Astronomy This Month

By John Loci

Today in Astronomy History

October 24, 1601
Tycho Brahe dies.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers Uranus's moons Umbriel and Ariel.

October 24, 1851
William Lassell discovers the Uranian moons: Ariel and Umbriel.

October 24, 1995
Total solar eclipse in Soutern and Southwestern Asia (2 minutes, 9 seconds)

October 24, 1998
NASA launches Deep Space 1

October 24, 2004
Cassini Imaging Team discovers the Saturnian moon, Polydeuces.

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