This Day In Astro History

March 11

1991 - Hubble Space Telescope takes first images of Jupiter.

1956 - Birthday, Curtis Brown American astronaut. Time in space: 57d 17h 07m.

1811 - Urbain Leverrier's birthday, who predicted the existence of Neptune, which led to its discovery by Galle and d'Arrest on September 23 1846.

first jupiter image
First color image of Jupiter from HST

Curtis Brown
Happy Birthday, Curtis Brown
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