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This Week @NASA: President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation reaffirms Congress’ commitment to the agency and directs it to pursue a balanced portfolio for space exploration and planetary science missions. Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot attended the signing, along with two astronauts and members of Congress. Also, the station crew conducted a spacewalk, SpaceX’s Dragon returned safely to Earth and more! Watch: https://youtu.be/cM16zp1tNvI

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Making its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops, our Juno spacecraft will sail above the cloud tops, traveling at a speed of about 129,000 miles per hour (57.8 kilometers per second) relative to the gas-giant planet. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2nlodUu
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Some 60 million light-years away, two galaxies are tearing themselves apart. They are so close that they are being distorted by the gravitational forces between them, and are twisting themselves into the unusual and unique shapes seen here. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2nlg6ap
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Sand dunes are scattered across Mars and one of the larger populations exists in the Southern hemisphere. Here, the steep, sunlit side of the dune, called a slip face, indicates the down-wind side of the dune and direction of its migration. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2nl5LeB
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After 6 hours and 34 minutes, today’s spacewalk officially ended at 1:58 p.m. EST. All scheduled tasks, plus one ‘get-ahead’ task was completed. A second spacewalk is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, and a third is now targeted for Thursday, April 6. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2nfxXxP

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Up early? So are astronauts on the International Space Station! Tune in live at 6:30 a.m. EST to watch as they prepare for today’s #spacewalk: http://www.nasa.gov/live
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Wake up early with astronauts on the International Space Station as they venture outside for a #spacewalk. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. EST, with spacewalk activities starting at 8 a.m. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2nieWw8
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Where did life come from? Are we alone? Discover the science of astrobiology at a #NASASocial event in Arizona in April. Apply here: http://go.nasa.gov/2nigZAA
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Our satellites have observed extreme flooding and frequent landslides this month that have forced many from their homes near Peru's coast, likely caused by extremely warm water off the western coast. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2nicrdm

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This supermassive black hole was kicked out of the center of a distant galaxy! By what? One explanation for this propulsive energy is that the monster object was given a kick by gravitational waves unleashed by the merger of two large black holes. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2ncpqM5
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