Eleven Great Space Moments Of 2013

December 26, 2013 6:43 PM

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It was nearly 50 years ago that Star Trek first dubbed space as “the final frontier.” Today, it’s still a frontier, but it’s a busy one. People from dozens of nations, as well as private industry, continued to explore the stars in the year 2013, both physically and virtually through the lenses of telescopes and the cameras of robots and probes. It’s an impossible task to distill everything that humans have done, seen, and learned about in space in the year 2013, but here are eleven notable stories from the final frontier that will still be remembered in the decades to come.

On September 12, 2013, NASA announced that the probe Voyager 1, which was launched on 1977, had become the first human-made object to enter interstellar space. By making a careful study of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun and how it impacted the space around Voyager, scientists determined that ...

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