A small spot in front of the sun, a small step down the road to heliocentricity.

On the 7th November 1631 the French astronomer and philosopher Pierre Gassendi became the first person to observe the passage of a planet across the sun and thus delivered a small piece of evidence towards the acceptance of heliocentricity. [read the full story here]

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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