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Astronomy Timeline

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Sam Spicher

on 7 November 2013

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Transcript of Astronomy Timeline

Astronomy Timeline
By: Sam Spicher and Grayson Twigg
A Mister. ELL Project
Before and After the Telescope
From 30,000 B.C. to 2009

Bone carvers kept track of moon phases.
(The study begins)
30,000 B.C
2,000 B.C.
Lunar eclipse observed at Ur in Mesopotamia.
(Oldest known record of lunar eclipse)
Greek philosophers
study the existence
of other worlds
450 B.C
Copernicus becomes the first
modern astronomer to
say that the Earth and
other planets orbit the sun.
He was right!!

Tycho carries out best pre-telescope.
(the telescope starts to take form)
William Gilbert says that Earth
has magnetic fields.
(he found that Earth is like giant magnet)
Galileo introduces the
(very useful tool that will help us get a better look at space)
William Herchel discovers Uranus.
(first new planet discovered
since ancient times)
Edwin Hubble proves galaxies
are groups of stars .
(discovery is amazing and will change our look at universe forever)
Debut of "Star Trek". It introduces exoplanets and aliens into pop culture.
(this show could have started to make people think even more about life on other planets)
The Hubble Space Telescope is launched and will discover exoplanets.
(this telescope helped get more information on space)
Planet PSR B1620-26 b is found orbiting a white dwarf planet. The planet is 2.5 times the size of Jupiter and it takes 100 years to do 1 orbit.
(huge planet and a super long orbit)
There is a planet found orbiting a star called Iota Draconis which 13x the diameter of the sun and 40x brighter. This was the first time an exoplanet was found orbiting a giant star.
(gigantic and most likely scorching star)
Spitzer Space Telescope finds water vapor on a planet.
(first time water is found on an exoplanet)
The Kepler mission launches. It looks for
Earth-like planets.
(if it finds planets like ours there could be other life in space)
Or is it
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