An artist's conception of the KELT-9 system, which has a host star (left) that's almost twice as hot as our sun. The hot star blasts its nearby planet KELT-9b, leading to a dayside surface temperature of around 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) hide caption

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Scientists Discover A Scorched Planet With A Comet-Like Tail

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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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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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This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR hide caption

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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module, stands ready for launch on the pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. United Launch Alliance hide caption

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New NASA evidence suggests that there's a chemical reaction taking place under the moon's icy surface that could provide conditions for life. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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An artist's impression of a white dwarf in an extremely close orbit around what's believed to be a black hole. The star is so close that much of its material is being pulled away. X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Alberta/A.Bahramian et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss hide caption

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That's no ravioli! Pan, one of Saturn's moons, bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain stuffed pasta. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption

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An image of Western Hemisphere lightning storms, captured Feb. 14 over the course of one hour. Brighter colors indicate more lightning energy was recorded (the key is in kilowatt-hours of total optical emissions from lightning.) The most powerful storm system is located over the Gulf Coast of Texas. MATLAB/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hide caption

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The Women of NASA featured in the Lego set are (left to right): computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronaut Mae Jemison and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. Maia Weinstock hide caption

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A NASA poster imagines what it might be like to "planet hop" from the planet called TRAPPIST-1e, 40 light-years from Earth. NASA-JPL/Caltech hide caption

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Mae Jemison addresses congressional representatives and distinguished guests at Bayer's Making Science Make Sense 20th anniversary celebration in 2015. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Bayer Making Science Make Sense hide caption

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After Making History In Space, Mae Jemison Works To Prime Future Scientists

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This artist's rendering shows what one of the seven planets, TRAPPIST-1f, might look like. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

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