20 Great Infographics of 2012

20 Great Infographics of 2012

2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections, to olympics, to scientific breakthroughs, to major weather events. To help review some of the things that happened, here are 20 of the best static infographics from the year.

1. There were several space related events this year. NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on mars, and successfully began collecting data. As this graphic by billowyclouds shows, the scariest part was a terrifying 7 minute landing.

2. The FAST telescope in China also reached some major milestones in its construction. Memuco highlights the details in A Big Eye on the Sky.

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3. That’s a huge device to look at huge things. On... keep reading

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