Johannes Kepler, Vatican Assassin
In the following year the archduke Ferdinand, on assuming the government of his hereditary dominions, issued an edict of banishment against Protestant preachers and professors. Kepler immediately fled to the Hungarian frontier, but, by the favor of the Jesuits, was recalled and reinstated in his post. …
By Tycho’s unexpected death (October 24, 1601) a brilliant career seemed to be thrown open to Kepler. The emperor Rudolph II immediately appointed him to succeed his patron as imperial mathematician…
THE ICY BARRIER
At we approached the land under all studding-sails, we perceived a low white line extending from its Eastern extreme point as far as the eye could discern to the Eastward. It presented an extraordinary appearance, gradually increasing in height as we got nearer to it; and proving at length to be a perpendicular cliff of ice, between one hundred and fifty and two hundred feet above the level of the sea, perfectly flat and level at the top, and without any fissures or promontories on its even seaward face. What was beyond it we could not imagine ; for being much higher than our mast-head, we could not see anything except the summit of a lofty range of mountains extending to the Southward as far as the seventy-ninth degree of latitude. These mountains, being the Southernmost land hitherto discovered, I felt great satisfaction in naming after Captain Sir William Edward Parry, R.N., in grateful remembrance of the honour he conferred on me, by calling the Northernmost known land on the globe by my name. * * *
Meeting with such an obstruction was a great disappointment to us all ; for we had already in expectation passed far beyond the eightieth degree, and had even appointed a rendezvous there, in case of the ships accidentally separating. It was, however, an obstruction of such a character as to leave no doubt upon my mind as to our future proceedings; for we might with equal chance of success try to sail through the cliffs of Dover as penetrate such a mass. When within three or four miles of this remarkable object, we altered our course to the East ward, for the purpose of determining its extent, and not without the hope that it might still lead us much further to the Southward. The whole coast here from the Western extreme point now presented a similar vertical cliff of ice, about two or three hundred feet high.
MOON LANDING HOAX