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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station successfully deployed the Naval Research Lab’s SpinSat into orbit!
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Saturday Space Sight: This image of an area on the surface of Mars shows frosted gullies on a south-facing slope within a crater.
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An instrument designed to study the Earth’s thermosphere from NRL is part of a NASA satellite mission expected to launch in 2017.
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Saturday Space Sight: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of this solar flare event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
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Saturday Space Sight: Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset.
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Saturday Space Sight: NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.
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Saturday Space Sight: Navy divers attach a towing bridle to the NASA Orion crew module while the USS Anchorage conducts the first exploration flight test for the program.
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Saturday Space Sight: The image includes light from 1,600 to 3,300 angstroms and has an angular resolution of 2.5 arcseconds at full size.
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