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Titan as seen from Cassini
Titan as seen from Cassini

September 23

2006 - Cassini flyby of Saturn's moon Titan.

1962 - The TV show The Jetsons premieres, a production of Hanna-Barbara it initiated a generation of cartoon-watching baby boomers into a technologically based future. 

1846 - Johann Galle of the Berlin Observatory sees and identifies the planet Neptune for the first time. Neptune's existence had been postulated in the calculations of Leverrier.
The Jetsons Title Card
The Jetsons Title Card. (Credit: Hanna Barbara)
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It is my conclusion that human evolution and the motions of matter in space are intrinsically linked. The observation and understanding of the complexity of biological history on Earth cannot be complete without the tandem observation and understanding of a dynamic greater cosmos. - SpaceGene