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PLANET DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1846

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New images released this week from NASA’s James Webb
Space Telescope are revealing Neptune, and the planet’s
hard-to-detect rings, in a fresh light.

German astronomer Johann Gottfried (below) Galle discovered
the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.

An 1838 view of the Berlin Observatory
(“The New Observatory in Berlin,” 1838)

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Johann Gottfried Galle
(9 June 1812 – 10 July 1910)

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PLANET OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM SEEN

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(Fox News) – NASA on Thursday shared an image taken by the
James Webb Telescope showing the first-ever direct image of
a planet outside our
solar system. 

NASA says the exoplanet, HIP 65426 b, is a gas giant, meaning
it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable. The image
can be seen through different bands of infrared light.

Sasha Hinkley, associate professor of physics and astronomy
at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, who led the observations, called the images a "transformative moment, not
only for Webb but also for astronomy generally."
 

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The James Webb Space Telescope.


The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on 25 December
2021 on an
Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, and
arrived at the Sun–Earth
L2 Lagrange point in January 2022.

The telescope is the successor of the Hubble as NASA’s flagship
mission
in astrophysics.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant Reflects on Eye-Opening Rolling Stones  Experience | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Robert Plant is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the
English
rock band Led Zeppelin for all of its existence from 1968
until 1980, when the band broke up following the death of
John
Bonham
, the band’s drummer. He was inducted with the band
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their
list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone
readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers. In 2006,
Hit Parader magazine named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist
of All Time".           

In 2009, Plant was voted "the greatest voice in rock" in a poll
conducted by
Planet Rock. Plant is 74 years old today.

       

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SATTELLITE LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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From the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida,
the U.S. unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 was launched into
an orbit around the earth. The spacecraft, commonly known
as the “Paddlewheel” satellite, featured a photocell scanner
that transmitted a crude picture of the earth’s surface and
cloud
cover from a distance of 17,000 miles. The photo,
received in
Hawaii, took nearly 40 minutes to transmit.

Released by NASA in September, the first photograph ever
taken of the earth by a U.S. satellite (below) depicted a
crescent shape of part of the planet in sunlight. It was
Mexico
, captured by Explorer 6 as it raced westward over
the earth at speeds in
excess of 20,000 miles an hour. 

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First satellite image of the Earth from space, taken by
Explorer 6 in 1959.

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Explorer 6 Satellite (Reconstructed Replica) at the National Space Museum.

 


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