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This photograph of the Trinity Test fireball was taken on 16 July, 1945 16ms after detonation.
Trinity Test Firebal 16ms After Detonation
Had fun playing Google's interactive Doodle for the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident today.
Well, here in Denver, this spring has brought more snow that all this past winter did -- or so it seems to me. I have shovelled more in the month of April that I did the previous 4 months. Crazy.
Rockies played today and it was 23 F. This is a record for the coldest first pitch in MLB history.
As said by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin on this day in 1961 when he became the first human in space.
Jules Gabriel Verne -- February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905 -- was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre in Europe. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
December 16, 1947, scientists at Bell Labs -- William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain -- built the world's first transistor and nothing has been the same since.
The Path For Humans Is Now Cleared -- Soviet Space Propaganda Poster, 1960 -- Konstantin Ivanov
Read all about the Soviet Space Dogs on Wikipedia.