Science Science dubs Rosetta breakthrough of year: Space sweeps 2014 science stories

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and its journal Science labeled the successful touchdown of the Rosetta’s Philae Lander on a comet the scientific breakthrough of the year. Many of the year's top science stories hailed from the great beyond.

By , Staff writer

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Between landing a spacecraft on a comet 300 million miles away and the rebirth of the American shuttle program with a heavy assist from private industry, 2014 is shaping up to be a historic year for space exploration.