Most 2010 lists of major news will include the Gulf oil spill, the Haiti earthquake, the Republican midterm election sweep, and WikiLeaks. But we saw many events that also inspired or amazed or brought a smile. Here's our top 6 list.
Scientists say that Mars went through three ages, and the first age may have been habitable for life as we know it. Each stage on Mars can be found at nine different locations around the planet Earth today.
Connecticut Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Alvarez is greeted by his son Gabriel as 200 members of the guard's 1st company, 102nd Infantry and F company, 186th Brigade Support Battalion returned to the guard's Army Aviation Support Facility at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks after a year in Afghanistan.
For the first time in weeks, the Chile miners formerly trapped underground are not in the news. And that's good news for the men who want their lives to return to normal.
Sitting around a campfire in the Atacama Desert, family of the rescued Chile miners laugh about the media's excesses over the past 70 days.
Mining and engineering experts were welcomed from around the world to assist in the Chile mine rescue.
The last of the 33 miners trapped underground for months has been brought to the surface in a joyous ending to the Chile mine rescue efforts.
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 13 in northern Chile (11:12 pm in New York City), Florencio Ávalos became the first of 33 miners to emerge from the Atacama Desert. An Aug. 5 cave-in blocked their exit from the gold and copper mine, and the trapped men were initially suspected dead when they were unable to contact the world for 17 days. Entombed a half-mile underground for a total of 69 days, the rescue mission united Chile, inspired the world, and succeeded in part because of the following five reasons.
Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
In Camp Hope, the makeshift village started by family members of 33 trapped Chile miners, 10 weeks of anguish culminated in tears of joy as miners began to be hauled out overnight.