Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Comet's Tale

Today on Far Future Horizons we present a very informative documentary on one of the most wondrous of phenomena that have invoked both awe and terror in our forbearers – Comets.

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  one comet in particular led Isaac Newton to formulate his theory of Universal Gravitation. 

The ESA's Giotto Mission to Halley's Comet

Comets are now leading 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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