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On this day in 1995 – November 17th – the European Space Agency (ESO) launched the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO).

As the first orbiting infrared observatory, it finally made it possible for astronomers to make sensitive observations at infrared wavelengths.
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On this day in 1923 – November 18th – NASA astronaut Alan Shepard was born in East Derry, Derry, New Hampshire.

NASA astronaut Alan Shepard was born in East Derry, Derry, New Hampshire.
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On this day in 1989 – November 18th – NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) was launched.

COBE was a cosmology satellite that investigated the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). It provided key pieces of evidence that supported the Big Bang theory of the Universe.
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On this day in 2013 – November 18th – NASA's MAVEN spacecraft was launched.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) is a space probe designed to study the Martian atmosphere from Mars orbit.
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On this day in 1969 – November 19th – Apollo 12 astronauts landed on the Moon in the southeastern part of the Ocean of Storms.

Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean carried out lunar surface tasks. Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit.
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On this day in 2005 – November 19th – the Hayabusa spacecraft of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) became the first ever to lift off from an asteroid.

It had collected a sample of material from near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa, which it then returned to Earth.
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On this day in 1889 – November 20th – American astronomer Edwin Hubble was born in Marshfield, Missouri.

He showed that the Universe was much bigger than our own Galaxy, and his observations and those of Vesto Slipher provided evidence for an expanding universe. The Hubble Space Telescope is named for him.
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On this day in 2004 – November 20th – NASA's Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission was launched. (It's now called the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory.)

The mission, with international participation, was designed to help solve the mystery of gamma-ray bursts.
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On this day in 1977 – November 23rd – Meteosat-1 was launched by EUMETSAT (a European intergovernmental agency).

Meteosat-1 was the first of the first generation of Meteosat satellites, which have provided continuous and reliable meteorological observations from space to a large user community.
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On this day in 1816 – November 25th – American lawyer, astronomer and pioneering astrophotographer Lewis Morris Rutherfurd was born in Morrisania, New York.

After practicing law for a number of years, Rutherfurd gave it up for astronomy. He was a pioneer of astrophotography, inventing the first telescope designed specifically for astrophotography. With the telescope he made high quality images of the Sun, Moon and planets as well as star clusters and stars down to around fifth magnitude. Rutherfurd was an associate of the Royal Astronomical Society, and one of the original members of the National Academy of Sciences.
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