Many thousands of years ago, looking at the night sky, a man dreamed of flying to the stars. Billions of shimmering night luminaries made him carry away the thought into the boundless distances of the Universe, awakened the imagination, forced him to think about the secrets of the universe. Centuries passed, man gained ever greater power over nature, but the dream of flying to the stars remained as unrealizable as thousands of years ago. Legends and myths of all nations are full of stories about flying to the moon, the sun and the stars. The means for such flights offered by the folk fantasy were primitive: a chariot drawn by eagles, wings attached to the hands of a person.
In the 19th century, a fantastic story appeared by the writer Jules Verne “From a cannon to the moon”. The Continue reading
For centuries, man has sought to unravel the mystery of the great world “order” of the Universe, which the ancient Greek philosophers called Cosmos (translated from Greek – “order”, “beauty”), in contrast to Chaos, which, they believed, preceded the appearance of Cosmos.
The first natural science ideas that came to us about the Universe surrounding us were formulated by ancient Greek philosophers in the 7-5 centuries. BC e. Their natural-philosophical teachings relied on previously accumulated astronomical knowledge of the Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Aryans, but were distinguished by a significant role of explanatory hypotheses, a desire to penetrate the hidden Continue reading