In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members.
The crew of Space Shuttle Challenger consisted of Mission Commander Francis R. Scobee; Pilot Michael J. Smith; Payload Specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe; Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka and Ronald E. McNair.
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In 1613, Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune.
According to University of Melbourne physicist David Jamieson,
“If this is correct Galileo observed Neptune 234 years before its official discovery.”
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