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Astrophysics picture of the day for June 20, 2019
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Big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 dominates this cosmic vista. The nearly two degree wide telescopic field of view looks toward the...
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NASA at Nat Geo Explorers Festival

Every year, the National Geographic Explorers Festival brings together scientists, educators and storytellers from around the world to discuss their work – and share the ideas and challenges they’...

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Science By The Numbers

Technology Innovation
$400M
Invested Annually
Balloons
13
Science Payloads
12
Student Experiments
Research
10,000
U.S. Scientists Funded
$600M
Awarded Annually
Earth-Based Investigations
25
Major Airborne Missions
8
Global Networks
Sounding Rockets
16
Science Missions
3
Tech/Student Missions
SMALLSATS/CUBESATS
31
Science Missions
24
Technology Demos
Spacecraft
105
Missions
85
Spacecraft

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