Derby #249: Astronomy
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Antikythera Mechanism

Antikythera Mechanism
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fourlane77


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Re: Antikythera Mechanism


Antikythera Mechanism

Believed to be constructed around 100 BC, the Antikyther Mechanism is history's oldest known computer, designed to calculate the position of the Sun and Moon, as well as other astronomical information, all upon input of a given date.

Just goes to show that old people are a lot smarter than we think...

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tedgellar


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Fantastic! Check out the latest scholarship on the Antikythera Device!

fourlane77


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...fascinating! i enjoyed the read...

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