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Scientist Corey Gray and his mother, Sharon Yellowfly, are pictured at one of the two massive detectors that make up the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. One facility, where Gray works, is in Washington state, and the other is in Louisiana. Courtesy of Russell Barber hide caption

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How A Cosmic Collision Sparked A Native American Translator's Labor Of Love

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Experts believe the target of Wednesday's anti-satellite test was India's Microsat-R, which is shown here launching in January. Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India Claims Successful Test Of Anti-Satellite Weapon

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How The First All-Female Spacewalk Could Be Foiled By A Spacesuit

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Maybe Next Time: NASA Cancels Spacewalk By All-Female Team

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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is made up of two detectors, this one in Livingston, La., and one near Hanford, Wash. The detectors use giant arms in the shape of an "L" to measure tiny ripples in the fabric of the universe. Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab hide caption

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Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

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The Crew Dragon landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning, with a splashdown at 8:45 a.m. ET, as scheduled. The uncrewed craft had been on a test flight in which it docked with the International Space Station. NASA TV Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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SpaceX Capsule Successfully Arrives At International Space Station

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In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon is pictured just beside the International Space Station. SpaceX's new crew capsule arrived at the station on Sunday in a remarkable moment for commercial space exploration. NASA via AP hide caption

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In this illustration, SpaceX's Crew Dragon approaches the International Space Station for docking. The capsule has room to carry seven astronauts. SpaceX/NASA hide caption

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SpaceX Readies For Key Test Of Capsule Built To Carry Astronauts Into Space

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Author Bob Berman On 'Hazards To Life In Our Universe'

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