This Day In Astro History



Rocky Epimetheus and smog-enshrouded Titan, with Saturn's A and F rings stretching across the scene as captured by Cassini spacecraft April 2006.

March 25

1951 - 21 cm wavelength radiation from atomic hydrogen in the Milky Way first detected; 1420 MHz H I studies continue to form the basis of a major part of modern radio astronomy.

1655 - Titan, Saturn's largest satellite, discovered by Christian Huygens. He also discovered Saturn's ring system the same year.
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