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January 23, 2017

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan — the Last Man to Walk on the Moon

Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week. Gene Cernan, the last human […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
January 5, 2017

NASA’S NEW PSYCHE MISSION WILL TAKE US TO A METAL ASTEROID FOR THE FIRST TIME

IT MAY BE THE NAKED CORE OF AN ANCIENT PLANET Asteroids are some of the last unexplored territories in the solar system. To help fill in […]
January 4, 2017

Spacecraft ‘Sees’ the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar ice. Like Earth, Mars possesses north and […]
January 2, 2017

As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We’ll Celebrate

This year will remember NASA’s historic Apollo program, beginning with the terrible tragedy of Apollo 1. The year 2017 marks a major milestone in crewed spaceflight. […]