Great Astronomical Discoveries of 2012?
October 9, 2012 7:16 AM Subscribe
[Astronomy-filter] Giving a speech about Astronomical Discoveries of 2012 to an informal group of friends. Looking for suggestions on 3 main points to cover. Your input greatly appreciated!
posted by Draccy to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been invited to speak for 5-10 minutes to a group of friends about the Astronomical Discoveries of 2012 thus far. So I ask you, what do you consider to be the greatest discoveries of this year? Exoplanets? Black holes? Higgs Boson (does this count as Astronomy?)
Here's what I'm leaning towards: Voyager's on the cusp of leaving the solar system, Pluto's fifth moon is discovered and questions are raised that it might be a binary planet with Charon, and Curiosity Rover lands on Mars and discovers a possible dried stream bed.
I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious, but I'm asking for the community to share what they consider to be the biggest Astronomy discoveries of 2012. Thanks!