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Dawn’s Early Light

The light of a new day on Saturn illuminates the planet’s wavy cloud patterns and the smooth arcs of the vast rings.

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Winds Trigger Pond Growth

Wind is a force to be reckoned with. It can stir up monsoons, carry dust thousands of miles, and sculpt rock into sinuous arches. But sometimes, the effects of wind go unnoticed for years, like when it carves away slowly at the edges of a pond.

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence addresses NASA employees, Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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This Week in NASA History: Apollo AS-203 Launches — July 5, 1966

This week in 1966, the AS-203 rocket launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The Apollo AS-203 mission was an uncrewed test of the vehicle’s second stage, the S-IVB stage, and the instrument unit of the Saturn V to obtain flight information under orbital conditions.

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Happy Fourth of July From the Space Station

NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson celebrated the Fourth of July from over 250 miles above Earth on the International Space Station. Fischer shared this photo on social media and said, “We sometimes have issues standing up straight, but we have no problems at all showing our American pride-Happy 4th!”

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Dragon Returns Space Station Science to Earth

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer photographed the SpaceX Dragon capsule as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California at 8:12 a.m. EDT, July 3, 2017. Fischer commented, “Beautiful expanse of stars-but the “long” orange one is SpaceX-11 reentering!”

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The ‘Face’ of Jupiter

JunoCam images aren’t just for art and science – sometimes they are processed to bring a chuckle.

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Starry Night and Aurora

Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA photographed the glowing nighttime lights of an aurora from his vantage point in the International Space Station’s cupola module on June 19, 2017. Part of the station’s solar array is also visible.

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The Niagara Falls of Mars

Various researchers are often pre-occupied with the quest for flowing water on Mars.

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As the Sun Rises, NASA’s Global Hawk is Being Prepared for Flight

Hot summer days in Southern California’s Antelope Valley force many aircraft operations to start early in the morning before the sun rises. On a back ramp at Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, a NASA Global Hawk goes through testing of its communication components and satellite connection links in preparation for flight.

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