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Neil deGrasse Tyson
On the 4th of July, AD 1054, the Chinese recorded a new “star” in the sky. Steeped in the Dark Ages, Europe made no mention of it. Was a supernova. The explosion of a dying star with the Crab Nebula as its gory remnant In the USA Astrophysicists celebrate annually with fireworks
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Deb, but only on alternate Tuesdays 🌉 Jul 4
Replying to @neiltyson
This star is the reason we AngloSaxons expected disaster, and wasn't the Battle of Hastings a few years after. There went the neighborhood.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jul 4
Replying to @DKinnard
Battle of Hastings was associated with a visit from Halley’s Comet, AD 1066.
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Storm🌈🐍♿️ Jul 4
Replying to @neiltyson
CE. Not AD. Let's remove religion from science, please.
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Terry Jul 4
Replying to @Bishoukun @neiltyson
Some random person on Twitter corrected ...and they were absolutely correct!
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Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities Jul 18
Replying to @neiltyson
Hi ! We Environmental Historians in Ireland think that maybe the Irish recorded it in the Annals of the Four Masters: M1054.10 A steeple of fire was seen in the air over Ros-Deala, on the Sunday of the festival of George, for the space of five hours; innumerable /1
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Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities Jul 18
Replying to @neiltyson
black birds passing into and out of it, and one large bird in the middle of them; and the little birds went under his wings, when they went into the steeple. They came out, and raised up a greyhound, that was in the middle of the town, aloft in the air, and let it drop down 2/
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Aswin Jul 4
Is Aryabhatta's name missing in that list?? Lol.
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Tim O'Neill Jul 18
Replying to @neiltyson
Yet 48 years earlier monks at St Gallen observed SN1006. So does this mean (a) Europe was "steeped in the Dark Ages" in 1054 but not in 1006 or (b) observations in 1054 were probably also made but the records, like many from a whole millennium haven't survived? I'm going ...
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