This year there have been many scientific discoveries with changing consequences in the world.
Our team launched their Parker Solar Probe to carry out an uncanny study of sunlight, while in October healthy mice were born with two genetic mothers.
More controversial, Chinese scientist He Jiankui caused shocks in November when he claimed he successfully altered twin girl genes so they could not infect HIV.
However, his research has yet to be confirmed by anyone else.
It is impossible to say exactly what will happen in 2019, but below are numerous predictions and probable events that could prove revolutionary.
Genetically modified superhors will be born
By late December 2017, scientists in Argentina successfully discovered the genome of cloned horses.
These bitches are born this year and are supposed to be faster, stronger and better jumper than their normally imagined fellow.
The team used a technique called Crispr to edit DNA and planned to embed healthy embryos into a replacement mother within two years.
We could see for the first time what a black hole looks like
It could be assumed that since you've heard a lot about black holes, you've already seen one.
But the reality is that scientists have never succeeded in imagining one, that is until the following year.
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has already made its first observations of the super-massive black hole in the center of our galaxy.
According to New Scientist, these observations could include the first picture.
SpaceX could launch with NASA's astronauts
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule was developed as a replacement for NASA's spaceships to transport up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station.
If the missed test flight is successful in January, a test flight with astronauts will take place later this year.
Testing next month will see the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the capsule before agreeing to the space station and returning to the ground.
Can we see the arrival of a universal flu?
Aimee Cunningham, a writer of scientific news, speculated whether the first ever universal flu vaccine could emerge in 2019.
Last month, it was announced that such a development had entered the stage of the third phase of the trial in the eve of the winter season.
This would mean that vaccines that protect against last year's stresses would not be outdated.
For years it could protect it from seasonal flu or pandemic outbreaks.
According to The Scientist, it takes 20 years to reach this stage, so it remains to be seen whether there will be solutions in the near future.
New Moon in Moon Research
2018 could end up with a Chinese probe that would drop to the dark side of the moon – this would be the first soft fall on the far side of the lunar body.
But the nation has ambitions to uphold the United States and Russia as the main space force by 2030, and the present mission is not its only venture into the moon next year.
Another craft, allegedly set for launch in 2019, will bring the first lunar rocks back to the Moon from 1976.
The two missions are the beginning of a renewed interest in trying to reach the moon's surface with the US in order to be astronauts down in the late 2020s.