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400 years of telescopic astronomy

400 years ago today, on 26th July, 1609, the early English scientist Thomas Harriot pointed his new-fangled telescope at the moon and made a drawing.

Here's a sentence I don't get to use very often…

I'm with the Vatican on this one.

The right kinds of relics

What is it with keeping the remains of dead people as relics?