|7/4/2012 12:30am, LHC announces 5 sigma 126.5 GeV Higg's Boson - it's been discovered officially|
|7/2/2012 Tevatron scoups LHC, Higg's Boson found (@125 GeV)!!! LHC Announcement follows on July 4, 2012|
|6/5/2012: The Transit of Venus photos...|
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|Image randomly chosen from Astronomy Picture Of The Day
2011 January 9
What is it?
It was found at the bottom of the sea aboard an ancient Greek ship.
Its seeming complexity has prompted decades of study, although some of its functions remained unknown.
X-rays of the device have now confirmed the nature of the
and discovered several surprising functions.
The Antikythera mechanism has been
discovered to be a
mechanical computer of an accuracy thought
in 80 BC, when the ship that carried it
Such sophisticated technology was not thought to be developed by humanity for another 1,000 years.
Its wheels and gears create a portable
orrery of the sky
that predicted star and planet locations as well as
shown above, is 33 centimeters high and similar in size to a large book.