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A virtual reality program developed by NASA could help scientists visualize the magnetic fields around the earth. NASA hide caption

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NASA Taps Young People To Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

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A technician examines the mirror on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Scientists at two national laboratories are currently building the components for an enormous digital camera that will capture images from the telescope. Joe McNally/Getty Images hide caption

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The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

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The unmanned Antares rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va., on Sunday, carrying with it a Cygnus capsule containing some 7,400 pounds of supplies for astronauts at the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls/NASA/NASA via Getty Images hide caption

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Astronaut Dick Gordon, a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, attends a 2009 event at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA/Jim Grossmann hide caption

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NASA Astronaut Dick Gordon Has Died At Age 88

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Hurricane Harvey delivered record rainfall to East Texas. Many scientists believe that climate change helped to make the storm wetter. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

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American astronaut Paul J. Weitz, right, with Joseph P. Kerwin, left and Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., center. The crew of the first manned Skylab mission is shown in May 1973. AP hide caption

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South Korea has the worst air pollution among the developed nations in the the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Armed With NASA Data, South Korea Confronts Its Choking Smog

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Earl Maize (left), Cassini program manager at JPL, and Julie Webster, spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn on Friday at precisely 7:55 a.m. ET. NASA/Joel Kowsky/(NASA/Joel Kowsky) hide caption

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NASA's Cassini probe has orbited Saturn for over a decade. This Friday, scientists will steer it into the gas giant's atmosphere. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Cassini Spacecraft Prepares For A Fiery Farewell In Saturn's Atmosphere

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Brady Helms, Wayne Kee and John Cosat keep an eye on Hurricane Irma from inside the emergency operations center at the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Al Feinberg/NASA hide caption

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