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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

History

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

Astronomers

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History

Space Butt Joke

Happy Holi everyone! Also happy early Pi Day and the one with all the green stuff! Have an enjoyable and safe celebration of all you care to. 739 more words

Uranus Was Discovered 236-Years Ago, By British Astronomer William Herschel.

by Anura Guruge

First planet discovered by a KNOWN person. The other 6 (including Earth) had been known about since antiquity.

First planet discovered with the aid of a telescope… 62 more words

Anura Guruge

March 13th

On this day in 1781, William Herschel realised that what he initially thought was a comet was, in fact, Uranus, which he would name after the ruling monarch King George III.  118 more words

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