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Mike Pence under fire from Twitter users for touching space equipment; NASA says 'It's OK'

Mike Pence under fire from Twitter users for touching space equipment; NASA says 'It's OK'

The photo that was circulated widely on social media on Friday, kicked off several jokes and memes on Pence. 

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

Orionid meteor shower to dazzle US skies as it peaks later this week!

The shower appears to emerge from the constellation Orion – one of the brightest groups of stars in the sky, which is why the name.

`Cannibalism` between stars

`Cannibalism` between stars

During each episode, the star is consuming the equivalent of one Earth mass every ten days.  

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on re-entry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.