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From left, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer are good in “Hidden Figures.” (Courtesy Hopper Stone/20th Century Fox)

It’s hard to resist the sunny appeal of ‘Hidden Figures’

“Hidden Figures,” a profile of three female African American mathematicians who played…

 

This July 10, 2016, image released by NASA was taken by the Juno spacecraft, five days after it arrived at Jupiter. The image shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot and three of its four largest moons. Juno is on a 20-month mission to study Jupiter's poles, atmosphere and interior. (Juno/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS via AP)

NASA’s Juno spacecraft beams first pictures from Jupiter

PASADENA — A NASA spacecraft has sent back the first pictures since…

 

This artist's rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

NASA’s Juno spacecraft prepares for cosmic date with Jupiter

LOS ANGELES — A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the…

 

This artist's rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous

LOS ANGELES — Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week…

This artist's rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
In this frame from NASA TV, a new experimental room at the International Space Station partially inflates Thursday. (NASA TV via AP)

NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA hit a snag while trying to inflate…

In this frame from NASA TV, a new experimental room at the International Space Station partially inflates Thursday. (NASA TV via AP)
The artist's impression provided by European Southern Observatory on May 2, 2016 shows an imagined view from the surface of one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. (ESO/M. Kornmesser via AP)

Three planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system…

The artist's impression provided by European Southern Observatory on May 2, 2016 shows an imagined view from the surface of one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory. (ESO/M. Kornmesser via AP)
In this photo provided by NASA, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, left, Mark Kelly, former NASA astronaut and Scott Kelly's identical twin, second from left, Dr. John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, third from left, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, fourth from right, and Ellen Ochoa, director, NASA's Johnson Space Center, watch as Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA speaks at Ellington Field on Thursday. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)

Yearlong spaceman plunges into pool: ‘Man, that feels good’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's yearlong spaceman Scott Kelly took a long-anticipated…

In this photo provided by NASA, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, left, Mark Kelly, former NASA astronaut and Scott Kelly's identical twin, second from left, Dr. John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, third from left, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, fourth from right, and Ellen Ochoa, director, NASA's Johnson Space Center, watch as Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA speaks at Ellington Field on Thursday. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. (Krill Kudryavtsev/Pool photo via AP)

Yearlong spacemen embrace fresh, frigid air back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Ah, there's nothing like a blast of fresh,…

International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. (Krill Kudryavtsev/Pool photo via AP)
Astronaut Scott Kelly looks out the cupola of the International Space Station. Kelly closes the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March. (NASA via AP)

Homecoming for 2 spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to…

Astronaut Scott Kelly looks out the cupola of the International Space Station. Kelly closes the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March. (NASA via AP)
This undated photo provided by NASA and taken by an instrument aboard the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on the surface of Mars that scientists believe were caused by flowing streams of salty water. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona via AP)

Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mars appears to be flowing with rivulets of…

This undated photo provided by NASA and taken by an instrument aboard the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks on the surface of Mars that scientists believe were caused by flowing streams of salty water. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona via AP)
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is briefed about a Marine exercise by Marine Major Quint Harris at Red Beach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the…

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is briefed about a Marine exercise by Marine Major Quint Harris at Red Beach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
This artist's rendering made available by NASA on Thursday, July 23, 2015 shows a comparison between the Earth, left, and the planet Kepler-452b.  (NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via AP)

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth…

This artist's rendering made available by NASA on Thursday, July 23, 2015 shows a comparison between the Earth, left, and the planet Kepler-452b.  (NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via AP)
In this June 28, 2015 photo, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  (John Raoux/AP)

SpaceX says 2-foot strut snapped, brought down rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside…

In this June 28, 2015 photo, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  (John Raoux/AP)
This July 14, 2015 photo provided by NASA shows an image taken from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft showing a new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)

‘Beautiful eye candy’: Frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Vast frozen plains exist next door to Pluto's…

This July 14, 2015 photo provided by NASA shows an image taken from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft showing a new close-up image from the heart-shaped feature on the surface of Pluto that reveals a vast, craterless plain. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)
This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows a region near Pluto's equator with a range of mountains captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)

‘Blowing my mind’: Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not…

This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows a region near Pluto's equator with a range of mountains captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)
This July 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows Pluto, seen from the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA via AP)

Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations,…

This July 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows Pluto, seen from the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA via AP)
This July 11, 2015, image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. On Tuesday, July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come closest to Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)

Little Pluto bigger than scientists thought as flyby looms

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Little Pluto is a little bigger than anyone…

This July 11, 2015, image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. On Tuesday, July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come closest to Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday. The rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart shortly after liftoff. (John Raoux/AP)

Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

WASHINGTON — A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now…

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday. The rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart shortly after liftoff. (John Raoux/AP)
NASA via APIn this photo posted on Twitter

Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting…

NASA via APIn this photo posted on Twitter
NASA-TV/APIn this image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon-6 resupply capsule Friday April 17

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday,…

NASA-TV/APIn this image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon-6 resupply capsule Friday April 17