We learned a fair bit about space in 2013.
For instance, we learned that there is life inside the remains of meterorites. That there's a mysterious hexagon rotating on Saturn. The US Navy has a secret space shuttle in orbit, and there is water on at least five planets outside our Solar System.
Yes, it's been quite a year.
And while it's true that we're only barely 12 months closer to exploring other stars and planets (if that), we did see some sights along the way.
Courtesy of Nasa and HuffPost US, here are the space photos of the year.