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15. Re: APOD- 2011 January 9 - The Antikythera Mechanism. Jan 10, 2011, 16:00 Jim
 
kxmode wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 12:13:
More information about this ancient technological marvel be found on this video from Nature: Part 1 and part 2


Yeah not sure why this is featured now since it is not a "new" find (we've seen that image many times before), but still neat nonetheless.

I also wonder when we will start calling it the Antikythera Planetarium now that we know what it is (mechanism was the appropriate term when we had no idea).
 
Jim
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