Geek Fact for January 2nd


In 1839, the first photo of the Moon was taken by French photographer Louis Daguerre.

This is the earliest known photograph of the Moon, a daguerrotype photograph taken in 1851 by John Adams Whipple. Daguerre’s photograph was destroyed in 1839 when a fire burned his laboratory to the ground.

Learn more about Louis Daguerre at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dagu/hd_dagu.htm

The most distant galaxy yet discovered was found by scientists using the Keck telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

The discovery was made by a team of astronomers from the University of California, led by Hyron Spinrad. “8C 1435+63” was estimated to be 15 billion light years away and 150,000 to 200,000 light-years across.

Learn more about the Keck Observatory at http://www.keckobservatory.org

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