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Re: VMs: Research Note: f67v2

Zitat von Rene Zandbergen <r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx>:

> --- elvogt@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> ...
> > OTOH, that's a fairly modern and advanced
> > interpretation of the happenings at a 
> > supernova. ...
> Not quite: until Tycho's observations made
> in 1572, any changing phenomena in the skies
> were supposed to happen inside the atmosphere.
> ...
> If you do a Google search for 'supernova' 
> and 'Aristotle', you'll find quite a bit of
> stuff about this on the web.
> Cheers, Rene

Hi Rene,

Thanks for the pointers.

But my point was different: The images on f67 only remind us of a supernova, 
because we know what's going on there. To a contemporary, the connection simply 
would not have been there, because to him a SN was a bright new star, not an 
indicator of a massive stellar explosion. (Even if he'd had a small telescope.)

Pretty much like unless you know about the structure of the DNA, a double helix 
means little to you in terms of biology.



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