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History of Exploration Timeline

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History of Exploration Timeline

Mayans begin measuring time and eventually create complex calendar.

History of Exploration TimelineBy C.R.

3,000 B.C

3,391B.C.

2,000B.C.

480 B.C

350 B.C.

150 A.D.

1680's

1580's

Egyptions studied the star Sirius to determine when the Nile River would flood.

Stonehendge solstices may have connections to summer and winter.

Greeks observed 5 planets (wandering stars).

Aristotle thought that the Earth did not move and that it was in the center of the solar system.

1500's

Copernicus introduced the heliocentric (math - based) model of the solar system. His theory was that the sun was the center of the universe and the planets revolved around the sun.

Brahe made the most detailed astronomical observations so far. He thought the sun and the moon orbited around the Earth, and the other planets orbited around the sun.

1600's

Galileo first to use a telescope to observe objects at the night sky. He made important observations of the solar system. Evidence for heliocentrism.

PTOLEMYRefined the geocentric model with epicycles. He thought that the sun was the center of the universe and that the other objects orbited the Earth.

Kelper determined that the Earth revolved around the sun in ellipses. Also developed three laws that described planetary motion.

Newton showed that the balance between Inertia and gravity keeps planets in orbit.

Uranus was discovered by William Herschel.

1781

1801

Ceres is discovered.

1846

Neptune is discovered.

1992

Pluto is discovered.

1930

Kuiper Belt was discovered.

Jan Oort discover the Oort Cloud.

1950

2008-Present

Geocentrism

First Views of the Universe

The Revolution Begins!!

Our Growing Solar System!!

The Exploration Continues!!!


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