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Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Dec. 16, 2012

Men Were Last on Moon 40 Years Ago Today

NASA

Today marks 40 years exactly since men last left the moon. [Full Story]

NEXT: NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk

Despite its focus on Mars, NASA is considering sending a major mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. [Full Story]

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