hahaha i did not know that Messier came up with his famous list of objects because he "was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects which resembled but were not comets, so he compiled a list of them... to avoid wasting time on them." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object
a reminder that the things you'll be remembered for might be the things you throw away while trying to do something else
@aparrish The chihuahua/muffin problem of the 1770s
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