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NASA Goddard 2h
🌎🌍🌏 For , we have one question for you: How do you ? Share your pictures with us! 📸
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In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of , astronomers captured this festive, colorful look at the tentacled Southern Crab Nebula: ✨🦀 ✨
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Lifting off from , NASA’s commercial partner launched its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the on April 17th. It carries 7,600 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware. Photos: 🚀
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NASA Goddard 22h
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Scientists compare Mercury to a cannonball because its metal core fills nearly 85% of the volume of the planet. This large core — huge compared to the other rocky planets in our solar system — has been one of the most intriguing mysteries about Mercury.
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In a new Goddard study, scientists have found evidence that Mercury’s inner core is indeed solid and that it is very nearly the same size as Earth’s inner core. Read more by following :
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NASA Goddard 23h
Like a colossal jellyfish with blue tentacles, galaxy ESO 137-001 trails streams of blue star-forming regions as it barrels through space. will study this galaxy to see why stars are forming in this region.
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NASA Wallops Apr 17
3...2...1... LIFTOFF! The CRS-11 mission successfully lifted off from 's Pad 0A. Faring separation is confirmed and Cygnus is now on its way to the .
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NASA Goddard Apr 17
At it’s a beautiful day for a launch! At 4:46pm ET, ’s lifts off, sending 7,600 pounds of cargo to . Watch live at 4:15pm ET: Live in the U.S. mid-Atlantic? You might see it:
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Hubble Apr 16
It's ! Join astronaut John Grunsfeld and astronaut trainer Christy Hansen in this first episode to learn about how astronauts trained to use the tools on the Hubble servicing missions:
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NASA Goddard Apr 17
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Nice image!
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StarDate Apr 17
Every day, Earth scientists like those at are learning more about our changing atmosphere. But what can we learn about the atmospheres and environments of planets that orbit other stars (exoplanets)? Tune in to today’s episode to learn more:
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NASA Goddard Apr 17
🌎🌍🌏 For , we have one question for you: How do you ? Share your pictures with us! 📸
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
Water is a critical resource for long-term exploration, and the Moon has some frozen at its poles. That’s one of the main reasons NASA plans to send astronauts to the Lunar South Pole by 2024 via
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
Replying to @northropgrumman
This “nosey” robot (named RELL) launches TOMORROW aboard Cygnus on ’s 11th Commercial Resupply Services mission. 🚀 Watch the launch live at 4:46 p.m. ET on Wednesday:
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
Our team and built a robotic “sniffer” tool that “nose” where there are ammonia leaks outside the . Ammonia helps maintain habitable temps on station. 👃 👩‍🚀🤖 Learn how astronauts + robots work together:
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
Replying to @NASAEarth
This GEDI’s lasers aren’t light sabers, but they will use the force – er, forests – to help scientists track carbon storage, biodiversity and ecosystem structure. Learn more via !
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
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Here’s what GEDI’s mission can tell us about forest structure: How tall is the forest? How dense are its branches? How is its foliage distributed vertically and horizontally? 🌲🌲
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NASA Goddard Apr 16
NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation mission launched not long ago (Dec. 2018), to an orbit not far away. From aboard the , GEDI’s powerful lasers create 3D maps of Earth’s forests and topography
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NASA Apr 16
Live in the U.S. mid-Atlantic? If the weather's clear tomorrow, watch the skies for a rocket launch! 's 🚀 and 🛰️ lift off at 4:46pm ET. When & where to look up: You can also watch live on NASA TV, starting at 4:15pm ET.
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NASA HQ PHOTO Apr 16
Good morning! Wonderful sunrise this morning on the Antares rocket with the cargo vehicle Pad-0A ahead of the company's 11th resupply mission to . See more 📸
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