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ERIC Number: EJ1000733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
And the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to ...The Accelerating Universe!
Hobson, Art
Physics Teacher, v50 n8 p468-469 Nov 2012
The 5000-year-old remains of Stonehenge, in England, testify to humankind's reverence for the stars. Humans hauled four-ton stones from as far away as 240 km to make these monuments. They are the remains of a larger structure used for religious purposes and to predict astronomical events such as solstices, equinoxes, and perhaps even eclipses, an impressive feat for people who did not use writing. Eclipses occur in an irregular and apparently random pattern that repeats itself only over a 56-year cycle. Even to have been aware that a repeated pattern exists required enormous dedication and attention to detail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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