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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gears within Gears


Exploded model of the cosmos gearing of the Antikythera mechanism © Tony Freeth


"Researchers at UCL have published a complete model for the inner workings and front display of the Antikythera mechanism. The ancient device, recovered from a shipwreck in 1901, has long been thought to have shown a model of the Greek cosmos, with the Sun, Moon and five classical planets rotating around the Earth, controlled by a fiendish set of gears."

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