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Ancient Greeks proved the earth was round 2,000 years ago using a stick

Long before the first satellites were sent to space in the 1960’s in order to prove that the Earth is indeed round, Ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes had found the proof using a simple …stick. And that was more than 2,000 years ago. Eratosthenes (276-194 BC) carried out an experiment that …

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Mars reaches closest point to Earth: just 75mn km away, May 30/2016

Do not miss an amazing cosmic phenomenon tonight, Monday, May 30th 2016. Planet Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth for 11 years this evening at 21:35 GMT. The red planet will be just 75 million kilometers away. Mars has been steadily approaching, tripling its apparent diameter as seen through …

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