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Today in Science

Events

1962Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.

1994Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.

Births

1774Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist

1785John James Audubon, French-American naturalist and illustrator

1879Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1900Charles Richter, American geophysicist

1932Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate

1933 – Arno Allan Penzias, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate

Deaths

1920Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician

1940Carl Bosch, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1951Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist

Comments

  1. #1 Sean
    May 2, 2007

    2007 – Steven Hawking’s Zero Gravity Flight

    As someone who also uses a wheelchair as a primary mode of transport, this feat is nothing short of monumental. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to go scuba diving because the aquatic environment would definitely be a leveler. Being in a sustained zero-g environment would be too and I hope Professor Hawking gets to experience that to the fullest.