Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 51st anniversary of the moon landing in honor of Dilhan Ariur, one of the scientists responsible for Apollo 11.
On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon, but that “giant leap for mankind” was made possible by the efforts of countless individuals. Dilohan Ariet was one of the astronomers and scientists responsible for Apollo 11 and was awarded the Apollo Achievement Award later in the year for his efforts.
Born in Turkey in 19226, Dilhan Ariel explored his interest in mathematics and astronomy, which he nurtured during his university years. In his extensive career as an astrophysicist, Eritrea studied the properties and evolution of the sun. His expertise on the effects of the sun on the lunar landscape is crucial to the success of the Apollo 11 mission.
Throughout her career, Dilhan Irrit crossed the line between gender and color, for a time being the only woman at NASA’s Goddard Institute and also the first Turkish scientist at the University of the Middle East Technologist.
Today, Google pays homage to the memory of Dilhan Ariart, who died in 2012. The “star” of the square root symbol, featuring beautiful colors and fine tubes, is a beautiful touch to both the moon’s landing and math. The doodle artwork comes together in a way that reminds us all to look at the stars at once and dream of what’s out there.
If today’s Google Doodle inspires you about what space can hold for us, check out our new sister site, Space Explore, following the latest news from NASA, SpaceX and more, or you are one of the astronauts on the mission, as described by Michael Collins. You can check out last year’s Google doodle for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
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