December 18, 2014

Science Unveils Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014

The comet-chasing Rosetta mission was at the top of the journal’s annual list of groundbreaking scientific achievements.

The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary results — along with the studies it will allow in the near future — top this year's list of the most important scientific breakthroughs, according to the editors of Science.

This annual list of groundbreaking scientific achievements, published in the 19 December issue of the journal, also includes advances in medicine, robotics, synthetic biology, and paleontology.