The strange orbiting object was indeed a new planet – Neptune. Le Verrier was given the credit for discovering Neptune, until it was made public that – just by coincidence – a mathematician named John Couch Adams had come to the same conclusions as Le Verrier. Because of that, both Adams and Le Verrier are credited with the discovery of Neptune in 1845. Because of this discovery, Le Verrier was also honored in Paris. His name is one of only 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.
One view is that it is contains an astronomical significance. Astronomers have come and measured, then computed sophisticated representations of the movements of the sun and moon and perhaps, even, mechanisms for the prediction of eclipses (Gregg 4 of 10). This was especially proposed by Gerald S. Hawkins, who was a British-born astronomer. He introduced a theory that the monuments could have been used as a calculator to predict eclipses, but was more importantly a threefold purpose. First was to “…serve as a solar and lunar observatory for calendrical purposes, to legitimate priestly power (especially by predicting eclipses), and to advance intellectual curiosity about heavens,” (Ray 241).
The study of astronomy is one of the oldest studies of science. People from ancient times have left evidence of their study of the skies. The Great Pyramids of Giza were built in the same pattern as the constellation Orion’s Belt. The Mayans had made their calendar by studying the stars. Basically their whole life depended on the stars.
It is believed that astrology got its origin in Babylon and Mesopotamia around 2000BC. The ancient Greek astrology began about 2400 years ago. Ancient Greek astrology was not as concerned with the relationship between celestial bodies and the human life as they were these celestial bodies and the effect on agriculture since farming was very important to the culture. These astrologers studied the course of rivers which would influence the fertility of soil. They studied the effects of floods and began to predict natural calamities such as drought, famine, earthquakes,
The pyramids are closely connected to Egyptian religion. According to Donald Redford, professor of Classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at Penn State, “The ancient Egyptians probably chose the distinctive form for the pharaoh’s tombs because of their solar religion. The Egyptian sun god, Ra…was said to have created himself from a pyramid-shaped mound of earth” (qtd. in “How”). In fact, Redford says that “The Egyptians began using the pyramid from shortly after 2700 BC, and the great heyday of constructing them for royalty extended for about a thousand years, until 1700 BC” (qtd.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN ANDREWS UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION AND EXTENSION PROGRAMS Physics Research Paper An Assignment Prepared in Partial Fulfillment For the Requirements of the Course Course Acronym: PHYS 142 General Physics 2 Class Day: T & R Class Time: 12:15pm- 1:30pm Instructor: Mr. Rodriguez By Afeisha Davidson Charissa Nabbie Monique George USC ID#: 2012070003 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Submission Date: 13th April, 2015 Approval______________ Table of Contents Abstract 3 Introduction 3 Methodology 5 Summary and Discussion 5 Evidences that NASA Staged the Lunar Landing Mission. 6 Evidence 1: Van Allen Radiation Belt 6 Evidence 2: Flag waving on the moon 7 Evidence 3: Lack of stars in Moon Landing Photos 8 Evidence 4: No Crater Blast beneath Lunar lander 9 Evidence 5: lunar lander unstable too unstable to fly 9 Conclusion 11 References 12 Abstract On July 20th 1969 an historic event took place for the entire world. Neil Armstrong travelled to the moon on the Apollo 11 Spacecraft. There he became the first man to ever set foot on the moon. However, there were many concerns and questions about this ‘journey’ to the moon.
To understand the creation of the universe, man had to first learn a lot about the earth and the solar system, the idea of galaxies, and so on. In the 5th century, the great Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta established that the earth rotates about its own axis and also that it revolves around the sun. The Western world remained ignorant about his work and continued to believe that the earth is at the centre of the universe. However, the brilliant work of Nicholas Copernicus in the 15th century, followed by the works of Galileo, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe and others established how the planets orbit the sun. Thus, the sun now occupied the pride of place at the centre of what was known as the universe at that time.
A system to keep records was also developed by Mesopotamians, which included a system of writing and a calendar/time system. According to Documents 1 and 3, Document 1 being primary and Document 3 being both primary and secondary, the first document describes the writing the Mesopotamians developed, called cuneiform. The third document describes how ancient Mesopotamian astronomers studied stellar bodies, such as stars and planets, to create a calendar. The Mesopotamians used both cuneiform and the calendar to record events. Mesopotamians wrote down what event happened in cuneiform and wrote the date so they know when it happened.
Aristotle was correct about his first argument, but his second one was challenged by a scientist by the name of Ptolemy. Ptolemy elaborated onto Aristotle’s idea of the earth being the in the “center” of the universe second century AD. Next, Hawking discusses the accomplishments of Nicholas Copernicus, a polish priest who contributed to science around 1514. Copernicus’ theory (Copernican theory), stated that the sun was stationary and at the center while the earth and other planets orbited the sun. Nearly a century passed until Copernican
Chichen standing for “at the mouth of the well of Itza,” and Chi standing for ‘mouth’, Chen for ‘well’, and Itza for ‘the Itza tribe’. (Famouswonders.com) It is believed that people were thrown from the top of the main temple as a sacrifice to make their God happy, and if you were to live you were believed to be a seer. Like most other Maya temple cities built in this time they were positioned according to the astrological signs. One section of Chichen Itza called Grupo de las Mil Columnas, which means group of a thousand columns and was used as an arcade. This area of the temple city spreads three hundred and sixty three feet.