The California Nebula, an Ancient Chinese Sailor, and Climate Change — The Cosmic Connections

James Maynard
Aug 25 · 3 min read

What does the California Nebula have to do with a Fifth-Century sailor from China and climate change?

The California Nebula seen in August 2021. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion

Ancient Chinese records tell the tale of Hui Shan, whom (it is said) set sail across the Pacific Ocean in the year 458 CE.