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Galaxies in the River 
Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Even our own galaxy practices galactic cannibalism, absorbing small galaxies that get too close and are captured by the Milky Way's gravity. In fact, the practice is common in the universe and illustrated by this striking pair of interacting galaxies from the banks of the southern constellation Eridanus, The River. Located over 50 million light years away, the large, distorted spiral NGC 1532 is seen locked in a gravitational struggle with dwarf galaxy NGC 1531 (right of center), a struggle the smaller galaxy will eventually lose. Seen edge-on, spiral NGC 1532 spans about 100,000 light-years. Nicely detailed in this sharp image, the NGC 1532/1531 pair is thought to be similar to the well-studied system of face-on spiral and small companion known as M51.

Image Credit & Copyright: CEDIC Team
CEDIC Team website: www.cedic.at
Processing: Markus Blauensteiner
Markus' website: http://deeplook.astronomie.at/

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Inside NASA's Kennedy Space Center! | Week of Feb. 5, 2016
Inside KSC this week, the Orion crew module pressure vessel for NASA’s Exploration Mission-1, or EM-1, arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 1 aboard the agency's Super Guppy for assembly and processing for the landmark mission that will help NASA make an eventual journey to Mars.

Read KSC's February 2016 Spaceport Magazine (Free 25-Page PDF)
www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/spaceport-magazine.html
Direct Download:
www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/feb2016.pdf

Written by: Frank Ochoa-Gonzales
Produced by Frank Michaux
Edited by Chris Chamberland

Credit: NASA/KSC
Duration: 48 seconds
Release Date: February 5, 2016

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realy nice
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Aurora Australis: View 2 from New Zealand
Taichi: "Some beautiful aurora beams seen last night while enjoying the night with the wild scenery at the cliff of The Chasm, Dunedin, New Zealand."

Credit: Taichi Nakamura
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Date: February 10, 2016
Technical details: Canon 6D and Sony a7s with 16-35 and 24mm

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Earth #Aurora #Australis #Stars #Astrophotography #Art #NewZealand #Dunedin #STEM 
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Breathtaking! 😮
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Vivid Sunset | International Space Station
Scott: "Day 319. Lights out on a vivid sunset. Goodnight from Space Station!"

Credit: NASA/JSC, U.S. Astronaut Scott Kelly
Release Date: February 9, 2016

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Awesome
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The Wilbur at Dusk 
McDowell Mountain Park in Arizona

Credit: Mike Lewinski
Date: February 4, 2016

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Unraveling Solar Prominence [Video] | NASA's SDO
An elongated solar prominence rose up above the Sun and slowly unraveled over 17 hours (Feb. 3, 2016). Prominences are clouds of gas suspended above the Sun by magnetic forces. You can see the plasma streaming along the magnetic field lines before it thins out and gradually breaks away from its tethers. These images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light.

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA
Date: February 2, 2016

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Welcome to NASA!
A visual highlight of the people involved in the innovative technologies developed and under development, as well as the scientific discoveries made as NASA explores and studies our changing Earth and our universe, and continues to make advancements in green, next-generation air travel.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/WG8y1_y-kPw

Credit: NASA
Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds
Date: February 9, 2016

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I think NASA is excellent,They do wonderful work exploring the planets and passing on info to us, I like what they Do.
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Administrator Bolden Discusses the 'State of NASA'
Feb. 9, 2016: On Tuesday, Feb. 9, as part of the rollout of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal for NASA, Administrator Charles Bolden delivered a “State of NASA” speech at the agency’s Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Va. During the speech, Bolden highlighted key work and advancements by the agency during the last few years and discussed some of the future goals the agency continues to work toward, including exploration of Mars and elsewhere in our solar system and beyond, aeronautics research, development of technology to enable humans to explore deep space, and research aboard the International Space Station for the benefit of life on Earth and for astronauts on long duration space missions.

Credit: NASA TV
Duration: 30 minutes

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The Moon & Planets: Views from Hong Kong
Kenneith: "The sky was completely clear and transparent. The morning planets and a very thin moon were rising at dawn. The photos were taken at Hong Kong Global Geopark which is the most popular stargazing place in this city."

Credit: Kenneith Ho-keung Hui
Date: February 7, 2016

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Aurora Australis: View 1 from New Zealand
Taichi: "Some beautiful aurora beams seen last night while enjoying the night with the wild scenery at the cliff of The Chasm, Dunedin, New Zealand."

Credit: Taichi Nakamura
Location: Dunedin New Zealand
Date: February 10, 2016
Technical details: Canon 6D and Sony a7s with 16-35 and 24mm

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Earth #Aurora #Australis #Stars #Astrophotography #Art #NewZealand #Dunedin #STEM
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Really gorgeous scenery! 👏
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Dallas, Texas | International Space Station
Kopra: "Had a direct flight over Dallas, Love Field and the University of Dallas yesterday."

Dallas Love Field is a city-owned public airport 6 miles (10 km) northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas. It was Dallas' main airport until 1974 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened. (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA/JSC, U.S. Astronaut Tim Kopra
Date: February 7, 2016

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Aurora Photographer at Canada's Churchill Northern Studies Centre
Alan: "The Northern Lights over the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on Feb 8/9, 2016 during a weak all-sky display. The arcs lay primarily in the south when the display was at its best this night. One of the Learning Vacations participants shoots the Lights from the second floor deck. Jupiter is the bright object at left."

Credit: Alan Dyer
Alan's Website: http://amazingsky.net
Location: Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Churchill, Manitoba
Date: February 8, 2016 

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