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Stephen James O'Meara's secret sky: Defect or discovery?

December 2008: Nearly 200 years before their identification, William Herschel suspected uranian rings.
What I'm about to tell you is not new. Namely, that the German-born British observer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) suspected rings around Uranus 190 years before astronomers clearly identified them in 1977.

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