NASA’s Cassini spacecraft swoops thru Saturn’s rings

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Like a flower in full bloom | NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

By Laura Betz NASA Goddard Space Flight Center James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom GREENBELT, MD |  It’s springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it… Read More

Astronaut’s pics of the dancing lights of aurora above Pacific Northwest

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) photographed brightly glowing auroras from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station on March 27, 2017. Pesquet wrote, “The view at night recently has been simply magnificent: few clouds, intense auroras. I can’t look away from the windows.” The dancing lights of… Read More

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dives thru Saturn’s moon

Illustration of Cassini Spacecraft Diving Through Plume of ‘Ocean World’ Enceladus This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft diving through the plume of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, in 2015. Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in… Read More