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Geek Fact for December 31st

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Popular Electronics

In 1974, Popular Electronics released its January issue, featuring the Altair 8800 computer on its cover. Two years later, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) announced that it had shipped over ten thousand Altair 8800 kits worldwide thus far. Learn more at http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=62&st=1.

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Geek Fact for December 30th

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andromeda

In 1924, 
astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that Andromeda was another galactic system outside the Milky Way. Originally thought to be a nebulae, Edwin Hubble was able to resolve images that showed individual stars. Learn more at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp24ga.html.

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Geek Fact for December 29th

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mir

In 1987, Cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko ended his record 326 day mission orbiting the Earth in the Mir space station. Yuri Romanenko’s stay in space broke the previous Soviet record of 237 days and the U.S. space endurance record of 87 days. He held the record until 1995 when it was broken by Vladimir Titov and Read more

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