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Vulcan Discovered 148 years ago today January 2, 2008

Posted by showmescifi in scifi.
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  French mathematician Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier claimed on this date in 1860 the discovery of the planet Vulcan. Vulcan was supposed to inhabit the orbit between Mercury and the Sun and was not the home of Logic.

As it turns out Logic which is what let Le Verrier to deduce the existence of Vulcan was flawed as no such planet exists in the orbit he surmised.

To his credit though Le Verrier did ‘discover’ another planet…Neptune.


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