The 10 biggest space discoveries and stories of 2020


 For many reasons, 2020 may be a watershed year for society and science. Astronomers and space agencies spent the year managing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. They also made breakthroughs in new technologies and bid farewell to several important projects. 

This year saw a new age of sample-retrieval missions, protests against a telescope, an incredible visit from a dazzling comet and the ”great conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter. 



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