This Day In Astro History

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Medieval image of Haley's Comet 

Halley's Comet 1986

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The drilling of John Klein.

Jacques cassini
Birthday: Jacques Cassini

February 8

2013 - NASA's Curiosity rover, on Sol 182, drilled a hole, 0.63 inch (1.6 centimeters) in diameter and 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters) deep, in a rock called 'John Klein'.

2001 - Found! Mars Meteorite found in Oman. (SAU094)

1994 - Maiden Flight of CZ-3A Launcher (China) 

1974 - After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.

1969 Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende,Chihuahua, Mexico.

1986 - Halley's Comet Returns

1677 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer birthday.
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