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Our Cassini spacecraft is studying objects that scientists have located in Saturn’s rings. See them up close: http://go.nasa.gov/2ldtN6V

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We're creating two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2ldqr3Q

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Today, a “ring of fire” will be visible in the sky above parts of the Southern Hemisphere, including Chile, Argentina and Angola. This is called an annular eclipse. Get details: http://nasa.tumblr.com/…/a-ring-of-fire-eclipse-in-the-sout…

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We're testing a scale model of a supersonic passenger plane, bringing the Quiet Supersonic Technology, or QueSST, another step closer to reality. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2mjO0gz

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On Sunday, the moon will pass in front of the sun, transforming rays of sunlight across parts of South America, southern Africa and Antarctica into fat crescents and thin rings of light. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/qXXYEXYLsCY

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Since its discovery, SN 1987A has fascinated astronomers with its spectacular light show. Located in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, it is the nearest supernova explosion observed in hundreds of years and the best opportunity yet for astronomers to study the phases before, during, and after the death of a star. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2lbAExU

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Ever had a dental x-ray taken? The sensor that enables these high-resolution digital images was created by NASA! The sensor had its start looking for something quite different than cavities…it was designed to take images of other worlds, and our own, from space. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2lbhfNs

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We're studying the benefits and risks of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of our new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2lb3nmf

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Inside the Acoustic Test Chamber, our James Webb Space Telescope will be exposed to the earsplitting noise (and resulting vibration) of launch to prepare for its journey to space in 2018. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2laYPwa

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Delicate Ballet: A solar prominence performed a delicate dance over the sun’s edge in this footage captured by our sun observing spacecraft on Monday. Prominences are unstable clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by magnetic forces. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2mhRksl

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We found seven Earth-sized planets around a tiny, relatively nearby dwarf star and three of them are in the habitable zone! That and more on 'This Week @NASA.' Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/2kV3Qhi

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It is rare for satellites to get a clear view of the whole Antarctic Peninsula, but every now and then, usually in January or February, there is enough of a break in the clouds to get a good glimpse. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kVexAi

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Jovian art! From an altitude of about 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) above Jupiter’s swirling cloudtops, our Juno spacecraft snapped this image, where streams of clouds spin off a rotating oval-shaped cloud system in the planet's southern hemisphere. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2lEti7O

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One down, 3 to go … We're launching sounding rockets from Alaska to an altitude of 225 miles to examine the structure of auroras. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kV5244

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Special Delivery for the International Space Station: This week, SpaceX's Dragon and a Russian cargo craft arrived safely, delivering supplies and experiments. That & more on this week's space station update. Questions? Use #spacetoground Watch: https://youtu.be/28r2SFZwkB0

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We successfully installed the European Space Agency’s Service Module Propulsion Qualification Module, equipped with 21 engines to support our Orion spacecraft. The structure is used to test the propulsion systems on Orion. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kUNDIS

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