1. AstronomyTop100.com Round #2: Survey 1 (of 3) Top 40 Countdown

We've found the top 40 now let's find the top 30! What do you consider Greatest Images and Imaginations in Astronomy and Space Exploration?

* 1. Please rank order your top five choices from 1 (your top choice) to 10 (your tenth choice)

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Saturn’s Rings (Image from Voyager 2)
Cosmos (PBS TV Series - 1980)
The Launching of Sputnik (USSR Launch – 1957)
Making the Mount Palomar 200” Mirror (1948)
The Right Stuff (Movie 1983)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Yuri Gagarin’s First Manned Space Flight (1961)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Movie 1968)
Chinese Astronomy Records
Creation of the Roman Calendar
Building the International Space Station (1998)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
The Discovery of Other Solar Systems (1988: Gamma Cephei)
Andromeda Galaxy (the picture)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Movie 1951)
Building the Galilean Telescope (1609)
Man Landing on the Moon (Apollo 11 – 1969)
Hubble Ultra Deep Field Image
Building the Space Shuttle (1981)
Inventing the concept of The Number Zero
Newton’s Laws [Universal Law of Gravitation; Escape Velocity] (1687) - The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Star Trek (TV Series 1966-1969)
Launching of theWorld’s First Liquid-Propellant Rocket (3/16/1926)
Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
The Discovery of Galaxies (1923-1926: Edwin Hubble)
Hubble Pillars of Creation in Eagle Nebula (Image from Hubble Telescope)
The Theory of Relativity (1905/1915)
Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion (1609) - The New Astronomy (Astronomia Nova) and (1619) - Harmonies of the World (Harmonices Mundi)
The Space Race (1957-1969)
The Discovery of Background Radiation (1965: Penzias & Wilson)
Building the Hubble Telescope (1990)
The Discovery of Jupiter’s Moons (1609-1610: Galileo)
The Discovery of the Cepheid Variable (1784: John Goodricke)
Babylonian Astronomy Records
Earthrise (Picture taken by Apollo 8)
Big Bang Theory (1927-1931: Lemaître)
Heliocentric Theory – Copernican Revolution (1543) - On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium)