At first the heliocentric model was not widely accepted because people always thought the Earth was at the center. The telescope helped people accept the way the universe actually is. In the early 1600’s, the telescope was invented. Although Galileo did not invent it, her did make it famouse. He built his own telescopes and was the first to use to view the heavens in 1610.
But when they came to one that was about half the size of Pluto that’s when they began to question their though of Pluto being a planet. They named the large Kuiper Belt object (KBO) Quaoar after the god who created the Native American Tongva tribe. Quaoar actually had a more planet like orbit then Pluto does. Which also gives astronomers a reason to question if Pluto really is a planet. People 1st started to actually look into the idea of Pluto not being a planet in 1998 by the International Astronomical Union also known as the IAU.
These rigorous warriors had to firmly conform to their masters to directly demonstrated respect to those above them in the social class, and they had to follow the bushido code, which was a unique Japanese code of conduct that was created in the 1600s. The bushido code worked impeccably well during war periods, but since the Tokugawa shogunate brought over two hundred years of peace and unity among Japan, the role of the bushido code drastically changed the samurai’s violent existence into one of civility, wisdom, and tranquility. With the warrior class suffering the most during an era of peace, Musui’s story contradicts the relationship between samurai ideals and actual samurai life with the personal account of Katsu Kokichi, who lived a life unworthy of the samurai ways during the Edo period. Kokichi, who officially took the name of Musui after his retirement, lived an adventurous life that can very well highlight the differences between a samurai of the Tokugawa period with one of earlier existence. Through a time of peace, samurai could hardly benefit in terms of finances and security since they were not needed as direly as during times of war.
The footage showed that the certain walking skipping techniques you see in the Apollo 11 footage were actually the most efficient way to move around in the moons gravity. Another conspiracy that viewers had was about 2 of the photos taken during the Apollo 11 mission, one of them being about the topography and light sources. On one of the photos you can see that the shadows of the space module and some of the lunar rocks on the moon’s surface have different directions. Conspiracy theorists say that you can’t have 2 different angled shadows from the same light source. The myth busters put this it the test buy building a model of the moon’s surface and used shifted the topography so that it showed to perpendicular shadows from the same light source.
They claim since that the photos and videos of the Apollo voyage are only available through NASA, there is no other independent verification, thus the moon landings were a hoax. The competition for superior technology was fierce and theorists claim that it would have been cheaper to fake the moon landings, and prove to Russia that the U.S. had greater technology. The evidence provided by these theorists include many anomalies such as: 1. the waving flag theory. Conspiracy theorists point out that when the landing was televised viewers could see the American flag fluttering as Armstrong and Aldrin planted it on the moon. Being that they were in space there is no air in the moon’s atmosphere thus a flag waving is impossible.
Each accomplishment recognized represented an upgrade in score for those who were keeping tabs (everyone really). Yet even though the outcome was favorable for a certain organization in points the real “winner” was determined by the transporting a human to the moon, first. The beginning was marked on October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union (USSR) launched a satellite into orbit (The USA hadn’t done anything close to this at this point) around the Earth. Sputnick 1 (as it was named) was then followed by Sputnick 2 making an even bigger impact on the USSR’s standing considering it now became the first satellite to carry life (a dog named Lika) from Earth to space. And, in an attempt to catch up (as they probably
The United States tried to out-do Soviet Union’s space missions by landing the very first man on the moon. As a result, NASA came up with the infamous Apollo 1 mission. Many Americans favored the mission, but there were ones who politically disagree with it. The Apollo mission was launched in 1969, carrying 2 man including Neil Armstrong onto the moon. This successful mission led Americans to believe that they won the unofficial race, but the Soviets differ by claiming that launching the first man to space makes them the victors.
In his definition of Global History Mazlish talks about how globalization resulted in advanced science. How it wasn’t a single civilization that sent rockets into space but a collection of nations combined efforts that allowed for this to be possible (3). German, Russian, and American scientists were all critical in development of space technology. During World War Two the Germans developed extremely advanced rocket technology, later the Russians were able to adapt this to send the first satellite into space and then finally the Americans were able to add upon all of this to send men to the moon. This Mazlish would describe as falling into the realm of Global History because of the way it was humanity's effort that got us to the moon, not solely the ambition and technology of one civilization that got us there.
How the first contact was made, when and where it was made, and the significance of the contact is, however, different between these two forms. The first contact was made unbeknownst to the life forms on earth in “The Sentinel,” and was only discovered by accident. The astronauts were exploring the moon’s Mare Crisium and were looking for proof of former life on the moon and happened upon a ridge that reflected oddly. In 2001: A Space Odyssey the first contact was made right before the rise of man and also on the moon. The transmitter that was placed on Earth was never uncovered but the one on the moon was.
O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people. But he insists that the story is true. With this, O'Brien challenges the reader to discover the truth of the event. O'Brien gets the reader to figure out what fiction of this book is actually worth. Firstly, did O'Brien confuse the reader when he said that the events did not happen after the reader became involved in those events?