German astronomer Heinrich Olbers dies

German astronomer Heinrich Olbers dies

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He is known for the dark night sky paradox, often called Olbers' paradox in his honor. It is the argument that the darkness of the night sky conflicts with the assumption of an infinite and eternal static universe. Olbers also discovered the minor planet Vesta, second-most-massive and second-largest body in the asteroid belt.

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