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Scientists Work To Grow Food In Space

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Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up Like A Meteor In Dramatic End To Saturn Mission

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Cassini Spacecraft Set To Complete 13-Year Saturn Mission

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An artist's rendering of what a Class V planet might look like under this new planetary classification system. Michael Osadciw/Courtesy of University of Rochester 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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NASA Crew Keeps Eye On ISS At Houston's Johnson Space Center

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Brothers Chris and Gabe Fabiano watch the solar eclipse on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Amanda Bentley Brymer Watches The Eclipse In Tennessee

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Darkness Falls Across The Land As Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over U.S.

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Americans View Astronomical Show As Total Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across U.S.

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Total Solar Eclipse Travels From Oregon To South Carolina

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People Travel Across The Country To Get A Glimpse Of The Solar Eclipse

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