Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance- and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. Continue reading
The U.S.-built planetary probe Pioneer 10 satellite was launched on March 2, 1972, from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Then on December 3, 1973, as Pioneer 10 passed Jupiter, it took Close-up photographs of of the giant planet. Continue reading
The Soviet planetary probe Venera 3, which crash-landed on Venus on March 1, 1966, became the first Spacecraft to reach another planet. Continue reading
After a series of failures, Mars 1, successfully launched from the USSR’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on November 1, 1962. Continue reading
German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Continue reading
Marc Garneau of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada was the first Canadian astronaut in space. Continue reading
The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA’s western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading
During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. According to Augustus and his supporters, it was the spirit of Julius Caesar returning to mark his approval of Rome’s new leader. The coins are considered an early example of political propaganda.
Emperor of Rome
- Augustus – Wikipedia
At birth, he was named Gaius Octavius after his biological father. Historians typically refer to him simply as Octavius (or Octavian) between his birth in 63 until his adoption by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (after Julius Caesar’s death).
- Propaganda on the Legends of Roman Coins | Caesar the Day
Throughout the late Republic and Empire, the authority and achievements of powerful individuals and the emperor, respectively, were conveyed to the population in a variety of ways.
- A Brief History of Propaganda | – Blog – Tavistock Books
The term “propaganda” has come to have a negative connotation in much of the English-speaking world. But in some places, the word is neutral or even positive.
- Roman Coins and Coinage – Interpretive Resource | The Art Institute of …
Aureus (Coin) of Emperor Diocletian, A.D. 293. Roman, minted in Cyzicus. Gold; 5.27 g. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Mr. Roger Trienens, 1996.350.
On March 10th 1977, when Uranus passed between a star and the earth, we discovery that Uranus has rings. Continue reading
Up until fall of 1997, the Antarctica maps had been very featureless, let alone, no one new what exactly was under that thick ice that covered it all. Continue reading