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This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the Painter’s Easel), and it was discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel.



In the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla lies the Cuatro Cienegas Basin.



NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about their experiences onboard the International Space Station at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.



A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.



NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.



NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday.



A waxing crescent Moon is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the north African country of Algeria.



This artist’s concept illustrates a catastrophic collision between two rocky exoplanets, turning both into dusty debris.



TOI 700 d is the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by TESS, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

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On Jan.1, 2020, ​​NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "Making progress! The massive @NASA_SLS core stage is moving to Building 110 at the Michoud Assembly Facility.



This smattering of celestial sequins is a spiral galaxy named NGC 4455, located in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). This might sound like an odd name for a constellation — and in fact it is somewhat unusual. It’s the only modern constellation named in honor of a real person from history: Queen Berenice II of Egypt.



Stars glitter in the night sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow.



NGC 4258, a galaxy about 23 million light years away, is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks.



This loose collections of stars, known as an open star cluster, is image 100 of the Caldwell catalog.



NASA astronaut Christina Koch makes observations from the International space Station's cupola.



The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.



The newly revealed infant stars appear as pink and red specks toward the center and appear to have formed in regularly spaced intervals along linear structures.



​This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (the Table Mountain) lying about 85 million light-years away. It is a spiral galaxy, as evidenced by its characteristic whirling, pinwheeling arms, and it has a bar of stars slicing through its center.



This week in 1999, space shuttle Discovery, mission STS-103, launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.



As the holiday season approaches, people in the northern hemisphere will gather indoors to stay warm. In keeping with the season, astronomers have studied two groups of galaxies that are rushing together and producing their own warmth.