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Video: Watch NASA's coverage of space shuttle Atlantis lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Video: NBC News’ Jay Barbree narrates a rare time-lapse video of the shuttle Atlantis being prepared for its final mission.
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The Dawn spacecraft launched in 1997 and is just now reaching Vesta, a small protoplanet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Check out eight amazing photos of our solar system's tiniest planet, Mercury.
Video: Shuttle Endeavour touched down safely at the Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday morning, completing its final mission to space.
Video: Astrophysicist is using 3-D images generated by a supercomputer to understand what happens with a supernova explodes.
Scientists take a census of 20,000 galaxies and find that only four percent resemble the Milky Way.
Video: Commanded by astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the shuttle Endeavour embarks on its final journey into space before being retired.
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The sun is the center of all life and energy for Earth. Check out these incredible images of the sun taken by NASA.
Video: NBC space expert James Oberg discusses the next phase in U.S. space exploration after NASA retires the shuttle program in June.
Video: Watch an incredible time-lapse of the Milky Way shot from El Teide, Spain's highest mountain.
Scientists have replicated the physics of the Big Bang by observing the way light moves through a special 'metamaterial,' with surprising results.
Real-life 'X-Files' reveal policy of destroying documents related to UFO investigations because they would have taken up too much filing space.
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