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    During the Scientific Revolution scientists such as Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes and Bacon wrestled with questions about God, human aptitude, and the possibilities of understanding the world. Eventually, the implications of the new scientific findings began to affect the way people thought and behaved throughout Europe. Society began to question the authority of traditional knowledge about the universe. This in turn, allowed them to question traditional views of the state and social order. No longer

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    FAITH AND REASON DURING THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY During the seventeenth and eighteenth century many ideas were placed forth that ended up changing peopleís faith and reason. These new ideas challenged humanís conception of the universe and of oneís place in it. They challenged the view of a person, and they also challenged the belief of the economy. There were many scientists and philosophers during this time period, Francis Bacon, René Descartes, John Locke, Nicolaus Copernicus

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    Page 2:Copernicus Challenges Ptolemy Ptolemy, was a greek astronomer, thinker, rationalist, and geographer. His ideas about the planets were that the earth was the center of the universe and that the sun and other planets orbited the earth. His thoughts were accepted for 1,400 years. Copernicus challenged Ptolemy’s theories. After Copernicus studied the movements of the planets, he tried to find a different explanation for how the planets move. He came to the conclusion that the planets orbit the

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    Enoch Astronomy

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    Book of Enoch: Astronomy • Solar calendar • Enoch’s son Methuselah • Uriel as a guide In the third book of Enoch “Astronomy” describes the roles of each of the luminaries. Uriel is Enoch’s guide through this experience and he shows him the dominions and seasons of the luminaries. This is where it is solidified that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. It also explains the orbit of the sun and that it is a star, that is extremely hot. It also offers and explanation as to why the days in

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    Astronomy Essay

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    Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Astronomers study everything about galaxies, planets, energy, etc. Astronomers just don’t look through a telescope, they do much more. If they’re really great astronomers, it could land them a spot in NASA, well-known program for technology and science “related to space and air” (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). NASA has some interesting history; For example, NASA creates

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    as stars. Some people saw the stars as a tool to navigate at night and to keep up with the seasons. Others were completely clueless about what the stars were and why there were up in the sky. This eventually led to curiosity and the beginning of astronomy. The very first astronomers grouped stars into constellations, which basically is connecting the stars to make an imaginary outline of people, object, or animals. This allowed the astronomers to keep track of the movement of the planets and the sun

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    The Cosmos

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    In the words of Seneca, "The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things that now lie hidden." Seneca is explaining that over time more will be discovered that used to be undetected. With the advancements in technology scientists have uncovered information never before seen. Even today's scientists do not have the technology and knowledge to embark on the journey of discovering what is in the universe. Just like Seneca, the Roman philosopher, said," Our universe

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    Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered who else is out there, or how the world was made? Do you sometimes make up stories of how the world was created just to give yourself answers? The ancient Greeks did exactly that. In the early times, people developed stories to explain local customs and beliefs, including how the world and humanity were developed. These myths were considered sacred and true. Often the stories included an actual event along with superhuman beings with special

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    The Herschel Space Observatory was Launched in May of 2009 by ESA (European Space Agency) with important participation from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). NASA created the jet propulsion system for the observatory. The Observatory is a very large space telescope that measures infrared light and sub-millimeter wavelengths. Herschel was originally named FIRST (Far Infrared and Sub-millimeter Telescope), however; it was renamed to the Herschel Space Observatory after Sir William

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    ancient world. The books and theories Ptolemy developed served as a major basis for future astronomers. It was during the Renaissance period that his work became thoroughly studied and revised. Ptolemy collected all ancient knowledge of astronomy and geography including it in his book Almagest around 140 A.D. It follows, he then wrote a four volume astrological study known as the Tretrabiblos. Ptolemy claimed that the scribes of Babylon had been instructed since 750 B.C to keep detailed

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