Nicolaus Copernicus

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

Close-up photographs of Jupiter

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 Spacecraft to reach another planet

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

Mars probe called Mars 1

After a series of failures, Mars 1, successfully launched from the USSR’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on November 1, 1962. Continue reading

Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket

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

Space the final frontier, Canadians in space

Marc Garneau of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada was the first Canadian astronaut in space. Continue reading

Clouds and Darkness will not stop Radarsat 1

The Canadian Space Agency launched Radarsat 1 on November 4th 1995 from NASA’s western range facility in California, USA. Continue reading

Early example of political propaganda

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.

Date:
      17 BCE
Name(s):
      Augustus Caesar
Occupation:
      Emperor of Rome
Location:
      Rome


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Discovery that Uranus has rings

On March 10th 1977, when Uranus passed between a star and the earth, we discovery that Uranus has rings. Continue reading

Map of Antarctica now in HD

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