Archive | March 13, 2017

Percival Lowell, The ORIGINAL ‘Mr. Planet X’ & Pluto’s Godfather Was Born Today, 162-Years Ago; March 13, 1855.

by Anura Guruge


The Lowell Observatory, in Flagstaff, Arizona, from which Pluto was discovered was founded by Percival 14-years ahead of the discovery.

He was the original ‘Mr. Planet X‘ who was convinced that there was a 9th planet beyond Neptune.

He also believed that there had been Martians that dug an extensive network of canals on Mars — the Martian Canals!


Click the image to ENLARGE
and read here.coverjpg


As with the discoveries of Pluto and Uranus I talk about Percival Lowell, at length in my 2011 paperback & e-book Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets (which is definitely worth looking at (even if I say so myself)). 



pluto4


Map of the Martian canals.

Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Astronomy’ & ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Uranus Was Discovered 236-Years Ago, By British Astronomer William Herschel.

by Anura Guruge


First planet discovered by a KNOWN person. The other 6 (including Earth) had been known about since antiquity.

First planet discovered with the aid of a telescope.


Click the image to ENLARGE
and read here.coverjpg


As with the discovery of Pluto, I talked about the Uranus discovery in my 2011 full-color, paperback & e-book Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets (which is definitely worth looking at (even if I say so myself)). 



pluto4


Related Posts:
++++ Check Categories ‘Astronomy’ & ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Pope Francis Was Elected 4 Years Ago; March 13, 2013.

by Anura Guruge


It was a BIG day for I, as ‘Mr. Next Pope‘.

Luckily for I, I had got it RIGHT! (Phew).

It had been a hectic month singe Benedict XVI announced his intent to resign.

In those days my PRIMARY blog was the (now quiesced) ‘Popes and Papacy‘.

Here are some germane and for I, nostalgic, posts from 4-years ago.

P.S., I might have got it WRONG that he was going to be a good pope. Sorry. I was just excited that I had got it RIGHT. So many DID NOT. So, I could retire with my credibility INTACT.


Click images BELOW to ENLARGE and ENJOY here.

Use ‘Popes and Papacy‘ link to access originals.






Related Posts:
>>>>
Search on ‘pope’ for many, many more posts >>>>
++++ Check Category ‘Events’ for other related posts >>>>


by Anura Guruge

%d bloggers like this: