This Day In Astro History


M1, aka the Crab Nebula  
M1, aka the Crab Nebula

March 28

2009 - STS 119, Discovery, lands after a 14 day mission to ISS.

2007 - New Horizon's image release of Io is a burst of color.

1993 - Outburst of supernova in the M81 galaxy in Ursa Major was discovered by the Spanish amateur astronomer Francisco Garcia Diaz from Lugo (Spain).

1802 - Heinrich W. Olbers discovers the 2nd asteroid, Pallas, the second largest asteroid.

1749 - Pierre Laplace's birthday, mathematician who invented the metric system and the nebular hypothesis for the origin of the solar system.
Io
Io, as seen from New Horizons
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