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Bob Ebeling with his daughter Kathy (center) and his wife, Darlene. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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Challenger Engineer Who Warned Of Shuttle Disaster Dies

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A Martian gravity map shows the Tharsis volcanoes and surrounding flexure. The white areas in the center are higher-gravity regions produced by the massive Tharsis volcanoes, and the surrounding blue areas are lower-gravity regions that may be cracks in the crust (lithosphere). MIT/UMBC-CRESST/GSFC via NASA hide caption

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This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The R136 star cluster — the blue stars in the lower right — contains massive stars, including nine newly-identified stars more than 100 times as massive as our sun. NASA, ESA, P Crowther (University of Sheffield) hide caption

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Tina Buechner da Costa (left) hopes to become Germany's female astronaut. Claudia Kessler (right), CEO of HE Space, is organizing a campaign to send the first German woman into space. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Wanted: Female German Astronauts

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"Satellite imagery allows us to ... record information in different parts of the light spectrum ... that we simply cannot see with our human eyes." — Sarah Parcak Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

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With this shot of Mount Fuji, astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted, "your majesty casts a wide shadow!" Scott Kelly/NASA hide caption

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Astronaut's Photos From Space Change How We See Earth

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A still image shows the Earth, as seen by Japanese geostationary satellites, during a total solar eclipse. University of Wisconsin-Madison / CIMSS and Japan Meteorological Agency and NOAA hide caption

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NASA has set a new launch opportunity, beginning May 5, 2018, for the InSight mission to Mars. This artist's concept depicts the InSight lander on Mars after the lander's robotic arm has deployed a seismometer and a heat probe directly onto the ground. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Hubble Space Telescope Photographs Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

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Expedition 43 NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (left) and his identical twin, Mark Kelly, pose for a photograph in 2015 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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'Everybody Stretches' Without Gravity: Mark Kelly Talks About NASA's Twins Study

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U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly shows a victory sign after landing safely on Earth after nearly a year in space. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Astronauts Back Home After A Year In Space

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Kelly posted this photo of an aurora taken from the International Space Station to Twitter on Aug. 15, 2015. NASA hide caption

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Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year Off The Planet

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