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Launching to Observe Our Sun

On June 21, 1975, NASA successfully launched the eighth Orbiting Solar Observatory aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This satellite was the final in a series of spacecraft specifically designed to look at the Sun in high-energy wavelength bands. via NASA https://ift.tt/2tseeyr
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Once in a Blue Dune

Sand dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters. In this region of Lyot Crater, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows a field of classic barchan dunes on Jan. 24, 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2M9bzkO
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Rover Under the Milky Way – Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies

The Moon begins to rise behind the ARADS rover during the 2017 season of field tests in Chile’s Atacama Desert. via NASA https://ift.tt/2tmlFat
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Another Day at the Office

“Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51,” said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday. via NASA https://ift.tt/2M0SZv7
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Bang and Whoosh!

This HiRISE image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures a new, dated (within about a decade) impact crater that triggered a slope streak. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JOOk2f
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A Deep Space Communications Hub in the Desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JCG1qW
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Shades of Martian Darkness

Science operations for NASA’s Opportunity rover have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a dust storm on Mars. This series of images shows simulated views of a darkening Martian sky blotting out the Sun from NASA’s Opportunity rover’s point of view,. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JVsVo9
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