Friday, June 08, 2012

Happy Birthday to quite a few

A number of people were born today, including Emmanuel Ax, in 1949 - I love his playing; Francis Crick, in 1916, who helped discover DNA; John W Campbell, in 1910, arguably the greatest influence on science fiction ever; and Giovanni Domenico Cassini, in 1625, who discovered the Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn, the broad black band in the 2004 Hubble telescope's picture below...

2004 Hubble telescope picture of Saturn

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