The giant barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 is 522,000 light-years across from the tip of one outstretched arm to the tip of the other, making it about 5 times the size of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
This photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station shows water of different colors within sub-basins of the Laguna (lake) Verde in the high Andes of northwest Argentina.
This map shows the gravity field of the moon. The viewing perspective (a Mercator projection) shows the far side of the moon in the center and the nearside (as viewed from Earth) at either side.
The Sun blows a robust prominence out into space on December 10, 2012
Activities for the family showcasing Goddard's science and engineering research and technological developments.
Model Rocket LaunchesLike to build model rockets, but don't have a launch pad? Now you do!
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