Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Salute to Black History: George Carruthers

George Carruthers is a scientist well respected for his contributions to science!  He is most recognized for his work focusing  on ultraviolet observations of the earth's upper atmosphere and of astronomical phenomena.

He also invented the first moon-based space observatory. This invention was carried to the moon by Apollo16  in 1972. The camera was placed on the moon's surface and the researchers used it to examine the Earth's atmosphere. WOW right?!

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