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Web Extra: 2014's other big space stories

Although they just missed the top 10, brown dwarfs, black holes, the Sun, exoplanets, and asteroids had big years.
Centaur
Recent observations of the asteroid-like object 10199 Chariklo have revealed two narrow rings encircling the centaur, as depicted in this illustration.
ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger
The end of 2013 through fall of 2014 had a lot of important discoveries. 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 five important finds announced from 2014. So, here they are in chronological order.
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