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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Astronomy Tuesday

Now that's a starry night! This double star cluster in Perseus was first recorded in 130 B.C. by the Greek astronomer Hipparchus.

Hipparchus spent his last years on Rhodes, which is the only Greek island I've actually visited, and the pleasant memories of that trip make me inclined to forgive him for having invented trigonometry. 

Image Credit and Copyright: Tommy Lease

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