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The book of science

8700 BCE - 2018 CE

Tom Sharp

Poetry and commentary reflecting milestones of the history of science

Welcome to The book of science. Come here each week to find poetry and commentary on another milestone of the history of science.


New this week

In 1933, Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky described a neutron star and how it forms.

1933 Walter Baade, Fritz Zwicky astrophysics Neutron star

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1784 John Michell astrophysics Black hole
1635 Henry Gellibrand geophysics Magnetic declination

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