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Your strongest memory of Apollo 11? "Looking back at Earth from a great distance." — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. 
Collins, the command module pilot, remained aboard the spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended in the lunar module "Eagle" to the surface on July 20, 1969. 
This historic Apollo 11 image was taken by the astronauts from lunar orbit. It's featured in the @ngadc "A Century of Lunar Photographs" exhibit, part of celebrations nationwide this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. 
Credit: NASA
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon

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Your strongest memory of Apollo 11? "Looking back at Earth from a great distance." — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins.
Collins, the command module pilot, remained aboard the spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended in the lunar module "Eagle" to the surface on July 20, 1969.
This historic Apollo 11 image was taken by the astronauts from lunar orbit. It's featured in the @ngadc "A Century of Lunar Photographs" exhibit, part of celebrations nationwide this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
Credit: NASA
Chromogenic print
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon

#Apollo50th #myngadc #apollo11 #moon #earthrise
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Galactic cherry blossoms are in peak bloom! 🌸⁣
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This scrambled galaxy as seen by @nasahubble resembles a flowering cherry blossom tree. The bright regions are actually stellar nurseries, where new stars are blooming. Some pockets of gas rotate in the opposite direction to the rest of the galaxy, suggesting that there has been a close encounter with another galaxy in the past. ⁣

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, R. Jansen

#nasa #cherryblossoms #space #galaxy #flowerpower #blossom #whoa
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Galactic cherry blossoms are in peak bloom! 🌸⁣

This scrambled galaxy as seen by @nasahubble resembles a flowering cherry blossom tree. The bright regions are actually stellar nurseries, where new stars are blooming. Some pockets of gas rotate in the opposite direction to the rest of the galaxy, suggesting that there has been a close encounter with another galaxy in the past. ⁣

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, R. Jansen

#nasa #cherryblossoms #space #galaxy #flowerpower #blossom #whoa
Starry Night 2.0 🌆🌟⚡️🛰️⁣
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City lights, stars, lightning storms and satellite flares make up this composite of individual, layered photos. It’s amazing what you can capture outside the window of an orbital lab 220 miles above Earth. Enjoy this sky high view from one of our @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (@iss). ⁣
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Image Credit: NASA/@astro_christina⁣
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#AllofTheLights #ShineBright #DontDimYourLight #Glowing #NASA #Space
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Starry Night 2.0 🌆🌟⚡️🛰️⁣

City lights, stars, lightning storms and satellite flares make up this composite of individual, layered photos. It’s amazing what you can capture outside the window of an orbital lab 220 miles above Earth. Enjoy this sky high view from one of our @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (@iss ). ⁣

Image Credit: NASA/@astro_christina

#AllofTheLights #ShineBright #DontDimYourLight #Glowing #NASA #Space
Jupiter, twice as massive as all the other planets combined, has swirls for days!!!!! 🍥🍥🍥 ⁣
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Can you guess how many Earths fit across the gas giant’s clouded disks?⁣
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Swipe to see the answer! ➡️⁣
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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill⁣
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#Jupiter #swirls #SolarSystem #space #flyby
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Jupiter, twice as massive as all the other planets combined, has swirls for days!!!!! 🍥🍥🍥 ⁣

Can you guess how many Earths fit across the gas giant’s clouded disks?⁣

Swipe to see the answer! ➡️⁣

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill⁣

#Jupiter #swirls #SolarSystem #space #flyby
Imagine seeing the Earth, Moon and stars all in one view. 🌍 🌕 ⭐⁣
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Such a vision was captured by the crew of the @ISS. They could see the Earth's atmospheric glow, highlighted by the Moon and a starry orbital nighttime background while orbiting 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain. ⁣
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Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣
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Image Credit: NASA⁣
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#Space #NASA #StarryNight
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Imagine seeing the Earth, Moon and stars all in one view. 🌍 🌕 ⭐⁣

Such a vision was captured by the crew of the @ISS. They could see the Earth's atmospheric glow, highlighted by the Moon and a starry orbital nighttime background while orbiting 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Hawaiian island chain. ⁣

Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣

Image Credit: NASA⁣

#Space #NASA #StarryNight
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Earth is special. 🌎 It's the only place in the universe that we know contains life. ⁣
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Celebrate its beauty by scrolling through these breathtaking images of our home planet, as captured by crew members aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). ⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#HomeSweetHome #Views #Space
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Earth is special. 🌎 It's the only place in the universe that we know contains life. ⁣

Celebrate its beauty by scrolling through these breathtaking images of our home planet, as captured by crew members aboard the International Space Station (@ISS ). ⁣

Credit: NASA⁣

#HomeSweetHome #Views #Space
Bright, colorful pockets of star formation are blooming in this spiral galaxy just under 70 million light-years away, seen by the @NASAHubble Space Telescope. The orange-pink glow is created as hydrogen gas reacts to the intense light streaming outwards from nearby newborn stars. These bright patches can be seen here amid dark, tangled streams of cosmic dust. 
Astronomers look for these telltale signs of star formation when they study galaxies throughout the cosmos, as star formation rates, locations, and histories offer critical clues about how these colossal collections of gas and dust have evolved over time. New generations of stars contribute to — and are also, in turn, influenced by — the broader forces and factors that mold galaxies throughout the universe, such as gravity, radiation, matter, and dark matter.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Ho
#Hubble #Stars #Galaxy #NASA #Orange #Pink
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Bright, colorful pockets of star formation are blooming in this spiral galaxy just under 70 million light-years away, seen by the @NASAHubble Space Telescope. The orange-pink glow is created as hydrogen gas reacts to the intense light streaming outwards from nearby newborn stars. These bright patches can be seen here amid dark, tangled streams of cosmic dust.
Astronomers look for these telltale signs of star formation when they study galaxies throughout the cosmos, as star formation rates, locations, and histories offer critical clues about how these colossal collections of gas and dust have evolved over time. New generations of stars contribute to — and are also, in turn, influenced by — the broader forces and factors that mold galaxies throughout the universe, such as gravity, radiation, matter, and dark matter.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, L. Ho
#Hubble #Stars #Galaxy #NASA #Orange #Pink
Imagine slow-motion fireworks that started exploding 170 years ago and are still continuing. 🎆 🎆 🎆 ⁣
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This type of firework is not launched into Earth's atmosphere, but rather into space by a doomed super-massive star, called Eta Carinae. In this view from our @NASAHubble Space Telescope, which includes ultraviolet light, we see the star's hot, expanding gases glowing in red, white and blue – fitting for the #FourthofJuly! ⁣
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Credits: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona) and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute)⁣
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#NASA #4thofJuly #fireworks #space #RedWhiteBlue
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Imagine slow-motion fireworks that started exploding 170 years ago and are still continuing. 🎆 🎆 🎆 ⁣

This type of firework is not launched into Earth's atmosphere, but rather into space by a doomed super-massive star, called Eta Carinae. In this view from our @NASAHubble Space Telescope, which includes ultraviolet light, we see the star's hot, expanding gases glowing in red, white and blue – fitting for the #FourthofJuly!

Credits: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona) and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute)⁣

#NASA #4thofJuly #fireworks #space #RedWhiteBlue
Imagine having a view like this every day. 🤩⁣
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The Sun's glint beams off the Celebes Sea in southeast Asia as the International Space Station (@iss) flies 255 miles above Indonesia. ⁣
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Astronauts aboard the space station take advantage of opportunities to make Earth science observations that help us better understand our dynamic planet. ⁣⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#NASA #iss #spacestation #earth #spacepictures #clouds #views
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Imagine having a view like this every day. 🤩⁣

The Sun's glint beams off the Celebes Sea in southeast Asia as the International Space Station (@iss ) flies 255 miles above Indonesia. ⁣

Astronauts aboard the space station take advantage of opportunities to make Earth science observations that help us better understand our dynamic planet. ⁣⁣

Credit: NASA⁣

#NASA #iss #spacestation #earth #spacepictures #clouds #views
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It’s lit! 🔥🔥🔥 ⁣
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Today, we successfully verified the launch abort system of the #Orion spacecraft can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency after liftoff. ⁣
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This approximately three-minute test is another milestone for our #Artemis missions to send humans to the Moon and onto Mars.⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#NASA #spaceflight #launch #AA2
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It’s lit! 🔥🔥🔥 ⁣

Today, we successfully verified the launch abort system of the #Orion spacecraft can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency after liftoff. ⁣

This approximately three-minute test is another milestone for our #Artemis missions to send humans to the Moon and onto Mars.⁣

Credit: NASA⁣

#NASA #spaceflight #launch #AA2
Before we send #Artemis astronauts to the Moon, we have to make sure all systems are go.⁣
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Starting at 7am ET on Tuesday, July 2, the launch window will open for Ascent Abort-2, the second and final test of the Orion spacecraft's launch abort system that is designed to pull the capsule away from its Space Launch System rocket in case of an emergency during its ascent. A full-scale test version of the Orion crew module will launch atop a booster at over 1,000 mph to an altitude of six miles. The mission is a critical step in our progress as we prepare to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024. ⁣
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Follow @ExploreNASA for everything related to human missions to deep space and check out the link in our bio for info on how to watch tomorrow's test live. ⁣
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#NASA #AA2 #launch #Orion #NASASLS #Artemis #space
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Before we send #Artemis astronauts to the Moon, we have to make sure all systems are go.⁣

Starting at 7am ET on Tuesday, July 2, the launch window will open for Ascent Abort-2, the second and final test of the Orion spacecraft's launch abort system that is designed to pull the capsule away from its Space Launch System rocket in case of an emergency during its ascent. A full-scale test version of the Orion crew module will launch atop a booster at over 1,000 mph to an altitude of six miles. The mission is a critical step in our progress as we prepare to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024. ⁣

Follow @ExploreNASA for everything related to human missions to deep space and check out the link in our bio for info on how to watch tomorrow's test live. ⁣

#NASA #AA2 #launch #Orion #NASASLS #Artemis #space

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