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By Kevin B. Marvel Ph.D.

See the skies in an entire new gentle. Take a journey of the universe, from our neighborhood sun process to the a long way reaches of private house. Astronomy Made Simple deals a whole creation to this technological know-how, from its delivery in precedent days to the differing kinds of super-powerful telescopes scientists use this day. it is also distinctive directions on find out how to map the celebrities and comprehend the coordinate process, in addition to enjoyable sidebars, rules for initiatives for additional studying, and assets for the coed or the beginner astronomer.

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India Just a few thousand miles away and a few thousand years later, the civilization that took root on the banks of the Indus river developed another view of the universe. E. in the Rig Veda, a religious text. The positions of the planets and stars were used to cast horoscopes. Ancient Indian astronomers believed (correctly) that the Sun must be the same as the stars but that the stars were more distant or, perhaps, less important. They also believed (incorrectly) that the Sun was at the center of the universe and that Earth and other planets moved around the Sun.

When the surface of the Sun is only partially obscured by the Moon, it is called a partial eclipse. These are fairly common. Be sure to properly protect your eyes before you look directly at the Sun at any time, not just during an eclipse. 8—Explanatory Picture of Eclipses Eclipse as seen from above (Note: not drawn to scale) Lunar eclipses, which occur when Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, are visible from slightly more than half of Earth, because Earth rotates a bit while the eclipse takes place.

In 1514, after returning to Poland, he shared a small hand-written book with his circle of friends, outlining his theory of the solar system and establishing the seven basic facts at the heart of his theory. Among these were the following notions: Earth was not at the center of the solar system The center of the solar system is, in fact, near the Sun The stars are tremendously far away from Earth compared to the Sun The rotation of Earth about its axis accounts for the daily motion of the stars and Sun across the sky.

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