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March 19, 1915

On March 19, 1915, cheeky Pluto photobombed Lowell Observatory when they were actively searching for the mysterious ninth planet theorized by American astronomers Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Unfortunately for Lowell and his assistants, they didn’t realize how shy and … Continue reading

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March 13, 1781

On March 13, 1781, English astronomer, William Herschel, ran to his sister, Caroline Herschel, who was also an astronomer, and excitedly told her that he had just discovered Uranus. He babbled on how it was so big and gassy, it … Continue reading

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August 21, 1560

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1560, 14 year old Tycho Brahe of Denmark received his first telescope and became interested in astronomy. Tycho Brahe was known during his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist and for his exact, accurate … Continue reading

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March 8, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1618, Johann Kepler discovered his third Law of Planetary Motion, which state that the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis … Continue reading

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November 27, 1701

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1701, Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden. He turned out to be an inquisitive young man interested in scientific pursuits and built the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1740, the oldest observatory in Sweden. … Continue reading

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September 23, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. When asked the press of the day asked him why he named it after the Roman god of the seas, Galle stated that his first … Continue reading

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August 25, 1609

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to a group of Venetian lawmakers. It had the power to magnify objects at three times the power of normal eyesight and it quickly impressed the lawmakers, … Continue reading

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July 16, 1994

On July 16, 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with and impregnated the planet Jupiter just as Edgar Cayce, the dreaming seer, predicted back on March 23, 1937. Planetologists, Pardot Kynes and his son Liet, of the Corrino Corporation have expressed … Continue reading

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