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What the Universe looks like as composed by the Planck Satellite

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I like to post unique and not_seen_before images here. And this is one of those I believe. I snipped it from  bbc.co.uk’s science section:

You will notice the major astronomic features we homo sapiens know about marked up on the image. I kinda think that this is a WOW image. Can you believe a picture of the Universe? The Planck Sat is a product of Euro science as distinct from NASA.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/06 at 05:18

A strange fact about a great astronomer circa 17th century

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I did not know this until today from On this Day in History,

On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Germany. As a university student, he studied the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus’ theories of planetary ordering. Copernicus (1473-1543) believed that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system, a theory that contradicted the prevailing view of the era that the sun revolved around the earth.

I googled Kepler this morning and found this interesting link!

Apparently Sir Isaac Newton, who worked out the original Theory of Gravity, was influenced by the scientific work of Kepler. But Newton spent most of his time on alchemic experiments. Scientists have had some strange notions!

World class astronomers, cosmologists and physicists today accept the theory of  the Big Bang, which credits the beginning of the universe in a singular event about 13.7 billion years ago. The Large Hadron Collider, built by CERN at the cost of billions, is the latest scientific experiment meant to chase down details about the universe and its beginnings. For more about the LHC read my post below!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/04/27 at 07:02