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2013-Feb-17, 06:20 PM
With all this talk lately of rocks whizzing by Earth (or crashing through the atmosphere), it’s remarkable that we didn’t even know of space rocks a few centuries ago. The first asteroid, 1 Ceres, was discovered in 1801. Dial back a few centuries, and we were still in the realm of a perfect universe with [...]

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2013-Feb-17, 07:02 PM
There still seems to be not much difference between astronomy and astrology even in Shakespeare's age. I've just seen Much Ado About Nothing, in which Benedict complains he can't write romantic poetry. He concludes 'No, I was not born under a rhyming planet....'