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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Irregular Galaxy NGC 55
9/21/2018 3:43:44 AM

Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic


Stars and Dust in Corona Australis
9/21/2018 3:43:44 AM

Cosmic dust clouds and young, energetic stars Cosmic dust clouds and young, energetic stars


Cocoon Nebula Deep Field
9/21/2018 3:43:44 AM

Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars. Inside the Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars.


Salt Pepper and Ice
9/21/2018 3:43:44 AM

There's a There's a "camera" comet now moving across the sky.


Cosmic Collision Forges Galactic Ring
9/21/2018 3:43:44 AM

How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring?  How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring?


The New York Times

Trilobites: NASA’s TESS Starts Collecting Planets
9/21/2018 3:43:45 AM
The satellite, launched in April, has already identified at least 73 stars that may harbor exoplanets, most of them new to astronomers.

Meet SpaceX’s First Moon Voyage Customer, Yusaku Maezawa
9/21/2018 3:43:45 AM
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage
9/21/2018 3:43:45 AM
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.

U.S., Russia Respond to Space Station Leak Rumors
9/21/2018 3:43:45 AM
After speaking for the first time, Jim Bridenstine of NASA and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin, set out to reaffirm cooperation on orbital matters.

Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’
9/21/2018 3:43:45 AM
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.