This day in science – January

    1. Asteroid Ceres discovered
    2. The first US computer ENIAC was completed 1946
    1. Luna 1, the first lunar space shot to leave Earth’s gravitational pull was launched in 1959 by the Soviets
    1. In 1919 Ernest Rutherford split the atom, turning nitrogen into oxygen
    1. Bat White Nose Disease confirmed 2013
    2. The Spirit rover lands on Mars 2004
    3. In 1904 Thomas Edison’s crew electrocutes an elephant in an attempt to show that Alternating Current is dangerous
    1. In 1892 the first photograph of an aurora is taken

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