2013: The Year in Space (52 images)

Top photos of 2013 for the year in space news and exploration.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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China's lunar landing is run on the front page of leading Chinese newspapers being sold at a news stand in Beijing on December 15, 2013. China joined elite company yesterday with the controlled landing of its "Jade Rabbit" rover on the moon. China follows the U.S. and Soviet Union as the third country with a controlled - or "soft" - landing on the moon's surface. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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