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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, Part 1


In August 1835, the New York Sun ran a series about some utterly mind-blowing discoveries made by Sir John Herschel about the lunar surface. The serial had everything: moon poppies, goat-like unicorns, lunar beavers and even bat people.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, astronomy, Great Moon Hoax, hoaxes, telescope, hoax


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