On this day in 1860 the French Académie des sciences in Paris announced the discovery of the planet Vulcan in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun, the presence of Vulcan explained some irregularities in Mercury’s orbit. Unfortunately, however, Vulcan never existed. It is one of a number of so-called phantom planets, which is actually a rather good song by Beat Crusaders too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uEUg05JWc
And now, the news:
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Rare monk seal colony found in the Mediterranean
The nature of monk seal was irrepressable: