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The cosmos grows

On this day in 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the 4th satellite of Jupiter.

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First flight takes off

On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003. Top speed: 2,179 km/h First flight: March 2, 1969 Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft) Program cost: £1.3 billion National origin: United … Continue reading

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A galaxy is born

On this day in 1987, Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of the birth of a galaxy.

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Is it a bird… Is it a plane… No it’s Neptune

On this day in 1612, the first observation of Neptune was made. Galileo observed and recorded a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet. This planet is now known as Neptune.

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The voyage has begun

On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, to formulate his Theory of Evolution.

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Is there life out there?

On this day in 2006, NASA revealed photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

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Did you know?

Did you know that our ears vibrate in a similar way to the original source of the vibration, allowing us to hear many different sounds?

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A speck of dust in a vast space

On this day in 1908, Albert Einstein proposed his Theory of Quantum Light. Alongside Max Planck’s work on quanta of heat Einstein proposed one of the most shocking idea in twentieth century physics: we live in a quantum universe, one built … Continue reading

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3…2…1… We have lift off!

On this day in 1967, the Saturn V Space Rocket was the first unmanned rocket launched. The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload. As of 2017, the Saturn V remains the … Continue reading

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A physicist is born

On this day in 1867, Marie Curie was born. Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Together, they were awarded the Nobel … Continue reading

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