October 14, 2010 #085 - The Planet Vulcan

In my last post I wrote about an 1800's Amateur Astronomical publication that I have been reading on Google Books. Here is an article that I dredged up about the Planet Vulcan, supposed to be located between Mercury and the Sun! It was published at the turn of the century (Circa 1900) in The Chicago Times and also the Rochester Democrat. It is interesting that more than one scientist was convinced of the observations and their verification. I am reminded of the canals of mars of which many drawings and maps were produced. Enjoy this little piece of astronomical history, sort of the Supermarket Tabloid story of the time. (Click to enlarge)

Clear Sky - Rich

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