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Apollo 17: NASA's Last Apollo Moon Landing Mission in Pictures
On Dec. 7, 1972, NASA launched its last Apollo mission to the moon: Apollo 17. See photos from that historic mission, which landed astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt on the moon while Ron Evans orbited above. www.space.com/39006-apollo-...
Watch a Brilliant Fireball Light Up the Sky in This NJ Police Dash-Cam Video
When Sgt. Michael Virga went out on patrol last weekend in Hamilton, New Jersey, he wasn't expecting to see something truly out-of-this-world. But thanks to a spectacular fireball, that's exactly what the officer saw. www.space.com/39025-brillia...
Eris: The Dwarf Planet That is Pluto's Twin
Eris, a distant world whose discovery led to Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet, was once proposed as the solar system's 10th planet.
200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records
A journal of a Maine reverend reveals detailed sunspot observations during the 1816 "year without a summer." www.space.com/39021-200-yea...
A 'Martian' First: Earthworms Are Born in Simulated Red Planet Soil
In what could be an important milestone for future farmers on Mars, two healthy baby worms were recently born in simulated Martian soil. www.space.com/38960-worms-b...
In Photos: The Southern California Wildfires of 2017 Seen from Space
The devastating December 2017 wildfires in Southern California were visible all the way from space, as astronauts and satellites looked from their orbit. See photos of the wildfires as seen from space here. www.space.com/39020-souther...
Elon Musk Will Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars on SpaceX's 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket
Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own car on SpaceX's monster rocket test flight, and it'll play David Bowie's "Space Oddity" full blast on the way to Mars (if it doesn't explode). www.space.com/38968-elon-mu...
Earth from Space: Amazing Time-Lapse Videos by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli
European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been capturing imagery of Earth in his final days aboard the International Space Station. Watch the footage turned into many amazing time-lapse videos. www.space.com/39004-earth-f...
Study Validates NanoRacks Concept for Commercial Space Station Module
A five-month study supported by NASA has concluded that it is technically feasible to convert a launch vehicle upper stage into a habitat module that could be used on the International Space Station or future commercial space station. www.space.com/39024-study-v...
Buzz Aldrin Launches 'Mission to Mars' Fashion Line with Sprayground
Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, has launched a "Mission to Mars" fashion line with Sprayground to help you dress for the Red Planet. www.space.com/38988-buzz-al...