This simulated 3-D perspective view of Chasma Boreale, a canyon that reaches 570 kilometers (350 miles) into the north polar cap on Mars, was created from image data taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. NASA/JPL/Arizona State University, R. Luk hide caption

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The world's largest radio telescope is nestled among the jagged, green mountains of southwest China's Guizhou Province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In Southwest China, A 'Very Large Eyeball' Peers Into Deep Space

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Filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles' new album with the London band The Heliocentrics is titled The Last Transmission. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

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