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An artist's rendering of the newly named Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory hide caption

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NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun'

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NASA Spacecraft Finds Storms On Jupiter

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This image shows Jupiter's south pole, as seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles. The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles in diameter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles hide caption

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Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles

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Total Failure: When The Space Shuttle Didn't Come Home

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Saturn: Cassini's Final Chapter

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The North Korean Electromagnetic Pulse Threat, Or Lack Thereof

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An image taken on July 19, 2013, by the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, its rings and planet Earth, which is the tiny dot in the lower right. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space

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Photographers Name New Night Sky Lights

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