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50 years ago today, #Apollo11  launched on a mission to send three humans to the #Moon.  🌒 Turn your volume on and listen to the sounds from this historic launch. 🎥 credit: @NASAGlenn #NASA  #Apollo50th  #space 

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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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Fifty years ago, humans walked on the #Moon  for the first time. Now, we’re getting ready to go back – this time, to stay. ⁣ ⁣ 🎥 credit: @NASA_Marshall â£ ⁣#NASA  #Apollo50th  #space  #exploring 

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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 

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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 â£ ⁣#AllofTheLights  #ShineBright  #DontDimYourLight  #Glowing  #NASA  #Space 

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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 

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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. ⁣ ⁣ 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 

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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 

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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 

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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! 🔥🔥🔥 ⁣ ⁣ 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 

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