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Maria Mitchell Discovers Comet, October 1, 1847


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In front of Maria Mitchell’s home with the director.


A strong-faced woman with her hair arranged in sausage curls, Maria Mitchell was a groundbreaking astronomer.  Today on October 1 in 1847 on the roof of her home in Nantucket, Massachusetts,  twenty-nine-year old Maria discovered a comet.  Here is a link to a wonderful write-up http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=284   Last year I went

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