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Discovery of the Solar System

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Timeline 1st Jan, 0500 Aryabhata accurately computes the earth's circumfrence, eclipses and length around the sun. Aryabhata accurately computes the earth's circumfrence, eclipses and length around the sun.
Timeline 1st Jan, 0687 The Chinese record the earliest know meteor shower. The Chinese record the earliest known meteor shower.
Timeline 1st Jan, 1031 Abū al-Rayhān al-Bīrūnī discovers the distance between the Earth and Sun. Abū al-Rayhān al-Bīrūnī discovers the distance between the Earth and Sun.
Timeline 1st Jan, 1150 Indian Mathmatician Bhāskara II discovers the longtiude and latitude of the planets, eclipses and sun sets/rises. Indian Mathmatician Bhāskara II discovers the longtiude and latitude of the planets, eclipses and sun sets/rises.
Timeline Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io, he also see's saturn's rings however he does not recognize fully understand what they are. Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io, he also see's saturn's rings however he does not recognize fully understand what they are.
Timeline Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovers Jupiters Great Red Spot, which is a huge storm that seems to be neverending. Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovers Jupiters Great Red Spot, which is a huge storm that seems to be neverending.
Timeline Giovanni Domenico Cassini determines the rotation speed of Mars, Jupiter, and Venus Giovanni Domenico Cassini determines the rotation speed of Mars, Jupiter, and Venus
Timeline Edward Halley publicly predicts the return of Halley's Comet and its expected path. Edward Halley publicly predicts the return of Halley's Comet and its expected path.
Timeline Johann Palitzsch observes the return of Halley's comet. The interference of Jupiter's orbit had slowed the return by 618 days. Parisian astronomer La Caille suggests it should be named Halley's comet. Johann Palitzsch watches the return of Halley's comet. The interference of Jupiter's orbit had slowed down the return by 618 days. Parisian astronomer La Caille suggests it should be named Halley's comet, due to his remarkable prediction.
Timeline Pierre Laplace completes his study of gravitation, the solar system, tides, and the precession of the equinoxes. Pierre Laplace completes his study of gravitation, the solar system, tides, and the precession of the equinoxes.
Timeline Johann Galle discovers Neptune Johann Galle discovers Neptune
Timeline Father Angelo Secchi determines that the sun is a star Father Angelo Secchi determines that the sun is a star
Timeline American launch of a camera-equipped V-2 rocket provides the first image of the Earth from space American launch of a camera-equipped V-2 rocket provides the first image of the Earth from space
Timeline Luna 3 sends the first images of the far side of the Moon Luna 3 sends the first images of the far side of the Moon
Timeline The Mariner 2 Venus flyby performs the first closeup observations of another planet The Mariner 2 Venus flyby performs the first closeup observations of another planet
Timeline The Mariner 4 spacecraft provides the first detailed images of the surface of Mars The Mariner 4 spacecraft provides the first detailed images of the surface of Mars
Timeline First ever moon landing First ever moon landing
Timeline The Mariner 9 Mars spacecraft becomes the first to successfully orbit another planet. The Mariner 9 Mars spacecraft becomes the first to successfully orbit another planet.
Timeline The Hubble Space Telescope is launched The Hubble Space Telescope is launched
Timeline The Galileo spacecraft becomes the first to orbit Jupiter. The Galileo spacecraft becomes the first to orbit Jupiter.
Timeline The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft becomes the first to orbit Saturn The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft becomes the first to orbit Saturn