THE SENTINEL AND 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY Have you ever wondered the existence of qualified creatures from outer space? If your answer is “Exactly!”, here are the masterpieces of the science fiction stories referring to genius aliens: “The Sentinel” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”. “The Sentinel” is a story written by British writer Arthur C. Clarke in 1948. The story is about an astrogeologist’ s discovery of a construction beyond mankind on the surface of the moon. The other piece of art, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the science fiction movie by Stanley Kubrick.
The way it is thought to have worked is that the gravity in the early solar system would have bound particles together at the same time as the earth was forming.This explains why we see such a similar collection of materials in both the moon and the earth, this theory also backs the positioning of the moon itself in our solar system. All though the moon consists of many of the same components as the earth does (after looking into this I discovered some contrasting ideas about the materials both the earth and moon are made up of, one website called windows2universe stated. ‘The co-formation theory explains why the moon appears in the location it does but it does not explain the evidence that the Earth and Moon do not appear to be made of the same material.’ but the majority stated the opposite these websites included BBC.com, Space.com and NASA.gov ) this theory does not explain why the earth is so much more dense. this infact would most likely not be the case if the moon was formed under the co-formation
Others recognized patterns in the ways the objects moved. Thus, astronomy was born. Around 600 B.C. it was accepted that the Earth was not a flat object through the insight of Greek philosophers from looking at the round shadow that the Earth cast on the Moon during lunar eclipses and how the stars seemed to move as one approaches the North Pole. (Larsen, 37).
During this time, scientists conducted experiments using new instruments, like the microscope, while going through experiments with the scientific method (p. 346). Nicolaus Copernicus developed the heliocentric theory which said that the Sun is the center of the universe. This was kind a controversial statement because most people disagreed with the theory because it “contradicted the evidence of the sense” (p. 347). Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei were both mathematicians who indirectly worked together to provide concrete evidence that the Earth does revolve around the Sun (p. 347). Galileo used a telescope to see bumps on the moon and the rings on Saturn.
Prior to the Copernican revolution, the Ptolemaic model of the solar system was the dominant mode of understanding the solar system. It was a geocentric model, in which the sun, stars and planets orbited around a stationary Earth in epicycles. Ptolemy proposed a very complex model comprising over a hundred epicycles to explain the movement of celestial bodies (Ferris, 1997). Copernicus, in contrast, proposed a heliocentric model of the solar system in which planets orbited around the sun. Aside from this, he also proposed that the Earth rotated on its own axis, taking an entire day to complete a single revolution (Westman, 1998).
The other aspects to the game could have also represented not just the moon but some of the other planets and moon that could have been seen by the naked eye. The mayans were very well known for their skills at astronomy. The Mayans are not just famous for their astronomy but also their Mayan Calendar which people still speculate certain events even till this day. The ball, the hoops, even the players were all seen as something greater than what they really were. The mayans understood metaphors and used it to their advantage when it came to terms with how the game was looked as and how it was played.
The image represents the sketches of the universe by Claudius Ptolemy in 100 CE and the other drawing by Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543 . Ptolemy drew his theory of the Geocentric Universe, while Copernicus drew his Heliocentric theory of the Universe (Claudius Ptolemy and Nicolaus Copernicus, Document 18). The two different drawings of the universe are drawn by Ptolemy and Copernicus. Ptolemy drew the geocentric universe where everything revolved around the Earth, then Copernicus drew his version of the universe, it was heliocentric, where everything revolved around the sun.
Nobody is known to be credited for the discovery of Mercury, though Timocharis made the first recorded observation of Mercury in 265 BC and does not have an actual discovery date. Mercury also has many notable features that most likely caught Galileo's eye, like it’s similarity to our Earthen moon. Mercury has a variety of craters, ridges and ranged terrain. Mercury can be said as one of the most interesting planets in our solar
Among these theories comes the experiment of a light spectra forming from light passed through a prism. Newton’s theories came under opposition. He patiently fought against those oppositions by continuing his work. During his intense optical research Newton invented the sextant, a device for measuring the distance between the moon and the stars. A modern version of this devise is still used among sailors
While NASA’s New Horizons flies by Pluto and targets new destinations farther than humans will physically experience in the near future, considering our distance from the Sun could help explain why the Earth can sustain life. What if Earth moved a mile closer to the Sun? Would we all burn up? Would our atmosphere disintegrate? Would we have an extreme runaway greenhouse effect and dry up like Venus?
The rings were first observed by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1610 with the help of early less powerful telescope. His telescope wasn 't that good (low resolution) as compare to today’s telescope, though, he able to observe "blobs" on both side of Saturn, which he thought were moons of Saturn. Later in 1656 a Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens able to correctly identified the "blobs" as rings around Saturn. They have allured and perplexed astronomers since they were discovered 400 years ago. Many mathematicians have study the distribution of particles of ice and rock throughout the rings and believe that they are attributes of catastrophic collisions over time.
Most of these topics are revolve around astronomy, which makes sense considering that this book almost entirely takes place in outer space. One of the most thoroughly explored topics within this book was zero gravity, also known as null gravity. The first time Ender is in null gravity, he breaks a bully’s arm by mistake when attempting to defend himself. In the book, this is explained as, “He hadn’t realized that null gravity magnified the effects of even a child’s movements.” (Card, 3rd) Along with that, in the special battlerooms, many interesting concepts of null gravity are also explored, such as: having to calculate the angles at which objects will bounce off the walls, or being able have an object rotate around another at high speeds if the two objects are connected to each other by rope and the large object is stationary. When a group of older boys are attacking Ender friends, it is also mentioned that when anyone attempted to throw a punch, they would just fly backwards, making it extremely ineffective.
My dad showed me the location of Orion 's belt and I never forgot it. As I got older and my letter to Hogwarts arrived I realized that the night sky was not, in fact, solely a natural force. You see, to muggles astronomy is the study of how the objects in space affect natural phenomenon whereas wizarding astronomy is the study of how objects in space affect magic. In muggle astronomy the moon can affect things like the tide. Knowledge of the universe can change understanding of the chemical makeup of Earth.
Galileo says that he would feel better coming out with his ideas if the idea was more populrized in a positive way. According to document 6, Galileo was an inventor. Even if he didn’t invent the first ever telescope, he invented a very updated version of it. When looking through his invention, he saw that the moon wasn’t smooth and has sunspots which supportted and extened the heliocentric