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    NASA's IceBridge Surveys Glaciers in Northeast Greenland

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    NASA's Operation IceBridge is flying its summer Arctic land ice campaign in Greenland, continuing its measurements of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its outlet glaciers. This photograph from the mission was taken on Aug. 29, 2017, from 28,000 feet, looking north while surveying Nioghalvfjerdsbrae (79 N) Glacier in northeast Greenland. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    NASA Concludes Summer of Testing with Fifth Flight Controller Hot Fire

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    NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Hubble's Megamaser Galaxy

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    MCG+01-38-005 (below) is a special kind of megamaser; the galaxy’s active galactic nucleus pumps out huge amounts of energy, stimulating clouds of surrounding water. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Voyager 1 Launches Aboard Titan III/Centaur

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    The Voyager 1 aboard the Titan III/Centaur lifted off on September 5, 1977, joining its sister spacecraft, the Voyager 2, on a mission to the outer planets. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Prospecting from Orbit

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    The combination of morphological and topographic information from stereo images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Expedition 53 Qualification Exams

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    Expedition 53 crew members: Joe Acaba of NASA, left, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, center, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA answer questions from the press outside the Soyuz simulator ahead of their Soyuz qualification exams, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Staggering Structure

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    This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a wave structure in Saturn's rings known as the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Geocolor Image of Hurricane Irma

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    The NOAA-NASA satellite GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 a.m. EDT, Sept. 8, 2017. Created by NOAA's partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways for day or night. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    So Far from Home

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    With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Expedition 53 Crew Waves Farewell

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    Expedition 53 flight engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA, top, flight engineer Joe Acaba of NASA, and Soyuz Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, bottom, wave farewell before boarding their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft for launch, Tuesday, Sept. 12. Launch is scheduled at 5:17 p.m. EDT. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Expedition 53 Launches to the International Space Station

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    The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft launches with Expedition 53 crewmembers Joe Acaba of NASA, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, (Kazakh time) (Sept. 12, U.S. time). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Dreamy Swirls on Saturn

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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward the northern hemisphere of Saturn to spy subtle, multi-hued bands in the clouds there. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Orion Parachutes Measure Up in High Pressure Test

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    Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers tested the parachute system on Sept. 13, 2017, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma. NASA is qualifying Orion’s parachutes for missions with astronauts. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Cassini End of Mission

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    Cassini program manager at JPL, Earl Maize, left, and spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, Julie Webster embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Long Way From Home

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    This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon - the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft - was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Northern Lights Over Canada

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    The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground. This photograph was taken by a member of the Expedition 53 crew aboard the station on Sept. 15, 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Thermal Image of Hurricane Maria

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    The VIIRS instrument on NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a thermal image of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 at 2:12 a.m. EDT. The image showed very cold cloud top temperatures in the powerful thunderstorms in Maria’s eyewall. Maria’s eye was just east of the American Virgin Islands, and its northwestern quadrant stretched over Puerto Rico. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    X-plane Preliminary Design Model Tests Quiet Supersonic Technology

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    Test Engineer Samantha O’Flaherty finalizes the set-up of the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) Preliminary Design Model inside the 14- by- 22 Foot Subsonic Tunnel at NASA Langley Research Center. The QueSST Preliminary Design is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low-Boom Flight Demonstration experimental airplane, or X-plane. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     

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