Today in Science (0302)

No real time to post anything substantial - still grading and we have job candidates in this coming week. Still, here’s something to keep you amused.

Events

1808 - The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society was held in Edinburgh.

1972 - The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched

1998 - Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.

Births

1779 - Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist

1862 - Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist

Deaths

1729 - Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist

1830 - Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician

1840 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer

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