The Western Lines

February 3, 2010

The Comet’s Tale

Filed under: Alex Michael Bonnici,Astronomy,BBC,Comets,Isaac Newton,The Comet's Tale — ralphbuttigieg @ 8:05 am

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present a very informative documentary on one of the most wondrous of phenomena that have invoked both awe and terror to our forefathers – Comets.

Today’s documentary “The Comet’s Tale” traces the intertwined history of comets and civilization. Ancient civilizations thought they were gods. Some believed they were harbingers of doom and with the advent of the scientific revolution led Isaac Newton to formulate his theory of Universal Gravitation and twenty-first century science to a deeper understanding of the origin of our solar system and perhaps even life on Earth.

The Comet’s Tale

How did Isaac Newton really discover gravity – apple or comet?


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