The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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This combination picture shows the annular solar eclipse as viewed from Tokyo earlier today. Kazuhiro Nogi /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amelia Templeton reporting for 'Morning Edition'

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A mosaic of images taken in January 2012 shows Opportunity's vista north (left) and northeast (right), in an outcrop known as "Greeley Haven," where the rover spent its fifth Martian winter. The image released by NASA is presented in "false color," to make differences in the landscape easier to see. NASA hide caption

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A composite of Lyrids over Huntsville, Ala., in 2009. This year, the meteor shower will hit its peak before dawn Sunday morning. Danielle Moser/MSFC/NASA hide caption

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Lights Off, Eyes Open: New Moon Darkens Skies For Meteor Shower

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This image of a huge and powerful solar flare was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Tuesday. NASA hide caption

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Astronauts may have a particular affinity for Tabasco sauce in space because their sense of smell and taste is distorted. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Why Astronauts Crave Tabasco Sauce

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"El Gordo" — the "big" or "fat" one in Spanish — as seen in a composite image produced by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Hughes hide caption

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'El Gordo,' Galaxy With Mass 2 Quadrillion Times The Sun's, Discovered

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