Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Althans, Karl Ludwig

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BornBückeburg, (Niedersachsen, Germany), 5 December 1788

DiedBettendorf, (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany), 10 October 1864

Privy Counselor Karl Althans made his mark as a mining expert and engineer, eventually heading one of the most famous foundries in Germany. Althans noticed that the lunar craters much resembled the scars left in armor plating when struck by a bullet.

Selected Reference

  1. Peters, T. F. (2000). Technological Thought Is Design’s Operative Method. Perspecta 21: 118–129.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA