A Black Hole Gobbles Up a Star

A disk of hot gas swirls around a black hole in this illustration from Dec. 20, 2022. A long stream of hot gas on the right, coming from a star that was pulled apart by the black hole, feeds into the disk. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/pia25440-orig-iotd/Copy URL to …

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A Space Station Thanksgiving – NASA

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins (left) and Rick Mastracchio, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, pose for a photo with a Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA / Mike Hopkins Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss038e009306orig/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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Astronaut Nicole Mann Prepares for Spacewalk

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Nicole Mann is pictured during a fit check of her spacesuit ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station’s power generation system. Image Credit: JAXA / Koichi Wakata Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss068e040060/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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Seeing Sagittarius C in a New Light

The NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s reveals a portion of the Milky Way’s dense core in a new light. An estimated 500,000 stars shine in this image of the Sagittarius C (Sgr C) region, along with some as-yet unidentified features. A large region of ionized …

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Celebrating Astronaut Alan Shepard’s 100th Birthday

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., attired in his Mercury pressure suit, poses for a photo on May 5, 1961, prior to his launch in a Mercury-Redstone 3 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission – the first U.S. manned spaceflight. Image Credit: NASA Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/s63-02082orig/Copy URL to clipboard> …

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On This Day: Artemis I Liftoff

NASA’s Space Launch System carrying the Orion spacecraft lifts off the pad at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2022. Image Credit: NASA / Kevin Davis and Chris Coleman Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/afs-8-101-446/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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A View Through Skylab – NASA

A 35mm camera, operated by astronaut William R. Pogue, Skylab 4 pilot, recorded this wide scene of his Skylab 4 crewmates on the other end of the orbital workshop. Astronauts Jerry P. Carr (right), commander, and Edward G. Gibson, science pilot, pose for the snapshot. Also in the frame are …

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NASA’s C-130 Delivers GUSTO Payload to Antarctica

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility C-130 aircraft delivered the agency’s Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) payload to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on Oct. 28, 2023. The GUSTO mission will launch on a scientific balloon in December 2023. Image Credit: NASA / Scott Battaion Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/nasa-c-130-delivers-gusto-payload-to-antarctica-3/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source …

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Dragon Lights Up the Night

In this photo from Nov. 9, 2023, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket illuminates the water as it launches at night from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 29th commercial resupply mission of the Cargo Dragon spacecraft brought new scientific research, technology demonstrations, crew supplies, and hardware to the International …

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NASA Sounding Rocket Launches into Alaskan Aurora

A sounding rocket launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 8, 2023, carrying the DISSIPATION mission. The rocket launched into aurora and successfully captured data to understand how auroras heat the atmosphere and cause high-altitude winds. Image Credit: NASA/Lee Wingfield Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/wff-2023-080-157/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare …

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