Herschel thought that the big circular spots on the Moon were evidence of alien metropolises, and he wrote that he could also see roads and pastures. Finding Uranus was, to him, nothing but a cool little side note in his ongoing quest to populate outer space with fantastical beings and formations that he was 100 percent certain were there.
If you feel like doing some discovering of your own, there are some pretty legit telescopes out there anyone can use.
If you loved this article and want more content like this, support our site with a visit to our Contribution Page. Please and thank you.
For more, check out Henry VIII Wore What Was Basically A Loki Helmet and Skipping Breakfast Doesn't Make You Fat (Probably).
Also follow us on Facebook. We're far out, man.
Recommended For Your Pleasure
The flow of time is cruel to us all.
- By Mark Hill
- April 12, 2019
Some particularly obsessed fans sacrifice huge amounts of time and effort to come up with answers so we can all sleep a little better at night.
- By Zanandi Botes
- April 09, 2019
Rarely does an Easter egg shatter your hold on reality ... but these just might.
- By Adam Wears
- April 08, 2019
Lots of people forgot these movie moments ... but, like, how?
- By JM McNab
- April 11, 2019