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Meteor showers

Stunning nighttime displays of meteors caught the attention of stargazers this year. The Orionid shower in October and the Leonid in November saw meteors zip across the sky. (Tommy Eliassen/SPACE.com)

2012 Year in Review: Astronomical Wonders

January 1, 1970

Once-in-a-lifetime astronomical events and monumental scientific

achievements drove people to look to the skies and online on Yahoo!

throughout 2012.

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