Saturday 17 January 2009

History Corrected by 400-year-old Moon Map

This story has popped up on quite a few news sites over the past couple of days, quite interesting.

"Thomas Harriot, a wealthy but publicity-shy astronomer and mapmaker, produced a series of exquisite lunar drawings, one of which is dated 26 July 1609, pre-dating Galileo's much-celebrated observations of the moon by six months."