1992 in science
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- First confirmed detection of extrasolar planets with the discovery of several terrestrial-mass planets orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12 by Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail.
- Asteroid 5751 Zao is discovered by Masahiro Koishikawa.
- October 31 - Pope John Paul II issues an apology and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.
- October - First Cochrane Centre opens (in the UK) and the first Cochrane Review Groups (Pregnancy & Childbirth and Subfertility) are registered.
- October 29 - The Food and Drug Administration approves Depo Provera for use as a contraceptive in the United States.
- Nobel Prizes
- Turing Award: Butler Lampson
- Wollaston Medal for Geology: Martin Harold Phillips Bott
- January 1 - Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (b. 1906), American pioneer computer scientist.
- April 6 - Isaac Asimov (b. 1920), American science author.
- April 10 - Peter D. Mitchell (b. 1920), English Nobel laureate in chemistry.
- August 26 - Daniel Gorenstein (b. 1923), American mathematician.
- November 5 - Jan Oort (b. 1900), Dutch astronomer.