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Blastoff! NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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Saturday Space Sight: A galaxy about 23 million light years away is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks! Check out this beautiful spiral galaxy.
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Saturday Space Sight: Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman captured this image which connects Earth to the International Space Station and to the stars.
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Inside the ISS Destiny Laboratory

Saturday Space Sight: Shhhh. This view in the International Space Station shows how it looks inside the space station while the crew is asleep.
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Hubble Eyes Golden Rings of Star Formation

Located in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent), NGC 3081 is located over 86 million light-years from us. It is known as a type II Seyfert galaxy, characterized by its dazzling nucleus.
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Saturday Space Sight: The world’s largest heat shield, measuring 16.5 feet in diameter, has been successfully attached to the Orion spacecraft.
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Saturday Space Sight: Astronomers assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured Hubble.
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WISE's large field of view and multi-wavelength infrared sight allowed it to form this complete view of the cluster, containing dozens of bright galaxies and hundreds of smaller ones. Old stars show up at the shorter infrared wavelengths, color coded blue

Saturday Space Sight: This image shows galaxies clumped together in the Fornax cluster, located 60 million light-years from Earth.
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