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The Uncertain Heavens: Christiaan Huygens’ Ideas of Extraterrestrial Life

Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 13:03

During the 17th century, as knowledge of the Universe and its contents increased, so did speculation about life on other planets. One such source, as Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores, was Dutch astronomer, mathematician, and inventor Christiaan Huygens, whose earlier work on probability paved the way for his very modern evaluation of what alien life might look like.

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