1 day ago · When the main-belt asteroid 274301 Wikipedia was discovered in August 2008, it was provisionally designated 2008 QH 24, before it received a number and was then written as (274301) 2008 QH 24. On 27 January 2013, it was named Wikipedia after being published in the Minor Planet Circulars.
2 days ago · Mary Somerville featured in miniature in The English Bijou Almanack, 1837, with poetry by Letitia Elizabeth Landon. 5771 Somerville (1987 ST1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 21 September 1987 by E. Bowell at Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, Arizona, and named after her. Somerville crater is a small lunar crater in the eastern part of the Moon.
1 day ago · Malpais may refer to: . 6370 Malpais, a main-belt asteroid; Malpais, Costa Rica; Malpais-St Michiel Important Bird Area, Curaçao; See also. Malpaís (disambiguation)
1 day ago · P-type – low albedos (< 0.10) with featureless red spectra; presumably composed of carbonaceous chondrites, and found in the outer main-belt and in the Jupiter trojan region.  Since in this scheme the albedo is crucial in discriminating between the above types, some objects for which albedo information was not available were assigned an X ...
16 hours ago · Wikipedia began with its first edit on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.Its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this; the earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993, and the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia (as distinct from mere open source) was proposed by Richard ...
16 hours ago · A main belt asteroid, 1989 CB 3, has been named 9941 Iguanodon in honour of the genus.   Because it is both one of the first dinosaurs described and one of the best-known dinosaurs, Iguanodon has been well-placed as a barometer of changing public and scientific perceptions on dinosaurs.
1 day ago · In November 2017, a main-belt asteroid (495253) 2013 OC8 discovered by Polish astronomers Michal Kusiak and Michal Zolnowski was named Hanszimmer.  As of 2018 [update] , Zimmer had received eleven Academy Award nominations for his work, with a win at the 67th Academy Awards for the 1994 film The Lion King .
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16 hours ago · Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the Swiss canton of Fribourg.The son of a pastor, Agassiz was educated first at home; he then spent four years of secondary school in Bienne, entering in 1818 and completing his elementary studies in Lausanne.
16 hours ago · Découverte Date le 24 janvier 1998 , Découvert par le programme Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) , Lieu observatoire du Haleakalā , Hawaï (États-Unis) Désignation 1998 BP 7 1996 VA 38 (29534) 1998 BP 7 est un astéroïde de la ceinture principale d' astéroïdes de 7,451 km de diamètre découvert en 1998.