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August 30, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Ukrainian astronomer Gennady Borisov detected the second interstellar comet. He was able to identify that it was an interstellar object by the bumpersticker on the back. It read, “If you can read this, it means Shub-Niggurath … Continue reading

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April 29, 1715

On April 29, 1715, English astronomer, John Flamsteed, observed Uranus for the sixth time. Heheh. The twelve year-old in me never tires of that. Uranus. Heheheheheh.

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March 9, 1497

On March 9, 1497 Nicholas Copernicus made the first recorded astronomical observation. Without the use of a telescope, he wrote that he saw the Moon eclipse the brightest star in the eye of the Taurus constellation. The next day he … Continue reading

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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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