“We become aware of the void as we fill it.”- Antonio Porchia
A Hubble View of Starburst Galaxy Messier 94
This image shows the galaxy Messier 94, which lies in the small northern constellation of the Hunting Dogs, about 16 million light-years away.
October 23, 2015
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New Perspective on a Galaxy Cluster
The galaxy cluster MS 0735.6+7421 is home to one of the most powerful eruptions ever observed. X-rays detected by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory (blue) show the hot gas that comprises much of the mass of this enormous object. This image is part of a collection of new images released from the Chandra archive to celebrate American Archive Month.
October 21, 2015
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NASA Completes Successful Heat Shield Testing for Future Mars Exploration Vehicles
As NASA missions to Mars progress with science and complex human exploration missions, spacecraft will require larger heat shields to protect against the extreme heat of entering a planet’s atmosphere and decelerating at a safe altitude in the thin Martian atmosphere.
October 06, 2015
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