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On This Date in History - March 25

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Pictures of Apollo 13 - View of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command Modules

Pictures of Apollo 13 Mission - View of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command Modules

NASA Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC)

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Astronomy & Space Word of The Day

digital signals: Data that is converted to numerical form so that it can be stored and used in a computer.

Who Was Born Today?:

1786: Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist
1928: James A. Lovell, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USN/astronaut, Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13

Who Died Today?:

Today in History:

1655: Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)

1857: Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse

1961: Explorer 10 launched into elongated Earth orbit (177/181,000 km)

1988: NASA launches space vehicle S-206

1992: Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands

1996: Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) approaches within 0.1018 AUs of Earth

2000: IMAGE, USA Space Weather Satellite. IMAGE is the first weather satellite for space storms. It is designed to study the global response of the Earth's magnetosphere to changes in the solar wind.

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