Today in Science (0310)

Events

1977 - Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.

1982 - Syzygy: all nine planets align on the same side of the Sun.

2006 - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.

Births

1628 - Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician

1709 - Georg Steller, German naturalist

Deaths

1585 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist

1670 - Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist

1942 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1966 - Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

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