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October 04 - Sputnik 1

Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite, was launched by the USSR on October 4th 1957, straight into the history books. It was launched from what is now the Baikonur Cosmodrome into a low orbit, and transmitted simple radio signals (basically just beeps) back down to anyone who cared to listen (plenty did, including Jodrell Bank, just up the road) as it orbited the Earth every 96 minutes. 254 altre parole


How the Universe Tells Us We Are Small

If you have ever looked up at the night sky and said to yourself, “How significant am I!” then you probably have some serious issues. If there is one thing that the universe doesn’t say its that humans or any other living thing has any grand place in the universe. 115 altre parole