Paul’s Boomerang Nebula gets WISE: August 26th, 2013

Show notes for the night of August 26th, 2013

Hosts: Paul, Jesse
Title: Paul’s Boomerang Nebula gets WISE

 This week in space/astronomy history:
1. August 28, 1789 – William Herschel discovers Enceladus, moon of Saturn.
2. September 1, 1979 – Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Saturn (second spacecraft to fly through the asteroid belt).
3. August 30, 1871 – Happy birthday Ernest Rutherford (August 30 1871-19 October 1937). Characterised radioactivity (alpha and beta radiation) and improved our understanding of radioactive decay and the atom in general.  Originally from New Zealand, Rutherford ended up at McGill University (Montreal) via the University of Manchester.

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