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The Greatest Star Wars Villains Ever

Here we run through the most notorious villains of the "Star Wars" universe, which of course includes villains such as Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Kylo Ren. We look forward to learning more about them in "The Last Jedi," which opens in theaters Dec. 13.

Soyuz Crew Returns to Earth Safely After 139 Days on Space Station

International Space Station crewmates from Russia, Italy and the United States are back on Earth, having landed after five months on orbit. Sergey Ryazanskiy, Paolo Nespoli and Randy Bresnik touched down aboard Soyuz MS-05 on the steppe of Kazakhstan.

Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

If it's clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year's top meteor showers, the Geminids, will peak, with rates as high as one or two meteors per minute at around 10 p.m.

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