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In this Month - February 2018

January 31, 2018

Supernova1987A, Image: ESA/NASA

 

 

18 February 1930             Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.

 

23 February 1987             Supernova 1987A is observed in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

 

1 February 2003               Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates on its return to Earth.

 

 

 

BORN

 

19 February 1473            

Nicolaus Copernicus. Polish astronomer famous for his heliocentric theory – the Sun, not the Earth, is at the centre of the solar system.

 

15 February 1564            

Galileo Galilei. Noted Italian astronomer. Discovered four of Jupiter’s many moons.

 

4 February 1906               

Clyde Tombaugh. American astronomer. Discovered Pluto in 1930.

 

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