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Geophysical Year Issue

3c International Geophysical Year single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1107
Description:

This Geophysical Year Issue stamp commemorates the International Geographical Year, an international scientific project that was conducted from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958. The project was organized by the International Council of Scientific Unions. Scientists from sixty-seven countries participated by conducting experiments and sharing information. Achievements during this project included advancements in plate tectonic knowledge, the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt, as well as the launch of the first artificial satellites – Sputnik 1 and 2 by the Soviet Union and Explorer 1 by the United States. The stamp features an image of a solar disc and the hands from Michelangelo’s “Creation of Man.”

United States; Soviet Union; International Geographical Year; international; geophysics; science; scientists; experiment; observation; satellite; Michelangelo; Creation of Man; sun; art

Date:
May 31, 1958
Medium:
paper; ink (black, red orange); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5229
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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