Among the areas he worked in include his theory of the production of the human voice, the theory of sound and music, the mechanics of vision, and his work on telescopic and microscopic perception. On the basis of this last work, not published until 1779, the construction of telescopes and microscopes was made possible. In his study of colour effects, Euler hoped to make use of the observation of the conjunction of Venus and the moon, due to take place on the 8th of September 1729. However, no such effects were observed during this conjunction, and Euler was forced to wait for the eclipse of the sun which would take place in 1748. He observed this eclipse in Berlin, where he moved in 1741.
The generic term has been used by astronomers over the past century for a possible or suspected object. Once the object is found, it is given a real name, as was done with Pluto and Eris, both of which were once referred to as Planet X. If a new object turns out to be not real, or not a planet, then you won't hear about it again. If it is real, it is no longer called Planet X.” This proves that the supposed dangers of Planet X, Nibiru, or other such astronomical object being in the path of Earth’s orbit as well as any claims of governments knowledge of the existence of any such earthbound objects by conspiracy theorists (e.g. Nancy Lieder’s claims (www.ZetaTalk.com)) are based on nonsense and public misconception about a commonly used astronomical phrase.
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.
No one can travel through a black hole or some type of swirling structure from the ground up to mid-air, but if it was possible I am sure people would want to travel back in time. It is assumed that time travel is achieved through; theoretically you must reach close to the light speeds to go forward in time and faster than the speed of light to go back in time, that is according to Einstien’s theory of relativity. Is it really possible to travel than the speed of light? According to Shelly Barclay, “A person cannot travel faster than the speed of light. We cannot make an infinite cylinder and such things as wormholes and cosmic strings probably do not exist (2011).” Barclay also stated, “Even if they did, they would still be uncontrollable methods of time travel.
Newton also changed the way we, even today, look at physics. Because of Newton, we learned that the reason that the planets all stay in perfect rotation with one another and not just going around everywhere is because of gravity pulling on them (Kagan, Ozment, and Turner 272-351). What did both the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution have in common? They both went against the church. The Roman Catholic Church didn’t want people to use science to explain things in the universe because it went against what they believe God did.
When he asked the King if he could organize and go on this expedition, King Manuel said no, only because he did not like him. Magellan had knowledge and experience, but the state stopped him. This did not stop Magellan from trying to reach his goal. Magellan took the next to years of his life to study astronomy and navigation. He then traveled to Spain, and presented the idea to King Charles.
A Polish theorist named Nicolaus Copernicus did not agree with Aristotle’s theory. He worked on a hypothesis from 1506 to 1530. He theorized that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of the solar system and everything rotated around the Sun. He feared that he would be ridiculed by other astronomers and scientists, so he did not publish On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres until he passed away in 1543. Few people at the time agreed with his theory, until a new star appeared in the sky, which affected people’s opinions enormously.
The Heliocentric Theory Galileo did not discover that the earth goes around the sun, nor did he prove it. At his time there were two theories about the universe, the most common of which was the geocentric theory based on Aristotle and Ptolemy. This theory taught that the earth was the center of the universe around which the sun and other bodies revolved. The other theory was the heliocentric or Copernican theory which held that the sun was the center of the universe and that day and night were due to the rotation of the earth. This theory was named after a Catholic canon, Nicolaus Copernicus, who published a book on it 21 years before Galileo was born.
In 1610, Galileo published Sidereus describing the observations that he had made of the phases of Venus and the moons of Jupiter. He went on to propose a theory of tides in 1616. He argued that the tides were evidence for the movement of the Earth, and believed the heliocentric theory of Nicolas Copernicus. His findings proved that the Earth moved, and directly contradicted Christian doctrine. In particular, the phases of Venus, which showed it to circle the sun, and the observation of moons orbiting Jupiter contradicted the geocentric model where the orbit of all celestial bodies was centered on the Earth.
Scientists were working with theories of the speed of light and the “stuff” of the cosmos or ether (Ruswick, lecture 23). Scientists were trying to figure out how light moved through the universe, most thought of it as a particle moving through a medium (Ruswick, lecture 23). If light was a particle moving through ether than it should have had a variable speed as the earth was also moving (Ruswick, lecture 23). The Michelson and Morley experiment proved that the speed of light was constant; this disproved an ether (Ruswick, lecture 23). But fear of throwing away old theories for new led to the rejection of Michelson and Morley’s experiment not the ether theory (Ruswick, lecture 23).