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Atlas V Rocket and TDRS-M
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As the Sun rises at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket vents liquid oxygen propellant vapors during fueling for the lift off of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M.

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Jupiter: A New Point of View
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This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

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Highlighting Titan's Hazes
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn’s moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon’s atmosphere.

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Space Station Flight Over the Bahamas
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One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, “The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turquoise of the water over the reef was absolutely captivating.”

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Spiraling Cloud Patterns Over Guadalupe Island
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On May 24, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured a natural-color image of long, spiraling cloud patterns, or “von Kármán vortices,” on the lee side of Guadalupe Island. The volcanic island rises from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.

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SpaceX CRS-12 Cargo Mission Launch
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The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kenney Space Center carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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Hubble Displays a Dwarf Spiral Galaxy
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Dwarf galaxy NGC 5949 sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within the Milky Way’s cosmic neighborhood.

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A Starburst with the Prospect of Gravitational Waves
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More than a hundred years after Swift’s discovery of the “starburst” galaxy IC 10, astronomers are studying IC 10 with the most powerful telescopes of the 21st century.

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Solar Evaporation Ponds Near Moab, Utah
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An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of solar evaporation ponds outside the city of Moab, Utah. There are 23 colorful ponds spread across 400 acres. They are part of a large operation to mine potassium chloride—more commonly referred to as muriate of potash (MOP)—from ore buried underground.

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Moon Rise From the Space Station
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From his vantage point aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik pointed his camera toward the rising Moon and captured this beautiful image on August 3, 2017. Bresnik wrote, “Gorgeous moon rise! Such great detail when seen from space. Next full moon marks #Eclipse2017. We’ll be watching from @Space_Station.”

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Prometheus and the Ghostly F Ring
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The thin sliver of Saturn’s moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn’s narrow F ring in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

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