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Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Dec. 9, 2012

Last Lunar Landing Launched 40 Years Ago

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Forty years ago today, the last manned mission to the moon launched, ending humanity’s first series of spaceflights to another celestial body. [Full Story]

NEXT: 5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse

Shutterstock/Victor Habbick

The idea of multiple universes, or a multiverse, is suggested by not just one, but numerous physics theories. Here are the top five ways additional universes could come about. [Full Story]

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