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Black Holes And Gravitational Waves: The Top Science Stories Of The 2010s

The moon covers the sun as it creates a total eclipse, Monday, August. 21, 2017, in Cerulean, Ky. At the 3 o'clock position is a prominent solar flare. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
The moon covers the sun as it creates a total eclipse, Monday, August. 21, 2017, in Cerulean, Ky. At the 3 o'clock position is a prominent solar flare. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

The first clear image of a black hole and a revolutionary method for modifying genes were among the top advancements in science in this decade.

NPR science correspondent Joe Palca ( @joesbigidea) joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to review the top science stories of the 2010s.

1. In Milestone, Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves As Black Holes Collide

2.  Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun

3.  Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us?

4. Earth Sees First Image Of A Black Hole

5.  The End Of The Space Shuttle Era

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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