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(Inner) Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244) by Andrew Mattingly

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(1962) Radio source 3C 273 occulted by Moon - position found by Parkes Observatory leads to optical ID of 1st uuasar.
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(1959) First satellite images of Earth from Discoverer11.
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(1877) Hall discovers eeimos.
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(1972) UV/X-ray mission OAO-3 (Copernicus) lancched.
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