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Discover nasa's Instagram Can you identify this river? This image, taken by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei shows the beauty of planet Earth from his unique vantage point on the International Space Station (@iss). He posted this to social media saying, “Can you identify this river? The views up here never get old, especially sun glinting off the water!”. Currently, there are six humans living and working on the orbiting laboratory where they conduct important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us send humans deeper into the solar system than ever before.

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Can you identify this river? This image, taken by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei shows the beauty of planet Earth from his unique vantage point on the International Space Station (@iss). He posted this to social media saying, “Can you identify this river? The views up here never get old, especially sun glinting off the water!”. Currently, there are six humans living and working on the orbiting laboratory where they conduct important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us send humans deeper into the solar system than ever before. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #earth #spacestation #sun #river #amazonriver #glint #astronaut #microgravity #laboratory #science #photography #picoftheday #earthphotography

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Discover nasa's Instagram One of eight massive rotating storms that appear as white ovals, christened the "String of Pearls," was recently captured on Oct. 24 in this stunning Juno spacecraft image of Jupiter. It shows the southern hemisphere of the gas giant planet. Since 1986, these colossal white ovals have varied in number from six to nine. 
Since arriving at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, Juno has been on a mission of exploration where it soars low over the planet's cloud tops -- as close as about 2,100 miles (3,400 km). During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. 
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran 
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One of eight massive rotating storms that appear as white ovals, christened the "String of Pearls," was recently captured on Oct. 24 in this stunning Juno spacecraft image of Jupiter. It shows the southern hemisphere of the gas giant planet. Since 1986, these colossal white ovals have varied in number from six to nine. Since arriving at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, Juno has been on a mission of exploration where it soars low over the planet's cloud tops -- as close as about 2,100 miles (3,400 km). During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran #nasa #space #jupiter #juno #spacecraft #storm #planet #cloudscape #stringofpearls #solarsystem #astronomy #science

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Discover nasa's Instagram What's up in the night skies this #November? On Nov. 13 and 14, early risers all around the world will have a chance to see #Venus and #Jupiter together before dawn. At their closest on Monday morning, they will be about half the diameter of the full moon from each other. 
This month, both Jupiter and Venus rise above the eastern horizon about an hour before the sun rises.  You should be able to see the two planets about 5 degrees above the horizon a half hour later (5 degrees can be measured by holding three fingers of your outstretched hand to the horizon). Venus will be to the lower right of Jupiter on Monday, when they will be less than one finger length apart, and farther below Jupiter on the Tuesday. 
Look with your binoculars, but take care not to aim on the horizon at the rising sun because you will damage your eyes. On Thursday, the moon will be visible above Jupiter in the dawn sky. A conjunction occurs when the apparent motion of one or both of two planets brings them into apparent proximity. In reality, since conjunctions are only from our perspective here on Earth, the objects are never really close to each other physically. You can make a conjunction by holding up your thumb near the moon in the sky:  They look close together, but are really far apart. 
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What's up in the night skies this #November? On Nov. 13 and 14, early risers all around the world will have a chance to see #venusand #jupitertogether before dawn. At their closest on Monday morning, they will be about half the diameter of the full moon from each other. This month, both Jupiter and Venus rise above the eastern horizon about an hour before the sun rises. You should be able to see the two planets about 5 degrees above the horizon a half hour later (5 degrees can be measured by holding three fingers of your outstretched hand to the horizon). Venus will be to the lower right of Jupiter on Monday, when they will be less than one finger length apart, and farther below Jupiter on the Tuesday. Look with your binoculars, but take care not to aim on the horizon at the rising sun because you will damage your eyes. On Thursday, the moon will be visible above Jupiter in the dawn sky. A conjunction occurs when the apparent motion of one or both of two planets brings them into apparent proximity. In reality, since conjunctions are only from our perspective here on Earth, the objects are never really close to each other physically. You can make a conjunction by holding up your thumb near the moon in the sky: They look close together, but are really far apart. Credit: NASA/JPL #astronomy #fun #free #night #sky #planets #stars #moon #nasa #jpl #whatsup #science #video #nightsky #stargazing #space #jupiter #venus

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Discover nasa's Instagram LIFT OFF! The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A at 7:19 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS), set to rendezvous in two days. 
This eighth cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK (@Orbital_ATK) to the International Space Station will deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbiting laboratory and its crew. 
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LIFT OFF! The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A at 7:19 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS), set to rendezvous in two days. This eighth cargo resupply mission by Orbital ATK (@Orbital_ATK) to the International Space Station will deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbiting laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #nasa #space #rocket #rocketlaunch #launch #wallops #orbitalatk #cygnus #antares #nasawallops #wff

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Discover nasa's Instagram 'Twas the night before launch... Tomorrow morning at 7:37 a.m. EST, Orbital ATK (@OrbitalATK) will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station (@ISS) from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 
This launch will deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Live NASA TV coverage and commentary will begin at 7 a.m. EST on our website at www.nasa.gov/live.

The launch window is open for about five minutes, while the journey from launch to orbit takes about nine minutes. Cygnus is then scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Nov. 13.

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'Twas the night before launch... Tomorrow morning at 7:37 a.m. EST, Orbital ATK (@OrbitalATK) will launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit to the International Space Station (@ISS) from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This launch will deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Live NASA TV coverage and commentary will begin at 7 a.m. EST on our website at www.nasa.gov/live. The launch window is open for about five minutes, while the journey from launch to orbit takes about nine minutes. Cygnus is then scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Nov. 13. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #nasa #rocket #launch #rocketlaunch #wallops #wff #iss #spacecraft #spacestation #cygnus #orbitalatk #science

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Discover nasa's Instagram Throwback Thursday: On November 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the Moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from "high apogee." Seen looking west are coastal Brazil, the Atlantic Ocean, West Africa and Antarctica. This photograph was made as the Apollo 4 spacecraft orbited Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles. 
The Saturn/Apollo 4 mission was the first all-up test of the three stage Saturn V rocket. It carried the Apollo Command and Service Module into Earth orbit. The mission was designed to test all aspects of the Saturn V launch vehicle and return pictures of Earth. The mission was deemed successful and ushered in a golden era of space travel. 
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Throwback Thursday: On November 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the Moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from "high apogee." Seen looking west are coastal Brazil, the Atlantic Ocean, West Africa and Antarctica. This photograph was made as the Apollo 4 spacecraft orbited Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles. The Saturn/Apollo 4 mission was the first all-up test of the three stage Saturn V rocket. It carried the Apollo Command and Service Module into Earth orbit. The mission was designed to test all aspects of the Saturn V launch vehicle and return pictures of Earth. The mission was deemed successful and ushered in a golden era of space travel. Photo Credit: NASA #nasa #space #apollo #apollo4 #saturnv #earth #picoftheday #solarsystem #astronomy #50years #tbt #throwbackthursday #planet #bluemarble #homeworld

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Discover nasa's Instagram Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has geyser-like jets of water vapor that spew into space. Heat from friction could be their power-source, says a recent study that provided new insights into the warm interior of Saturn's geologically active moon.

Pictured here are the dramatic plumes, both large and small, that spray water ice out from many locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Enceladus. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds. Individual jets of different sizes can be seen in this mosaic created from two high-resolution images that were captured by our Cassini spacecraft, when it flew past Enceladus and through the jets on Nov. 21, 2009. 
While the Cassini spacecraft is gone, an enormous collection of data about Saturn – the giant planet, its magnetosphere, rings and moons – will continue to yield new discoveries for decades to come.

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Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has geyser-like jets of water vapor that spew into space. Heat from friction could be their power-source, says a recent study that provided new insights into the warm interior of Saturn's geologically active moon. Pictured here are the dramatic plumes, both large and small, that spray water ice out from many locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Enceladus. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds. Individual jets of different sizes can be seen in this mosaic created from two high-resolution images that were captured by our Cassini spacecraft, when it flew past Enceladus and through the jets on Nov. 21, 2009. While the Cassini spacecraft is gone, an enormous collection of data about Saturn – the giant planet, its magnetosphere, rings and moons – will continue to yield new discoveries for decades to come. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute #nasa #space #saturn #cassini #spacecraft #enceladus #planets #solarsystem #astronomy #observe #science #picoftheday

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Discover nasa's Instagram Jupiter’s intense northern and southern auroras present a pulsating polar puzzle to scientists, according to a new study using data from our Chandra X-ray and ESA's XMM-Newton observatories. Using these observations, a team of researchers produced maps of Jupiter's X-ray emissions and identified an X-ray hot spot at each pole that had very different characteristics. Swipe to see both poles of Jupiter.

The X-ray emission at Jupiter's south pole consistently pulsed every 11 minutes, but the X-rays seen from the north pole were erratic, increasing and decreasing in brightness — seemingly independent of the emission from the south pole. Each hot spot can cover an area equal to about half the surface of the Earth.

This makes Jupiter particularly puzzling. X-ray auroras have never been detected from our Solar System's other gas giants, including Saturn. Jupiter is also unlike Earth, where the auroras on our planet's north and south poles generally mirror each other because the magnetic fields are similar.

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Jupiter’s intense northern and southern auroras present a pulsating polar puzzle to scientists, according to a new study using data from our Chandra X-ray and ESA's XMM-Newton observatories. Using these observations, a team of researchers produced maps of Jupiter's X-ray emissions and identified an X-ray hot spot at each pole that had very different characteristics. Swipe to see both poles of Jupiter. The X-ray emission at Jupiter's south pole consistently pulsed every 11 minutes, but the X-rays seen from the north pole were erratic, increasing and decreasing in brightness — seemingly independent of the emission from the south pole. Each hot spot can cover an area equal to about half the surface of the Earth. This makes Jupiter particularly puzzling. X-ray auroras have never been detected from our Solar System's other gas giants, including Saturn. Jupiter is also unlike Earth, where the auroras on our planet's north and south poles generally mirror each other because the magnetic fields are similar. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UCL/W.Dunn et al, Optical: South Pole: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran; North Pole: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS #nasa #space #jupiter #chandra #xmmnewton #xray #aurora #juno #spacecraft #storm #planet #polar #cloudscape #picoftheday #solarsystem #astronomy #science

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Discover nasa's Instagram A sphere of blue in the blackness of space. European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo) captured this image from his unique vantage point on the International Space Station (@iss). He posted this image to social media today saying, “#California coast (on the right) and its amazing national parks: #Yosemite and the #Sequoia National Forest!” Six people are currently living and working on the space station, which orbits our plants from 250 miles above. They conduct important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us send humans farther into the solar system than ever before. 
Short exposure times of daytime Earth pictures, like this one, typically do not capture stars as they are too dim compared to the brightness of the planet. 
Credit: @Astro_Paolo 
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A sphere of blue in the blackness of space. European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo) captured this image from his unique vantage point on the International Space Station (@iss). He posted this image to social media today saying, “ #californiacoast (on the right) and its amazing national parks: #yosemiteand the #sequoiaNational Forest!” Six people are currently living and working on the space station, which orbits our plants from 250 miles above. They conduct important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us send humans farther into the solar system than ever before. Short exposure times of daytime Earth pictures, like this one, typically do not capture stars as they are too dim compared to the brightness of the planet. Credit: @Astro_Paolo #nasa #space #astronaut #earth #california #coast #yosemite #sequoia #nationalpark #spacestation #photography #picoftheday #globe #ocean

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Discover nasa's Instagram The history of the Universe has seen the formation of some enormous cosmic structures, including galaxy groups, clusters, and superclusters — the largest known ones in the cosmos! This particular cluster is seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) and is rich since it contains at least 300 individual galaxies. Although we are still unsure how such gigantic things come to be, the current leading theory is that small clumps of matter collide and merge to grow ever larger. 
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The history of the Universe has seen the formation of some enormous cosmic structures, including galaxy groups, clusters, and superclusters — the largest known ones in the cosmos! This particular cluster is seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) and is rich since it contains at least 300 individual galaxies. Although we are still unsure how such gigantic things come to be, the current leading theory is that small clumps of matter collide and merge to grow ever larger. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #hubblespacetelescope #spacetelescope #telescope #universe #galaxy #solarsystem #astrophysics #picoftheday #galaxies #star #stars #astronomy #science

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Discover nasa's Instagram European astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) shared this image of "Southern #Italy and Sicily framed by one of our Cupola windows" aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). Currently, six people are living and working on the orbiting laboratory, conducting important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. 
Credit: @Astro_Paolo 
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European astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) shared this image of "Southern #italyand Sicily framed by one of our Cupola windows" aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). Currently, six people are living and working on the orbiting laboratory, conducting important science and research that will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. Credit: @Astro_Paolo #nasa #space #spacestation #astronauts #astronaut #earth #italy #picoftheday #spacepic #sicily #italia #scilia #earthfromspace

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Discover nasa's Instagram What's up in the night skies this #November? The Moon shines near star clusters and there is meteor activity all month long. This video shows where and when to look to see this in the night sky.

Three meteor showers take place this month, with the Leonids peaking on a moonless November 17th. The Northern and Southern sub-branches of the Taurid meteor shower offer sparse counts of meteors and the Orionids peak on November 28th. In contrast to the Taurids, the Orionids are swift. 
The moon also glides by three beautiful star clusters in the morning sky this month, and a pair of binoculars will allow you to see the individual stars in the clusters. 
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What's up in the night skies this #November? The Moon shines near star clusters and there is meteor activity all month long. This video shows where and when to look to see this in the night sky. Three meteor showers take place this month, with the Leonids peaking on a moonless November 17th. The Northern and Southern sub-branches of the Taurid meteor shower offer sparse counts of meteors and the Orionids peak on November 28th. In contrast to the Taurids, the Orionids are swift. The moon also glides by three beautiful star clusters in the morning sky this month, and a pair of binoculars will allow you to see the individual stars in the clusters. Credit: NASA #astronomy #fun #free #night #sky #planets #stars #moon #nasa #jpl #whatsup #science #video #nightsky #stargazing #meteor #meteorshower

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Discover nasa's Instagram Is it still considered a photobomb if an asteroid gets in the way of our Hubble Space Telescope’s (@nasahubble) view? Some of our solar system’s asteroids – about 160 million miles from Earth – passed in front of deep images of the universe. 
This Hubble photo of a random patch of sky is part of a survey called Frontier Fields. The colorful image contains thousands of galaxies, including massive yellowish elliptical and majestic blue spirals. 
Much smaller, fragmentary blue galaxies are sprinkled throughout the field. The reddest objects are mostly likely the farthest galaxies, whose light has been stretched into the red part of the spectrum by the expansion of space. 
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Is it still considered a photobomb if an asteroid gets in the way of our Hubble Space Telescope’s (@nasahubble) view? Some of our solar system’s asteroids – about 160 million miles from Earth – passed in front of deep images of the universe. This Hubble photo of a random patch of sky is part of a survey called Frontier Fields. The colorful image contains thousands of galaxies, including massive yellowish elliptical and majestic blue spirals. Much smaller, fragmentary blue galaxies are sprinkled throughout the field. The reddest objects are mostly likely the farthest galaxies, whose light has been stretched into the red part of the spectrum by the expansion of space. Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI #nasa #space #hubble #photobomb #asteroid #deepfield #galaxies #universe #solarsystem #spacetelescope #hubble #picoftheday

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Discover nasa's Instagram Hot…hotter…hottest! This sequence of images shows the Sun from its surface – 6,000°C – to its upper atmosphere – 10,000,000°C –all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27.  Yes, the Sun’s outer atmosphere is much, much hotter than the surface. Scientists are getting closer to solving the processes that generate this phenomenon. 
The first image shows the surface of the Sun in filtered white light; the other seven images were taken in different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light. Swipe to see them all!

Note that each wavelength reveals somewhat different features. They are shown in order of temperature from the first one at the surface, out to the upper atmosphere. 
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Hot…hotter…hottest! This sequence of images shows the Sun from its surface – 6,000°C – to its upper atmosphere – 10,000,000°C –all taken at about the same time on Oct. 27. Yes, the Sun’s outer atmosphere is much, much hotter than the surface. Scientists are getting closer to solving the processes that generate this phenomenon. The first image shows the surface of the Sun in filtered white light; the other seven images were taken in different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light. Swipe to see them all! Note that each wavelength reveals somewhat different features. They are shown in order of temperature from the first one at the surface, out to the upper atmosphere. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #sun #solar #hot #hotter #hottest #observatory #solarsystem #heliophysics #picoftheday #surface #upperatmosphere #atmosphere #degrees

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Discover nasa's Instagram Each glowing speck in this Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) image is a different galaxy…except for the bright flash in the middle, which is actually a star within our own galaxy that just happened to be in the way. 
The Universe contains structures on various scales — planets collect around stars, stars collect into galaxies, galaxies collect into groups, and galaxy groups collect into clusters. Galaxy clusters contain hundreds to thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity. Dark matter and dark energy play key roles in the formation and evolution of these clusters, so studying massive galaxy clusters can help scientists to unravel the mysteries of these elusive phenomena.

This image was taken in infrared as part of an observing program that looked at 41 massive galaxy clusters with the aim of finding the brightest distant galaxies for the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope to study. Such research will tell us more about our cosmic origins.

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Each glowing speck in this Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) image is a different galaxy…except for the bright flash in the middle, which is actually a star within our own galaxy that just happened to be in the way. The Universe contains structures on various scales — planets collect around stars, stars collect into galaxies, galaxies collect into groups, and galaxy groups collect into clusters. Galaxy clusters contain hundreds to thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity. Dark matter and dark energy play key roles in the formation and evolution of these clusters, so studying massive galaxy clusters can help scientists to unravel the mysteries of these elusive phenomena. This image was taken in infrared as part of an observing program that looked at 41 massive galaxy clusters with the aim of finding the brightest distant galaxies for the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope to study. Such research will tell us more about our cosmic origins. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #hubblespacetelescope #spacetelescope #telescope #universe #galaxy #solarsystem #astrophysics #picoftheday #galaxies #star #stars #astronomy #science

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Discover nasa's Instagram It’s International Observe the Moon Night! This worldwide, public celebration invites everyone on Earth to observe and learn about the Moon together. Weather permitting, you can observe the Moon most nights, unless it’s a new moon, when the lighted side of the Moon faces away from Earth. 
The Moon is by far the brightest object in the night sky and there’s plenty to see. So join your fellow Earthlings and look up tonight and #ObserveTheMoon! 
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It’s International Observe the Moon Night! This worldwide, public celebration invites everyone on Earth to observe and learn about the Moon together. Weather permitting, you can observe the Moon most nights, unless it’s a new moon, when the lighted side of the Moon faces away from Earth. The Moon is by far the brightest object in the night sky and there’s plenty to see. So join your fellow Earthlings and look up tonight and #ObserveTheMoon! Credit: NASA #nasa #space #moon #earth #stargazing #astronomy #learn #science #night #nightsky #october #celebrate #lunar

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Discover nasa's Instagram People venture up high mountain peaks to enjoy the warm colors of the fall leaves. Here’s a view from a bit higher. This Earth satellite image shows the autumn colors as they sweep across the eastern United States and Canada. 
According to The Foliage Network, fall colors were at or just past their peak in much of upstate New York and the upper peninsula of Michigan the day before this image was captured. As seen in the Adirondack Mountains and Catskill Mountains in New York, peak color comes to high-elevation areas before surrounding lower-elevation areas. 
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People venture up high mountain peaks to enjoy the warm colors of the fall leaves. Here’s a view from a bit higher. This Earth satellite image shows the autumn colors as they sweep across the eastern United States and Canada. According to The Foliage Network, fall colors were at or just past their peak in much of upstate New York and the upper peninsula of Michigan the day before this image was captured. As seen in the Adirondack Mountains and Catskill Mountains in New York, peak color comes to high-elevation areas before surrounding lower-elevation areas. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #earth #fall #colors #leaves #autumn #picoftheday #satellite #fallcolors #fallleaves #mountains #newyork #unitedstates #canada #michigan #adirondack #catskill

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Discover nasa's Instagram What do you think causes these squiggles on Mars? 
Hellas Planitia is the largest visible impact basin in the Solar System and hosts the lowest elevations on Mars' surface. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) covers a small central portion of the basin and shows a dune field with lots of dust devil trails. 
In the middle, we see what appears to be long and straight "scratch marks" running down the dune slopes. If we look closer, we can see these scratch marks actually squiggle back and forth on their way down the dune. These scratch marks are linear gullies. 
Just like on Earth, high-latitude regions on Mars are covered with frost in the winter. However, the winter frost on Mars is made of carbon dioxide ice (dry ice) instead of water ice. We believe linear gullies are the result of this dry ice breaking apart into blocks, which then slide or roll down warmer sandy slopes, refining and carving as they go. The specific process that causes the formation and evolution of the squiggle pattern in linear gullies is a question scientists are still trying to answer. 
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What do you think causes these squiggles on Mars? Hellas Planitia is the largest visible impact basin in the Solar System and hosts the lowest elevations on Mars' surface. This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) covers a small central portion of the basin and shows a dune field with lots of dust devil trails. In the middle, we see what appears to be long and straight "scratch marks" running down the dune slopes. If we look closer, we can see these scratch marks actually squiggle back and forth on their way down the dune. These scratch marks are linear gullies. Just like on Earth, high-latitude regions on Mars are covered with frost in the winter. However, the winter frost on Mars is made of carbon dioxide ice (dry ice) instead of water ice. We believe linear gullies are the result of this dry ice breaking apart into blocks, which then slide or roll down warmer sandy slopes, refining and carving as they go. The specific process that causes the formation and evolution of the squiggle pattern in linear gullies is a question scientists are still trying to answer. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona #nasa #space #mars #mro #marsorbiter #orbiter #redplanet #planet #solarsystem #squiggles #lineargullies #exploration #science #imageoftheday

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Discover nasa's Instagram A small eruption on the Sun spewed a bright, disjointed stream of plasma into space, seen here by our Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 18. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the Sun. 
This video — which covers about two hours — was taken in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which are typically invisible to our eyes but are colorized here in bronze. 
Swipe to see the eruption as witnessed in visible light by ESA and NASA’s Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). You can see a bright loop of material heading away from the Sun near this same area. SOHO’s Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument is able to take images of the solar corona by blocking the light coming directly from the Sun with an occulter disk, creating an artificial eclipse within the instrument itself. That’s why, in the second video, you see the Sun blocked out. The position of the solar disk is indicated in the video by the white circle. 
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A small eruption on the Sun spewed a bright, disjointed stream of plasma into space, seen here by our Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 18. The source of the blast was just out of sight beyond the edge of the Sun. This video — which covers about two hours — was taken in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, which are typically invisible to our eyes but are colorized here in bronze. Swipe to see the eruption as witnessed in visible light by ESA and NASA’s Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). You can see a bright loop of material heading away from the Sun near this same area. SOHO’s Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument is able to take images of the solar corona by blocking the light coming directly from the Sun with an occulter disk, creating an artificial eclipse within the instrument itself. That’s why, in the second video, you see the Sun blocked out. The position of the solar disk is indicated in the video by the white circle. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #sun #solar #erupt #eruption #bright #stream #plasma #solarsystem #ultraviolet

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Discover nasa's Instagram Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice -- its iconic rings -- wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from our Cassini spacecraft. Also visible is the gap between Saturn’s cloud tops and its innermost D ring through which Cassini would pass 22 times before ending its mission in spectacular fashion in Sept. 15, 2017. 
While the Cassini spacecraft is gone, an enormous collection of data about Saturn – the giant planet, its magnetosphere, rings and moons – will continue to yield new discoveries for decades to come.

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Saturn's graceful lanes of orbiting ice -- its iconic rings -- wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from our Cassini spacecraft. Also visible is the gap between Saturn’s cloud tops and its innermost D ring through which Cassini would pass 22 times before ending its mission in spectacular fashion in Sept. 15, 2017. While the Cassini spacecraft is gone, an enormous collection of data about Saturn – the giant planet, its magnetosphere, rings and moons – will continue to yield new discoveries for decades to come. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #nasa #space #saturn #grandfinale #cassini #spacecraft #mission #rings #sun #earth #planets #solarsystem #astronomy #observe #science #picoftheday

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