A portion of the far side of the Moon looms large just beyond the Orion spacecraft in this image tak...

This week in science

Orion's return powered flyby and more: Understand the world through 8 images

The Artemis I mission approaches its final step.

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NASA’s Orion made a final flyby of the Moon on the way home the week of December 1–7, as researchers uncovered an important fragment of ancient DNA.

Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told in 8 incredible images

Lavinia Gandolfi

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