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Black and white image of Maria Mitchell with text saying: Maria Mitchell, was born on August 1, 1818, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S. She was the first professional woman astronomer in the United States. In addition to other accomplishments, Mitchell pioneered ithe daily photography of sunspots & was the first to find that they were whirling vertical cavities rather than clouds, as had been earlier believed. In October 1847 Mitchell succeeded in establishing the orbit of a new comet, which became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet.” She died on June 28 , 1889.
First ever camera phone photo of baby Sophie in the maternity ward, captured by her father Philippe Kahn. The grainy photo shows the baby asleep swaddled in blankets.

Podcast Episode 65 l How the first ever camera phone photo was sent

The day was June 11 1997, engineer and entrepreneur Philippe Kahn was in a maternity ward at Sutter Maternity Center in Santa Cruz, California, awaiting the birth of his daughter. Hear the story in th...

Image of night side of Venus captured by Japanese Akatsuki spacecraft with text explaining the image. The image was captured by an infrared camera and shows bright hot mid altitude clouds, while higher clouds that block the heat appear dark.

Night Side of Venus