Monday, November 23, 2009

Astro Top100


#1 Big Bang Theory (1927-1931: Lemaître

#2 The Theory of Relativity (1905/1915)

#3 The Discovery of Galaxies (1923-1926: Edwin Hubble)

#4 Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion (1609) - The New Astronomy (Astronomia Nova) and (1619) - Harmonies of the World (Harmonices Mundi)

#5 Newton’s Laws [Universal Law of Gravitation; Escape Velocity] (1687) - The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)

#6 Man Landing on the Moon (Apollo 11 – 1969)

#7 Heliocentric Theory – Copernican Revolution (1543) - On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium)

#8 Earthrise (Picture taken by Apollo 8)

#9 Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

#10 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

My View:
It seems that people, no matter who you are or where you're from can get a bloated head about their accomplishments. Although their findings may be very important it is still very important to keep your humbleness because you never know when your theory will be proven wrong. With that said I felt it was necessary to put humans at the bottom, like Mr. Einstein. The next level up are the actual theories and they are ranked by how famous or how often mentioned or discussed. Also the more basic theories/ events are closer to the top.

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