A Thrift Store Find Yields an Astronomical Mystery

Image Courtesy of Meagan Abell

Walking into the waves… note the notch of the setting Sun on the horizon. Image Courtesy of Meagan Abell

A good mystery is often where you find it. Photographer Meagan Abell recently made a discovery during a thrift store expedition that not only set the internet abuzz, but also contains an interesting astronomical dimension as well. This is an instance where observational astronomy may play a key role in pinning down a date, and we’d like to put this story before the Universe Today community for further insight and consideration.

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