On 18th February 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto while examining photos taken the previous month. It was the first object to be discovered in what later came to be known as Kuiper belt. Though classified originally as a planet, Pluto was relegated to a dwarf planet in 2006. The heavenly body was named Pluto by 11-year old Venetia Burney of England.
The world's first hard drive was 68 inches high, 60 inches long and 29 inches deep. It was developed by IBM, could store 5 MB of data and was only available on a lease basis with the 305 RAMAC computer. [more...]