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Planet Nine: Space Hypothesis Might Be Real Scientists Say

A planet referred to as Planet Nine might possibly exist in the solar system's outermost reaches. It would be the solar system's first newly discovered planet to be recognized since 1846 if it is confirmed. When dwarf planet Pluto...

Neptune and Its Rings Captured by Webb Telescope in All Its Glory

The first image of Neptune from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) offers the finest look at this ice giant's rings in more than three decades, as well as its fainter dust bands. Astronomers last obtained such a high-quality picture...

How the Greeks of India Taught Astronomy to the World

The Horoscopy of the Greeks, known as "Yavanajataka," was composed around 270 A.D.. This text had a phenomenal influence on later Indian astrology and astronomy; the Greek origin of this treatise is reflected by its title since Greeks are...

The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

Scientists discovered that the Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate construction of gears which controlled dials tracking the planets.

Solar Eclipse Prompted Ancient Greeks to Study the Stars

A Solar eclipse was one of the phenomena that prompted the ancient Greeks to come up with the most brilliant astronomic discoveries.

How Eratosthenes Calculated the Earth’s Circumference in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks made countless astronomical discoveries, including Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference and its shape.

The Greek Astrophysicist Who Had a Crater on the Moon Named After Him

John Paraskevopoulos may not be a household name, but the Greek astrophysicist who had a crater on the moon named after him and discovered a number of comets, made a significant contribution to our understanding of the universe in...

Ancient Greeks, Aboriginal Australians Saw Same Constellations

Many of the constellations we know in the night sky were named according to the myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by those from many other cultures  on Earth, including those of Australia. By Duane W. Hamacher Look upon...

First Map of Known World Created by Ancient Greek Anaximander

The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a polymath, lending his prodigious talents to the realms of pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, geography,...

China’s Giant Telescope Stirs Talk of Life Beyond Cosmos

Is there anybody out there? Chinese scientists think there is, and may have detected alien life beyond the cosmos. Or did they? China's Sky Eye telescope—the biggest radio telescope in the world—appears to have gathered signs of potential "alien civilization,"...