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

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Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on the launch pad Saturday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX scrubbed the Saturday launch due to a technical issue. The company is tried again — and succeeded — on Sunday. Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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