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The past year’s other huge space stories

The end of 2011 through fall of 2012 had a lot of important discoveries. Here are the ones that didn’t quite make the top ten.
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Unfortunately, we can fit only the past year’s top 10 astronomy stories in the pages of Astronomy magazine. Deciding which of the big discoveries announced in the past 12 months to include is always a difficult task. We also wanted to showcase the next 10 important finds announced from the end of 2011 through the end of 2012. So, here they are in chronological order.

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