By Isaac Asimov
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When Geronimo Cardano, a fellow mathematician, wormed the secret out of Tartaglia on the promise of confidentiality and published it, Tartaglia naturally was outraged; but aside from Cardano’s trickery in breaking his promise, he was certainly correct in his reply that such a discovery had to be published. Nowadays no scientific discovery is reckoned a discovery if it is kept secret. The English chemist Robert Boyle, a century after Tartaglia and Cardano, stressed the importance of publishing all scientific observations in full detail.
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As the outer planets—Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto—were discovered, the boundaries of the solar system were successively enlarged. U. And some comets are known to recede to even greater distances from the sun. By 1830, the solar system was known to stretch across billions of miles of space, but obviously this was by no means the full size of the universe. There were still the stars. THE FARTHER STARS The stars might, of course, still exist as tiny objects set into the solid vault of the sky that formed the boundary of the universe just outside the extreme limits of the solar system.
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