This Day In Astro History


nikolaus kopernickus
Nicolas Copernicus 
(1473-1543)

February 19

2007 - International Heliophysical Year begins.

2002 - First image  from Mars Odyssey visible light camera THEMIS is a Martian region known as Acheron Fossae.

1924 - Edwin Hubble writes to Harlow Shapely "You will be interested to hear that I have found a Cephid variable in the Andromeda Nebula."

1473 - Nicolas Copernicus Birthday. Said to be the founder of modern astronomy. In 1530, he completed and gave to the world his great work De Revolutionibus, which asserted that the earth rotated on its axis once daily and traveled around the sun once yearly.
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