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Meet the Scientists: Dr. John Carr is part of a team to discover rare evidence of a forming planet around a baby star! Right before our telescope-assisted infrared spectroscopic eyes!
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Flying Through an Aurora

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph on social media writing, “words can’t describe how it feels flying through an #aurora. I wouldn’t even know where to begin….”
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Orion’s First Crew Module Complete 600x350

NASA’s first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida!
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Birth of a Planet 600X350

A scientist from NRL is part of a team which discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth!
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Astronauts on the International Space Station are getting a super cool 3-D printer, the first ever to be flown in space!
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SSS Light and Dark in the Universe 600X350

Saturday Space Sight: Located in the constellation of Perseus, this star is in the early stages of its life and is still forming into a fully-grown star.
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Adam Thurn, NRL Aerospace Engineer, has invented a nichrome burn wire mechanism for these CubeSats, as they’re called, to deploy something once in orbit.
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SSS_Next Stop Pluto

Saturday Space Sight: NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons is en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto!
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