From the astonishing solar eclipse that captivated millions across America to the end of the 20-year long Cassini spacecraft mission, 2017 was an astounding year for space discoveries.
Below are six of the most remarkable moments in space that have occurred in the last 12 months.
The Great American Total Solar Eclipse
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States for the first time in nearly 100 years. Millions of Americans were able to witness this cosmic hiccup where the moon blocked out the sun, revealing hidden layers of the sun’s atmosphere. The event was especially unique because it was the first eclipse to pass over the entire country in the 21st century — the last eclipse of this magnitude happened in 1918. For