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Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes.

Cygnus Launch Seen From Orbit

New hardware that will support dozens of NASA investigations and other science experiments from around the world is among the more than 7,000 pounds of cargo on the way to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft

An Orbital Sunrise

Sunrise as viewed from the International Space Station Nov. 17, 2015.

"I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed anything that could be counted, I did." So said Katherine Johnson, recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Freedom.

NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

This stunning image of the northwest corner of Australia was snapped by a student on Earth after remotely controlling the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station.

In 2013 the White House told NASA and other government agencies that they needed to make the results of their research more readily available to the public. In so doing the White House said that agencies needed to make research publications that had been available only for a fee available for free within 12 months of their publication. The public plaid for this science, the public should have access to it.

Tropical Cyclone Chapala made landfall in Yemen early on November 3 (Eastern Standard Time) and made history as the first land-falling tropical storm in 30 years of record-keeping.

On October 14, 1968, the Apollo 7 crew became the first to broadcast live from space. Count the characters in their message. 44. A perfect Tweet.

Film Review: "The Martian"

The Martian is a really good movie. It would be a good movie even if it was not set in outer space. But it does happen in space and does so in superbly flawless fashion. The movie is fast-paced and really doesn't miss a beat. Little time is wasted on things that do not support the story. You are on Mars with Mark Watney and you really want to see him get home.

Three orbiting X-ray space telescopes have detected an increased rate of X-ray flares from the usually quiet giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy after new long-term monitoring.

NASA Administrator Bolden: NASA is deeply committed to Earth science and the value it provides people around the globe. We have been since our founding.

Dust Storm Sweeps Across Middle East

Satellites often observe dust swirling over remote and unpopulated deserts but most of these events go largely unnoticed.

Another Orbital Sunrise

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise over the western United States and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015.

An Orbital Sunrise

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly of Expedition 44 aboard the International Space Station on July 30, 2015 captured this sunrise while in his "year in space" .

Japan's Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) is seen during final approach towards the International Space Station.

With its biggest orbit maneuver since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) will prepare this week for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, next year.

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 expedition slated to begin July 20.

On June 1, 2015 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image as it passed over the Kuril Islands. The cloud bank has been disturbed by the passage of a ship.

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