Falcon Heavy payload en route to Mars ©SpaceX
© Harry Proctor, aged 7
© Archant/East Anglian Daily Times
© Dr Richard Young
© Ben Young
© Mark Proctor
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The Messier Catalogue was compiled between 1774 and 1781 by the French astronomer Charles Messier and lists 110 objects.