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|Years:||2002 2003 2004 – 2005 – 2006 2007 2008|
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|British Regnal year||53 Eliz. 2 – 54 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar||甲申年 (Wood Monkey)|
4701 or 4641
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乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4702 or 4642
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|- Shaka Samvat||1927–1928|
|- Kali Yuga||5106–5107|
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|Thai solar calendar||2548|
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2005 was designated as:
- 2005 was endorsed by the United Nations as the World Year of Physics
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Nobel Prizes
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- January 5 – Eris, a dwarf planet with the greatest density in the Solar System, is discovered by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
- January 12 – Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral with the purpose of studying the comet Tempel 1.
- January 14 – The Huygens spacecraft lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
- February 10 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States.
- February 16 – The Kyoto Protocol officially goes into effect.
- March 28 – The 8.6 Mw Nias–Simeulue earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), leaving 915–1,314 people dead and 340–1,146 injured.
- June 21 – A Volna booster rocket carrying the first light sail spacecraft fails 83 seconds after its launch, destroying the spacecraft.
- August 12 – The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched from Cape Canaveral, designed to explore Mars.
- August 29 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing severe damage and killing over a thousand people and dealing an estimated $108 billion in damage.
- September 19 – North Korea agrees to stop building nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and cooperation.
- October 8 – The 7.6 Mw Kashmir earthquake strikes Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and nearby areas with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing more than 79,000 people and displacing several million more.
- October 12 – The second manned Chinese spacecraft, Shenzhou 6, is launched.
- November 28 – The United Nations Climate Change conference is held in Montreal.
- November 30 – Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant with Isabelle Dinoire becoming the first person to undergo it.
- December 12 – Scientists announce that they have created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders.
- December 31 – Another second is added, 23:59:60, to end the year 2005, the first time since 1998.
- Chemistry – Robert Grubbs, Richard Schrock, and Yves Chauvin
- Physics – Roy J. Glauber, John L. Hall, and Theodor W. Hänsch
- Physiology or Medicine – Robin Warren, and Barry Marshall
- Hamilton, Calvin J. "Dwarf Planet Eris". Solar Views. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "Comet probe Deep Impact launches". BBC. 2005-01-12. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
- Malik, Tariq; de Selding, Peter (2005-01-14). "Touchdown on Titan: Huygens Probe Hits its Mark". Space.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
- Faiola, Anthony (2005-02-10). "N. Korea Declares Itself a Nuclear Power". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
- "Kyoto Protocol comes into effect". CBC News. 2005-02-16. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- "Airbus A380 Completes First Flight". Fox News. Associated Press. April 27, 2005. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
- "Solar Sail Spacecraft Launch Fails". Fox News. Associated Press. June 22, 2005. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
- Howell, Elizabeth (January 26, 2015). "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Mapping Mars in High Definition". Space. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- Library, C. N. N. "Hurricane Katrina Statistics Fast Facts". CNN. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
- Traynor, Ian; Watts, Jonathan; Borger, Julian (2005-09-19). "North Korea vows to abandon nuclear weapons project". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
- Associated Press (2005-10-20). "New figures put quake toll at more than 79,000". MSNBC. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
- Malik, Tariq (October 11, 2005). "Shenzhou 6 Away! China Launches Two Astronauts in Second Manned Spaceflight". Space.com. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- "UN summit seeks climate solutions". BBC. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
- "'My face transplant saved me'". BBC. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
- Handwerk, Brian (December 14, 2005). "Mice With Human Brain Cells Created". National Geographic. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
- Khamsi, Roxanne (July 6, 2005). "Leap second to be added to 2005". Nature. Retrieved July 3, 2016.