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Looking Back At 17th Century Scientist’s Idea Of Space Travel
2014-01-10 14:03:42

In 1640, John Wilkins was the first to speculate on space travel by considering the problems of traveling to the Moon, such as overcoming the gravitational pull of the Earth, the coldness of space and what astronauts would eat during their journey.

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2009-01-14 12:25:00

A new article in the February edition of 'Astronomy and Geophysics' explains how British astronomer Thomas Harriot made the first drawing of the Moon through a telescope in July 1609, several months before Galileo.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.