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If we could squeeze a galaxy, it would be this fluffy-looking…

If we could squeeze a galaxy, it would be this fluffy-looking one. Spiral galaxies like this, located 60 million light-years away, have supermassive black holes at their bright centers. Astronomers… NASA

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“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” —Martin Luther…

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.‎ Pause for a moment and take in the vastness and beauty of our home planet captured from the vantage point of space. On this… NASA

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NASA Spotlight: Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Kjell N. Lindgren, a…

NASA Spotlight: Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Kjell N. Lindgren, a Taiwanese native, was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad and returned to the U.S. to complete his education… NASA

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On Top of The World – Literally

What’s one perk about applying to #BeAnAstronaut? You’re one step closer to being on top of the world. Part of the job of a NASA astronaut is a task called spacewalking. Spacewalking refers to any… NASA

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Sending Science to Space (and back) 🔬🚀

This season on our NASA Explorers video series, we’ve been following Elaine Horn-Ranney Ph.D and Parastoo Khoshaklagh Ph.D. as they send their research to the space station. From preparing the… NASA

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Signs You Might Be Ready to Apply to be a NASA Astronaut

Have you heard the news? Astronaut applications are opening soon (March 2), and there’s never been a better time to apply then now. Here are a few signs that might mean you’re ready to take to the… NASA

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Even star systems have identity crises. 🤷⁣ ⁣According to data…

Even star systems have identity crises. 🤷⁣ ⁣ According to data from observatories like our @nasachandraxray, a double star system has been rapidly flipping between two alter egos: a low-mass X-ray… NASA

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The trickster “Blinking Planetary”Planetary nebula NGC 6826 is…

The trickster “Blinking Planetary”Planetary nebula NGC 6826 is located about 4,200 light years from Earth in Cygnus. When observers look directly at it through a small telescope, they typically see… NASA

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