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Johannes Kepler, The Giant Of Astronomy, Was Born This Day 446-Years Ago, In ‘Germany’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler

One of my favorite astronomers. Without his planetary laws we would be so lost.

I wrote about him and my admiration for him in January 2014. So, I will not repeat myself. But, please check it out.

He was a TRUE great. Quite the man. That he was born that long ago is sobering.

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by Anura Guruge

Tycho’s Supernova, In Cassiopeia, Was Seen Around ‘Now’, 445-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1572.

Enhanced and colorized X-ray image of what is left of that Supernova from 445-years ago.

Click to ENLARGE and admire. Tycho Brahe’s diagram of what he saw in November 1572.

Naked eye Supernovas are quite rare.

That it happened in the 16th century when astronomy was gaining traction made it even more special.

And to cap it all it was ‘discovered’ and documented by Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer most famous, despite many notable achievements, for his artificial nose and for being Johannes Kepler’s mento — Kepler, of course, as in the famous astronomical laws.

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by Anura Guruge

Google Insults Americans By NOT Displaying Johannes Kepler Google Doodle in North America!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Last Google Doodle post:
New Year’s 2014
>>Dec. 24, 2013.

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Click image to access ANIMATED Google Doodle.

Here is a list of the counties where this Google Doodle was shown.

Note, no U.S. or Canada
though they showed it in Tunisia, UAE, Jordan & Oman!
“‘Wilco’, ‘Tango’  ‘Fox'” as they say on Fox TV.

Click to EXPAND.

Click to EXPAND.

Yes, given that Google is omniscient and omnipresent (and keeps track of the color of your underwear, if you wear any), they must know that most Americans probably don’t know or appreciate who the TOWERING Johannes Kepler was.

But, I am sure we must do better than Qatar or Saudi Arabia.

I am not amused. Neither should YOU.

Johannes Kepler is one of the GREATEST scientists of all times. I think the world of him.

I have, to my joy, written quite a bit about Johannes in my Dwarf Planets, 4 Vesta and Comet ISON books. I always felt privileged JUST to write about him.

He is, to me, the indubitable, uncontested FATHER of modern astronomy.

I am sure quite a few Americans know of me. Percentage wise I am 100% sure that more Americans have heard of Kepler than the little folks in Ireland.

Without Kepler (though yes, somebody would have come along eventually) we would NOT have the sacrosanct 3 Laws of Planetary (and Cometary) Motion. Without Kepler we would still be in the dark ages when it came to the Solar System.

Here is just a fragment of what I wrote about him in 4 Vesta.

Click to ENLARGE. Use 4 Vesta link above to find out more ... or read for FREE using Amazon Look Inside.

Click to ENLARGE. Use 4 Vesta link above to find out more … or read for FREE using Amazon Look Inside.

Here is picture of the Kepler ‘bible’. Admire and be amazed.

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.