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Winter solstice 2019

For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere -- but that's about to reverse itself.

India's crashed lunar lander site spotted on moon

In September, India's historic attempt for a soft landing of their spacecraft and rover, the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander, ended prematurely when they lost communication with the craft. Now, images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal the crash site and final resting place of the mission.

Apollo astronaut investigates massive landslide on Mars

About 47 years ago, Harrison Schmitt became the only scientist to ever walk on the moon. Now, the geologist and professor is studying an extensive landslide on Mars, almost 250 miles wide, that formed about 400 million years ago.

NASA unveils new spacesuits for next trip to moon

A human hasn't landed on the moon since 1972, but NASA's Artemis program aims to land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Part of that process involves upgrading the classic spacesuits worn by Apollo-era astronauts in the 1960s and 70s.

Astronomers find 20 new moons around Saturn

The discovery of 20 previously unknown moons around Saturn has helped the ring planet surpass all others in our solar system, according to the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. It now has 82 known moons; Jupiter has 79.

Inside India's lunar mission

It was meant to be a day of pride for India on September 7, when the country was set to join an elite club of nations to have successfully landed a mission on the moon.

NASA details Artemis moon missions

Fifty years after humans first stepped onto the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, NASA has created a goal of landing the first woman and next man on the moon's South Pole by 2024. NASA has dubbed this path back to the moon Artemis, after Apollo's twin sister in Greek mythology.