Reply to post: Re: Transit of Venus 1639.

Astroboffins capture video of Mercury passing across the Sun's surface

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Re: Transit of Venus 1639.

At a time when the church was encouraging us to happily burn witches, there were some very clever people around who really could think outside the box and realise there was more to the universe than others would like them to believe.....

I'm always amazed at how much knowledge could be shared between these visionaries/scholars in different countries long before there was a recognised postal service, let alone jet planes, international conferences and the interweb.... If only they could see where we are now.

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