1. January 27: The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) device on board the Hubble Space Telescope has an electrical failure and shuts down. Mission members do not expect that the camera can be brought back to full working order.
  2. February 25: The Rosetta spacecraft successfully swings by the planet Mars on its way to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  3. March 21: The SpaceX Falcon 1 is launched for the first time. The mission achieves a partial success, after the second stage rocket engine cuts off earlier than planned.
  4. April 18: The BlackBerry network, supporting the transfers of E-mail messages, is interrupted for a period of multiple hours, starting around midnight
  5. June 22: Space Shuttle Atlantis lands safely at Edwards Air Force Base, California, after inclement weather prevents a landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ending STS-117.
  6. July 5: Due to a strong dust storm, the planned activities of the Opportunity rover on Mars, including entering the crater Victoria, are delayed.
  7. June 29: Apple releases the iPhone.
  8. July 21: NASA mission scientists raise concerns that ongoing prolonged Martian dust storms could disable the Mars Exploration Rovers.
  9. August 6:NASA reports that three galaxies the size of the Milky Way are colliding with another galaxy three times the size of the Milky Way in cluster CL0958+4702. The eventual galaxy could be up to ten times the size of the Milky Way.
  10. September 5: Apple released a new selection of iPods, creating an “iPod touch,” updating the “nano,” and re-branding the “classic” iPods.
  11. October 26: Apple Inc. launches the sixth major release of their Mac OS X operating system, entitled Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  12. November: 12 Intel announces that it is using a hafnium compound instead of silicon dioxide to insulate transistors in its newly introduced Penrynmicroprocessor, eliminating power leakage through the gate (but not through the channel).
  13. December 17: Microsoft announces that Internet Explorer version 8 passes tests for standards compliance.

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