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Comet Clark is near the Edge.


Sweeping through this stunning field of view, Comet 71P/Clark really is in the foreground of these cosmic clouds. The 2 panel telescopic mosaic is color enhanced and is about 5 degrees (10 full moons) across. It captures the faint comet's position on the night of May 23/24 over 5 light-minutes from Earth, very near the line-of-sight to bright star Antares and the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. In the frame Antares, also known as Alpha Scorpii, is at bottom center surrounded by a dusty cosmic cloud reflecting the cool giant star's yellowish light. Globular star cluster M4 shines just right of Antares, but M4 lies some 7,000 light-years away compared to Antares' 500 light-year distance. Slightly closer than Antares, Rho Ophiuchi's bluish starlight is reflected by the dust in molecular clouds toward the top. You can spot the small coma and short tail of the comet as a faint smudge near the center of the left edge of the frame. Just look for the comet's striking greenish color, produced as diatomic carbon molecules fluoresce in sunlight.

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The International Space Station passed overhead

From May 26, 2017 at 06:08PM, until May 26, 2017 at 06:18PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 583 seconds.

The International Space Station passed overhead

From May 26, 2017 at 04:32PM, until May 26, 2017 at 04:42PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 555 seconds.

First Year of BEAM Demo Offers Valuable Data on Expandable Habitats

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is showing that soft materials can perform as well as rigid materials for habitation volumes in space.
from On the Station - Latest News https://go.nasa.gov/2qnLXq6

Weekly Recap From the Expedition Lead Scientist

Expedition 51 is hard at work 200-plus miles above us! Catch this week's research highlights here.
from On the Station - Latest News https://go.nasa.gov/2qnx4nG

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six different sites around the nation.
from NASA Glenn Research Center Latest Features https://go.nasa.gov/2qWL6PM

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six different sites around the nation.
from NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features https://go.nasa.gov/2qWL6PM