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Subject FINALLY -- disclosure: "STARS revolve around the Earth"
Poster Handle I AM AN ASTROPHYSICIST
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Load up the clip, then with your mouse crank up the video marker from left to right. As you can all see this particular star is rising on your screen along with the moon suggesting that it is in fact revolving around the earth only slower then the moon is, and therefore, at some point the moon will over take and eclipses the star. This is known in our little scientific circle as "Occultation."

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Maybe the Greeks were right. Maybe the sun, moon, stars, planets revolve around the Earth.

Aristarchus around 270 BC derived the Moon's distance from the duration of a lunar eclipse (Hipparchus later found an independent method). It was commonly accepted in those days that the Earth was a sphere (although its size was only calculated a few years later, by Eratosthenes ). Astronomers also believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, and that Sun, Moon, planets and stars all orbited around it. It was only natural, then, that Aristarchus assumed that the Moon moved in a large circle around Earth.

[link to www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov]
 
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