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- 1971 A descent module released by the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 becomes the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars, albeit by crashing
- 2001 The Hubble Space Telescope detects a hydrogen atmosphere around the planet Osiris, orbiting a sun-like star 150 lightyears away in the constellation Pegasus, the first time the atmospheric composition of an extrasolar planet has been determined
- 1701 Birth of the astronomer Anders Celsius, after whom the temperature scale is named
- 1925 Birth of John Maddox, the science writer who edited Nature for 22 years
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