24 July 2009, JellyBean @ 11:14 am

Of all the objects in the universe, none have been scutinized as much as the Moon. Sir William Herschel, the famous astronomer, in 1783 spotted something odd while studying the moon and its craters. His discovery was backed up by others observations, right up to 1937.

Incredible but true!

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Read more on Sir William Herschel:

Wikipedia: William Herschel

Google Books:Science fact and science fiction By Brian M. Stableford

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Title: Regarding Sir William Herschel’s observations of volcanoes in the Moon
Authors: Holden, E. S.
Journal: The Observatory, Vol. 11, p. 334-335 (1888)
Bibliographic Code: 1888Obs….11..334H

Google Books: Civilized life in the universe By George Basalla

Absolute Astronomy: John Herschel: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article

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