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Joe's Big Idea

'Star Trackers' Help Juno Find Its Way

Space navigation is tricky. There's no up or down, no left or right, and no road signs. This device uses stars to help determine if a spacecraft is off course. It takes nifty pictures, too.

Lullaby and Goodnight Tom's Music Box
Rockabye Baby Smart Baby Lullabies

Deko Abdi Ismal, 19, teaches at a school in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. The education and work experience that residents gain are a boon in the job market in Somalia. Edwina Pickles/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Refugees Returning Home To Help Rebuild Somalia

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Bunch of Keys Mr. Scruff

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'Star Trackers' Help Juno Find Its Way

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Cascade Ryan Helsing, Matthew Saltz

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In 'Black Stars,' Xenia Rubinos Memorializes Many Lives In One

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Black Stars Xenia Rubinos
The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band Leonard Bernstein
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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on June 29, 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Biden Sees 'Significant Breakthroughs' On The Horizon For Cancer Initiative

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New Dawn Followed By Ghosts
Concept 1 Kodomo
The Competitors John Cameron

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A Chat With The Painter Whose Work Inspired Kanye West's 'Famous'

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Through the Wire Kanye West
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