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how did they know that the space could expand?

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Poincaré's quote: "I thought a lot about them"

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How did ancient Greeks explain that we don't fall off the Earth's sphere? [closed]

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Deflection of the pendulum arm in Cavendish experiment

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What effect were used for manufacturing HDD before 1988?

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