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William Herschel will always be the First Guy to See Uranus.

But wait there’s more to the story! As a renowned astronomer in England, he discovered two moons on Saturn and two on Uranus. 138 more words

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How the Universe Expanded in H.P. Lovecraft's Lifetime, Part 1

In the year 964, the Persian astronomer al-Sufi (Azophi) described a “little cloud” in the constellation of Andromeda. This is one of the first documented observations in human history of another galaxy ( 934 more words

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Random Facts: Asteroids

There are thought to be a million asteroids in the solar system which could hit Earth and destroy a city, yet we have discovered fewer than 10,000. 137 more words

Nature

Wednesday's Book Review: "Intimate Universality"

Intimate Universality: Local and Global Themes in the History of Climate and Weather. Edited by James Rodger Fleming, Vladimir Jankovic, and Deborah R. Coen. Sagamore Beach: MA: Science History Publications, 2006. 498 more words

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Amazing William Herschel

Amazing William Herschel[1]

William Herschel was an extraordinary thinker. Born in Hanover, Germany, in 1738 and trained in music, Herschel was a renaissance man, skilled with the oboe, violin, harpsichord, and organ. 293 more words

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