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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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