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55 Years Back In Time: Mariner 2 First to Venus

55 Years Back In Time: Mariner 2 First to Venus

55 Years Ago Mariner 2 Was Passing Close To Venus Friday, December 14, 1962, while The Beatles were recording their first No. 1 hit, “Please, Please Me,” 36 million miles away data is coming back to Earth, sent from the Mariner 2 spacecraft, which comes within range of Venus. At that time, a young scientist named Carl Sagan has…

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Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

That’s here, that’s home, that’s us… Taken on February 14, 1990 by Voyager 1 space probe, the “Pale Blue Dot” is a photograph of our planet from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles or 40.5 AU). Seen from that distance, Earth appears to be a tiny dot “suspended in a sunbeam”. We…

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Carl Sagan Explaining The 4th Dimension

Carl Sagan Explaining The 4th Dimension

Long time ago, Carl Sagan was explaining what some of us can’t understand nowdays. There is no doubt that you have not heard at least once about Carl Sagan’s theories and explanations. Being best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator, the famous astronomer, who also created Voyager’s Golden Record, explains in…

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