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Space can be a wondrous place, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Take a look at our favorite space pictures here, and if you’re wondering what happened to today in space history don’t miss our On This Day in Space video show here!

A yearn for Earth

(Image credit: NASA/Jasmin Moghbeli)

Sometimes I can’t believe this is our planet, OUR home. How lucky we are to live somewhere so spectacular and alive. I will definitely miss these views, but I look forward to exploring more of our planet and the beautiful views from the ground.

Jasmin Moghbeli

Friday, February 16, 2024:  From aboard the International Space Station, circling the planet in low Earth orbit, NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli snapped this view of the newly-arrived Cygnus cargo vehicle and Canadarm2 with a dark Earth behind, swirling with wondrously green aurora borealis. Moghbeli posted the photo on X, formerly Twitter, voicing enthusiasm for the chance to get to live an work in space, while also recognizing the beauty of our planet and her excitement to explore the Earth once she returns firmly back on the ground. In her own words…

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Stage separation to the moon!

(Image credit: Trevor Mahlman)

Thursday, February 15, 2024:  The fiery tear in the rich, dark blue of the night sky in this photograph captured by Trevor Mahlman is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, captured during the moments of stage separation as the vehicle’s main booster burns back toward Earth and the second stage streaks onward to space.

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