By jschule
  • Galileo observes moon

    Galileo observes moon
    Galileo observes the moon and notices that the moon has earth-like features. such as plains and mountain ranges and valleys.
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    Maunder Minimum

    Almost no spots were seen on the sun, this was also a time of cold climate in western europe.
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    During Newton's time away from cambridge newton discovered differential and integral calculus... pssshhh no big deal
  • Newton's "principia"

    Newton's "principia"
    Newton's Principia presents a new dynamic mathematical physics which is able to account for the motions of the universe and its bodies.
  • William Herschel discovers Uranus

    William Herschel discovers Uranus
    William Herschel discovers Uranus. a planet not known to the ancient people.
  • Milky Way

    Milky Way
    The first photographs of the milky way are recorded.
  • Theory of relativity

    Theory of relativity
    A German scientist by the name of albert einstein introduces the theory of relativity to explain the effect of gravity: that accelerated motion and being at rest in a gravitational field are physically identical and is also used to explain many physics mysteries which were before unknown.
  • Karl Schwarzschild

    Karl Schwarzschild
    Schwarzchild calculated the geometry of a black hole. he stated that if such a massive body is compressed to a very small size, space curves around it.
  • Hubble discovers

    Hubble discovers
    Edwin Hubble discovers that there are other galaxies outside of the Milky Way by discovering several spiral nebulae which were too far away to be part of the milky way.
  • Space race begins

    Space race begins
    USSR launches Sputnik 1 thus beginning the "Space Race"
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    The Space Race

    The space race was a "Race" to celestial exploration between the U.S.A and the USSR
  • Explore

    The Explorer 1 becomes the first american satelite to reach orbit and carries scientific equipment and discovers the van allen radiation belt.
  • Moonwalking; the original

    Moonwalking; the original
    Armstrong and Aldrin "land" on the moon and become the first people to do so.
  • The hubble telescope

    The hubble telescope
    The hubble telescope is launched.
  • The universe

    The universe
    New measurements show that the Universe is 13.7 billion years old.