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How Will The Universe End?

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Astronomers searching for an undiscovered planet in the outer solar system hope to catch a glimpse of it Thursday through the Subaru Telescope located on top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea mountain. Courtesy of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan hide caption

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Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse

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Scientists Ponder Whether Our Universe Is The Only One That Exists

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What Is The Universe Made Of? Scientists Respond

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Is The Universe Infinite?

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According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley hide caption

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'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

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Encore: Astronaut John Glenn Recalls Historic Orbit Of Earth

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A visit to Jupiter's moon Europa in the 2020s is among the upcoming NASA missions that have real potential to search for "biosignatures," or substances that provide evidence of life. NASA/JPL hide caption

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If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

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