Astronomy

Astronomy
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  • Through out the years astronomy has had its improvements and its set backs. In India astronomy had roots there for over 4 thousand years. Much of what we know about ancient Indian astronomy comes from the Vedas which is written in Sanskrit. At the time it was thought that the earth was a shell supported by elephants.
  • As civilization improved, so did Indian astronomy. It became more scientific and less based off of religion. At the start of the first century, it is clear that Indian astronomers realized that the Sun is a star, but the star are just farther away. That would mean that the night sky is full of suns, and so hence forth when our Sun goes down, other suns take its place. 
  • To get into more depth about this topic I will have to travel down to Earth, and back in time , to give you better idea of Indian astronomy .
  • Welcome to the fifth century! This is where Aryabhatta a great Indian astronomer, he was  known for his idea that the the Sun was the source of moonlight.
  • Oops!...Got to go!
  • You know I can hear you, right!
  • In the 6th century, many Indian astronomers also were the also the first to have the idea of gravity. They noticed that a powerful force keeps objects attached to the Earth. This idea pre-dates Newton's conception of gravity by about 1100 years! I better get back up to space, I can't take this monsoon.
  • Goodbye for now!
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