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Hubble Views Galaxy’s Dazzling Display
on December 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm
NGC 3175 is located around 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump). The galaxy can be seen slicing across the frame in this Hubble image, with its mix of bright patches of glowing gas, dark lanes of dust, bright core, and whirling, pinwheeling arms coming together to paint a beautiful celestial scene.
A Treat for the International Space Station’s First Crew
on December 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm
In this image from December 2000, the Expedition One crew–the first to permanently inhabit the International Space Station–are about to eat a treat of fresh oranges.
Brilliance at Night: The Americas in Darkness
on December 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm
This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
Earth’s Changing Ice
on December 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm
Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier.
Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station
on December 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm
To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment.