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Wacky and Wonderful Misconceptions About Our Universe

  • Geoffrey Kirby
Book

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Geoffrey Kirby
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  3. Geoffrey Kirby
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  4. Geoffrey Kirby
    Pages 97-126
  5. Geoffrey Kirby
    Pages 127-149
  6. Geoffrey Kirby
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  7. Geoffrey Kirby
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book

Introduction

From unicorns on the Moon to UFOs piloted by Martian bees, this book chronicles some of the strangest ideas that have been put forward – and have actually been believed in -- about our Solar System. Drawn from tales dating from the Middle Ages to the present, this collection of stories takes readers on an imaginative and wild ride through the ages and minds of some of the wackiest, tackiest, most outlandish concepts in astronomy, cosmology and physics. Follow along as Geoff Kirby recounts each quirky idea in detail and explains how these theories fare against modern astronomical research and technologies.

Keywords

history of astronomy theories about astronomy pseudoscience hollow earth martian canals William Herschel Great Moon Hoax Aetherius Society flying saucers Great Comet Panic of 1910 UFO sightings unproven alien encounters

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Kirby
    • 1
  1. 1.WeymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73022-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73021-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73022-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-659X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6651
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