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Re: 2018: On this day . . . [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929809
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On this day in 1789 – September 17th – William Herschel discovered Saturn's moon Mimas.


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Re: 2018: On this day . . . [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929811
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On this day in 1977 - September 18th - Voyager 1 took the first ever photo of both the Earth and the Moon together in space.

The Moon is very faint in the upper left of the photo.


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Re: 2018: On this day . . . [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929812
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On this day in 2006 - September 18th - Anousheh Ansari became the first woman space tourist.

Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize.


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Re: 2018: On this day . . . [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929814
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On this day in 1970 - September 20th - Luna 16 landed on the Moon.

The Soviet craft was the first robotic probe to land on the Moon and return a sample of lunar soil to Earth.


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On this day in 1886 - September 21st - H.G. Wells was born.

This English writer is considered to be one of the fathers of science fiction.


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Re: 2018: On this day . . . [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #929816
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On this day in 2003 - September 21st - NASA's Galileo mission ended its mission by plunging into Jupiter.

Galileo was the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter, the first to achieve an asteroid flyby (951 Gaspra), and it discovered the first asteroid moon - Dactyl, around asteroid 243 Ida.


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On this day in 1999 - September 22nd - NASA's Pioneer 10 reached the distance of 50 AU from the Sun.

The spacecraft was the first one to cross the Asteroid Belt, and it carried out the first mission to Jupiter. It was also the first to reach escape velocity from the Solar System. At 50 AU from the Sun, it was 50 times farther away from the Sun than Earth is, about 7.5 billion km (4.7 billion miles). It's now nearly 122 AU away.


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On this day in 2006 - September 22nd - the solar mission Hinode was launched.

Hinode [Sunrise] is a Japanese solar mission with USA and UK collaboration. It was planned as a three-year mission to explore the magnetic fields of the Sun, but is still collecting data.




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On this day in 2014 - September 22nd - NASA's MAVEN mission went into orbit around Mars.

MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) is studying the Martian atmosphere.


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On this day in 1783 - September 23rd - Caroline Herschel discovered NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy.

Also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253 is a starburst spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.





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