Willy Ley

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ringwall n. 1942 W. Ley Luna—Goddess of Love in Amazing Stories May 259/1 When the newly invented telescope was then directed at the moon and astronomers saw the ringwalls for the first time they felt convinced that these circular walls were artificial—nothing natural on Earth looked like them—visible signs of the activity of the Selenites that might, after all, be less lazy and more human than Kepler had imagined. They took the walls to be immense fortifications, built to protect cities.