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The Long Journey

In History by Brian Koberlein2 Comments

For decades Pluto was simply a faint dot on a photographic plate. In less than a century we have turned a faint point of light into a beautiful reddish world.

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Bit by Bit

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Einstein’s solution of the photoelectric effect was to propose that light is made of photons. His work ushered in the age of quantum theory.

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Yuri’s Night

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In 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel to space. Since then “Yuri’s night” has inspired dreams of even grander human space missions.

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After the Fact

In History by Brian Koberlein3 Comments

In 1948 Ralph Alpher, and Robert Herman published a paper predicting a consequence of the big bang model, which we now call the cosmic microwave background.