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Alexandre de Cassini

Alexandre de Cassini

The Sunflower Botanist #OTD Today, May 9th, is the birthday of botanist Count Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini born on this day in 1781.    His second great grandfather was the famous Italian astronomer, Giovanni Domenico Cassini; he discovered Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and the Cassini division in Saturn’s rings.   By the time Alexander…

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