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How did Eratosthenes know the Sun was very far away?

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How were sailing warships maneuvered in battle -- who coordinated the actions of all the sailors?

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How did Scott and Amundsen detect the South Pole?

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How many people knew that Earth is spherical in different ages?

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Why did Columbus think the Earth was much smaller than it is?

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What was the first "scientific", non-photographic depiction of Earth as seen from outside of Earth?

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Was de Broglie, the physicist who suggested matter behaves like waves, a prince?

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Why we got so many geniuses after 19th century?

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Was the sun assumed to be at rest aether frame?

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Why did it take so long to discover the shape of the Milky Way?

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Before Einstein did people realize about a falling man not feeling weight?

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Has science fiction ever caused scientists to do real research?

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How was stellar parallax tested by Tycho Brahe?

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Who else measured the circumference of the Earth in the Antiquity?

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Name of Polaris before it became a pole star?

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First Recognition of the Atom Bomb

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Naturally occurring elements in other planets and their natural satellites other than earth

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What means dual dating at cover page of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica?

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How did the ancients determine the exact time of equinoxes and solstices?

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Historically, when were the terrestrial planets first called terrestrial planets?

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How did Eratosthenes know the distance between Aswan and Alexandria?

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At what time people relized the changes in times between countries?

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How large were the differences in the orbit of Uranus which led to the calculation of the existence of Neptune?

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Could 17th century astronomers in the Netherlands predict solar eclipses a few months in advance?