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The NuSTAR telescope, seen in this artist's illustration, will soon be sending back data that researchers will use to study black holes. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Telescope Targets Black Holes' Binges And Burps

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Ask An Astrophysicist

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Sally Ride, Pioneer

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NASA Already Planning Meals For 2030 Mars Mission

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The Humility And Determination Of Sally Ride

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50 Years Ago, Telstar Debuted Live Video From Space

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The Eskimo Nebula, as shown through the Hubble Telescope. NASA/Flickr hide caption

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Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life

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The northern lights over Tromsoe, northern Norway, on Jan. 24, 2012. Rune Stoltz Bertinussen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fledgling NASA Nonprofit Starts To Lift Off

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Astronauts Prepare For Departure

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Twin Probes To Investigate Space Weather Mysteries

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More To The Universe Than Meets The Eye

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Voyager 1 Bids Farewell to the Solar System

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Will China Blast Past America In Space?

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