1977 in science
The year 1977 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.
Famous Wow! Signal Might Have Been From Comets, Not Aliens
On 15 August 1977, radio astronomers using the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University picked up a powerful signal from space. Some believe it was our first interception of an alien broadcast...
35 Years Later, the ‘Wow!’ Signal Still Tantalizes
Since the SETI program first began searching for possible alien radio signals a few decades ago, there have been many false alarms but also instances of fleeting signals of interest which disappear...
1977 in spaceflight
Spaceflight in 1977 included some important events such as the roll out of the space shuttle orbiter, Voyager 1 and Voyager space probes were launched. NASA received the space shuttle orbiter later n...
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Famous Wow! Signal Might Have Been From Comets, Not Aliens
On 15 August 1977, radio astronomers using the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University picked up a powerful signal from space. Some believe it was our first interception of an alien broadcast...
WSFN (programming language)
WSFN ("Which Stands for Nothing") was a programming language for controlling robots created by Li-Chen Wang and published by Dr. Dobb's Journal in September 1977. It was later translated into Japanese...
Kosmos 909
Kosmos 909 (Russian: Космос 909 meaning Cosmos 909) was a satellite which was used as a target for tests of anti-satellite weapons. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1977 as part of the Dnepr...
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Kosmos 919
Kosmos 919 (Russian: Космос 919 meaning Cosmos 919), also known as DS-P1-I No.19 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Un...
Kosmos 917
Kosmos 917 (Russian: Космос 917 meaning Cosmos 917) was a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1977 as part of the Soviet military's Oko programme. The satellite was d...
Independence Day Derecho of 1977
The Independence Day Derecho of 1977 was a derecho, or long-lived windstorm associated with a fast-moving band of thunderstorms, that occurred in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. on July 4, 1977....
Independence Day Derecho of 1977 - Wikipedia
1977 voyage of Arktika to the North Pole
NS Arktika (Russian: «Арктика») is a retired nuclear-powered icebreaker of the Soviet (now Russian) Arktika class. In service from 1975 to 2008, she was the first surface ship to reach the North Pole,...
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1977 San Juan earthquake
The 1977 San Juan earthquake, also known as Caucete earthquake, took place in the province of San Juan, Argentina, on 23 November at 09:26:23 AM. It measured 7.4 on the surface wave magnitude scale, a...
Programming Computable Functions
In computer science, Programming Computable Functions, or PCF, is a typed functional language introduced in an unpublished 1969 manuscript by Dana Scott. It can be considered to be an extended version...
Zuiyo-maru carcass
The Zuiyo-maru carcass (ニューネッシー, Nyū Nesshii, lit. "New Nessie") is a creature caught by the Japanese fishing trawler Zuiyō Maru (瑞洋丸) off the coast of New Zealand in 1977. The carcass's p...
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Solar eclipse of April 18, 1977
An annular solar eclipse occurred on April 18, 1977. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Ear...
Solar eclipse of April 18, 1977 - Wikipedia
Southern Airways Flight 242
Southern Airways Flight 242 was a DC-9-31 jet, registered N1335U, that executed a forced landing on a highway in New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia, United States after suffering hail damage and losin...
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1977 in paleontology
Paleontology, palaeontology or palæontology (from Greek: paleo, "ancient"; ontos, "being"; and logos, "knowledge") is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and ...
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Kosmos 931
Kosmos 931 (Russian: Космос 931 meaning Cosmos 931) was a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1977 as part of the Soviet military's Oko programme. The satellite was d...
Kosmos 931 - Wikipedia