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Victorian-Era Cosmos

28 Feb 2012, 14:23 UTC
Victorian-Era Cosmos
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The heavens were ROCKIN' in 1875.

Credit: E.L. Trouvelot, New York Public Library
These Victorian-era illustrations of astronomical subjects by E.L. Trouvelot are beautifully detailed. Check out the whole set here.
Credit: E.L. Trouvelot, New York Public Library
A group of sunspots and veiled spots observed on June 17, 1875 at 7:30 a.m. Sunspots are magnetic regions on the sun, which appear in images as dark spots and whose magnetic field strengths thousands of times stronger than Earth’s magnetic field.

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