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Weather forecasting was initially an Army undertaking

On 09 February 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the Secretary of War to establish a national weather service.

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First trans-Atlantic TV broadcast

“Man’s vision had panned the ocean; transatlantic television was a demonstrated reality, and one more great dream of science was on the way to realization.”

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Venus is at its most brilliant this month

Mariner 10 acquired the images used to create this newly processed composite in February 1974.