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The Antikythera Mechanism

“Nothing like this instrument, nothing even comparable, is preserved elsewhere in the world.”

The device was likely being transported on an overloaded Roman galley ship carrying Greek treasure. It is thought to have sunk during a storm. Above is seen an x-ray of the Antikythera Mechanism.

In Ancient Babylon, it is believed lunar eclipses are a message for the king. Whether the message brings good fortune or impending death depends upon how much of the moon is lost in shadow and where the other stars and planets lie in the sky. If the message is…

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

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Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com