Apollo 12: 50 years later

This mission launched during a thunderstorm and landed in the Ocean of Storms, but it had smooth sailing the rest of the way.

Apollo 12 in 3D

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Four months after the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, Pete Conrad and Alan Bean became the second human crew to visit the lunar surface.

The Moon’s violent origin

Apollo astronauts returned nearly 842 pounds of Moon rocks to Earth. These precious samples have revealed a lot about the Moon’s past.

Observe the transit of Mercury

If you miss the November 11 lineup, you’ll have to wait another 13 years to try again.

Visions of the 2019 eclipse

The July 2 total solar eclipse inspired many breathtaking images. Here are our top picks.

We test Nikon’s new astrocamera

With 24 megapixels of resolution, Wi-Fi, and a vast ISO range, the D750 was built to shoot the night sky.


Sky this Month

Mercury transits the Sun

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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