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Browse nasa's Instagram A new mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station (@iss) next month to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. Launching aboard SpaceX's CRS-11 commercial resupply mission, NICER will be installed aboard the orbiting laboratory as the first mission dedicated to studying neutron stars, a type of collapsed star that is so dense scientists are unsure how matter behaves deep inside it.

In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected under a black light for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space. The payload’s 56 mirror assemblies concentrate X-rays onto silicon detectors to gather data that will probe the interior makeup of neutron stars, including those that appear to flash regularly, called pulsars.

Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Keith Gendreau
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A new mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station (@iss) next month to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. Launching aboard SpaceX's CRS-11 commercial resupply mission, NICER will be installed aboard the orbiting laboratory as the first mission dedicated to studying neutron stars, a type of collapsed star that is so dense scientists are unsure how matter behaves deep inside it. In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected under a black light for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space. The payload’s 56 mirror assemblies concentrate X-rays onto silicon detectors to gather data that will probe the interior makeup of neutron stars, including those that appear to flash regularly, called pulsars. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Keith Gendreau #nasa #space #iss #spacestation #nicer #neutronstar #star #stars #spacex

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Browse nasa's Instagram Our sun observing spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, witnessed a partial solar eclipse in space on May 25, 2017 when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted about an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the face of the sun.

Credits: NASA/SDO

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Our sun observing spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, witnessed a partial solar eclipse in space on May 25, 2017 when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun. The lunar transit lasted about an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the face of the sun. Credits: NASA/SDO #space #nasagif #nasa #moon #sun #eclipse #solar #sdo

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Browse nasa's Instagram Swipe to see the swirling Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft (@nasajuno)! Captured on May 19, these images show waves of turbulent clouds that dominate Jupiter’s atmosphere. Details as small as 4 miles across can be identified here. See those small, bright, high clouds? They’re about 16 miles across and in some areas appear to form “sqall lines” – a narrow band of high winds and storms associated with a cold front. On Jupiter, clouds this high are almost certainly comprised of water and/or ammonia ice. 
The small bright clouds that dot Jupiter’s entire south tropical zone (3rd image) appear tiny, but actually tower roughly 30 miles wide and 30 miles high and cast shadows on the clouds below. It’s possible that these clouds may be sources of lightning. This is the first time so many cloud towers have been visible, possibly because the late-afternoon lighting is particularly good at this geometry. 
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS 
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Swipe to see the swirling Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft (@nasajuno)! Captured on May 19, these images show waves of turbulent clouds that dominate Jupiter’s atmosphere. Details as small as 4 miles across can be identified here. See those small, bright, high clouds? They’re about 16 miles across and in some areas appear to form “sqall lines” – a narrow band of high winds and storms associated with a cold front. On Jupiter, clouds this high are almost certainly comprised of water and/or ammonia ice. The small bright clouds that dot Jupiter’s entire south tropical zone (3rd image) appear tiny, but actually tower roughly 30 miles wide and 30 miles high and cast shadows on the clouds below. It’s possible that these clouds may be sources of lightning. This is the first time so many cloud towers have been visible, possibly because the late-afternoon lighting is particularly good at this geometry. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #clouds #waves #atmosphere #mageneticfield #planet #gas #cyclones #weather #solarsystem #universe #spacecraft #science #orbit #instapic #picoftheday #spacepic #spaceisart #junocam #nasajuno

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Browse nasa's Instagram Hellllooooo planet Earth! NASA astronaut Jack Fischer excitedly waves to the camera during Tuesday’s spacewalk on the International Space Station (@iss). From 250 miles above our home planet, Fischer and astronaut Peggy Whitson performed a contingency spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box. During their 2 hour 46 minute spacewalk, they were also able to install a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks. 
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Hellllooooo planet Earth! NASA astronaut Jack Fischer excitedly waves to the camera during Tuesday’s spacewalk on the International Space Station (@iss). From 250 miles above our home planet, Fischer and astronaut Peggy Whitson performed a contingency spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box. During their 2 hour 46 minute spacewalk, they were also able to install a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #spacewalk #astronauts #astropeggy #astro2fish #spacestation, #antenna #earth, #float #suit #spacesuit #instapic #spacepic #picoftheday

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Browse nasa's Instagram Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover: The State of NASA. This morning, Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot gave an address at NASA Headquarters to rollout the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget proposal. He touched on the fact that NASA missions inspire the next generation, inject innovation into the national economy, provide critical information needed to address challenges and support global engagement and international leadership. “As NASA approaches its 60th anniversary in 2018, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request will maintain NASA’s place as the global leader in space.” Detailed information on NASA’s budget proposal can be found at nasa.gov/budget 
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Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover: The State of NASA. This morning, Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot gave an address at NASA Headquarters to rollout the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget proposal. He touched on the fact that NASA missions inspire the next generation, inject innovation into the national economy, provide critical information needed to address challenges and support global engagement and international leadership. “As NASA approaches its 60th anniversary in 2018, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request will maintain NASA’s place as the global leader in space.” Detailed information on NASA’s budget proposal can be found at nasa.gov/budget CREDIT: NASA #nasa #space #stateofnasa #budget #proposal #science #technology #aeronautics #mars #journeytomars #earth #solarsystem #exploration #discovery #dream #innovate #build #discover

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Browse nasa's Instagram Backdropped by the limb of the Earth, a trio of CubeSats are seen moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module on Wednesday, May 16, 2017. The tiny shoebox-sized satellites will orbit Earth observing the Earth’s upper atmosphere and interstellar radiation left over from the Big Bang. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week outside the Kibo module to study Earth and space phenomena for the next one to two years.

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Backdropped by the limb of the Earth, a trio of CubeSats are seen moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module on Wednesday, May 16, 2017. The tiny shoebox-sized satellites will orbit Earth observing the Earth’s upper atmosphere and interstellar radiation left over from the Big Bang. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week outside the Kibo module to study Earth and space phenomena for the next one to two years. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #iss #spacestation #tech #technology #cubesat #cubesats #smallsat #earth #satellite #orbit

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Browse nasa's Instagram The swirling brushstrokes of Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops can be seen in this enhanced color view taken by the JunoCam instrument on our Juno spacecraft. In it, you can see a massive counterclockwise rotating storm that appears as a white oven in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere.

Early in the morning on May 19, the Juno spacecraft made its fifth science flyby over these cloud tops, and got as close as about 2,100 miles. Juno is probing beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and studying auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. At the time of perijove (defined as the point in Juno’s orbit when it is closest to the plent’s center), the spacecraft had logged 63.5 million miles in Jupiter’s orbit.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn Jonsson

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The swirling brushstrokes of Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops can be seen in this enhanced color view taken by the JunoCam instrument on our Juno spacecraft. In it, you can see a massive counterclockwise rotating storm that appears as a white oven in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere. Early in the morning on May 19, the Juno spacecraft made its fifth science flyby over these cloud tops, and got as close as about 2,100 miles. Juno is probing beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and studying auroras to learn more about the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. At the time of perijove (defined as the point in Juno’s orbit when it is closest to the plent’s center), the spacecraft had logged 63.5 million miles in Jupiter’s orbit. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn Jonsson #nasa #space #juno #junocam #jupiter #spacecraft #solarsystem #planet #picoftheday #spacepic #instapic #universe #mission #clouds #swirling

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Browse nasa's Instagram A "short sprint over the clouds with Solar Panels" wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). This timelapse showcases the space station's solar panels and incredible views of the planet below.

The space station serves as the world's leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

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A "short sprint over the clouds with Solar Panels" wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). This timelapse showcases the space station's solar panels and incredible views of the planet below. The space station serves as the world's leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Credit: ESA/NASA #nasa #space #iss #spacestation #astronauts #esa #earth #proxima #europe

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Browse nasa's Instagram Shrouded in clouds today in 1969, this image was taken by the crew of Apollo 10 as they began their lunar journey. From 36,000 nautical miles away, this full disk view of our home planet shows the crew’s vantage point from space.

The crew members on Apollo 10 were astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene E. Cernan, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Young remained in lunar orbit, in the Command and Service Module (CSM) "Charlie Brown", while astronauts Stafford and Cernan descended to within nine miles of the lunar surface, in the Lunar Module (LM) "Snoopy". Credit: NASA

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Shrouded in clouds today in 1969, this image was taken by the crew of Apollo 10 as they began their lunar journey. From 36,000 nautical miles away, this full disk view of our home planet shows the crew’s vantage point from space. The crew members on Apollo 10 were astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene E. Cernan, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Young remained in lunar orbit, in the Command and Service Module (CSM) "Charlie Brown", while astronauts Stafford and Cernan descended to within nine miles of the lunar surface, in the Lunar Module (LM) "Snoopy". Credit: NASA #nasa #space #moon #earth #home #homeplanet #astronauts #apollo #apollo10 #tbt #throwbackthursday #thursday #picoftheday #spacecraft #spacepic #otd #history #nasahistory #spacehistory

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Browse nasa's Instagram Using a fleet of research aircraft, our Operation IceBridge images Earth's polar ice to better understand connections between polar regions and the global climate system. IceBridge studies annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets. IceBridge bridges the gap between the IceSat missions.

Seen here is a time-lapse view of a glacier-run from the cockpit of our P-3 Orion aircraft taken during a May 8, 2017 flight over Greenland's Southeast glaciers.

Video credit: NASA/Gerrit Everson

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Using a fleet of research aircraft, our Operation IceBridge images Earth's polar ice to better understand connections between polar regions and the global climate system. IceBridge studies annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets. IceBridge bridges the gap between the IceSat missions. Seen here is a time-lapse view of a glacier-run from the cockpit of our P-3 Orion aircraft taken during a May 8, 2017 flight over Greenland's Southeast glaciers. Video credit: NASA/Gerrit Everson #nasa #icebridge #earth #science #flight #timelapse #greenland #video #ice #glacier #glaciers​

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Browse nasa's Instagram Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as the northern hemisphere advances toward summer, thanks to the planet's permanent tilt as it orbits the sun. This will continue until the solstice later this month. Then, the shadow will extend only as far as the innermost A ring. 
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Feb. 3, 2017. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 760,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. 
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Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as the northern hemisphere advances toward summer, thanks to the planet's permanent tilt as it orbits the sun. This will continue until the solstice later this month. Then, the shadow will extend only as far as the innermost A ring. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Feb. 3, 2017. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 760,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #cassini #saturn #solarsystem #nasa #space #planet #spacecraft #nofilter

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Browse nasa's Instagram At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day on May 8-9, 2017. Prominences are notoriously unstable. Competing magnetic forces pulled the plasma back and forth until they dissipated. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The 18-second video clip is comprised of almost 600 frames being shown at 30 frames per second. 
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At the edge of the sun, a large prominence and a small prominence began to shift, turn and fall apart in less than one day on May 8-9, 2017. Prominences are notoriously unstable. Competing magnetic forces pulled the plasma back and forth until they dissipated. The images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The 18-second video clip is comprised of almost 600 frames being shown at 30 frames per second. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #solar #sun #sdo #solarobservatory #spacecraft #magneticfield #particles #energy

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Browse nasa's Instagram Although appearing as one object, this image shows two galaxies rushing past each other at about 1,243,000 miles per hour! This speed is most likely too fast for them to merge and form a single galaxy. However, because of their small separation of only about 20,000 light-years, the galaxies will distort one another through the force of gravity while passing each other, changing their structures on a grand scale.

Such galactic interactions are a common sight for Hubble, and have long been a field of study for astronomers. The intriguing behaviors of interacting galaxies take many forms; galactic cannibalism, galaxy harassment and even galaxy collisions. The Milky Way itself will eventually fall victim to the latter, merging with the Andromeda Galaxy in about 4.5 billion years. The fate of our galaxy shouldn’t be alarming though: while galaxies are populated by billions of stars, the distances between individual stars are so large that hardly any stellar collisions will occur.

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Although appearing as one object, this image shows two galaxies rushing past each other at about 1,243,000 miles per hour! This speed is most likely too fast for them to merge and form a single galaxy. However, because of their small separation of only about 20,000 light-years, the galaxies will distort one another through the force of gravity while passing each other, changing their structures on a grand scale. Such galactic interactions are a common sight for Hubble, and have long been a field of study for astronomers. The intriguing behaviors of interacting galaxies take many forms; galactic cannibalism, galaxy harassment and even galaxy collisions. The Milky Way itself will eventually fall victim to the latter, merging with the Andromeda Galaxy in about 4.5 billion years. The fate of our galaxy shouldn’t be alarming though: while galaxies are populated by billions of stars, the distances between individual stars are so large that hardly any stellar collisions will occur. Credit: ESA/NASA #nasa #space #hubble #stars #galaxy #galaxies #cluster #galaxycluster #spothubble #esa #spacetelescope #telescope #gravity #lightyear #nasahubble #light #universe #solarsystem

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Browse nasa's Instagram Astronaut Jack Fischer shared this picture of astronaut Peggy Whitson working during yesterday's spacewalk, saying "A spacewalk is like taking off the blinders to the enormous beauty of our world." Friday's 200th spacewalk in support of the International Space Station (@iss) officially lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. During their time working outside station, astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer were able to install a new avionics box that will supply electricity and data connections to science experiments. They also completed additional tasks to install a connector that will route data to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which detects and studies cosmic rays, as well as installed a protective shield on an external part of the station.

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Astronaut Jack Fischer shared this picture of astronaut Peggy Whitson working during yesterday's spacewalk, saying "A spacewalk is like taking off the blinders to the enormous beauty of our world." Friday's 200th spacewalk in support of the International Space Station (@iss) officially lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. During their time working outside station, astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer were able to install a new avionics box that will supply electricity and data connections to science experiments. They also completed additional tasks to install a connector that will route data to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which detects and studies cosmic rays, as well as installed a protective shield on an external part of the station. Credits: NASA #nasa #space #astronaut #spacewalk #spacesuit #international #spacestation #nofilter #picoftheday #instadaily

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Browse nasa's Instagram Spotted: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer floating inside the space station wearing his spacesuit ahead of tomorrow’s spacewalk. Tomorrow, is Fischer’s first-ever spacewalk and the 200th on the International Space Station. He’ll be joined in the vacuum of space by fellow astronaut Peggy Whitson. For her, this is spacewalk number nine. 
Once both astronauts venture outside, their tasks will focus on replacing a large avionic box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments and rigging a new high-definition camera to the outside of station. 
Watch live coverage of tomorrow’s spacewalk on our website or the International Space Station Facebook page! 
Credits: ESA/NASA 
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Spotted: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer floating inside the space station wearing his spacesuit ahead of tomorrow’s spacewalk. Tomorrow, is Fischer’s first-ever spacewalk and the 200th on the International Space Station. He’ll be joined in the vacuum of space by fellow astronaut Peggy Whitson. For her, this is spacewalk number nine. Once both astronauts venture outside, their tasks will focus on replacing a large avionic box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments and rigging a new high-definition camera to the outside of station. Watch live coverage of tomorrow’s spacewalk on our website or the International Space Station Facebook page! Credits: ESA/NASA #nasa #space #astronaut #spacewalk #spacesuit #international #spacestation #nofilter #picoftheday #instadaily

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Browse nasa's Instagram Crab Nebula in technicolor! This new composite view combines data from five different telescopes, showing the celestial object in multiple kinds of light.

Swipe to explore the wavelengths! The view starts with a composite image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that was assembled by combining data from five telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum: the Very Large Array, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, the XMM-Newton Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. 
It then moves to the red-colored radio-light view that shows how a neutron star’s fierce “wind” of charged particles from the central neutron star energized the nebula, causing it to emit the radio waves. 
The yellow-colored infrared image includes the glow of dust particles absorbing ultraviolet and visible light. 
The green-colored Hubble visible-light image offers a very sharp view of hot filamentary structures that permeate this nebula. 
The blue-colored ultraviolet image and the purple-colored X-ray image shows the effect of an energetic cloud of electrons driven by a rapidly rotating neutron star at the center of the nebula.

Credits: NASA/ESA/NRAO/AUI/NSF

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Crab Nebula in technicolor! This new composite view combines data from five different telescopes, showing the celestial object in multiple kinds of light. Swipe to explore the wavelengths! The view starts with a composite image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that was assembled by combining data from five telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum: the Very Large Array, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, the XMM-Newton Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It then moves to the red-colored radio-light view that shows how a neutron star’s fierce “wind” of charged particles from the central neutron star energized the nebula, causing it to emit the radio waves. The yellow-colored infrared image includes the glow of dust particles absorbing ultraviolet and visible light. The green-colored Hubble visible-light image offers a very sharp view of hot filamentary structures that permeate this nebula. The blue-colored ultraviolet image and the purple-colored X-ray image shows the effect of an energetic cloud of electrons driven by a rapidly rotating neutron star at the center of the nebula. Credits: NASA/ESA/NRAO/AUI/NSF #nasa #space #hubble #spitzer #chandra #crabnebula #solarsystem #universe #astrophysics #nebulae #wavelengths #light

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Browse nasa's Instagram Saturn's hexagonal polar jet stream shines with the glow of reflected sunlight in this image taken by our Cassini spacecraft. The sunlight falling on Saturn’s north pole, which is just enough to allow us to image and study the region, does not provide much warmth. In addition to being low in the sky (just like summer at Earth's poles), the sun is nearly ten times as distant from Saturn as from Earth and is only about 1 percent as intense as on Earth. 
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Saturn's hexagonal polar jet stream shines with the glow of reflected sunlight in this image taken by our Cassini spacecraft. The sunlight falling on Saturn’s north pole, which is just enough to allow us to image and study the region, does not provide much warmth. In addition to being low in the sky (just like summer at Earth's poles), the sun is nearly ten times as distant from Saturn as from Earth and is only about 1 percent as intense as on Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #cassini #saturn #sun #solarsystem #nasa #space #planet #spacecraft

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Browse nasa's Instagram A giant wave of hot gas, spanning some 200,000 light-years, has been found in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster by our Chandra X-ray Observatory. The wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy and thought to have formed billions of years ago. Observations from Chandra, coupled with a computer simulation, shows the gravitational disturbance resulting from the distant flyby of a galaxy cluster about a tenth the mass of the Perseus cluster. The event causes cooler gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster to form a vast expanding spiral, which ultimately forms giant waves lasting hundreds of millions of years at its periphery. Merger events like this are thought to occur as often as every three to four billion years in clusters like Perseus.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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A giant wave of hot gas, spanning some 200,000 light-years, has been found in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster by our Chandra X-ray Observatory. The wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy and thought to have formed billions of years ago. Observations from Chandra, coupled with a computer simulation, shows the gravitational disturbance resulting from the distant flyby of a galaxy cluster about a tenth the mass of the Perseus cluster. The event causes cooler gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster to form a vast expanding spiral, which ultimately forms giant waves lasting hundreds of millions of years at its periphery. Merger events like this are thought to occur as often as every three to four billion years in clusters like Perseus. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Music: "The Undiscovered" from Killer Tracks #nasa #space #gravity #light #waves #perseus #galaxy #univers #solarsystem #cluster #spiral #merger #lightyear

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Browse nasa's Instagram Swipe to explore a portion of a 360º mosaic from the Mastcam on our Curiosity Mars rover made from 115 individual images taken on March 24 and 25, 2017, during the 1,647th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. This image looks out over a portion of the Bagnold Dunes, which stretch for several miles. From early February to early April 2017, the rover examined four sites near linear dunes for comparison with what it found in late 2015 and early 2016 during its investigation of crescent-shaped dunes. This two-phase campaign is the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth.

Among the questions this Martian dune campaign is addressing is how winds shape the dunes into different patterns. Others include whether Martian winds sort grains of sand in ways that affect the distribution of mineral compositions, which also would have implications for studies of Martian sandstones. This mosaic is white-balanced so that the colors of the colors of the rock and sand materials resemble how they would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
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Swipe to explore a portion of a 360º mosaic from the Mastcam on our Curiosity Mars rover made from 115 individual images taken on March 24 and 25, 2017, during the 1,647th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. This image looks out over a portion of the Bagnold Dunes, which stretch for several miles. From early February to early April 2017, the rover examined four sites near linear dunes for comparison with what it found in late 2015 and early 2016 during its investigation of crescent-shaped dunes. This two-phase campaign is the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth. Among the questions this Martian dune campaign is addressing is how winds shape the dunes into different patterns. Others include whether Martian winds sort grains of sand in ways that affect the distribution of mineral compositions, which also would have implications for studies of Martian sandstones. This mosaic is white-balanced so that the colors of the colors of the rock and sand materials resemble how they would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS #nasa #mars #planet #redplanet #solarsystem #marscuriosity #rover #sanddunes #dunes #mastcam #pano #panorama

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Browse nasa's Instagram The Hubble Space Telescope has some amazing superpowers, specifically when it comes to observing innumerable galaxies flung across time and space. A stunning example is a galaxy cluster called Abell 370. Located approximately 4 billion light-years away, this galaxy cluster contains an assortment of several hundred galaxies tied together by the mutual pull of gravity. 
Photographed in a combination of visible and near-infrared light, the brightest and largest galaxies are the yellow-white, massive, elliptical galaxies containing many hundreds of billions of stars EACH! Spiral galaxies have younger populations of stars and are bluish. Mysterious-looking arcs of blue light are distorted images of remote galaxies behind the cluster. The cluster acts as a huge lens in space that magnifies and stretches images of background galaxies like a funhouse mirror. 
Credits: NASA/ESA/STScI 
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The Hubble Space Telescope has some amazing superpowers, specifically when it comes to observing innumerable galaxies flung across time and space. A stunning example is a galaxy cluster called Abell 370. Located approximately 4 billion light-years away, this galaxy cluster contains an assortment of several hundred galaxies tied together by the mutual pull of gravity. Photographed in a combination of visible and near-infrared light, the brightest and largest galaxies are the yellow-white, massive, elliptical galaxies containing many hundreds of billions of stars EACH! Spiral galaxies have younger populations of stars and are bluish. Mysterious-looking arcs of blue light are distorted images of remote galaxies behind the cluster. The cluster acts as a huge lens in space that magnifies and stretches images of background galaxies like a funhouse mirror. Credits: NASA/ESA/STScI #nasa #space #hubble #stars #galaxy #galaxies #cluster #galaxycluster #spothubble #esa #spacetelescope #telescope #gravity #lightyear #nasahubble #light #universe #solarsystem

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