2012: The year in space (36 images)

From Solar storms to the retiring of the Shuttles "Atlantis" and "Discovery", this constantly updated collection features the top space news photos of 2012.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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This February 29, 2012 NASA infrared image captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope shows a new view of the Orion Nebula, March 12, 2012. UPI/NASA
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