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On This Day in Space! Dec. 11, 1972: Apollo 17 Astronauts Land on the Moon
On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17 became the last mission to launch humans on the moon. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!
What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?
Voyager 2 has passed an incredible milestone in its journey to explore the solar system by entering interstellar space, but neither its travels nor its science are ending any time soon.
Three Surprising Facts About the Physics of Magnets
Magnets and the magnetic force are ubiquitous in our everyday lives, helping to guide us in unfamiliar territory and attach our kids' artwork to the fridge.
Satellite Snowman! Saturn Moons Align in Dazzling Photo
The icy Saturn satellites Dione and Rhea do their best impression of a snowman in a newly released photo captured by NASA's late Cassini spacecraft.
Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station today (Dec. 11) to cut into a Soyuz spacecraft and inspect the source of a pressurization leak that briefly plagued the orbiting outpost.
'Spirit of Apollo': Watch Apollo 8 50th-Anniversary Webcast Tonight
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA's epic Apollo 8 moon mission tonight (Dec. 11), and you can watch the event live.
Edmond Halley: An Extraordinary Scientist and the Second Astronomer Royal
Edmond Halley is best remembered for predicting the orbit of the comet that was later named after him. Besides astronomy, he also made significant discoveries in the fields of geophysics, mathematics, meteorology and physics.
Puerto Rico from Space: NASA Videos Show Aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Fourteen months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and power outages, NASA researchers are still studying the storm's long-term effects on the island's natural environment as well as its human population.
Named for a Cookie, New Planet-Hunting Telescope Snaps 1st Photo (And It's Sweet!)
The delectably named SPECULOOS project has achieved first light, according to a Dec. 5 statement by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
In Photos: SpaceX's Dragon CRS-16 Cargo Launch and Rocket 'Water Landing'
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, 2018. Then the booster failed to land and splashed down in the ocean.