08:26
Near the center of the Milky Way lies this star-studded globular cluster, called Terzan 9 in the constellation Sagittarius.

Viewing the Color of Space

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 08:46
Attendees try on Oculus headsets and experience the space station using virtual reality prior to the screening of “The Color of Space”.

Galveston and the Beginning of Juneteenth

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 07:57
General Order No. 3 by Union troops on June 19, 1865, marked the official end of slavery in Texas and the U.S.

The Progress Pride Flag Flies at NASA Headquarters

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 06:55
The Progress Pride flag is seen flying at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters Building.

The Sparkle of Distant Galaxies

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 08:43
The brilliant cascade of stars through the middle of this image is the galaxy ESO 318-13.

It's Flag Day

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 09:26
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 each year and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide Speaks With Students

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 07:19
JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide speaks with students during a visit to Arlington Science Focus Elementary School

Hubble Investigates an Enigmatic Star Cluster

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 08:00
Unlike most globular clusters, Ruprecht 106 may be what astronomers call a single population globular cluster.

When Galaxy Clusters Collide

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 08:21
Galaxy clusters contain hundreds of galaxies and huge amounts of hot gas and dark matter.

Pacific Ocean From the Space Station

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 09:00
The International Space Station orbits into a dawn 261 miles above a cloudy Pacific Ocean in this image from April 2022.

Dickinson Crater on Venus

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 09:13
This November 1996 image from Magellan shows Dickinson, an impact crater in the northeastern Atalanta Region of Venus.

Artemis I Moon Rocket Heads Back to Launch Pad for Testing

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 09:01
The rocket is scheduled to launch later in 2022.