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A New Curiosity Self-Portrait
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Read more…
First of Three Spacewalks
NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore works outside the ISS on the first of three spacewalks preparing the station for future arrivals by U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. Fellow spacewalker Terry Virts is seen reflected in the visor. Click here for information on upcoming spacewalks.
Hubble Revisits the Famous 'Pillars of Creation' to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
Astronomers combined several Hubble exposures to assemble a wider view of the pillars (a small region of the Eagle Nebula), which stretch about 5 light-years high in the new image. The image was taken with Hubble's versatile and sharp-eyed Wide Field Camera 3. 
Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this photograph from the ISS on Jan. 30th. Read more about the ISS…